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Yes, the fire dept. rescued a cat in a tree Friday

6 months 1 week 1 day ago December 16, 2016 Dec 16, 2016 Friday, December 16 2016 December 16, 2016 7:48 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

PAINCOURTVILLE – It appears a volunteer firefighter is the one with nine lives after a pesky rescue that took two days to handle.

Firefighters were dispatched to Crossover Road Friday – finally – after a concerned citizen reported a cat stuck halfway up a pine tree to the fire department, law enforcement and three times to the WBRZ newsroom. The feline frenzy started Thursday when a caller reported the cat was stuck. Friday afternoon, firefighters were able to get to the tree, roll up a ladder and reach the cat.

The cat, however, was not too welcoming. Either frustrated its rescue took so long, that it was being rescued or maybe because it's just a cat – the animal scratched the firefighter who had climbed up the ladder to the tree limb to help it down.

It's not clear what happened to the kitty, but it was confirmed to be safely on the ground. Injuries to the firefighter are not concerning.

The concerned cat aficionado took pictures of the rescue and shared them with WBRZ.

The cat was stuck on the limb overnight Thursday when temperatures were around 40 degrees.

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