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Firefighters rescue cat from tree in Lincoln

Firefighters in Lincoln have rescued a black cat stuck up a 40ft tree after it was stranded for over 48 hours.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue were called by the local RSPCA at around 1.41pm on December 16 on Mill Lane in North Hykeham, where a cat was stuck in a tall tree.

A crew from North Hykeham rescued the cat with the help of a hydraulic platform from Lincoln South.

The cat, Polly, was safely reunited with her owner, Natalie Davison.

Natalie said: “Polly had been stranded in the tree for over 48 hours.

“Several local residents also called the RSPCA as they were concerned for her welfare, as she was very vocal.

“The rescue took around 45 minutes. The tree was a poplar, but was heavily overgrown with ivy, which made it a difficult rescue.

“She is now home and safe. Our family are overjoyed to have her safe back home.

“I thank Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and RSPCA for their efforts, they really were heroic.

“After so long up there we were very concerned. She’s a much-loved pet and we are forever grateful to the firefighters and the local RSPCA.”

Polly is home safe and warm thanks to the rescue teams. Photo: Natalie Davison
Polly is home safe and warm thanks to the rescue teams. Photo: Natalie Davison
The black cat was reunited with its owners after firefighters and RSPCA helped rescue it. Photo: Natalie Davison
The black cat was reunited with its owners after firefighters and RSPCA helped rescue it. Photo: Natalie Davison
Crews from North Hyekham and a hydraulic platform from Lincoln South attended the cat rescue. Photo: Natalie Davison
Crews from North Hyekham and a hydraulic platform from Lincoln South attended the cat rescue. Photo: Natalie Davison
The cat was stuck up a tree around 40ft tall. Photo: Natalie Davison
The cat was stuck up a tree around 40ft tall for over 48 hours. Photo: Natalie Davison