Cat trapped in ceiling for 24 hours is rescued by firefighters
One-year-old Gizmo is only a cat, and what cat can defy an unexplored hole in the wall? How could he know that 24 hours later, a group of firefighters would be pulling him out of a ceiling?
Gizmos household was in the middle of renovating their home, leaving plenty of pits for curious kitties to explore, but once Gizmo was in, getting back out proved to be too challenging for him. Thats when his proprietors called the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who in turn calledWest Midlands Fire Service, who in turn expended two and a half hours trying to get Gizmo out of the ceiling.
According to crew commandant Darran Gough, when they first arrived, the frisky feline was moving around too much in order to be allowed to even locate.
He was moving around all over the place and it was a lawsuit of tracking him down. We utilized the owner to call his name and where reference is meowed, we would use our detection equipment to slowly hone in on him. We use a camera on a flexible stork which we can insert into small holes in walls, floors and ceilings.
We pulled a light fitting out and he poked his nose out. We then had to induce the hole bigger and he climbed out on to the shoulder of one of my crew .
Gizmo is reportedly hungry, but otherwise fine, after his harrowing ordeal.
Whether or not he learned his lesson remains to be seen, but what we do know, is that somewhere, up above him, up above us all, Ceiling Cat is looking down and judging.