Cat-astrophe avoided as Picton firies rescue furry friend

Three Picton firefighters have helped rescue a feline in a sticky situation this morning.

Picton Fire and Rescue NSW (FRSW) was called to a home on Hill Street, Picton, about 8.30am on Wednesday following reports that a cat was stuck on the roof.

Firefighter Matthew Campbell searched the roof, before he heard Kitty the cat meowing for help.

"I found her stuck on the awning on the roof. She was jammed in the lower gutter," he said.

"I worked with our captain William Morris and firefighter Cindy Morris to remove the roof sheet and we were able to free her.

"It took us about half an hour to 45 minutes to rescue the cat."

Mr Campbell said the black and white cat was quickly reunited with her owner.

"The cat was okay but a bit shaken up - she went and hid in a wardrobe," he said.

"I think Kitty was just happy to get out."

It is the second time that Picton FRNSW has rescued a cat this month.

Firefighters were called to the Picton Botanic Gardens on May 5 following reports a cat was stuck up a tree.

Firefighter Charmaine Williams used an extension ladder to climb up the tree and grab the white and grey cat.

The cat's name was unknown and it was not microchipped.

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