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A cat stuck in a fireplace was rescued after her owner pleaded for help on Facebook



Last Friday, a woman in the Wells Branch area of Austin, Texas sent out a desperate plea for help on Facebook:

"Please help cat stuck somewhere in fireplace and we cannot see it but can hear it. We're freaking out! Any advice?"
Lindsey Klayman

Lindsey Klayman made the request on the Wells Branch Melting Pot Facebook group. She said they called 911, 311, the fire department, and even a chimney sweep, but that no one could help.

After dozens of comments were made on Lindsay's Facebook post offering advice on how to rescue the cat, neighbor Kathy Muelker enlisted her husband Jack — a "Jack of all trades" — to help.

Jack removed one brick from the fireplace and used a flexible inspection camera to find the trapped kitty cat, named Betty.

They put a towel in the hole to give her something to grab onto, and the kitty was able to squeeze out safely.

Our affiliate KEYE in Austin, Texas contributed to this story.

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