Rescuing Cats From Super Tall Trees

Rescuing Cats From Super Tall Trees


(cat meowing) – [Shaun] A lot of people see a cat up in a tree, they’re just like, “Oh, yeah, that thing’ll get
down here in a couple days.” – [Tom] Hi sweetie, how
long you been in this tree? But what they don’t realize is that sometimes they don’t. I’m Shaun Sears. – And I’m Tom Otto with Canopy Cat Rescue. – And we rescue cats that
get stuck up in trees. (upbeat music) (cat meowing) – [Shaun] There you go, oh, let go. – Cats get stuck in trees a lot. – We’ve been rescuing since about 2008. – [Shaun] I’m getting ya. We probably do more cat rescues
than anybody in the world. – I got you. – We range from about 375 to 400 rescues every year. – [Tom] It’s okay. – There’s a lot of people that can’t afford to pay your normal arborist
five, six, 700 dollars to rescue a cat. Both Tom and I really love cats. – [Tom] He’s a total sweetie, ginger boy. – We’ll come out and rescue somebody’s cat for free. – [Tom] Hi sweetie. (phone ringing) – Alright. Canopy Cat Rescue, this is Shaun. – [Man] Yeah, it’s our cat. She’s climbed up and she’s been up there
for three or four hours and it just doesn’t look like she’s gonna figure this out. – Well, I think we’ll be there in about 45 minutes or so. – [Tom] Climbing trees
is inherently risky. – Our average tree
height is a hundred feet. Sometimes they’re a lot taller. – [Shaun] We sort of suss out how the cat’s doing as
we’re getting close. – [Tom] Hi. – [Shaun] And then hopefully
we can proceed with the rescue. – [Tom] You never want to stay. How’s that sound? (cat meowing) – [Woman] Wow! Good whew. – [Shaun] The look that we get from the cat owner’s face when we hand ’em their cat back is just this overwhelming sense of relief. – [Tom] Are you happy to have him back? He’s, I know. – You have no idea . – [Shaun] We love doing
this and we’re gonna do it for as long as we can. You said you got a cat stuck in a tree? – Bella! – We don’t really
consider ourselves heroes, but we do like to think of ourselves as just two guys that are out there restoring the faith in humanity.

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