Between gyprock and a hard place
A KITTEN cute enough to convert any dog lover has been rescued from within a wall of a Ropes Crossing home.
About 2.10pm on Thursday, firefighters were called to a house on Donovan St by the RSPCA for a more unusual cat rescue.
While most mischievous moggies find trouble up trees and in drains, Blacktown senior firefighter Ed Berti said this friendly little guy appeared to have fallen from the roof into the wall cavity.
“It’s not unusual to rescue birds from within walls, but getting a kitten out was a first for me,” Mr Berti said.
He said the small stray was stuck between the outer brick wall and the sarking, a weatherproof lining.
The kitten’s calls could be heard clearly, so Mr Berti used a special camera to pinpoint his exact position before cutting the gyprock with a Stanley knife.
“He then just pretty much came up into my hands, happy to be out I guess,” Mr Berti said.
The stray kitten was taken into the care of the RSPCA.
Rescuers praised the kitten’s cooperation and (inset) Blacktown firefighter Ed Berti tries to entice the little guy out of the wall.