A cat is recovering at the Blue Cross animal hospital in Victoria, London, UK, after she was spotted perilously perched on barriers along the Hammersmith Flyover in West London.
Nearby office workers from lettings agency Folio London, part of Notting Hill Housing, saw the terrified cat about to fall from the elevated section of the busy London artery after she was unable to escape from the traffic rushing past her. Rescuers fear she may have been deliberately thrown onto the dual carriageway from a car.
Leon Gaskin led a team of co-workers, Sara Persad and Breda O’ Mahony, armed with just a towel and cardboard box. They drove on to the bridge, quickly pulled in and managed to get her into the box, before taking her to the leading pet charity’s animal hospital.
Leon said: “When we saw the cat in such a dangerous situation we knew she needed to be rescued quickly before she fell or was hit by a car. We were worried we might scare her when we got up there but luckily she was happy to come with us. We don’t know how she would have got up there on her own, so perhaps someone put her there.”
Blue Cross pet charity vets have named her ‘Bridget’ after where she was rescued from. She has been treated for a grazed and bloodied chin, but is fortunately well enough to be discharged soon.
Mark Bossley, Chief Vet at Blue Cross in Victoria said; “Bridget is very lucky to have been spotted in time. It could have been so much worse. Bridget is a friendly and trusting little cat, who thankfully has survived her terrifying ordeal pretty much unscathed.”
The office workers filmed their colleagues making the rescue and can be heard cheering the happy result on the video.
Watch Cat Bridget rescued from Hammersmith Flyover: