You know firefighters are close when their truck alarms noisily and endlessly. However, that was not the case on one sunny day in Wellington, England.
The firefighters got a call about a cat named Tinkerbell, who had been stranded for two days on a rooftop. No one could take the cat, not even her own owners! The firefighters from the Shropshire Fire Rescue quietly went to the house and were ready to go onto their rescue mission.
Luckily, one firefighter was best suited for the job after he was dubbed as the local “cat whisperer” by his mates.
“We have started calling Andy the ‘cat whisperer’ now as the cat came straight into the box and didn’t need much persuading,” Craig Jackson, a member of the Shropshire Fire Rescue, has told ITV. “We don’t use blue lights and travel at a normal speed when responding to a rescue of this nature. All in all the incident took about 45 minutes and we were pleased to bring Tinkerbell to safety.”
“Thankfully Tinkerbell was fine after her rooftop rescue and was reunited with her worried owner,” Shoawn Howden, of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) said in a statement. “I’d like to thanks Shropshire Fire and Rescue Services for assisting and helping to bring Tinkerbell to safety.”