Cats Stuck in Trees
We generally think of cats as natural tree climbers. There may be a common belief that if the cat can get up a tree, it can get down. This is not necessarily true. When a cats becomes stuck in a tree, it is important to get them down as soon as possible. In as little as a day or two, the cat can get dehydrated and weak. Additonally there is always the threat that the cat will fall prey to a predator. Allowing a cat to remain in the tree for several days is life-threatening.
Try these tips to coax the cat out of the tree:
If you are unable to get the cat down on your own, it important to know who to call for assistance.
First, here is who NOT to call. Please do not call your local fire department as their mission is to save human lives and property. They do not rescue cats. The Humane Society of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Animal Care and Control (IACC) also do not rescue cats from trees.
Contact a local tree company, as they will have the training and expertise to safely climb a tree and retrieve a frightened cat if you can not get the cat down yourself.
Indiana Tree Service, Inc. (Cat friendly)
P.O. Box 39118
Indianapolis, IN 46239
24-Hour Emergency Service Available