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The Ultimate Cat-Stuck-In-Tree Rescue

The Ultimate Cat-Stuck-In-Tree Rescue

We’ve all faced the sadness of seeing a cat trapped in a tree and sometimes waiting hours or days for it to come down. Often it’s hard to find help and too many people disregard the dire nature of these emergencies saying, “Well, you never see a cat skeleton in a tree do you?”  Yes, indeed, cats do suffer terribly this way as dehydration can lead to irreversible organ failure and a fall from such heights can bring on shattered bones.

Thankfully, there are good people who are willing to go out on a limb, quite literally, for cats in need. Enjoy this video of rescuer Gary Teates who shows tremendous patience and skill in the rescue of one cat who couldn’t wait to come down.

Brought to you by The Great Animal Rescue Chase

 

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6:52AM PDT on May 13, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

5:36AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

Silly cat - and I would have said silly man, too, except that he's an arborist. But cats will come down by themselves when they get hungry enough. They're sybarites, really.
To those who advocate keeping cats indoors - that's cruel and unnecessary. Some cats prefer indoors, some don't. My tiny, beautiful cat went outside whenever she wanted to and lived to the grand old age of 23.
(She also ruled the neighbourhood, and no other cat dared to enter our garden, while she came and went everywhere as she pleased.)

8:05PM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

Thank you Gary ~ You are a true hero.

6:39AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

I know from my own cat that they only get up a tree if somebody or something really scares them.
Thank you Gary Teates!

12:15PM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Awww that brought tears to my eyes

2:35AM PST on Nov 8, 2012

That man must have nerves of steel.

3:40PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

What a wonderful man! Hopefully, she's learned her lesson!

1:26PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

Great rescue Gary Teates! He was so gentle with the kitty.

My cats were going crazy hearing the kitty crying while I was listening to this video!

9:04AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

Great rescue story. Thanks.

4:49AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

wow....great video

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