A distressed 4-week old kitten, trapped inside a cavity wall at a north Belfast bar, has been rescued just hours from death thanks to the collaborative effort of Cats Protection and Westland Fire Station.
The kitten’s pitiful mews were first heard by Patrick Gormley, Bar Supervisor at The Shamrock Sports and Social Club in the Ardoyne area of Belfast, on the morning of Friday 16th June.
Quick thinking Patrick then contacted Cats Protection’s Belfast Adoption Centre who were thankfully able to send a member of staff immediately out to the scene to investigate.
However, upon arrival the Cats Protection staff member was confronted with the extent of the predicament the kitten was in and decided to call upon the help of nearby Westland Fire Station.
The firefighters from Westland Fire Station were able to locate the kitten by the sound of its cries and removed a concrete block from the bottom of the wall to gain access. The tiny kitten was relieved to be rescued and had thankfully sustained only minor injuries.
The kitten – now named ‘Macavity’, is currently in care of Cats Protection’s vets where it is being syringe fed and nursed back to full health.