By Brendan Rees
Pearcedale firefighters have come to the rescue after a kitten had a frightening ordeal being stuck in a tree.
To the relief of her worried owners, the 10-month old feline was safely brought down after getting itself stuck seven metres up a tree at Queens Road just before 7.30am on Tuesday 25 August.
Owner Christie Street said she erupted with joy after she and her 11-year-old son were reunited with their beloved Ivy Rose, who had been missing from their home for two days.
“She’s a very unique cat, she’s the most beautiful cat I’ve ever had,” she said, adding she was happy to donate $200 to Pearcedale fire brigade for their help.
“She’s only been in our life for five months but she’s definitely won our hearts 100 per cent.”
Pearcedale CFA captain Geoffrey Carter said it was believed dogs on the property had spooked the kitten up the tree.
“We had a firefighter set up the ladder and climb up the tree and there wasn’t much work to be done from there. The cat was pretty happy to be rescued because it just walked straight to us,” he said.
“It was only when I came home from the incident that I was made aware of a post on a local Facebook page asking if anyone had seen a ‘beloved grey cat’ that we were able to identify who the owners were,” he said.
“We went and dropped it off safely and they were happy to have it returned, which is a great result.”