Angela Paxton-Taylor, an inspector with the RSPCA, responded to the call, and tried putting cooking oil and margarine around the kitten’s neck in order to make it easier to pull him out. It unfortunately didn’t work, and Spock’s rescuers could hear him meowing for help and getting more stressed by the minute. Paxton-Taylor realized she wasn’t going to be able to free Spock on her own, and decided to contact Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Services for assistance.
“They came really quickly but it took them a good hour to safely cut Spock free,” Shiels said. “They said they had never seen anything like this before.”
The firefighters first shut off the power to a live wire that was behind the back of the cabinet, and then used an electric saw to very carefully cut through the cabinet in order to finally free the tiny kitten. Poor Spock was shaken up from his ordeal, but his family quickly offered him tons of love and comfort to help him relax.