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Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by stormy » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:29 am

Hi there

A friend of a friend's cat is stuck up a tree and has been since Friday, the firebrigade have refused to help and they are unable to get to him with normal ladders.

Does anyone have any ideas that might help her get to her boy?

Thanks very much

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by georgie girl » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:43 am

How high is the tree? Where is the tree, is it in her garden? Has she tried to phone RSPCA. I suppose they have tried to lure the cat down with food. Can they borrow or get a ladder anywhere near it?

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by stormy » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:57 am

Yes she phoned the rspca and they said to phone the fire brigade. The tree is too tall for them to get to with a ladder. I was just wondering if anyone knew of anyone who had had this kind of experience up in Scotland and found someone who was able to help.

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by MarkB » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:58 am

I would suggest phoning the local paper. People that haven't previously been willing, might help. Maybe the council have a cherry picker they can use?

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by pandorawarlord » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:03 pm

try a local tree surgeon, most are usually animal friendly and willing to help, they also use rope and tackle which is less likely to frighten the cat

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by greenkitty » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:23 pm

I'd try a tree surgeon too....

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by stormy » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:51 pm

She has tried - they said it was too tall! Poor boy - he is quiet during the day and then meows like mad at night.

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by meriad » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:04 pm

I'd give the fire brigade and RSPCA another ring - one of them has to help. It's been too long already without food poor thing

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by meriad » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:05 pm

can she not hire a cherry picker?

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by pandorawarlord » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:27 pm

I have just spoken to the Scotish wild life trust on 0131 312 7765 who have said if your friend contacts them they will try and help... please get her to do so ASAP

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by stormy » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:17 pm

Thank you very much for that pandorawarlord i will pass that on, really appreciate it!

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by bobbys girl » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:23 pm

Just picked up on this - what's happening? Have you managed to rescue the poor little thing yet?

Our local Fire Brigade lads (and lass) are all part-timers - mostly local business people. I can't see them giving up THAT easily!

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by mr_frisky » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:50 pm

Definitely tree surgeon.

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by JulieandBarney » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:30 pm

Hi stormy . . .could you please let us know how this poor cat is . . I too have been worrying about the fact that the poor soul has been without fluid or food in freezing cold conditions . . . Absolutely terrible and so annoyed that RSPCA , though I should have guessed , had no interest . . . . Nor fire brigade . . . So sad . .

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by pandorawarlord » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:49 pm

Is there any news regarding this poor cat please

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by Jacks » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:02 pm

This is terrible - I do hope someone has got this poor little cat down. It must be an enormous tree! I wonder whether anyone from a climbing group would be able to go up? They would need to be roped at each stage and have a sack to put the cat into once they got to it. Friday to Wednesday is a dreadfully long time. :( :( :(

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Re: Urgent help, cat stuck up a tree

Post by pandorawarlord » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:04 pm

Well I really don't know what to think but the trust had connections to tree surgeons,climbers, groundsmen, bird people infact they had various links throughout Scotland. I just hope something was done to help this cat.....???

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