THE cat rescue in progress. Owner Samuel Nolan pulls Tika out after the rescue squad's Rhett Murray makes the hole large enough. Samuel holds a rather relieved Tika.
THE cat rescue in progress. Owner Samuel Nolan pulls Tika out after the rescue squad's Rhett Murray makes the hole large enough. Samuel holds a rather relieved Tika. Craig Sadler/ Tweed Daily News

Curiosity didn't kill this cat

TIKA the inquisitive cat found herself in a tight situation when her owners discovered she had crawled into the bathroom wall and became trapped early yesterday morning.

Tika's owner Rebekah Lea said the five-year-old tabby cat did not come when she called so she and her partner Sam Nolan started searching around the house.

“We only moved in to the place last night and we knew the hole was in the wall in the bathroom but we didn't think she could get in there because it is so small,” Ms Lea said.

Ms Lea said they searched through the house before they looked in the hole in the bathroom wall above the bath.

“She was stuck in the wall and couldn't move backwards because there was a power cord she had got stuck behind.”

“She likes exploring but she has never got stuck anywhere before.”

Ms Lea said Tika was not making any noise yesterday morning when they were searching for her so it had been a mission to find her.

“We only found her there because we had looked everywhere else in the house and that was the last place we thought she might be,” Ms Lea said.

Rhett Murray from the Tweed District Rescue Squad was called to the Tweed Heads West house early yesterday morning to rescue the hapless feline.

After removing a few bathroom wall tiles, he was able to hand the cat back to her owners.

Ms Lea said Tika was fine last night but was acting strangely after being rescued yesterday.

“As soon as she was let go she found a hole in the bed to bury herself in and then she buried herself in my coat,” she said.

“She's being really cute and I think she likes the attention.”



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