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Cat-astrophe averted as kitten rescued from children's toy

A cat-astrophe has been averted by firefighters in Dudley who managed to free a four-week-old cat after he got himself trapped in a children's toy.

Rebecca and Evie with the freed Frosty, picture: Dudley Fire Station

Frosty, who is currently being cared for by Ravens Rescue UK, based in Kingswingford, got himself stuck at around 7pm this evening, with fire crews from Dudley fire station immediately called to the scene.

Crews were able to use ring cutters, which are usually used to remove people's rings that have got lodged on their fingers, to remove Frosty, who is snow-white with blue eyes, from the toy.

Rebecca aged five, and Evie aged three, from Dudley, were thrilled when Frosty, who they have helped to care for at the rescue centre, was freed.

Carl Hill, crew commander at Dudley fire station said: "It's one of the most unusual cases we've been called to attend! We're just glad that we were able to help, and that we were able to use the ring cutter device to remove the toy."

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