Four adorable kittens sparked a rescue operation after getting stuck in a gap next to a wall.
The quartet’s desperate mews were heard at Liswerry Drive, Llanyrafon, Cwmbran, on Friday – and their mother nowhere to be seen.
A member of the public then alerted Cats Protection’s Gwent Branch – who went to the aid of the three week old kittens and were faced with a dilemma of how to save them.
Volunteer Glynis Davies said: “They were trapped in a very small space – it was about just six inches wide at one end and 12 inches at the other.”
However, the solution came from an unlikely source – a child’s toy fishing net.
Glynis added: “We decided the only way we could rescue the kittens was to ‘fish’ them out.
“At first we couldn’t get to them because the wall was about 7ft high, but we taped the nets to a room handle.
“We were then able to reach down and wiggle the nets around, then carefully scoop the kittens back over the wall to safety.
“It was very tricky, but it just shows what you can achieve with teamwork and determination.”
It is not known how the kittens came to be trapped, but they will now be hand-reared by Cats Protection volunteers.
And following the fishing expedition, the four kittens have been given suitable names – Nemo, Marlin, Dory and Deb, characters from the hit Disney Pixar film Finding Nemo.
Glynis said the group have not yet been able to find why the kittens were trapped, but they are making enquiries to find their owner as well as their mother.
In the meantime, they will be hand-reared by Cats Protection’s Gwent Branch.
Anyone with information on the kittens can visit their Facebook page .