A cat that was stuck in a 20-foot well was rescued by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service in the United Kingdom after a dog heard her cries.
Flea had been missing since April 24, according to her owner Freya Hill. In an interview with the BBC, Freya said that a nearby dog was the first to hear the cat’s cries and alerted nearby owners.
After arriving, firefighters were able to descend into the pit and locate the cat, who managed to climb onto a small ledge, according to a news release. Using cat food, the fire crew coaxed Flea off the ledge and reunited her with her owners.
“She has a habit of jumping on cars and wanting to go for a walk. She is very friendly with people and will follow them”, explained the feline’s owner about the possible cause of her disappearance.
Fortunately, Flea is doing well after her harrowing rescue, and although she was hungry, the cat acted as if “nothing happened” after coming home. “She’s definitely trying to use one of her lives”, joked Freya, “I’m so grateful to the firefighters who did such an amazing job”.
Cats and dogs may have their differences, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help each other out in times of need.
On Tuesday, the U.K.’s Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service received reports that a local cat named Flea was stuck at the bottom of a 20 ft. well, authorities said.
The cat’s owner, Freya Hill, told the BBC that a nearby dog was the first to hear the feline’s cries — and that the canine helped alert nearby homeowners.
According to Hill, who lives across the road from where Flea was eventually found, the nearly 1-year-old cat had been missing since April 24.
Upon arrival, firefighters were able to climb down into the well and spot the cat “who had managed to climb onto a small ledge,” the fire and rescue service said in a social media statement. Using cat food, the fire crew coaxed Flee off the ledge and reunited her with her owners.