WEST LONDON – A cat that was successfully rescued from the blaze in West London is now being hailed as a hero and has been dubbed the ‘Grenfell Tower cat’.
Paucho, who is a grey-and-white pedigree, is currently being looked after in a nearby church.
It is believed the kitty was somehow separated from his owners.
The #GrenfellFire cat, Pancho was rescued from a nearby flat & is being looked after at St Clement’s Church @5_News #Grenfelltower pic.twitter.com/is9MxIoyTp
— Minnie Stephenson (@MinnieStephC4) June 14, 2017
Esther Watts, who is 50, stated to The Guardian that she was was at her home in an adjacent block of flats, Hurstway Walk, when she was woken in the early hours by her dog who was barking loudly and someone banging on her door.
When she opened up the door, there was a policeman saying: “Get out now, go now, there’s a fire.”
She collected her dog and sent her 12-year-old son ahead of her as she quickly got dressed.
She was forced to leave her three cats behind and it is not yet clear if they survived
She concluded: “I hope they’re still there”.