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Cat rescued after getting stuck up a tree for 36 hours


Panthro was returned to ‘absolutely delighted’ owners (Picture: RSPCA)

A Cardiff cat took self isolation to new heights by getting stuck up a tree for 36 hours, before being rescued and returned home safely. 

The animal – named Panthro, after the Thundercats character – was returned to ‘absolutely delighted’ owners after an RSPCA officer had to enlist the help of a firefighter to get him down.

An RSPCA officer tempted and coaxed the cat down as far as possible using food, before firefighters used ladders to safely retrieve the cat and reunite him with his grateful owner.

Pictures show Panthro partially hidden by leaves and branches way up in a tall tree during his ‘rather frightening adventure’. 

RSPCA inspector Darren Oakley said: ‘Poor Panthro had got himself into a real tricky situation, and spent 36 hours horribly stuck in this St Mellons tree.

‘We’re really grateful to firefighters who helped us come to the aid of this cat and secure a happy ending.’

Mr Oakley continued: ‘I was able to tempt him down with food, before he was at a height where firefighters could comfortably retrieve him from their ladders.

‘Panthro’s owners were of course absolutely delighted to have him home safely, and thankfully he was fine despite this rather frightening adventure.’

A fireman was enlisted to help Panthro (Picture: RSPCA)
The cat was coaxed down with food first (Picture: RSPCA)

In December last year, a similarly-lucky cat was rescued after getting stuck on a 25-foot razor wire fence

Padfoot had broken into a prison in Cumbria and climbed the structure, but lived to tell the tale with the help of the RSPCA. 

In October, a cat was rescued from a chimney after being stuck there for six days.

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