Fire crews called to the former gas works building in Ramsgate tonight (May 24) were looking for an injured cat.
Two fire vehicles and a police car were at the site in Boundary Road after a report at 5.30pm of a cat, possibly injured, having fallen approximately 10 feet into a disused open basement.
Firefighters made efforts to find and secure the animal using a thermal imaging camera but were unfortunately unsuccessful.
They left the scene at 6.40pm, although one crew had to return at around 8pm to pick up some equipment that had been inadvertently left at the scene.
A Kent Police spokesman said: “At about 5.30pm officers on patrol in Ramsgate were made aware by a member of the public that a cat had possibly become trapped in a building in Boundary Road.
“The matter was passed to Kent Fire and Rescue Service and RSPCA.”