RSPCA Inspector Penny Flaherty with the rescued kitten at Maryborough West.
RSPCA Inspector Penny Flaherty with the rescued kitten at Maryborough West.

Indi’s used one of those nine lives already

SHE will be a bit sore for the next little while but eight-week-old kitten Indi is expected to make a full recovery after being rescued from a drainhole she'd been stuck in for up to two days.

Workers at a site on Activity St called the RSPCA after discovering the kitten with her head poking out of a 60mm wide drain in an industrial waste bin.

Firefighters were called in to help with the rescue about 1.50pm.

Maryborough Fire Station Officer John Pappas said his team quickly devised a simple plan of coating the kitten's head with a soap based lubricant, and with firefighters both outside and inside the bin, they were able to carefully ease the kitten's head back through the hole, and release her into the waiting arms of RSPCA Inspector Penny Flaherty.

Ms Flaherty, who dubbed the kitten Indi after her ordeal in the bin, drove from Bundaberg to help and took her to the vet.

She said while Indi was a stray, she showed no signs of being aggressive towards her rescuers.

Ms Flaherty planned to drive Indi to the Brisbane RSPCA animal hospital where she will have time to recover before hopefully finding a family.

Maryborough senior firefighter Chris Harvey helped free the kitten from a bin drainpipe.
Maryborough senior firefighter Chris Harvey helped free the kitten from a bin drainpipe.

 


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