“Here kitty, kitty!”
You have called your cat repeatedly, but you are beginning to panic. Maybe your cat has never been outdoors before, maybe they are injured, or maybe they are just plain scared and you can’t handle their yowling anymore. So what do you do when your cat has scooted up a tree and won’t come down again?
This is a question you normally wouldn’t think to ask a Tree Care company. The Fire Department maybe, or possibly some kind of Animal Rescue organization might spring to mind first. To be honest, CLC Tree Services hasn’t had the question posed to them very often.
That being said, I don’t mean never.
So there is your poor kitty stuck up in the tree meowing for all they are worth. You begin to panic when they won’t respond to their name, and the tempting shake of a cat treat container still finds poor Fluffy stuck firmly up in your tree’s branches. Your first thought is to call the Fire Department, as we have all seen cat rescues in the movies by brave fire fighters. Sadly, Hollywood drama lets you down once more. The Fire Department does not respond to panicked pet owners who are at their wit’s end with a frigid feline. I hate to tell you that Animal Control is not much more help when your cat is stuck in a tree. They might be able to give you a number of someone to contact, but they won’t be by with a ladder any time soon.
What do you do then? Well, it might not fall under tree care services, but CLC Tree Services has had a call or two to come to the rescue if you can believe it. We have ladders, a bucket truck, and a crew that isn’t afraid of heights, so in the grand scheme of things, I suppose that is a pretty smart connection for the folks that thought to call us in for their pet rescue solutions in Ingersoll and around Argyle Mall. And we have come to the rescue when no one else would!
Here are a few more reasons why we could be the folks for the job, for YOU;
- CLC Tree Services doesn’t have a siren to scare your kitty even more than they already are
- We have the equipment to safely reach your petrified pet
- We already have experience in removing animals from trees (see photo of Calvin and one of a family of raccoons that he relocated at Camp Woodeden during our Day of Service 2013)
- If your patience is at an end and you fear for your pet’s safety, the $100 we charge for pet rescue is a small amount compared to the big relief we can offer (sadly, our crew doesn’t work for free yet and our trucks don’t run on love and the admiration of our fans)
- Calvin was peed on during one of his previous cat rescues, but still came to work the next day, AND had bragging rights about the gratitude his crew received when the poor kitty was retrieved for its owners. Just one of the hazards of the job that we handle with a smile!