In a miraculous rescue, K-Electric teamed up with Edhi and Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) to rescue a cat that had been stuck in a 110 feet deep well for nearly a year in Kathore on Thursday.
“I am happy and relieved that the cat is safe,” said Saad Awais, the man whose family owns the land on which the well is situated, while speaking to Express Tribune.
Awais had noticed the cat a few months ago and tried everything to help bring the cat out, but in vain. Not losing hope, he had then taken recourse to social media and posted about the cat on the Facebook group Question Updates, appealing to people to help him rescue the cat.
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Meanwhile, he had kept the cat alive by asking his employees to keep sending food to it down in a basket. According to him, the well, which is 50-60 years old, was mostly dry with very little water.
For the past couple of weeks, he had been in contact with Edhi and PAWS to figure out a way to get the cat out. In the end, K-Electric joined the rescue effort, lending their crane and officials to the effort which successfully culminated today.
“I’m grateful to everyone who helped rescue the cat,” Awais said, adding that he was especially thankful to people who showed an overwhelming response to the cat's predicament on social media.
“The cat is in good health. It is not injured but it is pretty scared,” Talha Ahmed, media manager PAWS told Express Tribune. The cat is currently being taken to the vet. The organisation will later decide whether to keep it in a shelter or put it up for adoption.
"Stuck inside a 110 feet deep well for a year. Thanks Paws Pakistan, Edhi and K- Electric," Head of Digital Media at K-Electric tweeted, confirming the rescue.
The power company's personnel Sikander Baloch was lowered into the bottom of the well with the help of a crane.
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