WHILE the dragon roared during Wales’ fantastic grand slam victory, the miserable miaows of a little cat led to Haverfordwest firefighters taking part in a mercy mission.

The male tabby cat was stuck on the roof of a four-storey building on High Street, with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service being called for assistance on Saturday, March 16.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West praised the purr-fect support from firefighters who surely saved one of the little cat's nine lives.

“It was thought that this cat had been trapped up there for a couple of days - he must have been so cold up there in the pouring rain.

“The fire crew from Haverfordwest were brilliant and used their specialist equipment to reach the cat at the rear of the building, while I stayed at the front in case he became frightened and attempted to come down the other way on his own.

“He was soaking wet but not injured. He’s a friendly cat and is fit and healthy, but isn’t neutered or microchipped. He could be a stray, or he could be owned, so we’re appealing for information to try and find out if someone is looking for him. For the meantime he’s in private boarding while we make enquiries.”

ACO West added: “I’d once again like to thank the fire service for their help and assistance on this rescue. I did feel extremely guilty as it pulled them away from watching Wales win the Grand Slam title - but they were absolutely fantastic, as always.”

Anyone who may have information about this cat, and knows who his owner is, should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

Calls are treated in confidence.

The RSPCA would like to remind people to get their pets microchipped to give their lost pets the chance of returning home.

It is also important to register the chip with a national database and update your contact details if you move or change phone number.

More information can be found at


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