A PET cat travelled outside of its owner’s high-rise flat and its rescue took 10 hours, from the call to emergency services to its capture.
The cat escaped from the Mid-levels (半山) flat of its owner, surnamed Yeung, (楊)on 23 September. Around the small hours of 25 September, neighbours heard a lot of meowing and called the emergency services. Firefighters discovered the cat underneath an air-conditioner on the sixth floor.
The firefighters tried to approach the cat, but it kept shying away. After three unsuccessful hours, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was called. They set up a cage with food in it, but the cat did not fall for it. Finally, the SPCA sent out three inspectors and one of them rappelled down the building and caught it with a hand net. The cat was then returned to its owner.
(This article is published on Goodies on 04 October 2017)