HELP! Our cat is stuck in a tree!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Florida chick, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Florida chick

    Florida chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2008
    [​IMG] My kids keep crying, the cat keeps crying! Its been 10 hrs and its getting cold tonight..... ANy ideas?
  2. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla

    I've heard of people spraying water at them to get them down.

    Maybe drive to your local Fire department and ask if they'd come to the rescue.

    Humane Society, maybe?
  3. Florida chick

    Florida chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2008
    Where in NE FL do you live?? I want to come there. LOL No Animal control, let alone a Humane society. The ladders aren't long enough. Our Fire dept LOL at me. [​IMG]
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The Fire dept. should help you. I would keep bothering them until you get some help.
  5. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our FD asked me if I'd ever seen a cat skeleton in a tree. And I had to admit - I never have. [​IMG] They they laughed at me and hung up.

    Darned cat did jump out when he was good 'n ready.
  6. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I know this is going to sound callous but this has happened to me twice, in pretty big trees with no lower branches.

    Do nothing. The cat will come down when he gets hungry or exhausted enough.

    No, the police or fire dept won't come but they will laugh at you when you call them to...I know, they laughed at me.... [​IMG]

    When they are young they don't realize they can scale anything (up and down) with those sharp claws.
  7. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I called the fire dept one time for the same reason. She siad we don't do that and hung up on me. I called my BIL and he climbed the tree! What about putting tuna at the base of the tree? Good luck. Please let us know how it goes.
  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    My 7 month old kitten worked his way up a tree and then panicked. I couldn't find him that night when it was time for bed. The next morning I finally spotted him. It took a little while for me to coax him down, but he finally figured out how to back down the tree by himself. I did climb about 4 feet up to help. Can you get up in the tree safely? Maybe if you are a little closer to him he will figure out the rest.

    The best part of this story is that he is one of the kittens that has been living in the chicken coop. The chicken were very interested in the whole rescue process. After I got him down I went back in the house to get ready for work. At one point I heard the chickens going crazy bagawking and making that unhappy chicken sound. I went out front to see what was after them. All 17 were crammed up in the front corner of the coop looking at something. I finally figured out that they were watching the kitten who had decided to try climbing the tree out front. They were fussing at him!

    Good luck with your kitty!
  9. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Back when I was a kid we had a cat that would push the back door screen open and the dog would chase her up a tree. The first time it happened the cat stayed for 5 days and nights. My mom tried everything to get this cat down with no luck. Ending the fifth day 11 alive news of out of Atlanta was coming to do a story on this cat. I'm mean my mom was out of ideas and needed help. Well before the news reporter got there someone called and suggested we call a tree surgeon. The man shows up, put those spikes on his shoes, walked up the tree and got our cat. This was back in the 70's and he charged her $10.00 for rescuing our cat. After the man came to our house five other times to get this same cat out of this same tree at $10.00 a trip my mom had the cat declawed.

    Good luck!
  10. Florida chick

    Florida chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2008
    LOL Thanks guys for the stories! Patches is HOME and grounded. He climbed down, when my daughter held his sister crying at the trunk.

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