Cat Survives 60-70 Foot Jump From Tree

CatA black cat survived a 60 to 70 foot jump from a tree after he spent ten days stuck on branches.

Summer Newman, a resident in the neighborhood, saw the trapped cat and heard him moving in the branches. She tried calling him and giving him cat food, but her attempts were unsuccessful.

She then called the fire department because someone became stuck in the tree while attempting to rescue the cat. The fire department said they would not rescue the cat.

Then several days later, another neighbor got stuck in the tree when trying to get the cat. Firemen came out to rescue the man, and then they tried to reach the cat with a ladder. But the cat climbed up higher. The firemen said there was nothing that they could do to rescue the cat.

Animal Control then came out to retrieve the cat, but again, the cat climbed higher out of reach. After that attempt, a parks and recreation truck with a lift tried to get the cat, but still the cat moved up higher up the tree.

Finally, when the truck lift continued to move up, the cat jumped out of the tree and landed a 60-70 foot jump. The cat ran into another tree and then darted under a car and crawled into the engine. Animal Control employees were able to take the cat out of the engine and took him to safety.

The unharmed cat will be up for adoption after recovering from his daring jump.

Source: Turn To 23

(Thanks Amanda)

6 Responses to “Cat Survives 60-70 Foot Jump From Tree”

  1. Poodlluver says:

    Hope that whoever adopts him will make him an indoor pet only! lol

  2. Nancy G. says:

    Wow, we keep reading these kinds of stories here, no wonder people say cats have nine lives!! Yes, this one needs to be an indoor kitty.

  3. Don Earl says:

    I was reading something some months back about the ability of cats to survive long falls. I don’t recall all the details, but it’s pretty amazing.

    I can’t help but think it would have been easier for the fire department to get the cat down, though, rather than pluck another neighbor out of the tree every few days. People are kind of amazing also.

  4. anon says:

    I understand the cat is referred to as a male in the article; however, are we sure the cat isn’t a female with kittens somewhere in the tree? The cat appeared rather determined to stay in the tree, perhaps there was a reason for it being there? Although, I’d understand the cat being spooked by several attempts to relocate it, too.

  5. Don Earl says:

    RE: “are we sure the cat isn’t a female with kittens somewhere in the tree”

    Cats don’t lay their eggs in trees.

  6. Albert Whatmough says:

    I shot that video footage accoss the street from my house. The cat is amazing!!!!

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