A CAT was stuck on the roof of a three-storey building for 36 hours.

Firefighters and RSPCA officers were called to Wilmslow after receiving a call from the owner of Coco, a two-year-old black and white cat.

She had somehow got herself stuck on the roof of Clairmont Day Nursery and Pre-School on Gravel Lane.

RSPCA inspector Lisa Lupson was among those in attendance on Sunday (June 30).

She said: “This poor cat had been stuck on the roof for about 36 hours.

“We’d initially advised the owner to try and coax their cat down with some strong-smelling food like fish as we do find that often when cats seem trapped at heights they can actually get themselves down with ease as they are extremely agile.

“However, this hadn’t worked and as the roof of the building was incredibly high being a three-storey building, the owner was becoming increasingly worried about their young cat Coco."

Coco was stuck on the roof for 36 hoursCoco was stuck on the roof for 36 hours (Image: RSPCA)

Lisa added: “So, I attended along with the fire and rescue services to try and help. When fire services attempted to reach the cat she was too scared and would back away so in the end, the owner went up in the cherry picker which meant the cat started to come part way down the roof.

“I was on hand to show the fire services how to use my reach and rescue pole and then an officer was able to use my equipment to safely contain Coco and bring her to safety. It was a joint effort which really shows the value of partnership working.

“Coco’s owner was incredibly grateful for the rescue of her much-loved cat and Coco showed her gratitude by immediately running home without a second glance at her rescuers!"

They tried to lure Coco down with food - to no availThey tried to lure Coco down with food - to no avail (Image: RSPCA)

Summer is one of the busiest times of year for the RSPCA, with more reports of animal cruelty than at any other time of year.

To help ease the strain on the charity, Lisa is urging the public to help in any way they can.

She said: “Our specialist officers will always help with complex rescues like this where we can, to ensure the safety of both the animal and the public by using our specialist skills, training and equipment.

“But there are also lots of situations where animal-lovers can help animals themselves, such as when a hedgehog has fallen into a garden drain or a bird has flown into a kitchen.

“When an animal is in need, the quicker they get help the better. We’re asking the public to help smaller trapped animals if it’s safe to do so. We have step-by-step guides to help the public free animals from common scenarios, such as a hedgehog tangled in a football net or a bat trapped in a garage.

“By working together, we can all help more animals, more quickly. We’re grateful to all animal-lovers for helping to create a kinder world for every kind.”

In the end, Coco's owner had to go up in the cherry picker to get her backIn the end, Coco's owner had to go up in the cherry picker to get her back (Image: RSPCA)