Firefighters rescue cat and owner stuck in tree

Posted at 6:34 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 20:39:00-05

We often hear about firefighters rescuing cats from trees, but in the City of Westminster, it was both cat and owner who needed a little assistance from firefighters to get to safer ground. 

At around 5 p.m. Friday, firefighters went to the area of West 92nd Place and Cody Lane following reports of a person stuck in a tree after trying to rescue his cat, Jupiter, who had climbed up the tree sometime Thursday. 

Once fire crews arrived, they found both a man and his cat 30 feet above ground. The man tried to climb the tree when his ladder fell to the ground, ultimately stranding them both, according to Eric Roth, a public information officer with the Westminster Fire Department. 

Crews placed the ladder back up and helped the man descend on his own. Firefighters then used a ladder truck to rescue Jupiter. 

Both were reunited without injuries. 


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