News Cat Goes Off The Rails


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Cat goes off the rails
17th September 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden

An RSPCA officer carried out an unusual rescue when she was called to a family’s home in Manchester.

Inspector Natalie Avery was called out when a cat got wedged behind a metal bathroom towel rail.
“The funny thing was he wasn’t even their cat!” she said.

“He’d run into their house through an open door and when he spotted them inside, he panicked and ran into the bathroom to hide in the smallest gap he could find – between the rails of a towel rail mounted on the wall.

“He was obviously very frightened and distressed so I carefully and calmly put my hands around his body and wriggled him free of the bars.

“I checked him over and, thankfully, he wasn’t injured or burned by the hot rail. He had no microchip or collar so it wasn’t clear where he’d come from but he was very distressed so I made the decision to release him there and then and save him any further stress.”