Firefighters called to help trap suspected rabid cat

A firefighter securing the cat in a cage.

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By Nancy Nais

KUCHING, June 26: Firefighters were deployed to a housing estate here to catch a suspected rabid cat, today.

Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operation centre (PGO) received the emergency call from a house owner at 6.54pm, seeking their help to catch an aggressive cat at the Stampin resettlement area in Stutong.

According to PGO, when firefighters from Padungan fire station arrived at the scene, they found a cat acting aggressively towards them.

After the cat was successfully caught and placed in a cage, PGO contacted the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) to seek advice on the next course of action.

They were told to place the caged cat outside the house, and that officers from local council will pick it up tomorrow.

Operations ended at 7.50pm, after firefighters briefed the house owner. — DayakDaily