Firefighters rescue cat from roof in Banbury

Firefighters made their second animal rescue this week in bringing a cat safely down from a Banbury rooftop today (Thursday May 6).

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 5:22 pm
Firefighters rescued at cat from a roof in Twyford, Banbury today, Thursday May 6. (Image from Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Facebook page)

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters from Banbury's 'Green Watch' rescued the cat.

The cat was rescued from the top of a home in The Rise, Twyford, at around 2.05pm this afternoon (Thursday May 6).

One fire appliance from the Banbury Fire Station attended the incident, which involved the rescue of a cat from a single-storey roof by a firefighter using a triple-extension ladder.

Firefighters rescued at cat from a roof in Twyford, Banbury today, Thursday May 6. (Image from Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Facebook page)

A spokesperson from the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "In most instances like this the RSPCA are the first point-of-call for members of the public; this then allows the fire and rescue service to remain available to attend other emergency incidents. In this instance, however, they were able to assist the RSPCA by carrying out the rescue of this trapped animal.

It's the second animal rescue this week by firefighters from the Banbury Fire Station.

Firefighters assisted an animal rescue officer with the The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) charity in the rescue of a 'tiny' duckling earlier this week.

The duckling was reunited with its family after it was trapped down a metal grate on Tuesday May 4.

Firefighters rescued at cat from a roof in Twyford, Banbury today, Thursday May 6. (Image from Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Facebook page)

The Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service made the following post on its Facebook page about the their second animal rescue this week: "Green Watch Banbury’s turn today!

"We’ve moved on from ducks to cats with a rescue from a roof of a rather scared little cat today.

"Although it’s a bit of a cliche, we don’t do many cat rescues believe it or not (it’s the number 1 question we get asked about though ) as the RSPCA are the ones that do most of the rescues but we help where we can!"