When Cats Got Stuck Up Trees & Pigeons Fell Down Chimneys (Volume 1)

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This books follows the adventures of a young RSPCA officer in the early 1970's, working for the RSPCA London Night Emergency Service, which operated from 1936 until 1983, during which time it was looked upon as the fourth London emergency service coming to the aid of injured and trapped animals throughout Greater London. Whether it was a cat is stuck in a drainpipe in Soho; a dog impaled on railings in St. James's Park; or a dog trapped in an escalator at King's Cross Underground Station their rapid response vehicle was there to help the animals. All the other emergency agencies at the time called upon the expertise of this small specialist unit originally based in Piccadilly as did all Londoners whose animals fell ill at night as they also operated an emergency treatment centre. This book will enthrall you; make you laugh, amaze and inform you and give you an idea of what it is like working at the sharp end of animal rescue. Accompany the author as he rushes across London attending exciting, bizarre and sometimes tragic incidents and meet the quirky and helpful characters who lend him a hand. Experience the rescues first hand often alongside the London Fire Brigade and be humbled by the stoicism of the trapped and injured animals. Pay a nostalgic visit to the places and landmarks of 1970's London which are now long gone or changed beyond recognition. There is something in this book to interest animal lovers of all ages.

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John Brookland has had a lifelong interest in helping animals and has been lucky enough to pursue a career in animal welfare and conservation for over 40 years both in the United Kingdom and around the world. In the UK he worked for the RSPCA in various capacities and also as a manager of the Animal Quarantine Station at Heathrow Airport. Other interesting posts included Chief Inspector of the Bahamas Humane Society in Nassau and stray dog catching in Trinidad and Tobago. He also spent several years researching the wildlife trade which took him all over the world culminating in a campaign to ban or restrict the capture of animals for the pet trade. He is now semi-retired and tries to spend as much time as he can travelling to exotic places with his partner Debbie to view and enjoy wildlife experiences. When not travelling he is based in Essex, England and has started to write about his many experiences helping animals.

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