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Cat Stuck On Viaduct Rescued After 2-Day Mission By Firefighters (VIDEO)

11/24/2013 09:21 am ET

A curious cat was stuck atop a Manchester, U.K. viaduct, blissfully unaware that firefighters were trying to save him for two days.

The black-and-white kitty was finally snared by a humane trap Thursday night, Manchester Evening News reports. Officials named him Lucky and are seeking a new home.

Lucky was first spotted on a ledge, 90 feet above a railway in Stockport on Wednesday afternoon. Kishore Kapoor, 55, who works at a cabinet making shop under the viaduct, saw Lucky and alerted the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, according to the Daily Mail.

At the time, Kapoor was worried about the little guy's safety.

"There is no way it can get down, if it jumps it will be splattered," he told the site.

Using a cherry picker and plenty of patience, firefighters set up a trap on the viaduct, and Lucky finally took the bait. The Daily Mail posted video of the paw-some rescue operation (above).

The kitteh wasn't injured -- but he is semi-homeless. RSPCA inspector Heather Morris is appealing for the owner to come forward and claim Lucky, according to The Mirror.

It's not known how Lucky got up there in the first place.

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