Good News Tewsday: Geezer Cat Rescue!

Butterfly, a 15-year-old ginger tabby in Georgia, spent three days stuck in a tree.

This indoor cat had escaped to the great outdoors when a darned woofie chased him up a tree. The petrified cat wouldn’t come down from his three-story high perch no way, no how.

Even worse, he’d picked a tree surrounded by poison ivy.

His family figured Butterfly would come down on his own, but after a couple of days (SRSLY, you waited a couple of days, people?) they got worried and called PETA.

Now I’m not a particular fan of PETA, but in this case they performed like rock stars. They sent a professional cat-getter-downer with all the necessary  equipment to retrieve the terrified cat from his perch.

The cat-getter-downer filmed the rescue:

Butterfly was dehydrated and a little freaked out, but is happily back in his cat cup. He did use the opportunity to report to PETA that his people are way too stingy with the Temptations, and they only clean his litter box once a day.

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  1. Litter box emptied once a day? No wonder the poor kitty ran outside. He was just looking for clean facilities! So glad s/he is safe and sound!

    Usually the Fire Departments do these rescues, but there’s no need for a rescue if you keep your kitties inside and spoiled!

  2. YAY for PETA and all rescuers. So happy that Butterfly was rescued. Now I understand why I have to stay inside and in the garden, without a tree. Pawkisses for a good outcome 🙂 <3

  3. Not a PETA fan either but glad this worked out


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