Local builder helps rescue cat stranded on rooftop in Banbury for three days

This black and white cat was rescued from the roof of a home in Banbury today, Tuesday February 23 (photo from Amanda-Gayle Ostler)This black and white cat was rescued from the roof of a home in Banbury today, Tuesday February 23 (photo from Amanda-Gayle Ostler)
This black and white cat was rescued from the roof of a home in Banbury today, Tuesday February 23 (photo from Amanda-Gayle Ostler)
A local builder helped rescue a cat stranded on top of a house in Banbury for the last three days.

Beau Peter Willoughby, the owner of WBS Property Services, said he responded for a post for help he spotted on the Banburyshire Info community Facebook page.

He helped rescue the black and white cat off the roof of a home in Warkworth Close, Banbury this afternoon, Tuesday February 23.

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He said: "I was only working around the corner. We got our ladders and we went and got him down.

"It was a bit windy up there. He was right up at the top of the ridge behind the chimney. I don't know how he got up there.

"He didn't want to come near me. He went the other way and down the garage.

"I've got experience with ladders so I thought I'd try and help. We were just trying to help out.

"I've done my good deed for the day."

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Beau Peter said a member of the family who own the cat was waiting for it when he got back down to the ground safely. The cat's owner also called Beau Peter this afternoon to personally thank him for helping rescue the cat.

Amanda-Gayle Ostler posted a photo of the cat sitting on top of a roof on the Banburyshire Info and Banbury Info community Facebook pages earlier today to try and help the cat.

She said: "It's the third day it's been up there. It's a little shy timid cat - quite small and black and white.

"I heard it crying out for the past few nights and it broke my heart.

"It's kind of him (Beau Peter Willoughby) to offer his free help at a time like this when people are already struggling."

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