A 3-hour rescue operation to save a curious kitten trapped between walls.

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Collection Officer Mthunzi Kunene was called late last night after a property owner reported distressing meows coming from her walls. A small kitten was in a challenging situation, falling into the cavity between a building and her vibracrete fence.

The property owner could not reach the anxious and distressed kitten. Following an investigation, Collection Officer Mthunzi Kunene contacted Cape Town Fire & Rescue to assist with this challenging rescue. After consulting with the team, it was decided that the best course of action was to break through the vibracrete wall as close as possible to the tired kitten. The owner granted access to her property and allowed us to break open a gap in the wall to reach the kitten.

It took three hours of meticulous work with eight men and four different types of heavy-duty rescue tools to create enough space to reach the distressed kitten. At this point, the only movement was the slow breathing of the kitten. Fortunately, the kitten was unharmed and only hungry after the ordeal and as soon as it had enough it was looking for the next bit of adventure. Although this time safely supervised in our care. 

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