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.