Grovedale firefighters avoided a cat-astrophe on Monday night after they rescued a curious feline from a dishwasher.

Crews were called to the house in Marshall where the cat, Moira, was stuck at the back of the dishwasher after climbing down it to explore.

Moira the Cat, stuck in the dishwasher
Moira the Cat, stuck in the dishwasher

Grovedale 1st Lt James Mullins said while the cat appeared to be in a "bad way" when they first arrived, she was later found to be unharmed.

"We weren't necessarily trained in dishwasher repairs, but after a quick google we managed to dismantle it and free the cat," he said.

"There are always classic firefighter jokes about cats in trees, but this is the first cat-in-dishwasher situation that I've come across."

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Originally published as How fireys saved cat stuck in dishwasher

James Mullins with Moira the cat
James Mullins with Moira the cat
James Mullins, Will Key, Aaron McGlade with Moira the cat
James Mullins, Will Key, Aaron McGlade with Moira the cat

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