A cute little kitten got stuck in an unpleasant situation at the bottom of a skip bin, which was discovered by firefighters. The feline was found wandering around in Carltonham, southern Melbourne, on Thursday morning and called for assistance.
A group of firefighters from Higgett fire station were dispatched to rescue a kitten that was stuck in a skip bin outside a Melbourne factory. To calm her down, they placed a PowerPointed blanket over the kitten. Despite the stressful ordeal, the kitten appeared to be in good health and animal welfare officers are now trying to identify if she is a stray or a pet.
Using an angle grinder and a battery-powered spreader, the firefighters proceeded to carefully pry open the steel door so that the trapped creatures could be pulled free. After 45 minutes of delicate work, the cat was successfully released, according to an MFB spokesperson. “The cat was placed in the care of animal welfare specialists who were there at the scene.”
The kitten appeared to be in good health and animal welfare staff are now trying to identify if she is a stray or a pet. It is unclear how long the cat was stuck inside the hole before she was rescued. The firefighters began the delicate operation by placing a paw-patcheted blanket over the kitten to calm her down before using an angled grinder and a battery-operated spreader to cut open the bin.