One Saturday evening in late 2019, I was informed of a plea for assistance from a lady who had lost her long-haired cat. She had been told by a member of the public there was a cat matching the description of hers literally stuck in a thorn bush near where her cat had gone missing. The lady had rushed down to the location, but unfortunately it was not her cat. However, being a cat lover, she spent time freeing the cat from the bush, but then did not know what to do with it as being a Saturday night, it was after veterinary practice opening hours. She ended up taking it to the after-hours vets who scanned the cat but there was no microchip present to identify an owner. Because it was not deemed to be an emergency the after-hours vets were unable to take the cat in, and the lady had no facility to keep the cat overnight. So, I offered to keep the cat overnight in a spare bedroom, knowing I could then take it to one of the Branch partner veterinary practices the next day, where we could authorise for it be taken into RSPCA care while we tried to reunite the cat with its owner.