There are no low branches for her to climb down upon. The fire department won't/can't help. Tree services won't come out to rescue a cat due to liability issues. In the past we tried to coax her down, but to no avail. I'm completely out of ideas.
We think she got chased up there overnight, so shes doubly scared. The tree is over the lawn, so if she falls or jumps, there's a soft landing below. I'm so scared for her. We have thunderstorms coming in a few hours. Not sure if the rain and thunder will scare her down or scare her more and make her retreat higher. There is ample shade up there, so if there's sun, she should be ok I think, but it has been pretty hot lately, and without water, I hope she'll be ok.
Cats are climbers. She got up, she will get herself down.
I hope she comes down soon.
I called tree services I found on Craigslist. What one company refuses to do might be worth doing for an independent guy with the right equipment.
It cost me $50.
But I am willing to bet with the right incentive she will figure it out.
Oh and you may want to consider making her an inside cat from now on.....
Jo, we called the vet, pound, and animal rescue league, they all said to offer her food, gently coax her, and she may come down on her own. We tried the tuna, fancy feast, shaking the dry food, and continue to, but as with the last time, so far it's not working.
Lucky, I'll try the litter box, but she hates to use it, gets her girly toes all dirty and this time of year, she will only go outside.
NL, normally nothing stands between her and the can of catfood, but right now the only thing its attracting is Felix, the cat next door.
SD, we sent someone, an adult neighbor, and well experienced climber, up the tree, but she was so scared, she went up higher. There are no lower branches, so nothing for the kids to climb. I would hate to risk their safety to rescue my cat.
CG, I already tried a few, but since it's after 5, I can only reach the emergency crews which won't come out for a cat. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll keep trying. I never thought of CL as a place to look. Great idea! T
Tushnurse, ironically I had a weird gut feeling, and brought her in last night, but she slipped back out through a broken screen and I didn't see her again til this morning when I went outside and heard her meowing. Im hoping we can discover just what would be motivation enough to come down. The sky is getting really dark, and the wind is picking up, hopefully it will rain and that will be the motivator. We've tried keeping her in, but she won't have it. Time to be more vigilant about bringing her in at night. We've kind of slacked in that department because she usually stays on the porch railing all night, and we leave a window open for her to come in and eat.
Again, thanks for all of the ideas we've kind of run the idea mill dry here, and a fresh perspective always helps!! Just keep up the kitty mojo for our sweet girl.
When my friend needed help with her kitty, the local fire department did come, I'm not sure why your department won't, maybe because her town was a small one?
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