Montgomery Co. Fire rescue cat trapped behind house’s walls

Fire and rescue responders in Montgomery County, Maryland, rescued a cat trapped in a home’s first floor walls Saturday morning.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service received a call from Strauss Terrace in Calverton about the stuck cat. Firefighters said in a tweet that the cat fell from a third floor crawl space down to first floor, where it got trapped behind the walls.

The responders were able to free the cat, and they said it was unharmed by the fall. A photo posted to Twitter shows a firefighter sitting in front of a wall cutout while shining a flashlight on a feathered cat toy dangling in front of the hole.

Hugh Garbrick

Hugh graduated from the University of Maryland’s journalism college in 2020. While studying, he interned at the Queen Anne & Magnolia News, a local paper in Seattle, and reported for the school’s Capital News Service. Hugh is a lifelong MoCo resident, and has listened to the local radio quite a bit.

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