A CAT needed to be rescued by firefighters after becoming stranded on the roof of a Lyndhurst home for the second time in weeks.
The alarm was raised around 12.45pm on Saturday, with reports ginger tom Jaffa had been stuck on top of the chimney of the property in Park Close for the past two days.
Responding with a local fire crew, animal rescue specialist Jim Green scaled a ladder to reach the chimney.
He carefully coaxed Jaffa into a carry cage in which he was brought safely down.
The successful rescue operation took nearly two hours, and an RSPCA team also attended.
A video of Jaffa being removed from the chimney was posted on the Lyndhurst fire station Twitter page, with an assurance he was none the worse for his ordeal.
A Seamless rescue of Jaffa the ginger tom cat yesterday afternoon by Jim Green & The Lyndhurst Crew, Jaffa was happy to be rescued and a little thirsty after, but bright as a button!
Thanks to the neighbours for cups of tea afterwards! pic.twitter.com/11CtOzAb1E
— Lyndhurst Fire Stn (@Lyndhurst48) May 12, 2019
“Jaffa was happy to be rescued and a little thirsty after, but bright as a button,” the tweet said.
As reported in the A&T, Jaffa had to be brought down from the same chimney in April during a two-hour rescue operation.
It was carried out by firefighters from Lymington, supervised by the RSPCA.