A tiny four-week-old kitten is being hand-reared by RSPCA staff after a rescue mission to save her when she fell 20ft down a wall cavity in London.
The tabby puss was heard meowing inside a wall at a block of flats in Feltham High Street on Saturday morning (1 June).
RSPCA Inspector Derek Wilkins was called to help free the cat who’d become trapped after falling 20ft down the cavity wall.
He said: “She was extremely difficult to reach as she had fallen so far down and was in such a small cavity. There was insulation here, there and everywhere so every time I tried to scoop her into my net she hid herself and I couldn’t reach her.
“I was really concerned that I wasn’t going to be able to catch her when she stepped inside the net and I quickly scooped her up. I left there with a lovely, glowing feeling inside – it’s what this job is all about!”
Luckily, Derek was able to free the distressed puss and took her to the RSPCA’s Millbrook Animal Centre, in Surrey, where deputy manager Liz Wood took her under her wing.
She said: “Clearly she likes a bit of DIY so we thought we’d name her Sarah Beeny! She’s such a little character and she’s doing brilliantly.
“She’s only around four weeks old so she’s too young to be away from her mum which is why she’s coming home with me and being hand-reared at the moment.
“She loves everyone and has already become firm friends with the other residents here at Millbrook as well as with my own pets – including Buttercup the chihuahua!”
It’s believed Sarah Beeny was a stray cat as no one in the building where she was found claimed her as their own. The RSPCA is now appealing for anyone who recognises her to contact them on 0300 123 8018.
Liz added: “Sarah Beeny isn’t old enough to go to a new home yet so she’ll stay with us until she’s big enough and strong enough to go out on her own
“Then we’ll be able to assess he and make sure we find her the purr-fect family!”
Anyone who’d like to offer a rescued cat or kitten a new home can visitwww.rspca.org.uk/findapet for more information.
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