RSPCA officers are never off duty – even when they’re on holiday!
RSPCA Inspector Herchy Boal, who is usually busy rescuing animals in the West Midlands, ended up rescuing a tiny kitten from a car engine during her holiday in Mauritius this week.
To the rescue
Despite being 6,300 miles from home on a small island in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of Africa, Herchy was straight back on the job when the little eight-week-old feral kitten needed her help.
Cries for help
“We were waiting in the car park, about to go on a tour when we heard the kitten crying and saw the bonnet of a car nearby was up,” says Herchy.
“Everyone was stood around and didn’t know what to do. You could hear the frightened puss crying out, so I did what I normally would – got under the car in the dirt to help free him!
“Luckily he wasn’t hurt and didn’t seem too worse for wear, so I released him there and then.
“When you’re an RSPCA inspector and as crazy about animals as me, you’re never really off duty.
If there’s an animal who needs help, I’ll always do what I can whether I’m at home or thousands of miles away in a tropical paradise!”