Fire crews help Penketh man stuck up 60ft tree rescuing cat

UPDATED: Fire crews help Penketh man stuck up 60ft tree rescuing cat

Fire crews help Penketh man stuck up 60ft tree rescuing cat

UPDATED: Fire crews help Penketh man stuck up 60ft tree rescuing cat

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FIRE crews had to rescue a man who had climbed 60 feet up a tree after a cat in Penketh.

The alarm was raised at 11.05pm on Tuesday after the pet rescuer got stuck and needed the help of 10 firefighters and the aerial appliance to get him down.

Meeting Lane was closed during the incident as crews helped the man before also rescuing the kitten.

Witnesses have said unlucky cat Clover had been in the tree for more than 24 hours and was too weak and scared to move.

Her owner has been described as 'distraught with worry' for two days after the cat, who has only just been spayed, managed to escape when Macey, the family's pet dog, had opened the door to let herself in from the back garden.

After handing out flyers about the missing pet and posting messages on Facebook, the owner was contacted by a man who had spotted a black cat stuck up a tree on Meeting Lane. 

The witness added: "It was clear Clover was in a very distressed state. 

"One resident scaled almost 30ft up the tree, then tried to secure a ladder a further 10ft up the tree but this was still not high enough.

"Another resident volunteered to climb up the tree as he was a little younger and nimble, unfortunately, after climbing up 20ft he soon realised this was no easy task and found himself in the same position as Clover."

Residents then called Cheshire Fire to help the young rescuer down to safety and after seeking authorisation was given permission to use an aerial appliance to save the cat too. 

The owner has since thanked and praised everyone for their efforts and told witnesses Clover has now fully recovered from her ordeal...although outdoor pursuits may be off her agenda for a little while.

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3:59pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Penketh Pony says...

What an idiot.
What an idiot. Penketh Pony
  • Score: -6

4:47pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Bewseylad says...

The cat probably passed him on it's way down
The cat probably passed him on it's way down Bewseylad
  • Score: 0

7:57pm Wed 2 Apr 14

grey-area says...

And the cost to the public is...........
And the cost to the public is........... grey-area
  • Score: -7

8:05pm Wed 2 Apr 14

tangerinewire says...

Idiot, mind it will have got those tea drinking lay-about firemen something to do.
Idiot, mind it will have got those tea drinking lay-about firemen something to do. tangerinewire
  • Score: -24

9:46pm Wed 2 Apr 14

tizman says...

It's a shame there are not more kind people in the world like him!!
It's a shame there are not more kind people in the world like him!! tizman
  • Score: 15

10:10pm Wed 2 Apr 14

PageA says...

tizman wrote:
It's a shame there are not more kind people in the world like him!!
I agree, good effort lads. Glad I don't live in a town were animals are left to die to save the price of a bit of diesel. 10 firefighters in need of a ride out by the sounds of it.
[quote][p][bold]tizman[/bold] wrote: It's a shame there are not more kind people in the world like him!![/p][/quote]I agree, good effort lads. Glad I don't live in a town were animals are left to die to save the price of a bit of diesel. 10 firefighters in need of a ride out by the sounds of it. PageA
  • Score: 18

12:11am Thu 3 Apr 14

Reader says...

Why do people always have to knock others who try to do good or bring in costs !!
As for the firefighters they do a FANTASTIC job and I'd much rather read about them rescuing cats from up trees than battling fires and injured people !
Maybe next time people will ring the fire brigade first though rather than risking their own lives climbing 60 foot up a tree unaided ;)
Why do people always have to knock others who try to do good or bring in costs !! As for the firefighters they do a FANTASTIC job and I'd much rather read about them rescuing cats from up trees than battling fires and injured people ! Maybe next time people will ring the fire brigade first though rather than risking their own lives climbing 60 foot up a tree unaided ;) Reader
  • Score: 13

9:16am Thu 3 Apr 14

jojo1602 says...

I am the owner of the kitten who has three children that love her dearly and she is part of our family.
With regard to cost I have worked and paid taxes for 28 years. Never been a burden to society and always helped people whenever I can....
The people who tried to help were absolutely marvellous. People who can not condone that have issues of their own.

We are not in a society where we leave a distressed animal to starve to death at the top of a tree? I certainly was not going to let that happen anyway...even if it hadn't been my cat! She still deserved a chance.

As my mother always used to say, if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say it!!!
I am the owner of the kitten who has three children that love her dearly and she is part of our family. With regard to cost I have worked and paid taxes for 28 years. Never been a burden to society and always helped people whenever I can.... The people who tried to help were absolutely marvellous. People who can not condone that have issues of their own. We are not in a society where we leave a distressed animal to starve to death at the top of a tree? I certainly was not going to let that happen anyway...even if it hadn't been my cat! She still deserved a chance. As my mother always used to say, if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say it!!! jojo1602
  • Score: 12

9:19am Thu 3 Apr 14

jojo1602 says...

She doesn't have three children lol! I do and we were all distraught....

Thankyou so much to the brave lad that turned up to try and help...

x
She doesn't have three children lol! I do and we were all distraught.... Thankyou so much to the brave lad that turned up to try and help... x jojo1602
  • Score: 2

9:41am Thu 3 Apr 14

tizman says...

