Cat rescued after getting caught in barbed wire

A PET cat was rescued by firefighters after getting caught in barbed wire.

The unfortunate feline got trapped in the wire on top of a fence in Runciman Road, Hartlepool.

A crew from the town’s Stranton Station cut the animal free after being called by its owner.

The cat was taken to a veterinary surgery for attention after the incident at around 9.30am on Wednesday.