VIDEO: Firefighters in Arizona rescued a cat this week after it got stuck in a cinder block wall — and later learned the animal matched a lost pet pictured on fliers in the area.
The Mesa Fire and Medical Department, located in a city just east of Phoenix, said the incident was reported over the weekend when a resident found the cat trapped in her cinder block wall. "It seems the cat entered the hollow wall at the top and found itself trapped when it crawled down to the base of the wall and got stuck with only its head sticking out of a very small opening," the department wrote. Video shared by the department shows two firefighters in the process of freeing the cat. Using a halligan tool and sledgehammer, the crew had to break a few cinder blocks in the wall to rescue the animal that was in "obvious distress," officials said.