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Residents of a small Welsh town have mobilized to rescue a cat stuck high in a tree. After several days of effort, they managed to bring her back safe and sound, thanks in particular to a local company which installed scaffolding.
Leanne Skinner , 36 year old teacher and mother, lives in Tredegar in South East Wales. Last Saturday (September 26), she was coming home from a walk with her friends when she heard distressing meows . After a long search for the source of the screams, she finally realized that they were being pushed by a cat stuck on top of a tree twelve meters high, as reported by Metro .
She immediately called the RSPCA , but the British Animal Welfare Association team was unable to do anything . She returned the next day, accompanied by the firefighters , but with each attempt to approach, the cat got scared and took refuge even higher .
Volunteers and firefighters once again decided to postpone the rescue until the next day, as they had no way of getting her back. Meanwhile, Leanne Skinner exposed the situation on Facebook, without expecting the incredible mobilization that was to follow. An impressive number of people have contacted her to offer their help . Very quickly, there was a crowd around the tree in question to try to rescue the cat.
Thus, 2 aerial work platforms were deployed. Residents tried to bring her down with a fishing net , while others wanted to lure her with treats . A local company, AP Scaffolding , set up a 4-story scaffolding , but the animal remained elusive. Food and water were left on the last level of the platform.
All of these efforts paid off . This Tuesday, September 29 at the end of the afternoon, AP Scaffolding announced on its Facebook page that the cat had just been recovered safe and sound . It has been returned to its owners .
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