South Western Ambulance Service is urging people to only call 999 in an emergency after they received a call about a cat who had taken a tumble.
The call was made by a member of the public in Plymouth, who had phoned up to say his girlfriend's cat had fallen down two flights of stairs.
The ambulance service has released a recording of the phone conversation to highlight the inappropriate calls they receive on a regular basis.
Recent inappropriate calls:
A woman had broken her finger
A woman wanted the telephone number for a pharmacy
A woman had no transport to a hospital appointment
The caller decided to make a hoax call
A man was blocked-in by an ambulance attending an emergency call
The ambulance service provide emergency and urgent care to a population of over 5.5 million people across the South West.
As a result, they deal with around 2,500 incidents a day but say these kind of non-emergency calls put additional pressure on their limited resources.
If you are unsure whether you should call 999 there is more advice on their website.