Roof tales: Animal Rescue League of Boston rescues first cat for 2019

The first cat rescue of the year by Animal Rescue League of Boston took place January 3 from a roof on Gaston Street.

photo courtesy ARL

A three-year-old cat named Gadget got himself into a jam where it was difficult for the rescuers to get to him. ARL climbed the building’s fire escape and found they were still separated by a three-foot gap. Nothing was working in luring Gadget off of the roof to an area he could be reached.

Nets, hook poles and even a narrow board didn’t entice Gadget to come down to safety. It was only after owner Stephanie Mitchell arrived that the mischevious cat decided to come down for his favorite food.

Stephanie said in an interview with Dorchester Reporter

“I’m so grateful and so happy to have Gadget back home!”

photo courtesy ARL

Since ARL is the only animal welfare organization in Massachusetts who has a dedicated technical rescue department we’re sure to hear more tales of cats being rescued after their curiosity gets the best of them. Each year the group rescues thousands of animals and usually tops 200 stranded cats in trees.

For 118 years, The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) has responded to the needs of animals and the people who care about them. In fact, they are often the first to respond. With over 520 dedicated volunteers and 100 staff members, ARL lends unwavering support to local animals, families, and neighborhoods.

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