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Cat stuck up a tree because too many people are trying to get her down?! — 3 Comments

  1. I can hardly believe that police would show up to assist the descent of a cat. There was a time when the fire departments would be helpful in that area but not today.
    From my experience, it took many years before I learned that a rare cat needs assistance down from high places. As a youngster of 8 and, even, through my 30’s, I would panic over situations like this. I risked breaking my neck a hundred times climbing trees and rooftops. My actions either drove them further to an even higher place or I would see them happily chasing a lizard on the ground while I was still in peril.
    It takes a lot of experiences to know when there is real danger and when there is not and when your intervention is necessary.

    • I think you are spot on Dee. Most cats will come down in time. But we understandably panic because to us the cat is in a high, dangerous place. But to a cat it is not dangerous and it does not look high. Cats have a head for heights. Most people are scared of heights. I think we need to act but less like headless chickens.

  2. It can be an irresistible situation to just walk away, and let the cat figure it out. I remember a couple of occasions when my cats have gotten onto a rooftop, and I climbed up to get them. I’ve never had a cat get up in a tree that was so high I was concerned they couldn’t get down.

    We do hear of cats getting hurt from falls, which may have been from slipping or even jumping from an unsafe distance.

    It was nice of the cops to help out, but did they really expect the cat to jump into a safety net? So many cops coming to the aid of one cat seems highly unlikely, except it would momentarily be good PR, in the face of the reality of so much police brutality on vulnerable populations.

    A cherry picker is usually what’s attached to trucks that utility workers use. It’s a mechanized bucket that holds a person, so they don’t have to climb a pole.

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