A CAT has been rescued from a pontoon in the port of Palma after spending four days out at sea.
The Port Police in Palma and the Wildlife Management Service spent several days trying to rescue the black cat which was spotted by a passer by who raised the alarm to authorities.
The rescue was complex, as when boats approached the pontoon, the cat became frightened and hid. Agents then decided an alternative plan, placing food and water inside a cage on the barge, where the cat was observed by cameras back at the control centre. Finally, the cat entered inside and was taken back safely to the dock, with all those involved going out of their way to save the animal.
An officer is handling the paperwork with a veterinarian, where it is hoped that she will be adopted. In honour of the woman who saw her on the pontoon, the cat has been named Stella. How the animal ended up in such a position will remain a mystery.