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Arborist volunteers to rescue cat stuck in 100+ foot tree for days

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MICA, Wash. -

A family in Mica, WA is celebrating after being reunited with their family cat thanks to a local arborist with a big heart. Trevor Fant says on April 3rd, he and his grandma, who owns the cat, heard the meowing and that's when they realized the cat was stuck in the tree. 

They tried everything they could to entice the cat to climb down but nothing worked. They even called the local fire department but after coming out to surveying the situation, they determined, the didn't have the proper equipment to get the cat down. It was estimated the cat was about 100 feet in the air. 

Well, Johnny Giltner, a local arborist with a big heart, saw the story on our Facebook page and decided he could help. Thursday morning, he met KHQ reporter Cynthia Johnson at the home just after 6:30am to begin the climb to rescue Gypsy. 

Cynthia says the cat was so far up the tree, you couldn't see him, you could only hear him meowing. Giltner made is up the tree successfully and place the cat inside a zipped back pack until he made it safely back on the ground. 
 


 

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