Cat-astrophe avoided as firefighters save moggy from University’s tallest tree

A cat has had a week to fur-get after getting stuck up the University of Chichester’s tallest tree for nearly three days.

Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 4:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 5:50 pm
Fire crews worked to get the cat out of the tree
Fire crews worked to get the cat out of the tree

The black-and-white moggy was a whisker away from losing one of its nine lives before being saved by firefighters, who scaled the 70-foot sequoia redwood using an extended ladder.

The cat, none the worse for its stint up the tree, ran back home with a tail to tell its owner, before officials from the RSPCA could give it a pur-fect bill of health.

Ms Carmen Jems, from the University’s accommodation team, said: “We’re extremely grateful to the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and RSPCA for their quick response and for making sure the cat was safe.

The cat can be seen in the black box

“Although it was probably hungry, it looked like it had enjoyed the attention from the small crowd of people who had gathered to help rescue it.”