News / Clifton

Fire brigade rescue stuck cat

By martin booth, Sunday Apr 5, 2020

A cat trapped overnight outside a house in Clifton has been rescued by the fire brigade.

Three-year-old Luna had gone outside on Saturday but did not return as usual to Apsley Road.

So that evening her owners Daniel Castro-Roa and Manuela Castro went looking for her but with no success.

On Sunday morning, Daniel and Manuela carried out more searches at 6am and 9am to look around a wider area for Luna, and eventually found her trapped in some ivy outside Carlton Mansions on nearby Apsley Road.

She was too high up for a normal ladder to reach, so Daniel called 999 and within ten minutes the fire brigade arrived.

“It was quite a fight as Luna was very distressed so kept on moving from side to side,” 40-year-old scientist Daniel told Bristol24/7.

“Finally, they managed to corner her and get her off the ivy.”

Daniel added: “I was so impressed by the fire brigade’s professionalism and charm. To some a cat might be trivial but for us is a beloved family member.

“They behaved just like if they were rescuing a person.”

Luna (right) has now been reunited with her brother Leon (right) – photo by Daniel Castro-Roa

Main photo by Daniel Castro-Roa

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