Reader wrote:
Why do people always have to knock others who try to do good or bring in costs !!
As for the firefighters they do a FANTASTIC job and I'd much rather read about them rescuing cats from up trees than battling fires and injured people !
Maybe next time people will ring the fire brigade first though rather than risking their own lives climbing 60 foot up a tree unaided ;)
Well said
[quote][p][bold]Reader[/bold] wrote: Why do people always have to knock others who try to do good or bring in costs !! As for the firefighters they do a FANTASTIC job and I'd much rather read about them rescuing cats from up trees than battling fires and injured people ! Maybe next time people will ring the fire brigade first though rather than risking their own lives climbing 60 foot up a tree unaided ;)[/p][/quote]Well said tizman
  • Score: 5

11:08am Thu 3 Apr 14

The Maestro says...

Maybe next time people will ring the fire brigade first though rather than risking their own lives climbing 60 foot up a tree unaided ;)

They refused to attend when someone reported it to the police station in the afternoon. Maybe if they had attended when the police called no one would have had to climb up and got stuck.
Maybe next time people will ring the fire brigade first though rather than risking their own lives climbing 60 foot up a tree unaided ;) They refused to attend when someone reported it to the police station in the afternoon. Maybe if they had attended when the police called no one would have had to climb up and got stuck. The Maestro
  • Score: 6

11:32am Thu 3 Apr 14

itme says...

grey-area wrote:
And the cost to the public is...........
The cost is minimal, the firemen are not paid any more for attending a call out than they would for remaining at the fire station . The only additional cost involved would be the fuel costs
[quote][p][bold]grey-area[/bold] wrote: And the cost to the public is...........[/p][/quote]The cost is minimal, the firemen are not paid any more for attending a call out than they would for remaining at the fire station . The only additional cost involved would be the fuel costs itme
  • Score: 4

11:35am Thu 3 Apr 14

itme says...

grey-area wrote:
And the cost to the public is...........
The cost is minimal, the firemen are not paid any more for attending a call out than they would for remaining at the fire station . The only additional cost involved would be the fuel costs , £10 of diesel ?
[quote][p][bold]grey-area[/bold] wrote: And the cost to the public is...........[/p][/quote]The cost is minimal, the firemen are not paid any more for attending a call out than they would for remaining at the fire station . The only additional cost involved would be the fuel costs , £10 of diesel ? itme
  • Score: 3

12:04pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Chris1901 says...

tangerinewire wrote:
Idiot, mind it will have got those tea drinking lay-about firemen something to do.
what a stupid thing to say, wonder if you'd stick by that comment if you needed them for help, doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]tangerinewire[/bold] wrote: Idiot, mind it will have got those tea drinking lay-about firemen something to do.[/p][/quote]what a stupid thing to say, wonder if you'd stick by that comment if you needed them for help, doubt it. Chris1901
  • Score: 7

12:28pm Thu 3 Apr 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Chris1901 wrote:
tangerinewire wrote:
Idiot, mind it will have got those tea drinking lay-about firemen something to do.
what a stupid thing to say, wonder if you'd stick by that comment if you needed them for help, doubt it.
Agree what a dumb comment. I will be quite happy for them to sit around as that would mean no one is in trouble or in need of their expertise.
[quote][p][bold]Chris1901[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tangerinewire[/bold] wrote: Idiot, mind it will have got those tea drinking lay-about firemen something to do.[/p][/quote]what a stupid thing to say, wonder if you'd stick by that comment if you needed them for help, doubt it.[/p][/quote]Agree what a dumb comment. I will be quite happy for them to sit around as that would mean no one is in trouble or in need of their expertise. GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 5

5:29pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Stockton Heath Sam says...

I believe the firemen were furious at being called out to this incident as they were just about to start the final of their table tennis competition.
I believe the firemen were furious at being called out to this incident as they were just about to start the final of their table tennis competition. Stockton Heath Sam
  • Score: 0

8:45pm Fri 4 Apr 14

muckerman says...

Stockton Heath Sam wrote:
I believe the firemen were furious at being called out to this incident as they were just about to start the final of their table tennis competition.
Ha Ha - sounds like you know a fireman. I know a couple and you are probably very close to the truth.

...It was all the stupid dogs fault anyway!
[quote][p][bold]Stockton Heath Sam[/bold] wrote: I believe the firemen were furious at being called out to this incident as they were just about to start the final of their table tennis competition.[/p][/quote]Ha Ha - sounds like you know a fireman. I know a couple and you are probably very close to the truth. ...It was all the stupid dogs fault anyway! muckerman
  • Score: -1

4:29pm Mon 7 Apr 14

WInwick Pig says...

jojo1602 wrote:
I am the owner of the kitten who has three children that love her dearly and she is part of our family.
With regard to cost I have worked and paid taxes for 28 years. Never been a burden to society and always helped people whenever I can....
The people who tried to help were absolutely marvellous. People who can not condone that have issues of their own.

We are not in a society where we leave a distressed animal to starve to death at the top of a tree? I certainly was not going to let that happen anyway...even if it hadn't been my cat! She still deserved a chance.

As my mother always used to say, if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say it!!!
I'm fairly sure that starvation would not have killed the kitten, rather the fall from 60ft after it passed out with hunger.

If a cat can up there it can get back down!

:@)
[quote][p][bold]jojo1602[/bold] wrote: I am the owner of the kitten who has three children that love her dearly and she is part of our family. With regard to cost I have worked and paid taxes for 28 years. Never been a burden to society and always helped people whenever I can.... The people who tried to help were absolutely marvellous. People who can not condone that have issues of their own. We are not in a society where we leave a distressed animal to starve to death at the top of a tree? I certainly was not going to let that happen anyway...even if it hadn't been my cat! She still deserved a chance. As my mother always used to say, if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say it!!![/p][/quote]I'm fairly sure that starvation would not have killed the kitten, rather the fall from 60ft after it passed out with hunger. If a cat can up there it can get back down! :@) WInwick Pig
  • Score: 0

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