The stray cat has been named Bullet (Photo: Julie Rachford)
A stray pellet was found in the fur (Photo: Julie Rachford)
Mike Curtin climbed up the tree to get the cat (Photo: Julie Rachford)
INDEPENDENCE, KY (FOX19) -
A kitten was saved from a tree Sunday that had been stuck in a tree for five days.
Julie Rachford, of Independence, says that they noticed the kitten was chased up a tree behind their neighbor's home on Bridle Path.
Rachford and her neighbors tried to lure the cat down with food and by calling him.
Her neighbor, Steve Corry, a firefighter, brought his co-workers to check it out but determined that the ground was too included and unstable to bring machinery out, Rachford said.
According to Rachford, Kenton County Animal Shelter and the Independence Fire Department said that they could help.
On Sunday, Rachford says she posted the problem to Facebook and Bryan Cox from the Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP), Sarah Bowns and Mike Curtin from Hyde Park Landscape responded to the post and came out and brought the kitten down safely.
Rachford says that they believe that the cat was shot by a pellet gun before running into the tree.
The kitten is safely being held at SAAP headquarters at Highland Heights Animal Hospital, where he will be getting some medical care. He will then be available for adoption.