Watch animal rescuers free a cat from the wall of a Dorchester church


Rescuers busted through the wall of a Dorchester church on Thursday to free a very vocal cat trapped inside. And it was all captured on video.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston posted the video. In it, a rescuer removed the baseboard of the wall using a hammer. The cat meowed as the work began. When the rescuer poked a hole in the wall, the cat immediately pushed her paw through and tapped it around on the floor. Once the hole was big enough, the rescuer reached his hand inside and told bystanders the cat was rubbing against it.

Then the cat’s face appeared in the opening. She tentatively poked her head through. On the second attempt, she pushed her entire body through and emerged with an enthusiastic “Meow.”


“She was thrilled to meet us,” wrote rescuers.

The ARL’s Animal Rescue Services Team comes to the aid of injured or distressed domestic and wildlife animals throughout Massachusetts. Call 1-617-426-9170 to report an animal in need of rescue.