Firefighters in Erie, Pennsylvania, rarely respond to calls about a cat stuck in a tree these days. They normally tell the caller to let the cat come down by itself. But on Sunday, they responded to such a call, because a woman was also in the tree. Tara Dennis estimates she had gone 40 feet up the tree to rescue a cat that had been crying for a couple of days, but then found she couldn’t get back down. Dennis had entered the tree by climbing up on a roof first.
"I got the cat," she said. "I put it in my shirt."
She began coming down but reached a point at which she couldn't go any farther.
That's when neighbor Marty Tirak called 911. Firefighters responded a little before 1 p.m. and first carried the cat down and then assisted Dennis. Carroll said all were safe.