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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C
Mounira Shehata via Facebook
# I want to break free
Cat freed after spending five years trapped behind wall at railway station
He was kept alive because an elderly man fed him scraps every day.

A CAT CALLED Biso has been freed after spending five years trapped behind a wall at a railway station in Cairo, Egypt.

It’s understood that the cat crawled into a hole in the metro station when he was a kitten but grew too big to get out.

He was kept alive by an elderly man, Uncle Abdo, who fed him and gave him water everyday.

The Cairo Post reports that he is the owner of a glasses shop right outside the station.

11051209_662324977246988_588014647_n Mounira Shehata Uncle Abdo with the top of a plastic bottle he used to give water to Biso. Mounira Shehata

Under Egyptian law the wall couldn’t come down as it would be considered damage to public property.

However, a Facebook campaign put pressure on when a photo of Biso trapped behind the wall was shared on the social media pages of some animal rights groups.

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Mounira Shehata, an animal rights activist who participated in the rescue, told the Cairo Post, “When we removed the wall, a heinous smell emerged from the dark hole, which was 15-centimeter wide and four-meter long.

It was like a tomb. There were black worms along four meters of the edge, where Uncle Abdo was able to put in food for Biso.

The rescue mission took over five hours and Biso ran away before he could be caught and brought to a vet.


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