No one may ever know just what compelled Kiba the cat to stick his head down a bathroom drain and get stuck — thankfully, a little creativity got him out.
The latter was thankfully provided by the Cessnock District Rescue Squad who used tools from a “finger kit” — a kit that helps with ring removals and fingers stuck in drains — to free the animal from the tight spot.
On Sunday morning, the squad ended up responding to a call “for assistance from a person whose pet cat had got its head stuck in a bathroom floor drain,” according to a Facebook post which was shared by the Australian squad.
It was unclear to the rescuers just how Kiba got his head into this jam, but their first order of business was to make him comfortable.
“Kiba the cat had become well and truly stuck after some kind of investigation into the drain went wrong,” the post stated. “Our volunteers managed to remove the drainage socket from the tiles to make it easier and more comfortable, and then set about removing the plastic from Kiba’s head.”
According to the post, they used special tools “which we use in situations for ring removals, fingers stuck in drains, and now cats stuck in drains.”
The cat, who ended up sporting a wet mohawk after the rescue, seemed grateful for the squad’s hard work and his human certainly was.
“Seriously, thank you again, guys, we wouldn’t have been able to get him out if it wasn’t for your amazing work,” wrote the cat’s human, Chris Threadgate, on Facebook.