Kittens rescued after being born up a tree in Derby

Squirrel the cat had kittens up a tree

Related Stories

Firefighters have rescued three kittens believed to have been born 25ft (7.6m) up a tree in Derby.

The two-week-old kittens were found by the RSPCA up a tree in Littleover on Monday after a call from a member of the public.

The kittens and their mother, named Squirrel by the charity, are now being looked after by fosterers.

A fourth kitten was rescued two weeks earlier after being found at the foot of the tree.

Cats The RSPCA has asked for Squirrel's owner to get in touch

Sarah Burrows, from the charity, said: "I couldn't quite believe it when I got the call to say that a cat and her newborn kittens were up in a tree.

"It didn't quite ring true.

"But when I arrived we could just see mum poking her head out of the nook in the tree, it was quite bizarre.

"She clearly thought this was the best place to keep her kittens safe, but I don't think she had really thought it through as to how she was going to get them down afterwards."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Derby

Weather

Derby

Min. Night 2 °C

Features

  • Firth of Forth bridgeWhat came Firth?

    How the Forth was crossed before the famous bridge


  • Petrol pumpPumping up

    Why are petrol prices rising again?


  • Image of George from Tube CrushTube crush

    How London's male commuters set Chinese hearts racing


  • Elderly manSuicide decline

    The number of old people killing themselves has fallen. Why?


  • TricycleTreasure trove

    The lost property shop stuffed with diamonds, bikes... and a leg


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.