Dec. 12 (UPI) -- An animal rescuer in Britain said he used a popsicle stick covered in butter to rescue a cat trapped in the vent of a clothes dryer.
The RSPCA said animal collection officer Glenn Baird responded to a Worcestershire, England, home where a cat had crawled into a vent and ended up trapped in the piping behind the dryer.
"The curious cat had crawled inside the vent and pipework for the tumble dryer and got jammed in tight!" Baird said. "I couldn't get anything around her in order to pull her free and it was such a small space -- only about 6 inches wide -- that I couldn't get my hand in either."
Baird said he used a popsicle stick to butter up the inside of the pipe.
"I put butter inside the pipe using a lolly stick, removed the vent cover with my hammer and pushed her," he said. "Luckily, she slid right out!"
Baird said the cat was not injured.