Our firefighters have yet again gone above and beyond to save a helpless animal, and this time, it’s a ginger cat named Oyen.
The cat really got itself in trouble when it ended up on a pile of drifted garbage stuck to a bridge pillar near D’island in Taman Putra Perdana Puchong on Tuesday (17 November).
No one was really sure what had happened but as the river water was high and flowing rapidly following a heavy downpour, the firefighters had to act fast to save the wet kitty.
According to the New Straits Times, the Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) received an unusual distress call at around 5:17 pm to save the poor cat.
Photo via Twitter (@CHINNFEI)
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department, assistant director of operations, Hafisham Mohd Noor said that 11 firemen, a fire engine, and an emergency medical rescue services (EMRS) from the Cyberjaya Fire and Rescue Department were deployed to the scene and arrived 16 minutes later.
"As soon as the firemen arrive, they use a rappelling technique and pulley system to bring the cat to safety,” he said.
Oyen and its owner had a tearful reunion after the rescue operation ended at 6:35 pm.
The Klang Valley had experienced heavy rain for about 3 hours starting at 5 pm causing several locations around Kuala Lumpur to experience flash floods and fallen trees.
Among the affected areas were Jalan Hang Lekiu, Jalan Keramat, Taman Sri Rampai and Jalan Segambut, Kuala Lumpur.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat