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Tree climber rescues cat stuck in tree for six days

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Members of the Quincy community came together Monday to rescue a cat that had been stuck in a tree for six days.

Jane Burton noticed a black cat up in a tree next to her house on Curved Creek on Halloween. After the cat couldn't get down she took action. She posted on Facebook about how neighbors couldn't get to the cat, stranded 60 feet above the ground.

Kevin Heinecke, a professional tree climber, came to their rescue. But as he climbed the tree, the cat just climbed higher up the tree. After a few harrowing minutes, he finally reached the feline.

"I was wishing he didn't go no higher. But it went fairly smooth. I mean, once I could get my hand on him I knew he was down. So it was alright," said Heinecke.

After the cat was safely on the ground he was taken to Klingele Veterinary Clinic in Quincy. The good news is the cat had a microchip implanted, so the owner was contacted.

 

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