Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Whatever happened to the Firemen CLIMBING a tree to save a cat?
Sorry, but whever I think of a cat stuck in a tree and a nice fireman comes to the rescue...I think of him climbing the tree and plucking the kitty off the limb and saving the day, but not what happened here... ;)

Cat in Tree Rescued With Hose Blast
Monday, September 17, 2007 4:43 PM EDT
The Associated Press

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A fearful feline that was stuck in a tree for a week, clinging to branches several stories high, was finally blasted to safety with a high-pressure fire hose.

Volunteers with an outstretched sheet made the save as the cat — soaked and hungry but unharmed — was hosed out of the tree by firefighters Sunday night.

"Everyone was cheering," said artist and animal rescuer Greg Speirs, who was among about 50 people assembled beneath the willow tree.

The cat had previously ignored people who banged cans of cat food and climbed ladders that were just out of reach. It took two shots with the hose to do the trick.

"As soon as the cat landed it jumped out and ran into the woods," Speirs said Monday.

"Some kids helped us bring the cat back, and a man said he would adopt the cat right on the spot," Speirs said. "You can't come up with a nicer ending than that."


OK, poor kitty is stuck...let's blast him out of the tree! Woo hoo! Watch him fly!

Don'tcha think that a high pressure hose blast would hurt him? Just sayin'.
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