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Cat in Cairo for Five Years: Feline Trapped Behind Wall Is Finally Free

By    |   Monday, 06 Apr 2015 11:47 AM

A cat that was trapped behind a wall in a Cairo metro station for five years is free now thanks to a group of women who brought attention to the feline with a Facebook campaign.

Biso the cat was first spotted at the Mohamed Naguib Metro station in 2010 when he was just a kitten. He squeezed through a hole in a wall to hide from other animals and spent the next five years there after he grew too big to get out, the Cairo Post reported.

An elderly man known as Uncle Abdo facilitated Biso's rescue last month when the wall was finally removed. The man, who owns a glasses shop outside of the metro station, fed the cat all these years through the small hole.

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

It was Shehata that got the ball rolling last month to free Biso after learning of the cat's story on Facebook, according to The Independent.

Witnesses at the scene said that once out of the hole, Biso quickly ran away before anyone could capture him. He has not been seen since, The Independent noted.

Biso's story warmed the hearts of many people on social media.








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