Feline good! Stray cat Tiddles rescued from basement of Dulwich house after getting stuck

Josh Salisbury (10 September, 2020)

Firefighters have named the stray cat Tiddles

38897Tiddles with firefighter David Williams

Firefighters rescued a stray cat which got stuck in the basement of a Dulwich house yesterday.

Crews were called the terraced house on Crescent Wood Road yesterday after the unlucky moggy got trapped inside some metal ducting.

Firefighters think the cat – who they have named Tiddles – went inside the ducting to find shelter and got stuck.

They used a thermal imaging camera to find him, and were able to pull metal out of the tube to release him.

Firefighter David Williams, said: “The people in the building didn’t know whose cat he was – he may have been a stray as he wasn’t injured but looked in need of a good meal and we think he probably went in there to find somewhere warm.

“We named him Tiddles and left him in the care of the people at the building who were going to call the RSPCA or a vet to get him checked over. 

“We would always encourage people to call the RSPCA in the first instance if they see an animal stuck or in distress.

“Firefighters love animals too and we are always happy to assist if our specialist equipment is required.”

The Brigade was called at 10 to 3, and managed to get Tiddles out within 20 minutes.

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