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Kitten Rescue! With Pictures!

By johnboy 23 February 2013 19

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The tension filled event occurred after 9 o’clock last Thursday night – we understand by the faint caterwauling that the kitten had probably been stranded + 10 metres up for about 24 hours.

A neighbour called the fire brigade for assistance – the fire-ies arrived shortly after and cheerfully carried out the rescue – donning gloves and a hard hat for protection.

After being gently released, the ungrateful mog ran off presumably for a late dinner. Owners unknown and presumably oblivious to the heroic work of this dedicated and community spirited team.

Much excitement in Green Street.

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poetix 9:18 pm 25 Feb 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

Ben_Dover said :

wildturkeycanoe said :

So, the government can spend money on this, but at the same time [in another story running simultaneously] we see vandalism going pretty much uncontrolled because they can’t afford to send police. What gives, when a feral animal comes before people’s property?

I take it you are being sarcastic.

Actually I am being quite serious. I mean, a kitten stuck up a tree and you have the brigade called out. It is a six hundred plus dollar fee if you accidentally call the brigade due to a false alarm whilst working on fire systems. Yet, they seem quite willing to spend their time and our money getting a dumb animal out from a tree without charging anyone.
Feral animal, yes. According to the story the owners are unknown. Did they check for a microchip? Did it have a collar or registration tag to identify the creature? In my book that makes it feral. It could have been roaming the neighborhood looking for food and decided to climb the tree in search of birds. I can’t tell from the tree but who knows if it was after a native species. If they’d found a dead chick or several small smashed eggs on the ground below, would anyone still think “Aww, isn’t it a cute little kitty?”. In my eyes, any cat that wanders around at night unsupervised is a predator that should be locked up. We lost goldfish from our pond in the front, witnessed the cat attempting to scoop them up at around 9:30 at night. I though cats had curfews, or is that just another feelgood for the northern suburbs which nobody polices?
They caterwaul outside your bedroom window when on heat, they make all the neighborhood dogs bark at all hours of the night and day. They pee in your children’s sandpit. Honestly, I can say I hate cats with good reason. They aren’t loyal, they scratch you, they don’t taste good unless served in a black bean sauce.
Leave the next one to die, there’s plenty more where that came from.

Next you’ll be saying that you don’t find this sort of thing cute:
http://cheezburger.com/7079340032

I don’t particularly like cats, but we shouldn’t allow any animal to die a slow death if we can help it.

wildturkeycanoe 9:02 pm 25 Feb 13

Ben_Dover said :

wildturkeycanoe said :

So, the government can spend money on this, but at the same time [in another story running simultaneously] we see vandalism going pretty much uncontrolled because they can’t afford to send police. What gives, when a feral animal comes before people’s property?

I take it you are being sarcastic.

Actually I am being quite serious. I mean, a kitten stuck up a tree and you have the brigade called out. It is a six hundred plus dollar fee if you accidentally call the brigade due to a false alarm whilst working on fire systems. Yet, they seem quite willing to spend their time and our money getting a dumb animal out from a tree without charging anyone.
Feral animal, yes. According to the story the owners are unknown. Did they check for a microchip? Did it have a collar or registration tag to identify the creature? In my book that makes it feral. It could have been roaming the neighborhood looking for food and decided to climb the tree in search of birds. I can’t tell from the tree but who knows if it was after a native species. If they’d found a dead chick or several small smashed eggs on the ground below, would anyone still think “Aww, isn’t it a cute little kitty?”. In my eyes, any cat that wanders around at night unsupervised is a predator that should be locked up. We lost goldfish from our pond in the front, witnessed the cat attempting to scoop them up at around 9:30 at night. I though cats had curfews, or is that just another feelgood for the northern suburbs which nobody polices?
They caterwaul outside your bedroom window when on heat, they make all the neighborhood dogs bark at all hours of the night and day. They pee in your children’s sandpit. Honestly, I can say I hate cats with good reason. They aren’t loyal, they scratch you, they don’t taste good unless served in a black bean sauce.
Leave the next one to die, there’s plenty more where that came from.

bigfeet 8:53 pm 25 Feb 13

poetix said :

No, those that died due to dehydration or hunger would fall out of the trees, onto the ground, and be consumed by scavengers.

So by rescuing cats from trees we are denying scavengers the chance of a hearty meal?

That doesn’t seem very fair. Scavengers need to eat too!

Pork Hunt 8:32 pm 25 Feb 13

poetix said :

bigfeet said :

Seriously…how many dead cats have you seen in trees?

