Firefighters Rescue Cat And His Person From A Tree

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on July 7, 2021

Firefighters are used to getting calls about cats stuck in trees. And it turns out it’s not that usual for them to get calls about people stuck in those same trees while trying to rescue their cats. The Tulsa Fire Department in Oklahoma recently got one of those calls.

In a Facebook post, the department shared the tale of a double rescue performed by Captain Alan Hancock and his Engine 27 A Platoon crew, reporting, “Apparently a cat climbed high up into a tree.” And, as a cat parent does when their precious kitty is in peril, the loving cat dad shimmied up in hopes of rescuing his cat.

But things don’t always go as planned, and “unfortunately, they both found themselves in a dangerous predicament high above the ground, unable to get down safely.”

Rescue on High

The Tulsa crew quickly realized the rescue would be an in-the-air affair, with the man and his cat stuck in the branches around two stories off the ground! Captain Jacob Inbody and the Ladder 27 crew soon arrived with an aerial rescue device that would see the pair safely down.

Once the ladder was in the air, the rescue moved quickly, with the devoted cat lover being carefully escorted to the ground. The cat was then hauled down to safety while tucked into a backpack. Thanks to fast-acting firefighters, the duo came to no harm, putting feet and paws on land, safe and sound.

For the fire rescue teams, it was just another day saving lives!

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When dealing with cats and their shenanigans, we cat parents just don’t learn. Time and again, they get into mischief, and we’re the ones left with trouble! So, be sure you follow the Tulsa Fire Department’s advice and #becarefulfolks.

Feature Image: Tulsa Fire Department/Facebook