Cat who snuck into chimney to get out of moving away rescued by firefighters

Firefighters have rescued a cat after it got stuck up a chimney when its owner tried to move house.

Pippin was being moved to her new home by her owner, who stopped off for a coffee at their mid-way point.

But the cat decided he actually didn’t want to move to Devon, and ran into the chimney of Coffee #1 in Ashton Gate, Bristol.

Little Pippin then stayed there in the chimney, behind a partition wall, and refused to come out – so the owner had to call the fire brigade.

Emergency responders came from Bedminster Fire Station and selected the slimmest firefighter to squeeze into the very narrow chimney.

A spokesperson said: ‘After escaping from her owner, Pippin climbed behind a partition wall at Coffee #1.

‘The slimmest member of the crew used a catch net to safely capture the feline. Pippin was reunited with her owner after her ordeal and appears just fine.’

Pippin isn’t the only animal to have been rescued by firefighters in the past week.

A dog called Luis recently got his head stuck in a cat flap, and his owner had to take him to the fire brigade so that the cat flap, which was stuck around his head, could be cut off.

Luckily, they managed to get the cat flap off and Luis was unharmed – but that’ll definitely teach him for trying to fit through things that are just way too small for him.

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