Out on a small limb forty feet up, over stone walkways and steps Nina sat for three nights. Nina was Johnny’s cat. From Johnny’s second story window he could see Nina. At night he would leave his window open and try to calm her as she cried for help. All the neighbors had come over to help. “Leave some food out” they said “she will come down when she gets hungry.” Three nights later Nina was still out on the same skinny branch. Johnny’s father had gotten an 18 foot ladder, set it up on the uneven ground, climbed to the very top of it with a drapes poll with the drapes still on. He held the drapes up hoping he could get Nina to climb down it but he could not reach her. Johnny’s grandmother came over to see if she could help. She was almost blind and had a broken foot. They helped her into the back yard where she tried to talk Nina down. Nina managed to walk in from the end of the branch to the trunk, but would not climb down the 40 feet of straight branchless trunk. When I got there I set a line at 50 feet using a throwball, then climbed up the line right to Nina. I gave her some scratches behind the ears, put her in the carrier and rappelled down.
Jasmin was Sarah’s cat. She went up a tree on Friday and could not get down. They tried everything but all Jasmin would do is cry for help. Sarah was worried sick, Jasmin was only six months old and would usually sleep with Sarah at night. That night neither of them got much sleep. The next day was Sarah’s birthday, she was five. Everyone came over for a big birthday party in the back yard. The party was not going so well because Jasmin’s meows were crying out and Sarah could think of nothing but her cat. I don’t know how they finally got my number but after I got Jasmin down I was the hero of the party and got some birthday cake with a glass of milk.
Jasmin was Sarah’s cat. She went up a tree on Friday and could not get down. They tried everything but all Jasmin would do is cry for help. Sarah was worried sick, Jasmin was only six months old and would usually sleep with Sarah at night. That night neither of them got much sleep. The next day was Sarah’s birthday, she was five. Everyone came over for a big birthday party in the back yard. The party was not going so well because Jasmin’s meows were crying out and Sarah could think of nothing but her cat. I don’t know how they finally got my number but after I got Jasmin down I was the hero of the party and got some birthday cake with a glass of milk. They called me to come out. It was a long drive out to the country so I brought my dog Bark as a copilot. When we got there I found that the cat was about 90 feet up in the tip top. Luckily there was an even bigger tree next to it that I could climb then swing over to the cat. I got up and swung over, the cat was happy to see me and started purring as I got to it.
Coco was up for four cold rainy nights. She was about 95 feet up in the top of a Western red cedar. She was cold and wet with a little tired weow. The owners wrapped her in a towel and she started purring.
Chico spent the night at the top of a Western red cedar.
Tommy is a 6 month old Kitten that was stuck 80 feet up a Douglas Fir Tree for two nights
Mimi was up about 65 feet, in a Douglas Fir tree for 3 nights. I got a call from a concerned neighbor, then a call from another concerned neighbor, then a call from the owners. When I arrived there was a small group of people gathered around worried about Mimi. About a month later the owners had me get her down again from the same spot. Again they gave her three nights to get down on her own. I guess she wanted to wait for the elevator.
Shadow was a night time rescue, he had been up for five nights and the temperature was dropping to sub-freezing temperatures. I ran into a big traffic jam on the way so it took me three hours to get there. The little guy was at the top of a 100 foot Western hemlock tree. His meows were faint at first, but as I got to him they got louder and louder.
Smudges was in the top of a 50-foot Western red cedar for two nights. She was hanging on tight with one leg wrapped over a branch, just hugging the top with all her might. It was really windy and the wind was blowing her long hair all over the place. She was happy to see someone coming up the tree to get her. Her owners have a lot of cats that they have adopted from animal shelters. When she got back to the house all the cats had to check her out as if to say, “Where have you been?”
Casper was stuck in the top of a Douglas fir tree for two cold nights. The family called everyone, finally getting my number on the third day. I got there just before dark.
Alexander was lost for four days. His owners thought they may have lost him for good. Then they heard a cat crying as they were walking the neighborhood. They followed the sound and found Alexander up in a Western red cedar tree.
Yoko had been gone for five days. The grandmother heard her crying while she was out looking along a large ravine that ran past their backyard. We searched the ravine, just hearing a faint cry now and then but not knowing exactly where it was coming from. We found her in a old maple tree.
Nikko was up in a Western red cedar for six nights. On the sixth night the snow, wind and freezing rain came. I got out there on day seven, Nikko was happy to see me and tried to climb to me as I got close.
Mico is the much loved cat of a young girl that lives with her grandparents. He was about 80 feet up in the top of a Western red cedar. For three nights he was up there blowing around.
Alex spent two nights at the very top of a 65 foot Hemlock tree.
Jim a (Ragdoll) was in this Western red cedar for 3 or 4 nights
The neighborhood got together to get this lost cat. It was out on a limb at the top of a 90 feet Douglas fir tree. The crows were dive bombing it for three days. The crows took off when I got to the top, thankfully.
Lucky spent three nights in this tree. He was also rescued from a shelter, and has been lost for days in the heating vents of a house.
Mother koala with her baby (Joey). Relocation to a better spot. New South Wales, Australia
Mojo was up in a Western red cedar for five nights, as I got to him he plopped into my lap.
Ramsey was up the tree for three nights
Hope had been missing for five days. Hope lived in a house out in the woods and Hopes owner was afraid that she was lost to the coyotes. For days she walked all around the woods surrounding their house. Late in the afternoon on the fifth day she heard Hopes meows. They were coming from somewhere in the trees. She called me. She took me to the spot out in the woods and we both listened for the meows. They were faint and spread out. The trees were very tall and the wind was blowing them a bit so Hopes cries were blowing around making it hard to tell where they were coming from exactly. It was starting to get dark so I decided to climb the biggest tree and have a look around from there. I set a line and started climbing, at about 50 feet I started looking and listening for her. I spotted her at the very top of a smaller tree not far from the one I was in. I went up and set my line high, then came back down and jumped for one of the branches on Hopes tree. Once I got to Hopes tree and climbed up to her, her tree was bent way over from our weight. I was still tied into the first tree thankfully. Hope climbed onto me in a panic, we rappelled down to the dark forest floor and a happy owner.
Jazz was in a Cedar for four days, on the forth day it started snowing, I got there just before dark.
Angel had just had baby kittens, they were in the house crying for her. She was stuck in a Western red cedar for two days.
Oreo was stuck in the very top of this tree for three days. Every time the wind would blow Oreo would make a deep sad meow.
Kit Kat was stuck in this Maple tree for two days.