We were left stumped after we were called to rescue a cat who is believed to have given birth to kittens 25ft up a tree.
We received a call on Monday, 3 September by a concerned member of the public who had spotted mum and a small kitten poking their head out of a nook in the tree in Littleover, Derby.
RSPCA Trainee Inspector Sarah Burrows was called out to the incident and, realising the cat and her kittens were too high to reach, she called out the fire service.
Firefighters from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Serviceattended the scene and used ladders to climb up the tree and then place the kittens in a cat carrier.
Mum ran off, but then returned for the kittens and she was also caught and placed in the carrier.
The mother cat, who has been named Squirrel, was taken with her three kittens to our Derby and District Branch and they are now all being cared for by fosterers…