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Kitten rescued after 24 hours in a tree during Storm Doris

A kitten has been rescued after being stuck 50-feet up a tree in Maesteg during the height of Storm Doris.

Credit: RSPCA

Topper, a male kitten, was unable to get down safely after getting trapped up the tree on Metcalfe Street.

RSPCA Cymru enlisted the support of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who cut down the tree and rescued Topper on Saturday. He's since been reunited with his owner.

It's frankly amazing that Topper managed to stay in the tree securely for as long as he did, as the wind was really thrashing this brave kitten about. We’re grateful to the support of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service in completing this rescue; which is another great example of how we often work together to help animals in the local community. Topper was very cold and wet, but thankfully suffered no injuries at all – and it was great to be able to help reunite him with his owner.

– Gemma Cooper, RSPCA inspector

We’re so grateful to the RSPCA, and the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who went out of their way to help Topper. They were absolutely fantastic. He’s settled back in really well, is back with the mother cat, and is now more affectionate than ever!

– Margaret Seymour, Topper’s owner
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