A UK family demolished part of their home to save their cat Patsy. The 13-year-old tabby became stuck in a three inch gap between the brickwork of two houses for 16 hours. Patsy became trapped after she was trying to escape from a neighborhood dog.
Her owner found Patsy the next morning and called the RSPCA and the fire department. Firefighters tried for four hours to rescue Patsy but was not successful because of Patsy’s size (time for a diet, perhaps?) and how far down she was. They then tried using hand tools to cut away brickwork and floorboards, but the cat became distressed.
A vet then sedated Patsy for 20 minutes to calm her down. Heavy equipment was brought in to knock down the wall and to demolish the brickwork. Finally a worker was able to lift Patsy out of the area. Patsy is recovering and has no injuries. Patsy’s owner is extremely thankful and says that they just had that extension work done and hopes that the insurance company will cover the damages. We’re glad that you’re safe now Patsy.