Emergency responders located a missing elderly woman after her pet cat gave away her location at a dangerous ravine on Aug. 14.
Rescue workers responded to Piran’s “quite persistent” meowing at a large field in north Cornwall, about 230 miles southwest of London.
When Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the scene they found the woman trapped down a 70 foot embankment.
“Officers from Bodmin were tasked to conduct a search for a missing 83 year-old female,” Bodmin Police said on Facebook. “The female was located by a member of the public who had spotted the female’s cat, meowing in the corner of a large maize field near to her home address.”
They winched her out of the “difficult” and “uneven” terrain on a stretcher. She was then transported to a nearby hospital emergency room.
“The female was hoisted back up to the field on a stretcher via line rescue,” police said. “She was then taken to hospital via the Air Ambulance in a stable condition.”
Rescuers and a neighbor commended the feline for playing a crucial role in helping rescuers quickly find her owner.
“Piran the cat saved the day!” police said.
Authorities confirmed the patient is happy and cheerful after the ordeal.
“Whilst the lady concerned is still currently receiving care, she is in good spirits and is being well looked after,” police said. “We have also managed to obtain a photo of the hero himself.”
Piran’s bravery has already attracted a lot of attention on social media.
“What a brilliant little cat you are Piran, we are all very proud of you for looking out for your mommy–well done,” one Facebook user commented.
“Well done Piran, lots of [cat] treats should be coming your way,” another user commented.
“Well done to all [the] rescue teams involved and [I am] happy to hear the lady is doing okay, and a big well done to the cat for saving the day,” a third user added.
This afternoon Officers from Bodmin were tasked to conduct a search for a missing 83 year old female.— Bodmin Police (@BodminPolice) August 14, 2021
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