FIREFIGHTERS from Barry have helped rescue a frightened and cold cat after he became stuck between a garage and a wall.

The RSPCA were alerted to the distressed cat who was discovered in a three inch narrow gap in Conybeare Road, Penarth, at 7.30am on Monday, March 9.

RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels attended along with Barry fire station’s red watch team from South Wales Fire & Rescue Service.

Ms Daniels said: “This cat was certainly well and truly stuck and could only move his head.

“I could reach my hands to him, but there was no room to get him out at all.

"You could see he was extremely frightened and cold and we had to act fast.

“The fire service were excellent and with the homeowner’s permission they removed bricks from the garage to release him.

“They had to make quite a bit of noise right by him which did cause him distress as he was shaking.

But once he was out, I immediately scooped him up and took him to the vets for treatment where he has been placed on a heated blanket.

"Hopefully after some rest and TLC he’ll feel a lot better.

“We don’t know how long he had been there, but there is a possibility he could have been there overnight.

“As well as the fire service who were fantastic as usual - I’d also like to thank the homeowners for calling us as well as letting the fire service knock through their garage wall to rescue this poor cat.”

The black and white cat isn't microchipped and the RSPCA is appealing for information to track down an owner.

Ms Daniels said: “We’ve put his details on Pets Located and have put a poster up in the locality.

"There are also posts on Facebook to try and find out where he belongs.

“Anybody with information related to this cat can contact us on 0300 123 8018.

"Hopefully he will be reunited with his owners - who are most probably worried about him if he hasn’t come home - as soon as possible.”