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Published:May 15th, 2015 10:00 EST

Cat Up a Tree? Who You Gonna Call?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The Winona Fire Department recently rescued a cat  which it aptly described as a scaredy-cat in its weekly incident listings  that managed to get up a tree but not back down.


The department received a call from a concerned owner around noon last Saturday, after the owner`s black-and-white cat had scaled a tree but had been unable to climb back down outside a residence on the 400 block of Minnesota Street for two full days after several failed attempts.

So the department responded and used an aerial ladder truck to reach the cat, stranded about 40 feet up a 70-foot-tall tree, said Fire Capt. Jim Pelley.

The cat was soon safely removed and returned to its owner."

Winona Daily News

Has your cat climbed up a tree, and is too much of a pussy ...  cat to come back down? Who you gonna call?

Well, if you live in Winona don`t be afraid to call the Winona Fire Department, they don`t consider it too much of a cliché, or beneath them, to rescue a cat who has bitten off more than he can chew.

Firefighters throughout this great land shouldn`t eschew saving kittens, it`s great public relations.

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