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Firefighters Roll to Scaredy-Cat's Rescue

Dix Hills department brings feline to safety from 40-foot tree.

Cat rescued from tree. Photo Credit: Dix Hills Fire Department
Cat rescued from tree. Photo Credit: Dix Hills Fire Department

Information supplied by Steve Silverman

The Dix Hills Fire Department came to the rescue of a cat stuck about 40 feet up a tree on Branwood Drive Wednesday.

The drama began when a dog came into the house and scared the four-month-old cat that fled outside and up into the tree.

 Unable to coax the cat down, the family called the Dix Hills Fire Department for assistance. Second Assistant Chief Tom Napolitano and Capt. Brett Tepe responded to assess the situation. It was determined that the safest way to remove the cat was to use the department's aerial ladder truck. 

  After the truck was placed into position, Ex-Chief and Commissioner Larry Feld climbed the ladder and grabbed the cat. The cat was in good condition and reunited with its family including a young boy who celebrated his birthday Wednesday.

Joe Dowd October 03, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Wonderful story, and I'm not a big cat fan. I am a fan of firefighters everywhere. Well done.
Toni Costantino October 03, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Last Summer my cat ran up a tree and Huntington manor took half hr to get him out..An he kept climbing up further they had to hose him from going up further..But they finally got him..

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