Armed with a ladder and a bag of treats, WTAE reporter Sheldon Ingram went above and beyond the call of duty and rescued a cat that had been stuck in a tree for eight days, howling and crying.
The cat. Not Sheldon.
No word yet on why no one else attempted a ladder and a bag of treats prior to the eighth day.
Also, no word yet on why cats in trees is something to call the news stations about.
Also, no word yet on how much hate I’m going to get for pointing and laughing at this, but this is the best comment ever:
Also, the Fire Department should be investigated in this situation. It is the DUTY to serve the public, even in this non-emergency ’emergency’. “Not able to drive a truck to the house” is a total BS excuse! I’ve seen MY local fire department pick up a CAR and move it to get to the scene of a fire…what gives THESE people an excuse to not move a ladder to the tree to rescue the cat??? I do not even live in the area, and I call for a FULL investigation by proper authorities. Was this cronyism?
Are firemen REALLY required to rescue cats?! It’s not like a child in a well. It’s a cat. In a tree. Get a damn ladder and a box of treats and rescue your own tree-climbing cat and leave the fire department to rescue the people.
No word yet on why cats climb trees if they can’t get back down. This is why I’m a dog person. I’m a big fan of that coming when called thing in addition to the don’t climb things you can’t get down from thing. I very much like the I won’t viciously claw at your bosom until you bleed thing.
No word yet on when PETA will arrange the naked protest of Sheldon’s neck-handling of the cat without the proper amount of recommended rump-support.