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Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...More >>
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TRAVELERS REST, SC (FOX Carolina) -
After spending two days atop a tall Travelers Rest tree, a kitten was rescued by teamwork from the local power company and firefighters.
The 1-year-old feline named Smoky managed to climb the tree Sunday, but could not muster the courage to descend the trunk.
Elaine Gosnell, Smoky's owner, said she placed food at the base of tree to entice the kitty to come down, but other animals ate the food. She said her concern for her cat increased when she noticed a hawk circling the tree.
After trying to get local animal control crews and firefighters to rescue the kitty, the local utility company, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, came to the rescue. The power crew used a cherry-picker and a pole to nudge Smoky out of the tree, while some firefighters held a blanket beneath him.
Eventually, Smoky fell about 70 feet and into the waiting blanket to the tune of his nervous owner shouting, "Catch him!"
"He's good," Gosnell said as she stroked the nervous cat after his fall. "He's just skinny. He's real skinny. He's lost weight, you can tell."
Gosnell said she thanks the power crew and firefighters for rescuing her stranded feline.
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