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SES smitten with kitten

Published 20/11/2013

Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers worked for three hours on Saturday to rescue a kitten that was trapped in a wall cavity.

The residents of a Hawthorn home called SES for help after hearing the stray cat’s cries. Kitten rescue

The Malvern SES Unit attended and member Travis Hearn said they spent three hours trying to rescue the flustered feline.

“Where the kitten was, it was three metres down in a double brick wall so we had to try a few ideas for rescue,” he said.

After the kitten proved too weak to climb an improvised hessian ladder that was lowered down, volunteers fashioned a sling and were able to gently raise it up to freedom.

“Members Alex Dawe (pictured) and Michael Delanis are to be particularly congratulated for their perseverance. They never gave up or complained despite three hours in the ceiling. The whole crew is to be congratulated for supporting the effort.”

The hard work paid off, with a purr-fect result for all involved.

“The kitten is now in a vet’s care and doing well,” he said.