Cat trapped behind Cairo train station wall finally freed after being stuck for over five years - video

The cat survived on scraps of food given to it by a local shop owner

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A cat that got stuck behind a wall in a Cairo train station over five years ago has finally been freed thanks to a picture that was posted onto Facebook, according to the Cairo Post.

Yesterday, a five-hour long rescue operation by animal rights activists and maintenance workers at the Mohamed Naguib metro station in Cairo helped to free Biso the cat after more than half a decade behind the wall.

The feline managed to get stuck as a kitten when it squeezed through a small crack in the brickwork trying to escape from larger cats.

However, after growing in size, one day it found itself too big to get back out and was trapped. Biso lived off scraps of food and water given to it by an elderly man known only as Uncle Abdo, who would visit the station daily to ensure Biso was being fed.

This even included visits during the 2011 revolution, when the city was in chaos and the majority of shops were shut.




When asked why he continued to help the cat, Abdo replied, “I did it for god.”

It was not until a picture of Biso’s tail poking out from behind the wall was posted onto social media that the animal’s situation was brought to the attention of animal rights’ activists in Cairo.

Pull-away.jpgUnder the picture it said that any attempt to break the wall to free the animal would be considered as damage to public property by the authorities.

It was not until animal activists travelled to the station on March 12 to demand that the cat should freed and a report was filed at the Abdeen police station that action was finally taken, and work began to help the cat.

A hole was created, and one of the workers had to climb into it to try and coax the cat out.

Witnesses at the scene said that once out of the hole, Biso quickly ran away before anyone could capture it and there have been no reports of the cat being seen since.