Missing cat rescued from a tree

Firefighters came to the rescue of a missing cat who was spotted up a tree.

Wednesday, 24th August 2016, 4:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th August 2016, 6:34 pm
Chatsworth Avenue, Ince. Pic: Google Street View

Crews from Wigan fire station were called to Chatsworth Avenue, Ince, at 3.30pm today to help the cat.

It was around five metres from the ground in a tree in a neighbour’s garden.

Grahame Sumner, crew manager, said: “An owner had lost a cat. It had been missing for a couple of days and was noticed in a neighbour’s garden up a tree.

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“The RSPCA were there with a basket for us so we got a ladder and went up the tree to bring it down.”

The cat was rescued from the tree and was reported to be okay.