Kittens trapped in a wall cavity had a lucky escape thanks to London firefighters after a homeowner heard their cries and called them to come and help.
It seems as though the mother cat had given birth in a hole in a conservatory wall but left after the kittens fell into the cavity and she couldn’t reach them. The conservatory was newly built.
Wembley fire station crew attended the property on in Wembley Park after an RSPCA officer had asked for their assistance in the rescue. The wall has to be partially removed to rescue the kittens.
Following their ordeal, the kittens were taken to the RSPCA’s Putney Animal Hospital where they are doing well and will be hand reared by foster carers before being eventually rehomed. The two boys have been named MacAvity and Rumtum and the three girls are Wally, Jemima and Grizabella.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “The homeowner did exactly the right thing in calling the RSPCA in the first instance and we would always urge people to do the same if they see an animal stuck or in distress.
“Firefighters love animals too and we are always happy to assist if the RSPCA require our assistance and specialist equipment, as in this case.
“It’s great to hear the kittens are doing well and will be off to new homes as soon as they are ready.”
The Brigade was called at 1510 and the incident was over for firefighters at 1711. One fire engine from Wembley fire station attended.
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