Egypt: Train station cat finally freed after 5 years behind a wall

Egypt: Train station cat finally freed after 5 years behind a wall

A cat who had been stuck in a wall at a Cairo train station for five years has been freed at last.

Biso had squeezed into the hole in the wall at the Mohamed Naguib metro station as a kitten in 2010 – but then soon became to big to escape.

He survived thanks to an elderly man named Uncle Abdo, who gave the trapped cat water and fed him scraps of food every day. …

Animal rights activist Mounira Shehata told the newspaper the smell when the wall was removed was ‘heinous’.

She said: ‘It was like a tomb. There were black worms along four meters of the edge, where Uncle Abdo was able to put in food for Biso. …

Uncle Abdo even visited the station to feed Biso during the revolution in Egypt in 2011, when most stores, including his own, were closed. …

[T]he rescue mission took more than five hours.

The terrified cat only emerged from the hole after one worker, named Amr, went inside to bring him out.

Sadly, Biso then quickly ran away before anyone was able to catch him. Uncle Abdo is still looking for him inside the station.

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