Pixie the Persian saved from electrical recliner chair

HAMDEN – A cat is recovering after getting stuck in a recliner at a residence on Vantage Road.

A Persian cat, though not Pixie, whose photo was not available.

On Feb. 6, Hamden Animal Control got a call for help at the home when the tail of Pixie, a Persian cat, became entwined between a motor and a cross bar in the electrical recliner, Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith said. “Another part of the tail was entangled around a threaded rod,” he said.

Hamden assistant Animal Control Officer Mitch Gibbs responded to the call, and was joined by fellow AACO Steven Gimler and North Haven ACO Dave Carney, Smith said.

Gibbs removed the motor from the cross bar, which freed a portion of the tail, Smith said. They then successfully removed the entire rod from the frame of the chair, he said, after which Pixie was rushed to Central Veterinary Hospital for treatment.

“Animal control officers worked frantically for nearly two hours to save the feline,” Smith said. “The Hamden Animal Control division is happy to report that Pixie is recovering.



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