Animal rescue officers in Singapore successfully rescued a kitten that had crawled onto a the narrow ledge of a 12-story building.

Officers were called to the scene Monday after the cat apparently slipped out an open window. Using a pole with a snare on the end, the officers had to make several attempts before they were able to snatch the cat and bring it to safety.

Police officers already at the scene remained on the ground with an open blanket ready to catch the kitten if it fell.

Singapore's chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is using the video of the rescue as a caution to apartment dwellers with pets to keep their windows closed.

The group says cats and kitten, even dogs often risk falling out of open windows by simple acts, such as chasing birds that are flying past.