23rd Oct, 2019

Firefighter Sophie finally got to perform a cat rescue - on her last day with the Bromsgrove brigade

Tristan Harris 25th Jun, 2019 Updated: 25th Jun, 2019

RESCUING cats has been synonymous with firefighters but statistically not many get the chance to do it.

But yesterday afternoon Bromsgrove firefighter Sophie Newnes was given the chance to rescue a cat called Squeak who had got stuck on a roof in Lickey End.

The fire service was called at 4.10pm to Alcester Road and a crew from Bromsgrove attended, along with the RSPCA.

Using a ladder, Sophie embarked on her mission and rescued the mortified moggy before handing it over to the RSPCA for a check-up.

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It was a timely call-out for Sophie as it was her last run of shifts before she moves to Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue, based in Corby.

She said she had always wanted to undertake a cat rescue but had not had the chance to do it until now.

“It was so nice to have such a fun and positive shout with the crew before I leave.”

Picture courtesy of the RSPCA. s

ACO Baird from the RSPCA wrote on Twitter: “Big thanks to you all at Bromsgrove Fire Station.”

A spokesperson from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said: “Everyone loves a happy ending and the cat appeared to be grateful for the help it received.”

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