BALLARAT’S favourite tree-climbing kitten Fireman Sam has a new home, just weeks after he was rescued from 10m above Victoria Park.
Six-month-old Sam has taken up residence in the Sebastopol home of Hayley Chapman and her daughter Llewellyn, after being chosen by the family from the Ballarat RSPCA shelter.
The black and white moggy is busy enjoying his new digs after a public campaign to find his original owners or a new family to love.
“I didn’t see him in the paper but went into the RSPCA and saw him and knew he was the one for us,” Ms Chapman said.
“He was the smallest and cutest kitten there and he is so cuddly and loves playing. It is really nice coming home to Sam waiting for us here.”
Ms Chapman thanked RSPCA animal officers and Ballarat City Fire Brigade firefighters who cared for the intrepid kitten and promised to give him a great home for many years to come.
Along with Llewellyn, 3, Ms Chapman is getting ready to teach Sam to keep his four paws on the ground.
“Sam has already found a few warm spots in the living room to relax so I think he is going to enjoy himself a lot living here,” she said.