It's not unusual for us to get a call from a frantic pet owner: "My poor cat is stuck in a tree! The Fire Department won't help us. Can you get it down?"
We understand that you're upset. And most of the time, we can help you. Over the years, we have gladly rescued many cats from the treetops. If the tree is large enough and safe to climb, we'll hang a rope, climb up to get the cat, and lower it down in a bag specially designed for scared kittycats. It often takes a while to get the job done, but we're usually successful.
Did you know that cats in trees have many personalities? Above all, they are unpredictable, and most of the time they are very different than their normally sweet and loving selves. Their reaction to the approach of a human defines their treetop character.
"Sitters" wait for you to climb up to get them.
"Greeters" climb down to you as you're climbing up.
"Runners" go further out on the branch to get away.
"Pissers" start spraying to keep you away.
"Jumpers" leap from the tree when you get close.
It's pretty stressful to have to learn who your cat is when it's high up in the treetops.
Many people think they can rescue a cat themselves by propping a ladder against a tree and going up to to get it. Please don't try this — it's dangerous! What will you do if the cat walks out on a branch beyond your reach or climbs higher into the tree? Are you willing to take a chance on a ladder falling over with you on it or someone you know underneath it? The cat is safer coming down on its own.
Call us to rescue your cat! If we can't do it, we can probably refer you to someone who can. Our fee starts at $250.