A town has rallied to try and rescue a kitten stuck up a tree for days – including putting up a four-storey scaffold platform.
Residents in Tredegar, Wales spotted the tiny animal at the top of a tree on Saturday (26/9) and have spent three days trying to get it down.
A local scaffolding firm has now built a makeshift structure to try and coax the cat back to the ground after firefighters were unsuccessful.
Workers from AP Scaffolding have left food and water at the top but have so far failed to convince the kitten to leave its hiding spot.
Posting on Facebook, the company said: “We are trying our very hardest to rescue this cat.
“No joy in getting the cat down tonight. We left him some water and food and will be back tomorrow.”
Others on social media have hailed the scaffolders for their efforts and are hoping for a happy end to the story.
One person said: “Such a wonderful thing to do. Well done and fingers crossed for a happy ending.”
Another added: “Thank you so much for this huge act of kindness.”
A third posted: “Real heroes. Thank you so much for what you are doing.”
Speaking today (29/9), the firm said it would be returning to “install some ramps to make it easier for the cat to get down”.
The scaffolding has now been extended to a SIX-STOREY platform – with ramps running all the way down to provide an escape route.
Pictures taken at the scene show the full scale of the makeshift tower.
The cat is still stuck up the tree – although locals are doing their best to coax it down.
Providing an update on Facebook, one woman said: “Cat up a three update: she is on the top tier we just need her to work out how to get down the ramps!”
A onlooker said of the scaffolding: “It’s massive! I don’t even know how tall it would be. It’s got a lot of wood on it in the hope the cat will walk down, like a ramp – but it hasn’t yet.
“They’ve also put a cat box at the top hoping it would go to bed in it.
“It comes out every now and then, makes some noise and disappears – then climbs higher! One woman said she thinks it has made a nest in the top, because the tree is dead.
“Apparently the scaffolding people are coming back later, after work, with a cat trap.”