VETS for Compassion, a not-for-profit organisation of vets and assistants, spent more than a week trying catch a skinny and wheezy ginger cat hanging around a factory at Hastings.
After many attempts, the crew was finally able to capture the scared and hungry cat, which was treated by the vets and is now in care with Forever Friends Animal Rescue until it is ready for adoption.
The animal, which was suffering from a respiratory illness, had been hiding under machinery, coming out from time to time at workers – almost asking for help.
Vets for Compassion is a registered charity that has skilled volunteers working on the ground to improve animal welfare for all species.
The team provides emergency response for all animals in Victoria and New South Wales during natural disasters including bushfires, floods and disease outbreak.
The group is also working with Mornington Peninsula volunteers to plan the safe release of the trapped kangaroos at Cape Schanck.
To donate to Vets for Compassion, an incorporated charity, go to vetsforcompassion.org