A vulnerable kitten who used up one of his nine lives getting stuck 20ft up a tree has landed on his feet – after bagging a new home with the firefighter who rescued him.
It took 90 minutes to get to the little ginger cat, now named Buddy, who was buried deep inside a very dense tree in Bigby High Road, Brigg.
RSPCA animal collection officer Carol Smith was called to the scene on Tuesday, June 27 and requested the help of Humberside Fire & Rescue Service as the kitten was so high up.
She said: “The poor kitten was stuck about 20ft up in the tree and the caller thought he’d been there for over 24 hours.
“Due to his age and the height of the tree, I called in a local fire crew to help get to him.
“Unfortunately we couldn’t find the mother so we decided to take the kitten into one of our branches for a check-up and the care he needed.”
In a twist of fate, one of the firefighters who helped to rescue the stricken kitten has now offered to take him home.
Duane Lidgett, from Brigg, was called in to help the frightened feline.
When he told his wife, Emma, the story it was clear they would be offering the tiny kitten a home.
He said: “We lost our 16-year-old cat in February and had said we wouldn’t get another one.
“But when I saw this little one how could we resist?
“I have ended up with a new friend!”