Firecrew called to rescue cat stuck in rabbit hole

Firecrew called to rescue cat stuck in rabbit hole

Firecrew called to rescue cat stuck in rabbit hole

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FIREFIGHTERS are trying to rescue a cat that has become stuck in a rabbit hole near Abercarn.

A crew from Risca are at the forestry in Llanfach, Abercarn where the animal is stuck.

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8:33am Wed 6 Aug 14

Emloulaw says...

I think it depends. If the owner could have freed the cat without intervention then yes .. if they couldn't what were they meant to do leave it there to starve to death ? That would be inhumane.
I think it depends. If the owner could have freed the cat without intervention then yes .. if they couldn't what were they meant to do leave it there to starve to death ? That would be inhumane. Emloulaw
  • Score: 21

8:47am Wed 6 Aug 14

bobbajob says...

Sometimes by rescuing animals it prevents members of the public from attempting rescues themselves and being put at risk of injury or worse.
Sometimes by rescuing animals it prevents members of the public from attempting rescues themselves and being put at risk of injury or worse. bobbajob
  • Score: 11

8:49am Wed 6 Aug 14

Gasguy says...

Are Fire Fighters really the only people who can carry out this task? It's not high, hot or dangerous yet these resources are being used to carry out another unnecessary rescue. Give the RSPCA a spade and a ladder and start using those.
Are Fire Fighters really the only people who can carry out this task? It's not high, hot or dangerous yet these resources are being used to carry out another unnecessary rescue. Give the RSPCA a spade and a ladder and start using those. Gasguy
  • Score: -1

9:57am Wed 6 Aug 14

john.hall1000 says...

Gasguy wrote:
Are Fire Fighters really the only people who can carry out this task? It's not high, hot or dangerous yet these resources are being used to carry out another unnecessary rescue. Give the RSPCA a spade and a ladder and start using those.
They might get their hands dirty, so the R$PCA wouldn't attend! .
[quote][p][bold]Gasguy[/bold] wrote: Are Fire Fighters really the only people who can carry out this task? It's not high, hot or dangerous yet these resources are being used to carry out another unnecessary rescue. Give the RSPCA a spade and a ladder and start using those.[/p][/quote]They might get their hands dirty, so the R$PCA wouldn't attend! . john.hall1000
  • Score: 12

10:12am Wed 6 Aug 14

10101010 says...

No chance of the RSPCA going, unless there's a camera crew there too!
No chance of the RSPCA going, unless there's a camera crew there too! 10101010
  • Score: 14

11:40am Wed 6 Aug 14

Loose Ed says...

I think that these type of rescues were encompassed by the Fire and Rescue Services Act which replaced the Fire Service Act in about 2005, before that the Fire Brigade / Service may of charged for their attendance (but rarely did )
The RSPCA who are one of the most financially supported charities in the country do very little in cases like this,or the poor starving horses at Manmoel and other locations.
They have become a hugely political organisation choosing to take high profile cases to court mostly at the expense of the public purse and not from their own funds.
It is pleasing to see that they are being investigated or audited for this reason, lets hope that it sees a change in direction back to animal welfare which is why people donate money to them.
I think that these type of rescues were encompassed by the Fire and Rescue Services Act which replaced the Fire Service Act in about 2005, before that the Fire Brigade / Service may of charged for their attendance (but rarely did ) The RSPCA who are one of the most financially supported charities in the country do very little in cases like this,or the poor starving horses at Manmoel and other locations. They have become a hugely political organisation choosing to take high profile cases to court mostly at the expense of the public purse and not from their own funds. It is pleasing to see that they are being investigated or audited for this reason, lets hope that it sees a change in direction back to animal welfare which is why people donate money to them. Loose Ed
  • Score: 8

7:09pm Wed 6 Aug 14

warneboy says...

Yet another irresponsible cat owner not keeping their pet under control. Send them a bill to cover the cost of the rescue
Yet another irresponsible cat owner not keeping their pet under control. Send them a bill to cover the cost of the rescue warneboy
  • Score: -8

3:03pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Lisaforty4 says...

This was my cat. He was trapped in the forest, we thought it was in a rabbit hole because we couldn't see him, I called the Fire Crew in desperation as a last resort because he had been trapped for 11 days and I could only hear him crying, I couldn't find him.
The Fire Crew identified that he was actually up a tree in the forest and he couldn't get down, the tree was approx 50 metres high so almost impossible to spot. The Fire Crew were absolutely amazing and helped to rescue my cat who is now safely home. If they hadn't helped, he would have starved to death up there. The Fire Crew made it clear that if they were called to an emergency they would need to leave which of course I expected. They had to leave to attend a RTA but came back when they available and not needed in any other emergency.
I am so grateful to them.
We also had an RSPCA Inspector who was a great help and whose quick thinking also contributed to the rescue. Fantastic work all round.
This was my cat. He was trapped in the forest, we thought it was in a rabbit hole because we couldn't see him, I called the Fire Crew in desperation as a last resort because he had been trapped for 11 days and I could only hear him crying, I couldn't find him. The Fire Crew identified that he was actually up a tree in the forest and he couldn't get down, the tree was approx 50 metres high so almost impossible to spot. The Fire Crew were absolutely amazing and helped to rescue my cat who is now safely home. If they hadn't helped, he would have starved to death up there. The Fire Crew made it clear that if they were called to an emergency they would need to leave which of course I expected. They had to leave to attend a RTA but came back when they available and not needed in any other emergency. I am so grateful to them. We also had an RSPCA Inspector who was a great help and whose quick thinking also contributed to the rescue. Fantastic work all round. Lisaforty4
  • Score: 2

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