Kitten raises roof ahead of paws walk

A kitten is pulled from a roof at a Belmont home by RSPCA Senior Inspector Amanda Swift.
A kitten is pulled from a roof at a Belmont home by RSPCA Senior Inspector Amanda Swift.

RSPCA Inspectors Amanda Swift and Nat Foster received the call regarding a small stray kitten stuck in a roof cavity for three days crying for help.

The occupants of the home tried without success to get the kitten out, but removed some plasterboard to locate and animal, which the inspectors could then free.

The female kitten, who has been named Scruffy, is about four or five weeks old and was checked by RSPCA vets before going into foster care. It is hoped a proper home and owners will be found for Scruffy.

When not rescuing kittens, RSPCA staff are preparing for the Million Paws Walk at Sir James Mitchell Park on the South Perth foreshore.

The event on Sunday, May 19, opens at 8.30am with the walk beginning at 10am. There will be a host of celebrities plus dog washes, free vet checks and family activities. For more information visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au