Fire rescue feline named cat of the year
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Tink the fire rescue feline from Shrewsbury is named cat of the year

A fast acting feline who alerted her owners to a house fire has been named Cat of the Year by an animal charity.

Tink jumped on top of Claire Hopkinson who was alseep in bed when an electrical fault sparked a fire at a neighbouring property in Shrewsbury.

The family managed to get out of the house safely but Tink was overcome by the smoke and had to be revived by firefighters using a tiny oxygen mask.

"Without Tink we wouldn't be here today," said Mrs Hopkinson.

  • 04 Aug 2016