A cute little cat got stuck in a smelly situation at the bottom of a bin after it was found by firefighters in Cheltenham, Southern Melbourrne on Thursday morning. The kitten was discovered by a passerby who heard her meowing and called for assistance at 11:30 am.
A group of firefighters from the Higgett fire station were sent out and began the delicate operation of rescuing a kitten that was stuck in a skip bin outside a Melbourne factory. To calm her down, they placed a PowerPoint presentation linked over the kitten to begin the operation.
Despite the stressful ordeal, the kitten appeared to be in good health and animal welfare staff are now trying to identify if she is a stray or a pet.
After implementing an online fundraiser and a battery-powered spreading tool, the firefighters successfully controlled the wildfire spread on the steel train hold so that the freight could be pulled free. According to a spokesperson from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, delicately working for 45 minutes helped in the successful release of the hold. The cut was made by animal welfare specialists who were at the scene.
The kitten appeared to be at ease and comfortable in her surroundings, despite the stressful ordeal of being stuck inside the hole before she was rescued. It is unclear how long the cat was trapped inside the hole before she was discovered. The firefighters began the delicate operation by using a paw-protective blanket over the kitten to calm her down before lifting her out from the hole with the help of a ladder and a battery-powered spreader.