One of the most elaborate cat rescue came to an end when a scaffold firm put up a four-story platform after an entire town had been trying to rescue a kitten stuck up on a tree for three days.
Residents in Tredegar, Wales spotted the cat, named Cookie, at the top of a tree on Saturday and tried to get the cat down with treats, cherry pickers and even a four-storey scaffold.
After RSPCA and the fire brigade were unsuccessful, a local scaffolding firm built a makeshift structure to try to get the cat back to the ground but it didn’t seem to work.
Workers from AP Scaffolding left food and water at the top but failed to convince the kitten to leave its hiding spot.
Eventually a tree surgeon managed to get the cat into a bag and bring it down.
Resident Leanne Skinner, who had been co-coordinating efforts to try to get the cat down and posting updates on Facebook, posted: ‘ Well what a bonkers couple of days!
There has been so many people that have come to help save Cookie the cat and I can’t thank them enough.
‘Without each and every attempt we wouldn’t have got her down safely this evening.’
AP Scaffolding also posted an update on their page: ‘She’s down!
‘Thank goodness she’s safe and can now be reunited with her owners.
‘This truly was a community effort!
‘From the cherry pickers, tree surgeon, the fire brigade, Gavin Townsend, Ryan Chislett, Brandon Gibbs, Jaydn Jackson and Pricey’s Tree removal!
‘Most importantly Leanne Skinner who never gave up, did everything she could and more to save the cat!
‘We are extremely proud to have been part of this! Thank you all!’
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