So I love my Gram. I'm a 6 -1" Clyde, she's 4-10" Sicilian who loves to bake, absolutely adorable.
She started feeding some ferral cats. There was drama that ensued involving kittens and a late trip to the vet. There are only two now that come around (who recognize her but runs if anyone else is around). For the record I don't think cats should be kept outside. Either keep them inside or don't feed them - she's caused problems by making them dependant on her to us, her and them.
To the problem at hand - one of them ran up a 45' locust tree in the woods yesterday. Everything I've seen online says they'll come down on their own after 3-5 days. Also they said attempts at rescue many times results in the cat running higher up the tree. Sometimes leaving some food at the foot of the tree helps as does the 'owner' coaxing.
The fire department doesn't do cats in trees but said sometimes if there's a few guys hanging around they might try to do something - but being Father's Day and a Sunday they were on a skeleton crew. Also - this is in the woods so they can't just raise up a bucket, they'd have to go up via a ladder.
So, she's very upset though I think any attempts of rescue will make the cat run up even higher.
Has anyone heard of a cat dying because they couldn't get back down? Any other rescue thoughts?