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Cat rescued after being stuck in a tree for a week

A cat in Chattaroy is safe and sound with her owner after being stuck 60 feet above ground for six days. 

A KXLY viewer, Christina Poor, emailed us asking for help to get her neighbor's cat down from a pine tree in the Riverside Village Mobile Home Park. The cat had been up in the branches for almost a week and was so high that residents couldn't reach her. 

The owner had contacted the local fire station, but learned that despite what we see on T.V. fireman don't actually rescue cats from sticky situations. She then called arborists around the area, but couldn't afford the fee to save her pet. 

SCRAPS was able to contact the Pacific Northwest Animal Welfare Project. The group helps cover the costs of veterinary care, foster homes and transportation of local rescued animals and operates only on donations. PNW Animal Welfare Project paid for an arborist to bring the cat down safely. 

What can you do if your cat get stuck?

  • Don't call the fire department, they will not be able to help you. Instead contact an arborist who has a trained climber that get to the highest parts of trees safely. 
  • Make sure there isn't another animal keeping your cat from coming down on their own. If something has spooked your cat it will keep them high in the branches longer
  • Need more help? Cat in a Tree Emergency Rescue has a directory that can help find someone in your area who is trained to rescue your kitten from peril. 

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