Help! Cat In A Tree!

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  1. Bobbi Pinkston

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    Hello fine folks!

    I've exhausted all of my resources, and I'm now at the point of begging for your help!

    My cat is stuck waaaay up in an oak tree in my yard (in Black Creek area), and I need suggestions.
    I'm guessing 30-ish feet up.

    I've left messages with 3 local tree services and can't get a response.

    Thoughts?

    Thank you so much!
     
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    They usually figure it out. Maybe bring out some special food or treats.
     
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    Thanks! I appreciate you answering so quickly.

    That's what everyone keeps telling me, but it has now been 10 days! I'm afraid he's not going to figure it out.
     
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    I'd try calling Alaqua Animal Refuge- they might be able to get you in touch with someone who would pick up the phone.
     
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    I did. In fact, they were the kindest and most helpful people I've talked to! They put me
    on the phone with one of their folks who has had this issue before. She suggested the tree service idea. They were great!
     
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    10 days? And you're just asking for help? Call the fire department.
     
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    No, I'm not just now asking for help. As my original post said, I've exhausted all of my resources. I tried everything a person would think. I was asking if anyone could actually help me, as in offer a bucket truck or tree service. I wasn't looking for judgement. The fire department asked if I'd ever seen a cat skeleton in a tree and basically laughed me off the phone, as did the sheriff's office and animal control. Thanks?
     
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    Nice response by those charged to help....NOT!
     
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    Bobbie, is the cat still up the tree and do you have the name of the person you talked to at the Fire Department?
     
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    PS-Someone suggested you spray water on him/her.
     
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    Thanks so much for your suggestion! We have been spraying water a good bit, but at one point it made him move farther up! I'm not sure of the name of the person at the fire department.

    This morning I talked to Anderson Tree and Lawn Care in Defuniak, and they are coming this afternoon!! They were so understanding, and said they have customers with this repeat issue that they serve.

    So, if anyone else finds this thread and has this issue, call them first! 850-419-4048
     
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    Are you in Freeport or Sowal?
     
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    Freeport!

    Cat is safe and sound and happy as can be!
     
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    For future reference, depending on location, heavy wooded areas or lots of brush bringing a ground ladder into it can be difficult and to raise it can be near impossible. You said 30ish feet, most apparatus only have a 24 foot extention ladder on them unless they are ladder trucks in which case they will more than likely have a 35 footer which will not reach him from the due to safe climbing angle. That said Walton County Fire Rescue does not have to the best of my knowledge an aerial ladder or an articulating boom. I know this isnt very helpful but hope it informs you about capabilities of our local firefighter department.
     
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    How did the cat get down from the tree?
     
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    I also am curious about how the cat made it down. :)
     
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    Thanks for the concern! :smile:

    I explained a few posts back-- the nicest people ever from Anderson Tree and Lawn Service climbed the tree and rescued him!
     
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    Oh I must have missed it as well. Thank you for letting me know and I am glad he is okay!
     
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