Window Washer Rescues Kitten
The RSPCA expressed its thanks to local window cleaner Nick Glover, who came to the rescue when they were unable to reach a kitten stuck on the roof of a house, being dive bombed by magpies and crows.
Little Molly, now 12 weeks old, snuck out of her Bourne, Lincolnshire, UK home on December 27, 2012 and climbed up and onto the roof, where she stayed over night and into the following day.
RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Becky Harper came to the scene when the kitten was spotted being menaced by the birds by a neighbor. When RSPCA staffers couldn’t reach the kitten, it was suggested that they call the window cleaner rather than the fire department.
Officer Harper said, “Nick immediately offered to help and arrived within 10 minutes. He then climbed up his ladder and gently picked up little Molly and carried her back down to safety where she was reunited with her owner.
She was a little cold and hungry but apart from that fine, I just hope this experience puts her off climbing on to roofs in the future – although it’s still a bit of a mystery how she managed to get up there considering how tiny she is!
I would really like to say thank you to Nick for helping Molly so quickly – and he gave his time free of charge. He saved calling the fire brigade out and it is great that this had a happy ending.”