Cat Rescued After Survivng Month Stuck Up a Tree

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photo: Animal Rescue Inc./Facebook
photo: Animal Rescue Inc./Facebook

After spending nearly four weeks up a tree, a Baltimore cat came back to Earth this week.

The cat was stuck in a tree near Loch Raven Blvd. and Woodbourne Ave. Neighbors’ calls to the fire department and tree cutting services reportedly went unanswered for weeks. So when a neighbor spotted the cat looking frail on Sunday, they decided it was time to call Pennsylvania-based Animal Rescue, Inc.

According to the organization’s Facebook page, the cat was about 80 ft. in the air when the organization’s rescuers arrived. Since a normal ladder wouldn’t work, they contacted¬†Chris Tattersall from Tree Health Care, LLP, in Freeland, Md.

Here’s the kind of climbing the operation involved:

Tattersall was able to bring the kitty to safety, and he was later deemed healthy by veterinarians in Towson. Apparently, he escaped while the owners were away.

We don’t know his real name. But as a result of the ordeal, Animal Rescue nicknamed him Branch.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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