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Cat flap as stranded moggy refuses to be rescued

PUBLISHED: 00:02 13 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:21 05 October 2010

LONDON'S finest firefighters spent two hours trying to reach a cat trapped on a canal raft which didn't want to be rescued. They used a special inflatable dinghy to reach the stranded moggy stuck in the middle of the Limehouse Cut, the third cat to be rescued in a fortnight

LONDON’S finest firefighters spent two hours trying to reach a cat trapped on a canal raft which didn’t want to be rescued.

They used an inflatable rescue dinghy to reach the stranded moggy stuck in the middle of the Limehouse Cut in East London yesterday morning.

But the black-and-white feline wouldn’t budge and dodged all attempts to bring it to safety—then astonished would-be rescuers by leaping up the side of the canal out of harm’s way.

INGRATE!

“The ungrateful cat just didn’t want our help,” a senior firefighter at Poplar told the East London Advertiser.

“We tried everything, but it wouldn’t budge. Then it decided to run up the canal wall.”

It was the third time in a fortnight the fire brigade has been called out to rescue distressed cats in the East End.

FISHED OUT

Another black-and-white moggy was fished out of the Hertford Union canal by Victoria Park two miles away when it took a tumble last week from its owner’s balcony overlooking the waterway and ended up in the drink.

The traumatised tomcat named Louis was stuck in the mud, but not so reluctant to be rescued and was soon reunited with its grateful owner—minus one of its nine lives.

The week before, a cat named Lucky was lucky to be rescued from a ledge by firefighters at a house in Hackney Wick.

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