If ever there was a story that restores your faith in humanity, it was the story of Hank, a 1-year-old cat in Washington, DC, who got stuck on top of a 60 foot tree. More than 30 people came together to get him down, including the Humane Rescue Alliance, fire fighters, a tree service, and countless neighbors. In the end, ropes and a contraption that shot a bean bag into the tree and looped some string around a branch and maneuvered a small crate with some special items inside in place did the trick: Hank took the bait and jumped into the crate. ““I can’t believe how many people went out of their way to help me with this cat,” said his human. “No one ever said, ‘You’re being ridiculous.’ ” Visit the Washington Post for the full story and photos of Hank’s amazing rescue.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, our Cat Love and Above column reflected on the holidays and gratitude, on Monday, we addressed why cats should never be left alone for more than 24 hours, on Tuesday, we told  you about an exclusive discount on the KittyWhip wand toy, on Wednesday, Allegra shared how she plays with lights, on Thursday, we told you about the only raw diet on the market for cats with kidney disease, and on Friday, we shared information on deep discounts on Basepaws’ DNA tests.

Today’s video is one of the sweetest videos I’ve seen in a long time. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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4 Comments on Mews and Nips: More Than 30 People Helped Rescue a Cat Stuck in a Tree for Five Days

  1. When I come back in my next life, I want to come back as the peaceful kitty who is lulled to sleep with sweet music and the zen sounds of water in the background. What a lucky kitty!

    I’m sure Hank won’t be running up any more trees any time soon.

  2. Cat in a Tree Emergency is a national listing for all states. In the DC area there is a company called “Out on a Limb” that can rescue a cat. I have tried myself and if you don’t call a professional you have quite a challenge. (best handled by one person with skills) The cat has already been stressed from whatever caused it to climb and having to stay in the tree without food or water, gradually getting weaker. Securing it is the difficult part so the cat doesn’t panic and run away once it is lowered.

  3. This is the type of news stories we need more of, instead of endless doom, gloom, anger, fear and hatred. stories that dominate the news channels and social media.
    it shows that despite what the media says there are a overwhelming amount of good people with the desire to bring Peace, Love and Happiness into their communities.

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