A MISCHIEVIOUS mog caused a purr-fect storm when she had to be rescued by firefighters after getting trapped between two buildings.
The stray kitten became stuck in a three-inch gap between two buildings in Rosemary Avenue, Hounslow West.
Rescuers from Hounslow Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) were unable to coax the critter out when they attended on June 14 and had to call on firefighters.
Officers from Feltham fire station eventually helped her out using a long pole, and as a mark of thanks were invited to name the animal. They opted for Storm, in recognition of the trouble she had caused.
Storm is now recovering from the traumatic experience at a foster home, along with her sister Rosemary, who was named after the road in which they were found.
Both kittens were neutered after being rescued and Roz Hayward-Butt, of HAWS, said unneutured cats were causing a real problem with strays in the borough.
"We’re getting so many calls about stray cats and we would strongly urge any owners to get their pets neutered to help reduce the problem," she told the Chronicle. "This is the busiest year we’ve known. Mainly because people aren’t neutering their cats but also because the bedroom tax means some people are having to move into smaller properties and can’t take their pets with them."
If you need advice about getting your cat neutered, or if you could help home one of the cats rescued by HAWS, call 020 8560 5443 or visit www.haws-animals.co.uk .