Rescuing Cat in Tree is Serious


BJ Bangs is an established journalist, photographer, and an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including writing about them.

8 Responses

  1. Summer says:

    What a scary experience for both you and your kitty! I’m so glad it worked out in the end.

    • BJ says:

      We’re glad it worked out. Indeed it was scary. Wished I’d known about the tree climber. It would have save some gray hairs from me and Pink Collar.

  2. Mary McNeil says:

    I talked a young cat of mine out of a VERY tall pine tree (about 40 feet up) with a can of tuna and lots of patience. But it took hours, the tree was in the front yard and there were lots of branches. Whenmy Mom was in the hospital, our cat git out and climbed up on the roof. I had a long enough ladder – and another can of tuna – but it took more than an hour as darkness settled in and the cat exploredd both sides of the roof.
    Most recently, I took in a cat that a woman walking her dog had heard yelling 80 feet up a tree.Like you, she called everybody, including the SPCA, and no one could help. That made her mad, so she called the local paper. I read the story and offered to come over and try to help her (and bring tuna). By then the cat had been up there 3 days, including in a near-blizzard the previous day. But before I got there a tree climber showed up and got the cat down. The woman couldn’t keep it because of allergies soI whisked her off to my vet and we waited to see if an owner showed up. She wasn’t chipped,and no one claim her, so she became mine – lost half an ear to frostbite and had PTSD, so she can be a handful to deal with, but Peaches has been inside since 2013. Bless those tree guys !

  3. Ellen Pilch says:

    I am glad Pink Collar was rescued, that is scary.

    • BJ says:

      It’s a story that needs to be share because it’s not all that uncommon, but it’s amazing how few people know what to do.

  4. How scary! I’m glad you got Pink Collar back to you safely. One of our indoor cats broke out of a screen last year to roam the wild. He’s still alive, but I’m scared for him every day. The last time we had this happen, it was a year and a half before the cat came back to us. I’m just hoping he comes back, hopefully soon.

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