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Aston Fields woman thanks community who helped rescue her cat
3:10pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Local
AN Aston Fields woman has thanked the “fabulous” community who helped rescue her cat who became stuck up a tree.
Sam Uren discovered her cat, Mango, was missing on Thursday, October 10.
After not returning the following day, the Samsara Road resident says she heard her crying - but could not locate her.
After friends joined the search Adrian Langley, an RSPCA officer, was called in.
He was sure the cat was high up in a 80 foot tree, upsetting local wildlife, but the search had to be called off as it was getting dark.
On Saturday, Darren Ostler brought his high ladders to the site but still could not locate her.
The fire brigade were then called, who managed to locate the cat using a thermal imaging camera.
However firefighters were unable to rescue the cat as their ladders could not reach.
It was then that William Boulton, a tree surgeon, arrived to see if he could rescue the cat.
Mrs Uren said: “It was dark and very wet but Mango was not giving up and kept meowing loudly.
“Using ropes he shimmied up the tree to the top branches.
“There, located in a Magpie nest, was Mango wet but very happy to see him.
“Loaded into a pillow case, she was attached to his harness as he was lowered down the tree.”
Mrs Uren said she wanted to thank everyone who helped get Mango home and safe.
She added: “We are very lucky to have such a fabulous community who are willing to help in these situations.
“Adrian was so supportive and knew how important Mango was to our family - his support was vital.”
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