Kevin is thought to have been stuck for several hours after colliding with two walls.
To liberate a cat trapped in a 3in (8cm) crevice, firefighters had to remove bricks from a garage wall.
Kevin, a cat, was trapped for several hours between a house and a garage in Middlesbrough’s Heselden Avenue before neighbors heard its cries for help, according to the RSPCA.
After a two-and-a-half-hour rescue attempt, the cat was discovered to have merely a swollen knee.
It was the “purrfect rescue,” according to the RSPCA.
The rescue was carried out by Cleveland Fire Brigade with the help of RSPCA animal rescue officer Shane Lynn.
“Kevin had fallen into such a tight gap that his torso was compressed into a width of roughly three inches,” Mr. Lynn explained.
“He was unable to move and appeared to be terrified, and we believe he had been there for a number of hours.”
“We frequently employ specialty poles to grip imprisoned animals in these situations, but we were unable to reach the cat in this occasion.”
“The only option to release him was to go through the garage wall, which the homeowner graciously agreed to.”
Kevin’s microchip allowed the RSPCA to locate his owners, who were “very grateful to see him,” according to Mr Lynn. Bricks had to be removed to free the cat.
“It turns out Kevin and his owners only moved into the neighborhood four weeks before his excursion, so he’s already made quite a mark in the region,” Mr. Lynn added.