Wednesday July 4, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A cat stuck in the upper branches of a 60-foot oak tree for seven days - and quite unhappy about it - has finally been rescued.

Workers from the Animal Rescue League of Boston spent three hours Tuesday climbing the tree and getting a loop over the cat's head so she could be put in a carrier bag.

Owner Laurie Peltier says her daughter first heard their cat, Misty, crying from a neighbor's tree on June 27 but couldn't coax her down. The cat was higher than the Springfield Fire Department's 50-foot ladder and several tree companies couldn't be persuaded to attempt a rescue.

The Springfield Republican reports the cat's loud meowing got neighbors to start making calls. They ended up with Boston's Animal Rescue League.


Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican,