posted on 12/30/2008 9:57:09 AM PST
To: Slings and Arrows
posted on 12/30/2008 9:57:36 AM PST
(I want my bailout too!!!!)
‘It seems like I just have to sit here and watch my cat starve to death or freeze to death, Michael said.”
I’m guessing it will come down long before that. Cats are fairly smart.
posted on 12/30/2008 9:58:02 AM PST
(I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
Ooh I would have to get that guy on animal cruelty for not allowing help
posted on 12/30/2008 9:58:35 AM PST
(Obama- show me the BC)
"There's some friction here between these neighbors and I said I could care less about the people I just want to go up and get the cat," said Smith.
Probably because the other neighbor lets his cat run loose in the officer's yard.
posted on 12/30/2008 9:59:44 AM PST
by Constitution Day
(Big Brotha Is Watching You)
“...hoping the cat would come down on it’s own.”
AAARRRRGGGHHHHHH! Can’t anyone use (or NOT use) an apostrophe properly?
posted on 12/30/2008 10:04:58 AM PST
by Buck W.
(BHO: Selling hope, keeping the change.)
One of the best lines I have ever heard regarding cats stuck in trees came from the Chief of the LA Fire Deptment when he announced that they would no longer rescue cats from trees.
He said in all my years of being a fireman I have yet to see a cat skeleton in a tree. They come down when they get hungry enough.
posted on 12/30/2008 10:10:56 AM PST
what happened to firemen rescuing cats?
a bucket truck from the street should reach with no problem.
posted on 12/30/2008 10:12:10 AM PST
(happy festi-christma-chauna-kwanza-don-stice-ule.. eh screw pc. MERRY CHRISTMAS!)
“Michael said the officer told him he was concerned that if someone got hurt while trying to get the cat on his property, he would be liable.”
The officer was 100% correct. Any private individual, organization or group that got hurt on his property could sue him for everything he’s got if they fall out of the tree and break their necks.
And you know that’s exactly what their lawyer would do no matter how “nice” they seemed up front.
Let the guv handle it, they can’t sue you for performing a public function on your proprty.
posted on 12/30/2008 10:24:44 AM PST
by Bob J
People who let their cats roam the neighborhood apparently want to have it both ways. First they want the cat to be considered a wild animal, which by law allows them to let it roam without them suffering any legal trouble for whatever damage the cat does. Then they want the cat to be considered their tame pet when it gets into trouble while roaming.
I say if it's roaming, it's a wild animal and it's subject to being shot on sight. If it's a pet, keep it indoors or contained on your own property. One or the other.
<FLAME RESISTANT SUIT ON>
Semi-Official Semi-Legal Notice: This is only a test. Had this been an actual anti-cat post, there would have been far more violence. And cow bell. And dog poop.
posted on 12/30/2008 10:28:06 AM PST
(SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
I have some sympathy for both parties. While I don’t hate cats, I do hate a lot of cat owners. My neighbor, for example, has a cat that eats fish from my pond, craps in my flower beds and steals dog food and then phones the police when my dogs bark at it. If my neighbors cat was stuck in one of my trees I would do the same thing.
Sheesh, what a waste of time. Cats may ‘seem’ stuck in a tree but believe me, when they get hungry they’ll come down.
And no single dog will stop them. Well, successfully stop them if the cat is in good shape and not getting too old.
posted on 12/30/2008 10:40:28 AM PST
(Just my thoughts)
I had a cat that did just that...twice. For no apparent reason she launched herself up a 60-foot tall Tulip Poplar and couldn't get down. All the recommended solutions failed. BB guns, loud noises, food placed nearby. She just climbed higher. After six days I located a professional tree climber (arboriculturist) who managed to climb up, throw the cat into a sack and lower her down. He was nearly killed in the process. The cat refused rescue and fought him like nothing I've ever seen before! He barely descended with his arms and hands looking like he'd placed them in wood chipper. The cat was carefully removed from the sack...and it shot back up the tree again! Anybody who thinks they can “rescue” a kitty in a tree obviously hasn't attempted it before. I wouldn't recommend it.
posted on 12/30/2008 10:49:49 AM PST
(Will Work for Ammo)
The cop is a jerk. Common sense and decency no longer exist with some people. I would hate to be this guys neighbor.
posted on 12/30/2008 10:53:53 AM PST
(God Bless The USA)
The official site:
"Late Tuesday morning, Michael said police officers arrived at the home and rescued the cat using a ladder. It's unclear whose property they were on during the rescue."
"Late Tuesday morning, Michael said police officers arrived at the home and rescued the cat using a ladder. It's unclear who's property they did it from."
Transcription error or update from a sloppy press?
posted on 12/30/2008 10:57:39 AM PST
by Old Professer
(The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
And then there was the time my miniature dachshund publicly embarrassed me by chasing a squirrel UP a tree, somehow managing to get herself stuck 6-7 feet above the ground, till she was rescued by a human (me).
posted on 12/30/2008 11:21:30 AM PST
To: Fawn; All
Ever see a cat skeleton in a tree? Me either.
The cat will come down when it gets hungry.
posted on 12/30/2008 11:50:03 AM PST
Wow...look at the number of people on this thread who would harm an animal because they are too scared to confront the owner. If a non-dangerous pet is invading your property, take your aggressions to the neighbor who is actually the source of the problem. Don't use the life of an animal as a tool of revenge.
posted on 12/30/2008 2:00:45 PM PST
(Barack Obama = Media Jesus)
“Brutis is now safe and doing well — and out of the tree.”
Thanks to Drudge.
I almost called the Phoenix PD myself but once I saw it on Drudge I knew the cat would be home by dusk. I hope this prick cop gets a bad report in his file. Sheesh what a jerk.
posted on 12/30/2008 3:34:42 PM PST
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