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Cat stuck in tumble dryer vent in Kidderminster freed using butter and lolly stick

By Dayna Farrington | Kidderminster | News | Published:

A curious cat that managed to get wedged inside a tumble dryer vent was eased free the help of butter and a lolly stick.

The pet's worried owner called the RSPCA after finding she had crawled into the vent at his flat in Whittal Drive East, Kidderminster.

But clever RSPCA animal collection officer Glenn Baird hatched a plan to slide the cat free using the everyday items – after struggling to reach into the narrow space with his hands.

He said: "The curious cat had crawled inside the vent and pipework for the tumble dryer and got jammed in tight.

"I couldn't get anything around her in order to pull her free and it was such a small space - only about 6 inches wide - that I couldn't get my hand in either.

"All you could see was her tail poking out of the end, and her face through the grate on the outside.

"I put butter inside the pipe using a lolly stick, removed the vent cover with my hammer, and pushed her. Luckily, she slid right out."

Luckily, the cat was not injured in the incident.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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