WAYNE, Pa. (CBS) – As the saying goes, “curiosity killed the cat,” but luckily for a Tredyffrin Township family, police were able to save the family pet.

A Wayne family was lucky that Sgt. Brian Hughes knew just what to do when their cat found itself stuck in the garbage disposal.

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The call came on Saturday and for an hour, Hughes worked to free the animal.

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Armed with a few tools and coconut oil, he managed to disassemble the garbage disposal and free it.

With a tongue-in-cheek reference, Tredyffrin Township Police Department posted on Facebook that the cat is fine.

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“Our new furry friend was uninjured and remains with all 9 lives intact.”