Picton firefighters to the rescue to help furry friend

Picton firefighter Charmaine Williams rescued this cat, name unknown from a tree in the Picton Botanic Gardens on Sunday night. Picture: Picton FRNSW

Picton firefighter Charmaine Williams rescued this cat, name unknown from a tree in the Picton Botanic Gardens on Sunday night. Picture: Picton FRNSW

Picton Fire and Rescue NSW has appealed for public assistance after firefighters rescued a cat stuck up a tree on Sunday night.

Firefighters were called to the Picton Botanic Gardens on Regreme Street about 7.30pm on Sunday, May 5.

Acting deputy captain Chris Taylor said he believed the cat had been stuck in the tree for more than 24 hours.

Mr Taylor said firefighter Charmaine Williams used an extension ladder to climb up the tree and grab the white and grey cat.

He said the cat, name unknown, was not microchipped.

"It is now living at a firefighter's home while we try and find the owner," Mr Taylor said.

"Anyone who knows the owner should call our station on 4677 1336."

Macarthur's firefighters have been kept busy with a number of animal rescues across the region over the past week.

Three Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) were called out to three rescue incidents in the space of just five days.

The first incident occurred last Wednesday when Camden FRNSW members saved a cat that was stuck up a Narellan Vale tree.

Firefighters were called to an Amy Place home about 3.30pm after a feline got itself into trouble.

Camden FRNSW station commander Joel Kursawe said the black and white cat, name unknown, was stuck up a 10-metre tree which had "flimsy" branches.

"The cat didn't belong to the property's resident, but they had seen it stuck up there for two days," he said.

Mr Kursawe said firies used a garden hose to give the cat a "light spray" of water to coax it down the tree.

"We then released the cat and presumably it went down the street to its home."

Mr Kursawe said FRNSW members undertook a "diverse" range of tasks, including saving animals.

"I wouldn't say we rescue animals frequently, but it happens more than people think," he said.

HAPPY DAYS: Camden firefighter Jack Elvidge makes a new friend after rescuing this cat from a Narellan Vale tree last Wednesday. Picture: Camden FRNSW

HAPPY DAYS: Camden firefighter Jack Elvidge makes a new friend after rescuing this cat from a Narellan Vale tree last Wednesday. Picture: Camden FRNSW

An Orangeville bull is in good spirits after it was also rescued from a dam last Thursday.

Narellan and Liverpool firefighting crews arrived at a Bobs Range Road property about 10.20am and found the bovine, named Brian, stuck in a dam full of water.

It took Fire and Rescue NSW firies close to two hours to rescue Brian.

A FRNSW spokeswoman said firefighters were supported by a specialist technical rescue team.

"We are happy to report that Brian is doing well and he has been described as a friendly bull," she said.

HELPED NEEDED: Brian the bull became stuck in a dam full of water at an Orangeville property on Thursday. Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW

HELPED NEEDED: Brian the bull became stuck in a dam full of water at an Orangeville property on Thursday. Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW