A LUCKY Gornal cat used up one of his nine lives when he had to be rescued by firefighters after getting "well and truly stuck."

Sox was left suffering from hypothermia after spending the night stuck in a tiny gap between two walls right opposite his home on Grosvenor Road on Friday January 5.

Dudley News: Sox was stuck between a house and a wall Sox was stuck between a house and a wall (Image: Handout)

The 13-year-old moggie was in a critical condition after he was pulled from the tiny space by firefighters from Dudley and a technical unit from Wednesbury and had to be rushed to Blacks Vets for lifesaving treatment.

Firefighters arrived within minutes to help the stricken kitty after his frantic owner Michelle Bateman called them at 7.55am. 

The 53-year-old went out searching for Sox after he failed to return home as usual after his tea the previous evening.

She looked on a neighbour's CCTV which showed him going in the direction of the home opposite.

After going over to call him she heard a faint miaow.

Dudley News: Sox, 13, has never been in trouble before Sox, 13, has never been in trouble before (Image: Handout)

Michelle, who works in finance, said: "He was well and truly wedged, as soon as I saw him I knew there was no way I could get him out - I was in hysterics knowing he was alive, but I couldn't help him."

"The firefighters were here within five minutes - they were amazing with Sox - they removed the coping stones and levered him up until they could reach him.

"They were totally amazing, I cannot thank them enough."

Dudley News:

A spokesperson for West Midlands Fire Service said: "We responded to Grosvenor Road, Lower Gornal, where a cat had been found trapped between a low wall and a house.

"Two fire engines attended, one from Dudley and one from Wednesbury, one of our technical rescue stations. The first arrived in under three minutes.

"We successfully freed the animal by removing a section of the wall.

"The cat was taken to the vet by its owner and we left the scene at 9.14am."

Dudley News: Sox is recovering at home after his ordeal Sox is recovering at home after his ordeal (Image: Handout)

Michelle, who lives with her partner Darren Poole, has three other cats.

She said: "Blacks Vets were amazing - I called them on the way and as soon as I got there they carried him off and started treatment. I want to thank everyone who helped him.

"It's the first time Sox has ever got into any trouble.

"I'm hoping he will be happy staying in for a while now!"