Saturday, February 12, 2011

Feline Friday (Sat)-Cat Up a Tree?


I found this article in our paper this morning & thought I'd share it for Feline Friday (which is now Saturday-oops).  I had trouble finding computer time yesterday.

The story is about Ben Roberts from the Pierce County, WA area, who scales TALL, TALL trees to rescue poor kitties who get stuck & can't get down.  We've all seen heartwrenching stories on the news about poor kitties stuck for days up a tree or on top of a telephone pole pitifully meowing.  Armed with a harness, lanyards, a handsaw & a bag to carry the cat down in he's rescued 30 cats & has a 100% success rate (YAY!).  He does charge a fee but considering the time & effort it takes I'd happily pay it if my cat needed help.
To read the entire arcle click HERE!

I also learned from this article that Lo & Behold, there is a website dedicated to Cats Stuck in Trees, run by Dan Kraus who himself has rescued nearly 750 cats in the Pacific Northwest!  The site (HERE) is full of articles, information, stories & links. You HAVE to check it out if only to see the ADORABLE moving graphics on the home page! They are also having a segment on Animal Planet's new show "Must Love Cats"!  Gotta watch that!  Don't know which show Dan Kraus will be on but the show airs TONIGHT!  Check out the show's website HERE!

Alright, that's quite enough info for now! Happy Saturday! :)

4 comments:

♥ Sallie said...

Oh! Thanks for the article!

Hope to see you at our Valentine's Weekend Blog Party!

Hugs,

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

That sounds like a nice way to make a living! You get exercise and adventure, you get to spend time with animals, and you get to be a hero!

joniandsid said...

I saw a clip of "Must Love Cats" recently and must watch it just to hear that theme song again!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

What a cool guy and what an interesting story and life. Thanks for the link and sharing the story with us.