RSPCA inspectors and firefighters were called to rescue a kitten that was stuck in the roof of a Superdrug store in Greenwich.

The eight-week-old black and white male moggy was heard meowing by staff and customers in the store on Powis Street before they called the animal welfare charity to assist in freeing the cat from the ceiling cavity.

Inspectors placed a humane cat trap in the loft area during the rescue on Thursday (29 May) and waited for the kitten, named Wispa, to climb inside before the London Fire Brigade helped to lower it down to safety.

Inspector Nick Wheelhouse said: “At first I don’t think anyone could figure out where the meowing was coming from.

“Because of where the kitten was it was very difficult for us to rescue him without the help of the London Fire Brigade. They kindly came out and it was a great example of different agencies working together to save the young kitten.

“Unfortunately we have no idea how he got up there. IIt is a good job we got him down. He was still young and in need of some TLC. Thankfully he is now in the care of an RSPCA fosterer while we search for a home for him. He was very sweet.”

We can only carry out rescues like this with your help. Please text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).

Anyone who is interested in giving Wispa a home should contact RSPCA London South East branch  on 07952 680522.



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