LTA enforcement officer wins plaudits for cat rescue in Little India

The LTA enforcement officer used a stepladder to rescue the cat from a tree.
The LTA enforcement officer used a stepladder to rescue the cat from a tree.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE VIDEO

SINGAPORE - A Land Transport Authority (LTA) enforcement officer has been praised for his "movie-esque" rescue of a cat from a tree in Little India.

The Cat Welfare Society, in a Facebook post on Tuesday (Nov 1) afternoon, shared a video of the rescue, which has since garnered over 1,600 likes and 18,000 views.

The 20-second clip shows the officer using a stepladder to execute the rescue, which occurred last Wednesday morning.

"I was touched by how patient and calm he was towards the stressed cat, and I think it's commendable that he went above and beyond his job scope to rescue an animal that needed his assistance! #FaithInHumanityRestored, for sure!" said the person who witnessed the accident.

The officer was said to have borrowed the ladder from a nearby provision shop.

He was later identified by Facebook user Iswardy Ishkandar as Mr Nursubhi Achis.

It was also revealed that Mr Nursubhi has a penchant for lending a helping hand - he was also lauded, along with his fellow officers, by a motorist last month for helping to shift his car in a carpark.