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Firefighters Rescue Adorable Kitten Trapped In Discarded Bottle

Firefighters Rescue Adorable Kitten Trapped In Discarded Bottle

Firefighters had to free a tiny kitten who'd become trapped inside an empty water bottle and was struggling to breathe.

The stray is thought to have been stuffed inside the discarded bottle and could barely move until fast-acting firefighters stepped into rescue it.

A worried local first spotted the stuck kitty and took it to the local firefighter office in Jakarta, Indonesia, to ask for help on Thursday [3 September].

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The firefighters rushed into action and set about freeing the struggling cat from the one-gallon bottle using a metal tool.

West Jakarta Fire Service Office head Eko Sumarno said: "A kind man asked us to free the cat from the bottle. The man said he would do it himself but he was afraid that he might hurt the cat further if he cut the bottleneck."

The team decided to first cut open the bottom of the bottle to handle the cat and give it room to breathe, before cutting away the bottleneck with a cutting tool.

The clever rescuers placed a spoon between the bottom part being cut and cat's body to avoid any unnecessary injury to the feline.

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Footage shows the rescuers using a small grinder tool on the blue plastic.

It took around 30 minutes to safely free the cat.

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It is still not known how the cat came to be trapped inside the bottle, but the firefighter office is now asking residents if they have any information - or evidence that the cat may have been purposefully placed inside the bottle.

In a cute twist, the local who first saw the kitten and brought it to be rescued has since decided to adopt it.

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Credit: ViralPress

Earlier this year, an adorable fox found himself at the mercy of rescuers in the UK after getting his head trapped inside a discarded tyre.

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The fox had popped his head through the centre of an alloy wheel, but then couldn't get himself back out again - prompting a response from the RSPCA and the London Fire Brigade.

RSPCA officer Kirstie Gillard who attended the incident told My London: "This poor fox was really struggling to free himself and was terrified, so I knew we had to act quickly.

"His neck had swollen from where he'd been desperately tugging his head, so there was no way he was going to pull himself free.

"Thankfully the London Fire Brigade were able to spare a bit of time to come out to the home, and while we waited, I offered him some water which he was grateful for!

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"The fire officers used special equipment to cut through the metal and free the fox. I checked the fox over and as he wasn't injured I was able to release him."

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Topics: World News, Cat, Animals

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]