By John Howard on 28/07/2015

Curiosity killed the cat according to the old saying but not in the case of one lucky Bengal cat from North Wales thanks to Drain Doctor, the UK’s premier combined plumbing and drain repair company.

Cheeta, the curious rescue moggy, had gone exploring in its new home and got itself trapped under the floorboards of the Levy family home in Llangollen, Wales.

The team at the Chester Drain Doctor, which covers Chester, North Wales and the Wirral, received a call via the national call centre about the trapped cat. Franchise co-owner Clive Tucker immediately dispatched technician Lee Hampshire to investigate.

Lee arrived at the home of Elizabeth Levy to find the distraught mum and her kids searching for the lost cat. He was able to locate the cat using CCTV camera equipment usually used for identifying blockages in drains.

Lee said: “Once I had located the cat with the camera I removed a few floorboards and was able to rescue poor Cheeta”

Mrs Levy and her children were delighted to be reunited with their pampered pet. Mrs Levy said: “When Cheeta went exploring and got stuck under the floorboards the kids and I were very upset that he/she might not be able to get out and be stuck under the floor forever.

“We weren’t sure that a plumbing company would be able to help but I knew that they used CCTV for drain repair investigations and thought that this could work in the search for Cheeta.

“The kids are delighted that Cheeta is safe and we are really pleased with Lee’s expert help in getting him/her out from under the floorboards, so a big thankyou is due to him and the rest of the Drain Doctor team for their help.”

This is not the only pet rescue that Drain Doctor has been involved in this year. Recently the team in Gloucester were able to help rescue an inquisitive terrier from a hole in the ground using similar CCTV equipment.