PEMBROKE, Wales, Oct. 6 (UPI) — A kitten in the United Kingdom was eventually brought to safety after it was stranded in barbed wire on a castle wall.
The male black and white kitten was seen thrashing about in the barbed wire atop the 50-foot tall walls of the Pembroke Castle in Wales, according to RSPCA Cymru.
“It was just by chance someone saw the kitten struggling the wall. The poor little thing was so frightened. We don’t know how he got there,” RSPCA animal collection officer Ellie West said.
Fire crews used a safety line to scale the wall and rescue the frightened kitten who was in need of medical attention.
“I took him straight to the vets where he was given antibiotics and pain relief and he is very sore and bruised and he has torn a bit of his skin on his thigh which should heal,” West said. “But he is doing really well and is now recovering from his ordeal in our care.”
RSPCA Cymru shared photos of the kitten, which they nicknamed “Henry” after Pembroke Castle resident King Henry VII.
“He’s eaten well overnight which is good as he’s actually a little skinny under all that fur!” West said. “We think he may be a stray cat, but we are still appealing for information just in case he has an owner out there who is frantically looking for him, although he didn’t have a microchip or collar.”