When an animal is in distress, causing a family a huge amount of emotional turmoil, you'd think that authorities would do everything they could to help out. But that's not exactly what Hollie McCulloch, from Bootle is going through.
Her cat, Bailey, went missing earlier in the week, but she eventually heard him behind her house down a 50 foot railway embankment. While she was relieved to have found him, her worries increased when rail bosses said they could not halt train services.
She told the Liverpool Echo that Network Rail informed her that the only way it would be safe to get down the embankment was if they stopped the trains.
Apparently, Network Rail has tried looking for Bailey but have twice come back without any sign of the cat. The company says it will send in specialists when they know the exact location of where he was last seen.
In a Facebook post, Hollie says: "My poor cat Bailey is stuck behind my house on the railway embankment just heard him when I was shouting him he's howling I don't no (sic) what to do he's been stuck there for 24 hours it's a big drop and he's just stuck can't sleep poor little thing what am I gonna [sic] do?"
Bailey the cat
Credit: Facebook/Hollie Mccolluch
Hollie has rallied plenty of support on social media, with many criticising Network Rail for not acting sooner.
A spokesman for Network Rail told the Liverpool Echo: "After being alerted to a reported trapped cat on land near the railway, we immediately checked to see if we could help. Unfortunately, the busy train line and near vertical embankment meant it wasn't possible to safely get close to where the cat was thought to be. We hope the cat and its owner are reunited as soon as possible."
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Hollie Mccolluch