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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.

Firefighters Rescue Human and Feline

Furiends, sometimes, we felines do things that get us in trouble. One of the things we do that gets us in the most trouble is climb trees. This is one of the many reasons that we felines should stay inside, but that is something we can talk about later. And sometimes, when humans try to help felines stuck in trees, they end up needing help themselves!

Sometimes Felines Doing This Get Stuck
Sometimes Felines Doing This Get Stuck

That, furiends, is what happened to a human and their feline in Topeka, Kansas. The feline climbed the tree late one night and got stuck. Their human realized their feline was in danger. So they went to help. They reached the feline, and were set to come down, but they realized they had a problem.

Like their feline, they got stuck. They could not get back down.

Fortunately for them, someone called the fire department. Sometimes, fire departments decline to respond to reports of felines stuck in trees. But in this situation, they had to respond. Not only was a feline stuck in the tree, but a human was, too!

The firefighters arrived on the scene and evaluated the situation. They found both the human and the feline stuck about 16 feet in the air on a large tree. While the human and feline were safe, they were not happy about their situation.

But the firefighters helped them, and soon, both feline and human were safely back on the ground. The human thanked the firefighters, and went back inside with their feline.

One of the firefighters said that this particular incident was unusual because a human was stuck as well as a feline. But, they also said they respond to situations where felines get stuck in trees occasionally.

Furiends, remember that firefighters may not always respond if a feline is stuck in a tree. And even if they will, do you want to risk it? It is best for us to stay inside!

Police Carry Out Cat Rescue

Humans with badges are responsible for making sure other humans are safe. Sometimes, they extend their responsibility to make sure others are safe to four legged creatures. And that is what happened in La Vista, Nebraska where one of the humans with badges carried out a cat rescue that required a lot of effort and improvisation.

Humans With Badges Found This Cat Stuck in a Tree
Humans With Badges Found This Cat Stuck in a Tree

A cat was stuck in a tree in La Vista’s Central Park, and it was in need of help. There was a creek near the tree and the cat, and it could have been bad if the cat had fallen and become disoriented, because then it could have ended up in the creek.

Knowing that something had to be done to help this feline, the officer decided to try to improvise. First, they got help from one of their fellow officers. Next, a laser light on a stun gun was used to coax the cat to a position where it could be helped.

Police Improvised to Complete This Cat Rescue
Police Improvised to Complete This Cat Rescue

Finally, when the cat was in a position where the cat rescue could be completed, the officers used a bulletproof shield as a bridge for the cat, so the cat could come down.

Once the cat was down, it was taken to the local humane society, where it will receive the care it needs and then likely be adopted out to a kind human.

But before the cat rescue is complete, the feline will have to answer to charges from the officer that rescued it. You see, the cat, who was likely scared and unhappy, will have to face charges of assaulting a police officer because it scratched its rescuer.

It is good to hear that the feline was acting just like you would expect a cat to during this cat rescue. And it is good to know that the humans with badges involved in the cat rescue have a sense of humor!