You’ve got to be KITTEN! World’s most elaborate cat up a tree rescue ends after three days when scaffold firm constructs four-story platform to save moggy
- Residents in Tredegar, Wales have been trying to rescue the cat named Cookie for three days
- Several attempts to rescue the cat from locals, the RSPCA, cherry pickers and the fire brigade failed
- The kitten got down eventually with the help of a tree surgeon and a four- story scaffolding platform
The world’s 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.
AP Scaffolding put up a four-story platform to try and coax the kitten back to the ground
Residents of Tredegar, Wales have been trying to rescue the cat for three days using treats and cherry pickers
AP Scaffolding also posted on their social media that Cookie who was stuck up on the tree for three days is now safe
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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!’
After attempts from locals, the RSPCA and the fire brigade were unsuccessful, a tree surgeon managed to get the cat down
The whole town of Tredegar joined forces in a team effort to save the stuck kitten
Others on social media have hailed the scaffolders for their efforts.
Another added: ‘Thank you so much for this huge act of kindness.’
A third posted: ‘Real heroes. Thank you so much for what you are doing.’