Would you allow your cat to go back outside after being ‘well and truly stuck?’ This is the story about a cat who became stuck in a narrow gap between two houses.
Simba, a ginger tabby, lives in Heywood, Rochdale in the UK. He recently had to be rescued by firefighters after becoming wedged in a space only a few inches wide between two walls on Hartford Avenue. A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said Simba could be heard crying in distress but inspectors for the charity were unable to reach him.
Emma Pollard with the animal collection was afraid Simba couldn’t be freed. Firefights had to remove bricks from the walls to free Simba.
Sania Anwar is Simba’s owner and says Simba has been given the all-clear by vets and is ‘absolutely fine now.’ In an interview with BBC, Sania stated
“He’s back out exploring as normal again, but hopefully he won’t get into any more trouble.”
I’m sorry, but I’d be absolutely terrified (I’m called paranoid Elisa for a reason) to the point if that were my kitty he’d never step foot outside again unless I was there to supervise him. I’m consistently reporting on cats mutilated, poisoned, found after being lost for YEARS so yes, I admit to being extremely cautious when it comes to cats.
Thankfully Simba was saved. What if he gets into a worse predicament next time. Readers, would you let Simba back out if he were your cat? It’s different if you have an enclosed area that is safe for your cat but I think it a bit much to allow a cat to wander the neighborhood with so many bad things that could happen.
In almost every story I’ve reported on about animal cruelty, the owner has stated they didn’t know their cats were in danger if left to their own devices outside. Most of the time, it’s too late and the cat is dead. Simba got lucky.
Photos courtesy RSPCA.