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Human Rescuing Cat Requires Their Own Rescue

Furiends, it is not a surprise when a feline gets stuck in a tree. We felines are very good at climbing up trees. But because our claws only work one way, when we want to come back down, we have to lower ourselves to the ground backwards. And sometimes, we do not want to do this.

Kind humans who see felines stuck in trees naturally want to help. They do not want to see a feline suffer in the tree. But be careful, furiends. Or you can end up stuck in the tree yourself.

That is what happened to one human in Werrington, in the United Kingdom. Bella, who is a 13 week old feline, got stuck in a tree. She meowed for help, and one of her human’s visiting friends went to give it.

They were able to get up the tree and got the feline to trust them. But in getting up the tree, they got their foot stuck. So their friend called the firefighters, who arrived on the scene. “They tied a rope around the branch and three of them pulled the rope” to help the trapped human free their leg. “Then another fireman climbed up the ladder and helped her down.”

In the meantime, Bella decided she had enough of the tree. She climbed down the tree to the firefighters, “so they carried her down, too. It was a ridiculous situation, but Bella loved all the attention.”

“I’ve kept her inside ever since her adventure,” Bella’s human said.

I am glad everyone, feline and human, escaped harm in this situation. But Bella’s adventure reminds us that we felines should stay inside whenever possible. And if a feline escapes and needs help, firefighters said it is best to contact an animal rescue organization. They have the personnel and resources to help better than an individual human can.

Diabetic Cat Friskie Needs Our Help

When we felines get dental work, it is expensive. The human is taking Jacey in to get her teeth cleaned, and it will require many green paper things. And the white coated human who is going to take care of Jacey’s teeth says that she probably will not need the more extensive and expensive treatment.

The human does not like spending lots of green paper things on Jacey, but he realizes that he has to. And he is in a position to be able to do it. Many other humans cannot afford to do this.

That’s what Friskie and his human are dealing with right now. Friskie, you see, recently went home with a kind human who took him in despite his diabetes. They took him to the white coated humans and learned that his teeth needed to be cleaned. And after taking on the responsibility of caring for a diabetic cat, they did not have the green paper things to handle his dental work.

Diabetic Cats in Need stepped in to help. They told me about what Friskie is going through, and now I am sharing his story with you. They are hoping to raise $1,000 to get Friskie’s teeth cleaned. When that happens, they think it will help get his blood sugar levels under control.

Diabetic Cat Friskie Needs Dental Work
Diabetic Cat Friskie Needs Dental Work

Friskie’s human wishes they had the green paper things to handle this on their own, but they do not. And Diabetic Cats in Need is looking to others to help fund his treatment. They have helped so many diabetic cats, and now they want to help this one.

Can you spare a few green paper things for Friskie? If you can, please contribute. And if you cannot, please share Friskie’s story so that others can. If we work together, I know we can help my fellow diabetic cat get his teeth cleaned!

Law Seeks to Protect Cat Rescuers

Furiends, did you know that it is illegal for first responders to provide mouth to snout resuscitation to felines and canines in California? Only white coated humans can give felines and canines medical treatment. I do not blame the humans who wrote that law. They did not want humans who are not properly trained to give medical treatment to felines and canines.

This Feline is Glad a Firefighter Broke the Law
This Feline is Glad a Firefighter Broke the Law

But the humans behind this law did not think about first responders. And currently, first responders who give medical help to felines and canines risk being a fine of up to $2,000 or a year in jail. Now, furiends, many first responders ignore the law and help. And I do not think the humans in robes would actually convict them of a crime. But it is a risk they do not want to take.

Now, a law is working its way through the California legislature that will change this. It seeks to allow mouth to snout resuscitation for anyone who is helping a feline or canine in danger. And a white coated human telling a lawmaker to do this got the bill moving forward.

Furiends, I am glad the legislature is doing this. First responders want to help injured animals, just like they help injured humans. Injured animals, just like injured humans will need to see a white coated human eventually. But we want our first responders to be able to help when they arrive on the scene.

And that is what this bill will do. It allows first responders to help felines and canines on the scene without them having to worry about being prosecuted for their actions. White coated humans will still be the only ones who can give medical attention to felines and canines in non-emergency situations.

This is a good bill, furiends. If you live in California, please contact your elected officials and tell them to support it! And if you do not live in my state, see if your elected officials will enact similar laws where you live.