ISPCA, fire services and tree services rescue cat that was stuck in a tree for six days
The cat had been stuck up a fifty-foot tree.
Despite efforts made by the Carlow SPCA, ISPCA Inspector Fiona Conlon, local volunteers and the Tullow Fire Service, a ginger cat was remain stuck in a tree after six days, with rescuers unable to free it.
A spokesperson for the ISPCA said: "It was heart-breaking to hear the cat calling out in such a distressed state. Although hours were spent trying to encourage the cat down, it was clear that he found himself in a terrible situation." The spokesperson said that cat was facing a "slow, lingering death" without rescue.
The photo below illustrates just how dire the cat's situation was.
Thankfully, salvation was provided by Lucas Tree Services and Codd Mushrooms, who offered up one of their teleporters to help get the wee kitty down from the tree.
Inspector Fiona Conlon said: "Although we often see cats go up and down trees with no problems but in reality cats are not really equipped to come down from trees because of their curving claws and body mass.
"Furthermore if they climb too high the cat can go into shock from fright which, keeps them from even trying to get down. Huge thanks to everyone involved, it was a great team effort and thankfully the cat was removed to safety."