Three cats and seven kittens have been rescued from a house in York after it was cut off by flooding. Four chickens from a nearby house were also brought to safety.
The rescue took place on Friday afternoon after a local inspector followed up on concerns raised with the owners the previous evening.The property – on High Street, Cawood – could only be reached by boat but once launched the rescue only took about an hour.
– RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent
"The rescue went very smoothly and to plan. The water was very deep, above the signposts, but it wasn’t flowing so it was like a big pond. One of the kittens was feisty but the others were pretty happy to get in the carriers and come with us.”