Be­tween gyprock and a hard place

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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.

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