Alice the cat fell down the ‘rabbit hole’ before being rescued by the fire service and RSPCA
The RSPCA is looking to find the owner of a cat who was rescued from a storm drain in Blaydon-on-Tyne.
The cat was rescued by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Services after it was believed she had been trapped down the drain for a month.
The RSPCA was contacted and Animal Collection Officer (ACO) Heather Barbour attended to assist the rescue in Parkgate Lane on Tuesday, September 25. She collected the five-year-old cat to take her to RSPCA Felledge Cattery.
ACO Barbour said: “I am very grateful to the fire and rescue services for rescuing the poor cat. It was a difficult rescue with various attempts to locate her but they managed to reach her and pull her to safety in the end.
“The cat, who has now been named Alice by RSPCA staff, does not have a microchip so we are appealing for her owner to come forward. She is such a lovely cat and very friendly, despite her ordeal. She must have been living off scraps of food or possibly rats in the drain, although she seemed in a fairly good condition which may mean she wasn’t down there quite as long as first thought.
“She is now getting some much-needed TLC at the RSPCA whilst staff wait to see if her owner can be found. If no one comes forward for her then she will later be rehomed.”
Alice was wearing a pink collar when found and, as she is such a friendly cat, the staff at RSPCA Felledge are hopeful there will be someone out there looking for her. Her details have been added to PetsLocated and posters put up around the area in the hope of finding an owner.
If you recognise Alice please contact the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018
A spokesperson from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: “We’re really pleased that we were able to rescue this little cat and hope she can be reunited with her owner. She must be very missed.”
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