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Family trying to rescue a cat stuck in 100 foot tree

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Micah, WA - A family in Spokane County is trying to figure out how to get their cat down from a tree in their yard. Problem is, it's no easy task.

If look you high enough, you'll see Felix -- he's stuck 100 feet above the ground.

"We heard the cat up there about three days ago, he was down about halfway down the tree," said Trevor Fant, who's Grandfather owns the cat, "and then just today we looked up and seen him."

Fant says he thinks the cat must have been chased up the tree by a dog or something. He's been trying to get Felix to come down, but nothing's working.

"We had the fire department come up here," he said. "They couldn't help us at all, they said they didn't have the equipment to help."   

It turns out, the Spokane County fire station nearby has a regular fire truck, but that can only go up 30 or 40 feet. They don't have a ladder truck, which can reach 100 feet, but even then the tree branches would make it too touch to reach the cat.

After countless phone calls, Fant says they did find one possibility.  

"SCRAPS gave me a number for an arborist," he said. "But they charge $150 to $200 to come and get the cat, and we just couldn't afford it right now."    

So for now, Felix and his future might just be up in the air.

"We're worried about the little guy," Fant said."I mean he hasn't eaten in three days. We want to save him, but we don't know what to do here now. We've just exhausted our resources really."

UPDATE: Since we posted this story on Facebook, the arborist has already reached out, offering to get Felix down for free.

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