It is currently Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:37 pm

All times are UTC - 7 hours

Please visit our local business partners   Site Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy
All the Right Moves Dance American Restoration Anytime Fitness Applicable Life Coaching by Dr. Mike Cabin Creek Barbecue Colorado Taekwondo Institute (CTI) Diane Glover, Keller Williams Foothills Realty Holistic Horse Training Firewise Pro Inglenook Energy Center Montessori School of Conifer Paragon Martial Arts Peak Academy of Dance Pet Tips Bound R & R Roofing & Siding, Inc. Relax Salon Taspen's Organics & Holistic Wellness Center

For partnership opportunities


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:31 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:48 pm
Posts: 396
Hi All-

We've gotten a call from a woman in Bailey whose cat has been in a tree for 5 days. We have put her in touch with local tree service companies to see if anyone with proper equipment may be able to assist, but wanted to also post this notice to see if anyone locally may operate a tree service company or otherwise have the skills and equipment to assist with humanely getting this kitty to safety. The cat is reportedly 80 feet high at this point.

If you can help, please call Denise directly at 303-838-7679.

Avoid this headache--keep your cats safely INDOORS.

Things you should know or do if your cat gets stuck in a tree:

- cats are often in trees for 3 - 6 days. Kittens and declawed cats, in particular, often require assistance getting down safely

- if the tree is in a yard with a dog, the dog needs to be kept out of the yard for the cat to come down. Have the dog kept indoors, or walked on-leash in an area far from the tree, so the spooked cat will feel more comfortable coming down

- provide a visual "landing ramp" for the cat by getting a wooden ladder or the longest board you can find and leaning it up against the base of the tree at an angle that may help the cat feel more secure descending

- open a can of jack mackerel, tuna fish, or other particularly juicy and smelly food that would appeal to the cat, and throw the juice as high up into the tree as possible to help stimulate the cat's appetite and provide an incentive to come down

- contrary to popular thought the fire department is NOT the most appropriate agency to call. CALL PROFESSIONAL TREE SERVICES in your area to see if any of them can help. Expect to be charged for the they service they are providing

- if a crowd of people has gathered at the base of the tree, this is generally not helpful in getting the cat down. Have folks hang far back so they cat will feel more comfortable coming down

Thanks and remember- cats are safest when kept inside.

Marta Anderson
Shelter Director
LIKE us on Facebook!

Adoption Center Location: 67318 Hwy 285, Pine, CO 80470 (not for postal use) Map
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1250, Conifer, CO 80433

Open to the Public *NEW HOURS effective Tues 11/22*
Open 7 days/week 11am to 4pm | Open til 7pm Weds
(Closed on major holidays)

Phone (303) 838-2668
Fax (303) 838-4419

IMHS Website
Find Us On Facebook
Our Blog
IMHS Second Chance Thrift Shop

Visit our Forum Here!
See the view from our Second Chance Thrift Shop on our 285Bound Webcam!

Log in or register to leave comments.
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: