Cat Rescued After Spending Three Weeks Stuck in Roof. Credit - Facebook/Nigel Williamson via Storyful0:10
Melbourne animal carer Nigel Williamson rescued a cat weighing less than 2kg after it was discovered in a roof. It had been there for at least three weeks, according to Williamson and the cat’s owners. Despite his attempts, the cat had to be euthanised, according to its owners, who commented on the videos. Gayathri Kodancha said the cat, named Ruby, had been missing since May 18 and after its rescue, a vet discovered it had suffered “severe damage” to its kidneys. These videos show the cat in the roof, and also after its rescue, drinking water. Gayathri Kodancha later wrote on Facebook: “It’s very sad and with a heavy heart we had to put her to sleep. Vet said that there is very little hope. RIP”. Credit: Facebook/Nigel Williamson via Storyful
Leelo the cat spent nearly a year lost after the 2017 Lismore floods before showing up at a NSW police station. Picture: NSW Police/AAP Cat Rescued After Spending Three Weeks Stuck in Roof. Credit — Facebook/Nigel Williamson via StoryfulSource:AAP
A CAT that spent nearly a year on the run after becoming lost during flooding in northern NSW has been reunited with its owner after surrendering to police.
Officers at Lismore Police Station launched a social media appeal after the feline Leelo was seen prowling around their property on Wednesday, and became trapped while jumping a fence bordering the station and the court building next door.
“The kitty has been given a feed and is resting,” they wrote on Facebook. “If this is your kitty please come and collect it.”
Leelo’s owner, Tahma Collopy, recognised her distinctive calico cat in the photos, saying her “lil baby” had been missing since the devastating floods in Lismore last March, when she was about eight months old.
“THAT’S MY BABY LEELOO SHE’S BEEN MISSING FOR OVER A YEAR OH MY GOD!” Ms Collopy wrote on the Facebook post.
“Afer disappearing out of thin air and surviving the Lismore floods by herself, my crazy lil kitty broke into a police station!??! How does a cat even do that?
“Thankyou to the strangers that fed her while she was running wild.”
Leelo went missing when Lismore was devastated by floods in March last year after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Picture: AFP Photo/Rotorwing Helicopters/Michael BarnesSource:AFP
The two were reunited on Saturday after a friend of Ms Collopy picked up the cat while she was out of town. Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Lindsay said staff were glad to see her returned home safely.
“We hope Lismore’s finest cat burglar will now put her life of crime behind her and enjoy a new start with her owner,” he said in a statement.
Ms Collopy later took to Facebook again to thank “the fellas in the police department who looked after my darling”.