Family climbs on post office roof to rescue Coco the cat

The Turner family from Somerset were staying in Worthing when they rescued the cat
The Turner family from Somerset were staying in Worthing when they rescued the cat
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A BRAVE family scaled a post office roof to rescue a stranded cat on New Year’s Eve.

Simon and Liz Turner, and their children, Georgia and Jack, were returning to Simon’s parents’ house in Salvington when they noticed the cat atop the post office in George V Avenue.

The family, from Yatton, in Somerset, had stopped to use a cash point and heard the cat meowing, while a small group of people looked on.

Initially, Simon said he did not think much of it and the family continued on to Uncle Sam’s in Strand Parade, Goring, for a bite to eat. While there, Simon saw an advert for the Findon-based PAWS Animal Sanctuary in a magazine, prompting him to return to the stranded feline.

Georgia, 14, was the first to act, shimmying up a lamp- post to reach the roof of the post office, before she was joined by her dad.

Simon, 46, said: “Most cats just get down of their own accord but this cat sounded distressed.

“The cat was scared out of its wits, backed into a corner and looked like it was going to leap. The drop was about 20 feet.”

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, Thursday, January 8.