Cat Gets Stuck In A Space So Tight He Can Barely Breathe
Firefighters tore a hole in the wall and removed the bricks one by one to save his life 💪
Albums is a 3-year-old mischievous tabby cat who was out exploring one day when he somehow got himself very stuck — in a tiny gap between two buildings.
The poor cat was stuck between an office building and an exterior wall, and as soon as the owner of the building noticed him, he immediately called the RSPCA for help. The walls that Albums was stuck between were about 10 feet tall, and he was stuck about 8 feet in on either side, so he was too deep for anyone to reach. The space was so tight that Albums was clearly having trouble breathing, and rescuers knew they had to act fast.
“Poor Albums was stuck very tightly between two walls with about a 4-inch gap,” Julie Parsons, an animal collection officer with the RSPCA, said in a press release. “No one knew how he managed to fit in there in the first place.”
Rescuers quickly realized they were going to need a little more assistance, and so they contacted the local fire department to come and help as well. Due to where Albums was located, the firefighters had to make a hole in one of the walls, which took around three hours because it involved removing bricks from the wall one by one.
“He was struggling to breathe where he had wedged himself so tightly between the walls, so time was of the essence,” Parsons said. “However, due to his position, firefighters had to make the hole by removing each brick individually and catching each one so that they didn’t land on top of him and hurt him.”
Finally, after hours of carefully forming an Albums-sized hole, rescuers were able to pull the adventurous cat out of the hole and into their arms. He was very dusty and had a lot of debris in his eyes, but other than that, he seemed perfectly OK. After scanning him for a microchip rescuers were able to locate his mom, who happens to be a vet, so they knew he would be in good hands.
“Having mummy as a vet meant we could leave Albums with her and she treated his eyes and kept a watch on him overnight,” Parsons said. “It’s great when a rescue like this has such a happy ending and I was delighted to reunite Albums with his owner.”