Cat rescued from tree by cherry picker

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A cat dramatically rescued from a tree by a tractor and cherry picker bucket is still searching for its owner.

The young black and white female cat was heard screaming from the top of a tall tree in Old Stratford nature reserve on Thursday last week.

Animal loving Parks Trust contractor Alan Capp and his colleague hooked up a cherry picker to their tractor and Alan went up in the bucket to rescue the cat.

The cat’s luck continued when minutes later vets’ assistant Alison passed the scene on her way to work.

“I saw two men holding this cat by the side of a busy road on Queen Eleanor Street so I stopped to ask if I could help,” said Alison.

She took the cat back to her employers at the Old Stratford Vet Centre.

“Basically she’s still here. She had no microchip so we’ve been unable to find the owner,” said Alison.

“But she’s a lovely little thing. She’s only about six months old and is so friendly that she’s clearly been loved.”

Anybody who recognises the cat, who staff have named Cherry, should contact the Vet Centre on 01280 812057.