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Cat rescued from couch in Hunterdon County

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – First responders in Hunterdon County made a different kind of rescue Sunday afternoon.

On May, 31 at 3:44 p.m., the Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad was requested to assist with a cat that was reportedly trapped in the framework of a couch at a residence in Raritan Township.

First responders found the cat with both back legs pinned in the wooden framework and springs of the couch. The family had tried for quite some time to free it with negative results, and they gave the crew permission to do whatever was necessary to free the cat.

Using tools from the Rescue’s “man in machine” bag, the cushions were pulled back and the foam and fabric cut away. The Milwaukee inspection camera was inserted into the couch to see how the cat’s legs were stuck.

After releasing tension on a spring, one leg was released, and by gently rotating the cat’s other leg, the cat was freed in just a couple of minutes.

The family took the cat to a veterinarian to make sure it wasn’t injured.

“From what we could tell, the cat was just happy to be unstuck!,” first responders said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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