Showing posts from October, 2016


Silly me.  When I got the call to rescue Nunu, a super sweet and friendly 6-month old gray tabby girl, I thought this would be an easy rescue.  Little did I know that she was not going to let me get close enough to see just how sweet she is.  While this was by no means one of the most difficult rescues I have done, she certainly did make it much harder than it needed to be. Nunu originally came to her family when they rescued her from a tree during a terrible storm.  She was low enough that they could reach her with a ladder, and once they brought her down to the ground, they also brought her into their hearts.  Now, she was in a tree once again, but this time she was out of the reach of their ladder.  When I arrived, I found her about 40 feet high in a pine tree in the side yard. I did not have a good enough view of the branches above her to set my ropes there, so instead, I installed my rope on a branch about ten feet below her and planned to work my way up to her.  She was not f


It's a small world.  Several months ago, I noticed a post on the Lost Pets of Baton Rouge Facebook page for a cat named CeCe that had become lost when it escaped in the parking lot of the veterinarian's office.  CeCe's owners were out of town and a relative was taking care of the cats.  When the caretaker noticed that CeCe was having a health problem, she took her to the vet right away.  When she arrived at the vet's office, CeCe escaped and ran off.  All attempts to find her failed. After reading that post, I felt compelled to go help look for her.  I felt that there was a good chance that CeCe could have climbed a tree, and if she had, I wanted to help find her and bring her down.  I was familiar with the area, and there was a creek that ran alongside the vet's office with a large area of wilderness containing numerous trees.  There were hundreds of other places for a cat to hide there as well, and it would take more than just one pair of eyes to find her. I


I have never seen so many people in one neighborhood work together to help rescue a cat.  First, I got a call from Jane to see if I could help.  It was too late in the day to rescue the cat that day, but I promised to do so in the morning.  In the morning, I got a call from another neighbor, Amy, to let me know that the cat was still there and to see when I could come.  Just before I could leave, I got another call from another person, Allison, to report a cat stuck in a tree.  At first, I thought she was reporting a different cat, but as we talked, we realized that this was the same cat.  Allison just did not know that her other neighbors had already reported it.  Many other neighbors had noticed the cat in the tree while they walked by and were also concerned.  Some had banded together to try to rescue the cat themselves the day before.  They called the fire department, tried a ladder and even rigged an "elevator" to pull up to the cat, but all their valiant rescue effort