Kit­tens in shop roof saved

BIG EF­FORT TO RES­CUE MOGGIES TRAPPED IN STEEL TUBE PAYS OFF

Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

IM­PRO­VI­SA­TION with poles, ropes and fish­ing nets en­abled staff to res­cue three kit­tens trapped in­side a struc­tural tube at Hil­larys shops.

McGees Prop­erty’s Nigel Steven, who is prop­erty man­ager for Sor­rento Quay Board­walk, said sev­eral shop­keep­ers and mem­bers of the pub­lic re­ported hear­ing me­ow­ing com­ing from the walls and roof this month.

“Many at­tempts were made to find the source and traps were laid but all to no avail.

“In the evening of Jan­uary 11 the noise got louder so we, with se­cu­rity staff, started a full roof search,” he said. “Af­ter three hours, three kit­tens were all found and taken into care.

“The kit­tens had all fallen to the bot­tom of a struc­tural steel tube eight feet be­low the ceil­ing height that no one could fit in or climb down.”

Mr Steven said af­ter a lot of im- One of the res­cued kit­tens.

pro­vi­sa­tion us­ing poles, ropes and fish­ing nets, they lifted the kit­tens to safety.

He said with­out the ef­forts of se­cu­rity of­fi­cers Sachin Ras­togi, Sa­dat Ali Syed and Man­soor Sabir “the lit­tle ones would have per­ished”.

“Notwith­stand­ing the fact that feral cats are a ma­jor prob­lem both with the dis­ease they may carry and the de­struc­tion they cause to na­tive an­i­mals, we were very happy sav­ing the kit­tens and hope they can be do­mes­ti­cated,” he said.

Mr Steven thanked busi­nesses Seren­ity Col­lec­tion and Big Watch World for their un­der­stand­ing of the dam­age to the ceil­ings and Bazaar Cloth­ing, which gave res­cuers ac­cess through the store.

Perth Pet Re-hom­ing and Res­cue has taken the kit­tens into care.

Se­cu­rity guards Sachin Ras­togi, Sa­dat Ali Syed and Man­soor Sabir were among the he­roes at Sor­rento Quay Board­walk who used every­thing from poles to fish­ing nets to res­cue the trapped kit­tens.

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