This week in Syracuse, NY, a black cat named Sassy was rescued from a weeklong stay in a tall Pine tree by Mike Shetler of the A Cut Above Tree Service.

Sassy had been spooked, and found herself unable to shift into reverse to exit the tree. Shetler expertly scaled the tree, stashed Sassy in a backpack, and returned her to terra firma, into the arms of owner Brian Kattenborn.

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Sassy was lucky. Shetler recalls a cat who was stuck in a tree for 14 days back in 1998. He rescued that cat, too, and nursed him back to health.

Kattenborn reports that Sassy smells like a Pine tree, but is otherwise doing fine.


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