Treed Cat Rescued
Kevin L. Hoover
SUNNY BRAE – The cat which had been marooned on the upper branch of a willow tree between the Meadowbrook and Brookside apartments has been saved.
Giacomo Renzullo, a canopy biologist with Cat In A Tree Emergency Rescue, scaled the tree and brought the cat down just before 8 p.m. tonight.
“She wanted to come down,” Renzullo said. “It didn’t take much coaxing.”
He said that despite the flimsiness of the upper tree branches, he was able to get within a few feet of the young tabby. “I talked to her and offered her some cat food, and she inched over to me,” Renzullo said.
He was able to snatch the cat and place her in a bag he uses in his work with eagle chicks. “They’re about the same size,” he said.
Renzullo is an associate of Jim Campbell-Spickler, who installed the popular Humboldt Bay Eagle Cam.
Renzullo said the cat was taken into protective custody by tenants. “She looked fine,” he said.