Curiosity killed the cat, according to the old saying, but not in the case of one lucky Bengal feline which has a Chester company to thank for not losing one of its nine lives.
Cheeta, the curious rescue moggy, had gone exploring in its new home and got itself trapped under the floorboards of the Levy family home in Llangollen.
The team at Chester Drain Doctor received a call about the trapped cat and franchise co-owner Clive Tucker immediately sent technician Lee Hampshire to investigate.
Lee arrived at the home of Elizabeth Levy to find the distraught mum and her kids searching for the lost cat. He was able to locate the creature using CCTV camera equipment usually used for identifying blockages in drains.
Lee said: “Once I had located the cat with the camera I removed a few floorboards and was able to rescue poor Cheeta.”
Mrs Levy and her children were delighted to be reunited with their pampered pet. Mrs Levy said: “When our cat went exploring and got stuck under the floorboards the kids and I were very upset that Cheeta might not be able to get out and be stuck under the floor forever.
“We weren’t sure that a plumbing company would be able to help but I knew that they used CCTV for drain repair investigations and thought this could work in the search for Cheeta.
“The kids are delighted that our cat is safe and we are really pleased with Lee’s expert help in getting Cheeta out from under the floorboards, so a big thank you is due to him and the rest of the Drain Doctor team for their help.”