Fire crew rescues cat with head trapped under metal door

By Ben Hooper
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Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A Chicago fire crew responded to a neighborhood shed where they used various tools to free a cat with its head caught under a metal door.

Elilda and Jose Martinez Bello walked to their neighborhood fire station in South Chicago when they spotted the cat trapped in the door to a nearby shed on Sunday.


Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the cat likely ended up in the situation by chasing a smaller animal that ran under the door.

"I always tell people that the firehouse is a neighborhood house. You walk in when you got a problem, walk out, and there's always ladies and guys there to help out," Langford told DNAInfo.

Jose Martinez Bello filmed as the firefighters chopped up the concrete under the cat and used a pry tool to raise the door.

"It took about 20-25 minutes to get the cat out of the door," Elilda Bello told Inside Edition. "We always felt that the cat could be saved."

Langford said the feline did not appear to be injured.


"The cat didn't waste any time and took off running around the corner," Langford said.

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