I have a very small cat....she is very very tiny, but full grown (turned a year old on Mother's day). Anyhow, about 12 days ago she went missing. I had no idea where she had gone, thought I would never see her again. Last night around 9 pm I went outside and heard a very faint meow, so I took a chance and called out my cats name and the faint meow went to a desperate cry for help. I grabbed the flashlight and started walking down the road until I found her. She was stuck up in a tree on the other side of my neighbor's property (only about 25 feet from their kids play set). Well, I couldn't do anything for her last night, so I had to leave her there, was too dark, and waited until this morning. Got my husband out of bed early and went looking for her. There she was about 40 feet up in a pine tree. We tried everything to get her to come down and she wouldn't. My DH dragged out his tree stand and climbed the tree to get her. OMG she is in bad shape. She probably weighs about 2 pounds, she is all skin and bones. She is missing the fur on the left side of her face, with pine pitch stuck to her everywhere. We estimated that she was up there for at least 10 of the 12 days. She has a couple of sores on her pads, but is walking just fine. She was only standing on a short branch this entire time, so she couldn't even lay down, standing this whole time. Her legs seem to be very weak. MY QUESTION IS: what to give her to eat without making her sick? She is extremely dehydrated. I have kitten replacement formula and was mixing this with her dry cat food (that I made into crumbles), so it looks like canned cat food. She is tollerating this and drinking water. But how much of this should she be getting? Does anyone have any other suggestions for her care? And before you judge me, we can't afford a vet bill at this time. It will have to be a last resort...although I don't think she will need to go for an emergency visit. ALL SUGGESTIONS ARE NEEDED, just no sarcasm please, I feel horrible enough! And I'm very mad at my neighbor's for not telling me that they heard her, she could have died if I didn't hear her. ALSO...what can I do about the pine pitch? Here is a photo of her..... By the way, her name is Peanut. She was such a tiny cat it just seemed fitting for her.