Cat Tree Rescue Hertfordshire
Most cat owners will at some point have the problem of their cat becoming stuck in a tree. However, 99% of the time the cats will eventually work up the courage to climb down themselves. In the unlikely event that they don’t we may be able to carry out a cat rescue.
Cats can sometimes become frozen with fear, go into a state of shock and fail to realise that they are able to climb down themselves . A cats claws work very well for climbing up a tree but because they are curved, a cat will be forced to try and climb down backwards. Cats will try and avoid this if it looks too daunting.
It is a common thought that the fire service will rescue your cat for you but in reality they are unlikely to do so and are probably way too busy . Even if they aren’t busy at the time, they won’t want to find themselves rescuing a cat when an emergency call is received. If you live in a smaller rural community you may have more luck but otherwise you will have to search elsewhere for help. This is an example of the response of fire and rescue departments to stuck cats. It is also quite possible that a ladder will be insufficient to reach the cat or the tree inaccessible for this type of rescue. You can ask the RSPCA for advice as well but they will probably just suggest that you leave your cat in the tree for at least twenty four hours before considering further action.
Climbing a tree whilst handling a frightened cat can be very dangerous. A cat stuck in a tree probably needs to be rescued by a professional climber. Thats not to say you can’t do it yourself if the cat is lower down in the tree but we wouldn’t recommend it and remember, it starts to look a long way down very quickly, especially if the cat isn’t cooperating! Think very carefully before attempting it yourself. If the cat has had a reasonable amount of time to climb down but refuses to budge please call and hopefully we can help.
It is likely that we can rescue your cat but due to the unpredictable nature of animals we can’t take responsibility for either failing to rescue the cat or the cat becoming injured in the process. A cat may either already be, or retreat to, a place in the tree which is inaccessible to us. Remember that even though the cat is stuck they are much smaller, lighter and more agile than a man. It is more than likely we will have to handle the cat in the tree and place them in a sack or basket, allowing us to climb down safely. Depending on the cat and how tired or frightened they are, this may be more or less difficult. Whilst we will make every effort to bring your cat down safely, this cannot be guaranteed.
It is always helpful if you can send us a picture of your cats predicament (photographing the whole tree) and we can let you know if we may be able to help you.