Cat rescued by firefighters from drain

Ottrells Mead, Bradley Stoke, Bristol

A cat which had been missing for two days has been reunited with its owner thanks to a rescue by firefighters.

Crews were called after the animal was heard meowing from a drain in the road outside the house.

Using small cutting equipment crews were able to lift the drain cover and the animal jumped out. It was wet and cold but otherwise unharmed.

It’s thought the cat may have got into the drain via the outlet pipe which runs into a field behind the houses.