Kitty Catcalls His Way Into UK Lingerie Shop…Straight From The Ceiling

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on January 21, 2016

Tanya Williams, the owner of Provocative Pleasures in Swindon, UK, thought she was going doggone delirious–or rather, cat-lady crazy–when she heard meowing overhead in her bodacious boutique. However, her various searches of the store turned up with no culprit. But she knew she was hearing something, but just couldn’t put her finger on what it was.

Then one day, the noises grew louder… and they couldn’t be ignored.

“On Saturday I heard this incredibly loud, distressed sounding wailing coming from the ceiling. But never in a million years did I think a cat was in the ceiling,” says Williams in an article by SWNS.

…Talk about a cat-call.

Tanya Williams with the hole in the ceiling of her lingerie shop where she rescued a cat which got stuck in her roof. See SWNS story SWPEEP; A cat whose curiosity got the better of it was cut free from the roof of a lingerie shop after the owner heard mysterious wails coming from the ceiling. Cedric the tabby cat became trapped in the roof of Provocative Pleasures in Swindon last week. Shop owner Tanya Williams sprung to action armed with a pair of scissors and cut through the plaster of the ceiling to rescue the peeping tom. The mystery meowing had plagued Tanya for days before she finally realised the feline noises came from above.
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She then explains how she freed the feline. “I took a pair of scissors and just thought I’d have a look…We had to pull him out of the ceiling head first – it was like giving birth to a cat.”

And as it were, the cat was incredibly grateful to his new mom. “He fell onto my shoulders and I have never had a cat cuddle me that much before, he kept nuzzling me. We had an instant connection and he just seemed so relieved to be out of there,” says Williams in the aforementioned article.

Cedric the cat was trapped in the roof of lingerie shop Provocat
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The cat, named Cedric, is a two-year-old tabby who looked thin and malnourished. Williams took him straight to the vet where he was given an IV and has since made a full recovery.

It was imperative to Williams to seek out the frisky kitty’s owners and see if they were missing him. “I fell in love with Cedric as soon as I saw him and would have happily cat-napped him, but it was really important to me to find the owner,” she tells SWNS.

Although she located his former family, it seemed that Cedric was in need of a new mom as well as a rescuer. “Now it turns out they didn’t want him and I’m so excited to bring him home where he’ll be joining my other cat Arthur,” she says in the article.

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