Desperate to help a cat who’d been stuck in a tree for a week through the summer’s worst thunderstorms, Tanya Lippke of Lewiston, Maine, turned to PETA—who she knew would never turn away from an animal in need. According to the local newspaper,
Tanya had been trying to find a hero all week. She tried the Fire Department. She tried police and an animal control officer. She even called some tree companies directly to implore them for help. “Nobody would do it. They said the cat would come down eventually,” Tanya said. “But you know what? It wasn’t coming down.”
Drastic times, as they say, call for drastic measures.
Tanya went up as high in the command as she could go. She called the people of PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It was a last resort, a Hail Mary.
And it worked.
Within hours the kitty was safely down.
You hear about PETA’s lettuce ladies storming Capitol Hill and our undercover investigations that shake up entire animal-abusing industries. You don’t always hear about PETA saving cats from trees—but, yup, we do that too.
Aren’t you proud to be a PETA member?
Written by Joel Bartlett
P.S. Just a reminder: Please keep cats indoors where they are safe.