Pussy Cat trapped for 4 days

WHEN a cat scaled a 40 feet tree at the end of Viewfield housing scheme, Blantyre suddenly lost its head for heights. For four days the unfortunate animal was stuck there, not daring to come down and neighbours decided the tree was too tall to climb, with no ladders tall enough for any rescue.  However, as local people saw the cat get weak with hunger and after a passing of 4 whole days, they called police. The officers were unable to help and sent for Hamilton Fire Brigade. Two firemen with a long ladder arrived, and the cat returned to the firm soil of the Village and it’s first meal for several days.

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Viewfield Avenue, the scene of the story

In modern Viewfield Avenue, the only trees of an age dating back to the end of the war era, are indeed located at the end of the avenue. This modern photo is the likely location of this little story.

Source: The Sunday Post 1949

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