Cat stuck in tree for days rescued by Utica crews

It was trapped about 50 feet up and police, the fire department and the humane society were all notified.

Posted: May 17, 2019 11:48 AM
Updated: May 17, 2019 5:45 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – A cat, stuck in a tree for days, was rescued in Utica Friday morning.

The woman who reported the cat being stuck about 50 feet up says it had been in the tree for three days in between two homes on Bennett Street.

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"Thickness wise it was a smaller tree so we weren't able to put a ladder up against it. So there wasn't a safe way to get that operation done without causing harm to one of our people," said Fire Chief Scott Ingersoll.

Thanks to the swift work of the Utica Department of Public Works and the Utica Fire Department the cat made it safely off the tree. 

Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri was also on the scene helping. Police, the fire department and the humane society were all notified.

After the rescue, the cat ran away from all the activity, so its condition is unknown.

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