Firefighters rescue cat from 65ft high tree in Dudley

By Liam Keen | Dudley | News | Published:

It's a well known joke that became reality for Black Country firefighters as they were called to rescue a cat more than 65ft high up in a tree.

Firefighters rescuing a cat from a tree. All pictures: Dudley Fire Station/WMFS

Officers from the blue watch at Dudley fire station were called to Priory Park on Easter Sunday to help bring the orange-striped moggie down safely.

They were called at around 7.40pm by the RSPCA and were joined by the West Midlands Fire Service technical rescue team at the scene.

Firefighters rescuing a cat from a tree

A hydraulic lift was used by the fire service to reach the cat, who guided it back down the tree, before it then jumped 65ft (20m) onto tarpaulin they had set up.

The cat was later returned home and the whole operation took around 10 minutes.

Firefighters rescuing a cat from a tree
Firefighters rescuing a cat from a tree

Dudley fire station said on Facebook: "Great result for Blue Watch and the cat with a joint operation with RSPCA and West Midlands Fire Service.

"Crews used our hydraulic platform to guide the cat back into the tree, it then jumped 20m into our waiting sheet which caught the cat, it has now returned home.

"And our trainee Firefighter has got to see the rescue and be part of it from the heights of the hydraulic platform."

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.

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