An RSPCA officer had to think on his feet and use everyday kitchen objects to free a curious cat who got wedged inside a vent!

The animal welfare charity was called for help on Thursday morning (6 December) after a Worcestershire man discovered his cat had got stuck after crawling into a vent and pipework for the tumble dryer!

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Glenn Baird went to the flat in Whittal Drive East, Kidderminster, to help the stricken puss.

He said: “The curious cat had crawled inside the vent and pipework for the tumble dryer and got jammed in tight!

“I couldn’t get anything around her in order to pull her free and it was such a small space – only about 6ins wide – that I couldn’t get my hand in either.

“All you could see was her tail poking out of the end, and her face through the grate on the outside!”

ACO Baird didn’t want to hurt the frightened cat so he resorted to using household items to slide her free.

“I put butter inside the pipe using a lolly stick, removed the vent cover with my hammer and pushed her,” he said. “Luckily, she slid right out!”

Thankfully, the cat wasn’t injured and her owners were relieved to have her out no worse for wear.

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