Curious Singapore cat's life hangs in the balance

Curious Singapore cat's life hangs in the balance

Hang in there, kitty.

It was a close shave for one kitty in Singapore, who had to be rescued from a tiny ledge of a high-rise apartment building.

The SPCA received a call from a member of the public who spotted the feline in its precarious predicament on the 12th storey.

That launched a response that saw an SPCA rescue officer approaching the unnamed kitten from the top, while local police waited below with an open blanket - just in case.  

The rescue officer used a specialised pole to try and rope the cat around the neck and bring it back to safety. 

After some initial reluctance and trial and error, the video posted by the SPCA shows officer Yao Huang managing to bring the kitten inside where it is reunited with its owner.

But not before a quick lesson in making their apartment more cat-friendly by putting mesh over windows and gate to prevent the kitten from leaving the premises or falling out the window.

The SPCA is using the kitten's caper to remind pet owners to keep their pets safe, particularly in high-rise buildings.

"Cats and kittens are curious animals and they risk falling out of an open window by simple acts such as chasing a bird that was flying past."