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Woman and cat both stuck up a tree

A red-faced woman had to be rescued by firefighters after climbing up a tree to rescue her CAT.

The pet owner got stuck after scaling the tree to save the kitten named Bella which was stranded on a high branch.

Both were safely brought back down to the ground unharmed after fire crews rushed to their rescue.

But following the incident in Peterborough, they warned that people should not "risk their own lives" to save a pet.

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said: "We know that people love animals and would risk their own lives to save a family pet or other animal in distress.

"Our advice would always be to avoid putting yourself in danger and to contact the RSPCA in the first instance."

Bella and her owner reunited after they both got stuck up a tree


Suffolk cat loses one of its nine lives

Sugar the cat from Suffolk lost one of her nine lives over Christmas. Looking for a warm spot she climbed into the engine bay of her owner's car.

The Williams family from Suffolk then drove to Norwich. While stuck in traffic they spotted a cat crouching under the car and - not realising it was their beloved pet Sugar - left her in the city before driving all the way back to Suffolk. Watch Stuart Leithes report to see what happened to Sugar.

Man jailed for putting cat in tumble drier

A man from Cambridgeshire who put his cat in a tumble drier and posted the footage on YouTube has been jailed.

Alan Staughton, 23, of Saunders Close, Huntingdon, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a the cat. He was jailed for 56 days, and banned from keeping animals for life

Staughton told RSPCA inspectors that he thought the incident was funny when first questioned about it.

Vet Helen Dennis told magistrates that the cat, named Princess, would have been severely traumatised by the ordeal.

A spokesman for the RSPCA said: "We have now found a loving new home for Princess."