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Stuck cat Hatty - casually wanders home by herself

Stuck cat Hatty - casually wanders home by herself

Published by Emma Carton at 7:25am 30th May 2019.

A cat stuck on a railway bridge over the River Tamar for around five days makes it home all by herself.

Hatty went missing from Saltash two and a half weeks ago, before being spotted on the Brunel.

Firefighters, the RSPCA and Network Rail were all involved in a major rescue bid on Wednesday.

However despite offering the moggy treats and fish, they did not manage to coax her down.

hatty the cat
A cat stuck on a bridge over the Tamar for days has casually wandered home by herself. Photo: Kirsty Howden

Another attempt was due to be carried out in the early hours of Thursday, until it was revealed Hatty had casually wandered home.

Pirate FM understands owner Kirsty Howden was just about to join crews when she heard a miaow at the door!

Posting on the Plymouth Pets Lost and Found Facebook page last night, friend of the family Dawn thanked everyone for their help.

"Best update in a while. Hatty is safely off the bridge and home safe. Thank-you so much for everyone's support".

Dawn Lapthorn

hatty the cat
Hatty had been missing from Saltash for over two weeks and was at the centre of a major rescue bid. Photo: Kirsty Howden

Cats Protection South East Cornwall Branch were quick to comment, describing the news as "catastic".

Catastic News! Can't believe she came back all by herself with not a care in the world.

"We hope you're given the all clear by a vet after your ordeal Hatty.

"The RSPCA and Fire Service excelled themselves for this cat, media coverage sure helped, must be something good in those pilchards!"

Cats Protection

They say cats have nine lives - well Hatty proves it!

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