Firefighters rescue cat after four days stranded on roof

Keith Gosse
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Firefighters rescued a cat from a three-storey condominium on Portugal Cove Road this afternoon.
The cat, named Pepper, had apparently climbed a tree and jumped on to the roof four days ago and was unable to get itself down.

Supt. Robert fowler of the St. John's Regional Fire Department says the department does not usually respond to these types of calls, as the majority of animals are able to get out of such predicaments. This cat was stranded for four days, however, exacerbating the situation.

Firefighters used the bucket truck to access the roof. Unfortunately the cat was frightened by the activity and finally mustered the courage to jump into the tree, where firefighters were finally able to grab it.

The cat was then quickly reunited with owner Allan Thibert.

Organizations: Regional Fire Department

Geographic location: St. John's

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  • Mr. Meow
    May 24, 2014 - 01:17

    Well done to the firefighters. The EU Court thinks we are barbaric here towards our animals. If only they knew the truth.

  • Guy Incognito
    May 23, 2014 - 16:54

    Good job Firefighters....rescuing a kitty is rescuing a family member.