Cairo Cat rescued after spending Five years stuck behind a wall

Cairo Cat rescued after spending Five years stuck behind a wall

CAIRO: After an estimated five years of “entrapment” behind a wall in a Cairo Metro station, a cat was saved from its “tomb” and brought into the daylight, thanks to an elderly man who fed it every day all those years and a group of women who pressured to set it free.

The cat called ‘Biso’ was apparently unable to extract itself from the cavity – which was in the Mohamed Naguib metro train station in Cairo, Egypt – and remained there for five years.

Biso, who got stuck in 2010, is said to have survived the prolonged entrapment because an elderly man called Uncle Abdo fed him scraps of food each day as well as giving him water.

Uncle Abdo said the cat had used the hole as a hiding place from bigger cats as a kitten – when he had also fed it – and it must have eventually grown too big to come out again.

A rescue attempt had been made several years earlier but the cat was too shy and ran off further into the gap behind the wall.

It was only when a group of women got involved and put pressure on the Help and Rescue Homeless Animals charity that the cat saw daylight for the first time.

Mounira Shehata, an animal rights activist who participated in the rescue, told The Cairo Post:

When we removed the wall, a heinous smell emerged from the dark hole, which was 15 centimetres wide and four metres long. It was like a tomb. There were black worms along four metres of the edge, where Uncle Abdo was able to put in food for Biso.

The cat is now free.