Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cat Freed from Edmonton Sinkhole, Other Feline Believed to Have Escaped

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cat Freed from Edmonton Sinkhole, Other Feline Believed to Have Escaped

Article excerpt

One of two cats stuck in sinkhole freed

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EDMONTON - A homeowner who has been on watch since discovering two cats trapped in a sinkhole on her property says at least one is free after 12 days.

Rebecca Hung of Edmonton says a grey cat was enticed into a cage with treats Tuesday morning, pulled to the surface and taken to the city's Animal Care and Control Centre.

She says the male cat is microchipped and she hopes it can be returned to its owner.

Hung, who has been lowering cameras into the hole to keep an eye on the animals, says there is no sign of the other cat.

She says she believes the black-and-white feline was able to make it out on its own.

Hung discovered the sinkhole beside the foundation of her house in mid-April when she returned from a vacation that lasted several weeks.

When she looked in, she saw a pair of cat eyes looking back up at her. …

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