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Police rescue cat trapped in building and reunite her with owner

A missing cat has been reunited with its grateful owner after neighbourhood police rescued the pet from a boarded-up building.

Officers from the city south neighbourhood policing team were called by a member of the public reporting the cat was trapped inside an empty building in Mapperley, Nottingham, on Sunday (9 June).

The team forced entry to the building around 8.50am on Monday using powers under the Animal Welfare Act.

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After searches of the building, officers found the female cat inside.

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She appeared malnourished and was taken to a vets while officers worked successfully to trace the owner.

Police Constable Emily Hart, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“The owner was ecstatic to hear the news as her cat, named Namiko, had been missing for more than a month.

“It was the lady’s birthday and she said it was the best birthday present she could have had.
“When we discovered the cat was malnourished we used our powers under the Animal Welfare Act to get inside the building and rescue her.

“It was great to find the owner and I’m pleased to hear they have been reunited.”

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