CHICAGO — Curiosity didn't kill this cat — thanks to the Chicago Fire Department.
On Sunday, a cat got its head stuck under a metal shed in the South Chicago neighborhood, leaving the rest of its body exposed on the nearby sidewalk.
A person who spotted the unlucky cat walked to a nearby firehouse and told them of the animal in desperate need of their help.
Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the cat might have been chasing another animal that ran under the shed.
"I always tell people that the firehouse is a neighborhood house. You walk in when you got a problem, walk out, and there's always ladies and guys there to help out," Langford said.
About six firefighters were at the scene trying out different methods to set the cat free.
At first, firefighters tried to play with the cat and persuade it to come out. When that didn't work, they resorted to tools; chopping up concrete to make space for the cat to come out and bringing in a pry tool that ultimately worked.
"The cat didn't waste any time and took off running around the corner," Langford said.