Cat Baffles Everyone By Travelling 325-Miles Before Getting Rescued by a Window Cleaner | Longest Catwalk Ever
A cat who had traveled 325 miles needed to be rescued from a window ledge by a kind window cleaner. The pet had reportedly traveled across the country from Ipswich in Suffolk to Plymouth University in Devon (talk about the longest catwalk ever). Some passersby alerted Jo Bobbie, member of Plymouth Pet Scanners UK Helping In The Reunification Of Lost & Found Pets, and she immediately "went into cat-mum mode" and set out to help the distressed feline. The terrified cat was discovered motionless on a ledge near one of the entrances to the Plymouth University Roland Levinsky building on an afternoon and had reportedly been up there for more than three hours.
Firefighters, RSPCA workers, and university employees were all unable to assist. It had stowed away in a family car as they drove to visit their student offspring at university and was reunited the same day thanks to passersby (this wanderer was lost). Bobbie shared with Plymouth Live, "I alerted the Plymouth University Estate team but they couldn't do anything as they didn't have the right kind of ladder which would safely reach it. I called up the fire service but while they said they'd get back to me, they also explained that it would need to have been trapped for 24 hours before they could prioritize it." Aaron Griffiths, the owner of A.G's Reach and Wash Window Cleaning Services came to the sweet rescue.
Cat makes 325-mile trip across UK before being discovered on high window ledge https://t.co/yCxz8Is5bm— Brenda Ellis (@sapphitweet) April 26, 2023
Griffiths explained, "I got this random phone call asking if I would mind coming into the city to rescue a cat. They said they'd pay me but I didn't want to take money. I love pets - I've got two parrots, four dogs and a cat. So I said I'd be there in half an hour, got there, put up the ladder, rescued the cat, and off I went. I must admit, it baffled me how it got there." Griffiths added, "The folks who turned up were lovely, bless them, saying I was like a hero but like I said, I love pets. It sat right on the end of the ledge and wouldn't move. People had tried using Dreamies [biscuits] but it wouldn't budge. I've had a lot of strange phone calls being a window cleaner but that's definitely the strangest call I've ever had."
Bobbie later posted the entire incident on the Plymouth Pet Scanners Facebook page, which is a page that assists in reuniting lost pets with their owners. She said, "A lady took it to the vets and they said to her 'You're not going to believe it - it's from Ipswich.' It turns out the parents of a student had come down to visit their daughter and this cat must have stowed away in their car and then somehow got out." She continued, "It's an indoor cat so the poor thing must have been absolutely terrified which is why it was frozen to the ledge and wouldn't move. Thankfully, the owners collected it later the same day, so it all ended well." "Probably following the mouse to the life center," joked Facebook user, Ian Gus Hudson, on the post. "Best window cleaning company," added Tom Mather. A 'cat-astrophe' was certainly prevented.