None.

They all get themselves down eventually, one way or another. They don’t need our help.

No, those that died due to dehydration or hunger would fall out of the trees, onto the ground, and be consumed by scavengers.

They wouldn’t remain balanced up there as skeletons.

They would if they had raptor like claws.

poetix 8:23 pm 25 Feb 13

bigfeet said :

Seriously…how many dead cats have you seen in trees?

None.

They all get themselves down eventually, one way or another. They don’t need our help.

No, those that died due to dehydration or hunger would fall out of the trees, onto the ground, and be consumed by scavengers. They wouldn’t remain balanced up there as skeletons.

bigfeet 7:44 pm 25 Feb 13

Seriously…how many dead cats have you seen in trees?

None.

They all get themselves down eventually, one way or another. They don’t need our help.

Masquara 7:41 pm 25 Feb 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

So, the government can spend money on this, but at the same time [in another story running simultaneously] we see vandalism going pretty much uncontrolled because they can’t afford to send police. What gives, when a feral animal comes before people’s property?

I don’t think it was a feral cat.

Holditz 7:12 pm 25 Feb 13

What can fireys do against grafitti artists?

Ben_Dover 6:19 pm 25 Feb 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

So, the government can spend money on this, but at the same time [in another story running simultaneously] we see vandalism going pretty much uncontrolled because they can’t afford to send police. What gives, when a feral animal comes before people’s property?

I take it you are being sarcastic.

wildturkeycanoe 4:57 pm 25 Feb 13

So, the government can spend money on this, but at the same time [in another story running simultaneously] we see vandalism going pretty much uncontrolled because they can’t afford to send police. What gives, when a feral animal comes before people’s property?

neanderthalsis 2:59 pm 25 Feb 13

DUB said :

How much does it cost in taxpayers’ to perform a rescue of a kitten, left by irresponsible owners to roam the streets? Could have called me- slingshot would have solved this problem.
I ******* hate cats! 🙂

I hate humans, but I don’t go shooting them when I find them in distress. It takes an insignificant, insecure, petty little man to hate a small furry animal purely for the fact they are a small furry animal.

As for wasting tax payers money, how much do we spend rescuing and reviving junkies, failed suicides and Ducati riders?

thebrownstreak69 1:15 pm 25 Feb 13

Masquara said :

Here’s to Australian prosperity.

We sometimes forget just how good this place is.

liability 12:34 pm 25 Feb 13

Probably no cost involved.

My father was a firefighter for over 30 years before he retired. He said that they used to treat these events as a training exercise. If they got a fire call they would just jump in the truck and head off, leaving pussy behind.

DUB said :

How much does it cost in taxpayers’ to perform a rescue of a kitten, left by irresponsible owners to roam the streets? Could have called me- slingshot would have solved this problem.
I ******* hate cats! 🙂

DUB 10:40 am 25 Feb 13

How much does it cost in taxpayers’ to perform a rescue of a kitten, left by irresponsible owners to roam the streets? Could have called me- slingshot would have solved this problem.
I ******* hate cats! 🙂

LSWCHP 9:32 pm 24 Feb 13

I went to my nieces wedding on the weekend, and was happy to once again shake hands with my sisters husband, who is a senior firefighter in NSW.

This is a man who has put out fires, actually saved peoples lives and sometimes sadly picked up the pieces. And I mean that last bit. On at least one occasion that I know of, he was the guy designated to walk through the grass, pick up a severed head and put it in a bag. He’s done this sort of thing more than once in a 20 year career. There can be no tougher gig.

He’s the salt of the earth, and I’m glad he’s looking my sister. Him and his mates deserve nothing but praise.

Masquara 1:32 pm 24 Feb 13

Should remind us all of just how lucky we are – imagine the response of a small-town dweller in Bangladesh, or Guatemala, or the Congo – on being shown that a community will collectively pay for a big truck and three officials to fetch a kitty out of a tree. Here’s to Australian prosperity.

Gerry-Built 12:36 pm 24 Feb 13

“Mr Incredible; my cat Squeaker… won’t come down…” – good on our teams of yellow-clad Mr Incredibles… that come to our rescue time and time again…

planet_lamp 9:55 pm 23 Feb 13

Gunshots in narrabundah? That looks like a tree covered by protection legislation .. One miss and your up for a fine.

liability 8:50 pm 23 Feb 13

Outstanding effort! Although I suppose you could have just shot the kitten out of the tree.

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