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Beth Buderus's picture
Joined: 08/03/2007
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Fluffy's in real trouble this time!

Oh Poor Fluffy.  He's got himself into a real pickle this time.  He's in a redwood tree that's about 70' tall and he's about 20' from the top.  From what I've heard he was chased up there by a child sometime on Monday where he stayed overnight at around 25' to 30' up but unfortunately went higher yesterday afternoon.

I met a nice Sheriff Deputy in the parking lot last night and asked if he had a flashlight strong and bright enough to try to see how high up he was in the tree.  After about 25 minutes with the use of both flashflight and spotlight on the tree he finally located Fluffy with the light catching his eyes.  Unfortunately as I mentioned, about 20' from the top. 

He went over to ask the Fire Dept to see if they could do anything but they do not have a ladder that can reach 50+ feet.  Of course one of the men at the Fire Station said have you ever seen a cat skeleton in a tree.  So I decided I'd check that out on the internet.  Sure enough, that is a myth...well maybe true in this regard, sure there won't be a skeleton in the tree because the cat will have died and fallen out.  I have learned on various websites, cats claws are designed to climb up and if the tree is thin enough they can shimmy their way back down with some trial and error.  This redwood is way too big around for him to even attempt that.  The other worry is while he can go without food for some time, I do not know how long cats can go without water.

So our only hope is if the Operating Engineers would consider doing us a favor again, that is if their crane and cage can reach.

Here's his last story, I wonder if a child chased him up this last time too:

/stories/after-two-days-tree-fluffy-comes-down

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Beth Buderus's picture
Joined: 08/03/2007
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We may have help...

I just got off the phone with the woman from the OpEng who helped last time. She will see what she can do to get a team out there but it may be later today or tomorrow. I will know more around 2pm today.

Martha Foley's picture
Joined: 11/24/2014
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Fluffy

Thank You Beth!!!!!  Very upsetting.  It is my understanding that the same child chased Fluffy up a tree on two other occasions and a third attempt two days after he was rescued the last time, but someone intervened.  His meow is weaker this morning, we all hope he makes it down safely.  Hang in there Fluffy.........

Beth Buderus's picture
Joined: 08/03/2007
Posts: 926
Fluffy

I just got a call letting me know that Juan climbed the tree to try to get Fluffy down but could not get him, Fluffy is now at the very top and out on a limb vs. near the trunk.  Anyone have any ideas on how to get a crane here faster than later today??

Beth Buderus's picture
Joined: 08/03/2007
Posts: 926
Fluffy on hold

Latest update. Crane operators came over to see the tree at 4pm today and confirmed their crane is not tall enough. They need their boss to approve them driving a larger crane down the highway from the South. They said they would let me know tonight.

Just heard - they won't know until the morning as they have to call their Insurance Company.

Beth Buderus's picture
Joined: 08/03/2007
Posts: 926
Fluffy has no hope

Just heard from the operating engineers, their insurance company said it's too much of a liability and won't allow them to do it.  Unfortunately that also means if Fluffy comes down further to where the other crane can reach they will not be able to bring the smaller crane either.

Bill McCarver's picture
Joined: 08/19/2007
Posts: 67
Fluffy

Has anyone tried contacting a tree trimming service, like Davis Tree Service?  Those guys climb trees every day.

Just a thought.

Bill McCarver

Beth Buderus's picture
Joined: 08/03/2007
Posts: 926
Tree service didn't work

Thank you Bill, unfortunately that was tried on Tuesday but the tree guy just scared Fluffy further up the tree and the guy would not go any higher.

We will try to get in touch with Animal Control today.  Someone else had a great suggestion of SMUD but I'm thinking their hoists/buckets probably won't go as high as 100' but I will try to find out.  I seriously doubt SMUD would even consider it though....although it would be good P.R.  :-)

 

RM.com's picture
Joined: 06/19/2007
Posts: 27726
Fluffy is rescued

Nellie Bloom posts on Facebook that Juan climbed 70 feet up the tree and rescued the cat at lunchtime.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/RanchoMurietacom/94548137768

Craig Sheumaker's picture
Joined: 06/22/2011
Posts: 277
Get'em Fixed

Sac County is offering free neuter/spay services to all pet owners in 2015. Done on Bradshaw Road. Call 368-7314 for appointment.

We don't need more domestic or feral cats out there causing concern. 

 

 Craig Sheumaker

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