Elvis the cat is returned to sender

24 September, 2020 / by Matt Smith

Image above: firefighters pose with Elvis and his owner (Source: London Fire Brigade)

A cat named Elvis got himself in a spot of trouble after getting stuck on top of The Power House, on Chiswick High Road, on Tuesday 22 September.

Elvis couldn’t help falling way down off the roof onto a ledge 30 feet up in the air, where he lonesomely awaited rescue.

The London Fire Brigade were called at around 6.44pm and quickly arrived at the scene.

It was now or never, but luckily Elvis was rescued and the incident was resolved by 8.03pm.

Fire crews from Chiswick and Paddington fire stations attended the scene.

We can now report that Elvis has well and truly left the building.

Image above: a turntable ladder was called in from Paddington to make rescue (Source: London Fire Brigade), The Power House – Chiswick High Road

‘All Shook Up’

Sub Officer Matthew Howarth, who was at the scene, said: “The cat had been missing for a few days and was spotted by a neighbour on a narrow ledge 30 feet in the air with no way to get down.

“Crews used a turntable ladder and managed to safely get Elvis down from the building and return him to his owner. He was frightened but thankfully, he wasn’t hurt.

“We would always encourage people to call the RSPCA in the first instance if they see an animal stuck or in distress.

“Firefighters love animals too and we are always happy to assist if our specialist equipment is required, as in this case.”

London Fire Brigade later Tweeted: “Despite being ‘All Shook Up’, Elvis was thankfully unhurt and happy to be going home.”

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