Richmond Police Use Creative Thinking to Rescue Two cats From Tree

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 The Richmond, VA Police Department congratulated four officers who used creative thinking to help get two cats down from a tree when a group of neighbors asked for their assistance. Did the cats think, “Hey, look … boxes!”  when officers stacked boxy trash bins at the foot of a tree to lure them down? We can’t answer that, but the plan did the trick.

The Department wrote:

First Precinct Officers Rescue Cats Stuck in a Tree
They say cats always land on their feet, but two kitties stuck in a tree in Hillside Court recently were not about to find out. That’s when Richmond Police stepped in. First Precinct Officer Kelly Morley was flagged down by a resident who was concerned because the cats had been stuck in the tree for five days and they couldn’t get them down even with food.
Officer Richard Chappell got the idea to stack a few city supercans as a way to help the cats down. Officers Brent Howlett and David Woods saw what he was doing and stopped to assist as well. The neighbors were so thankful for the officers’ kitty rescue and one of them took the cats in since they were strays and it was cold outside. Good work officers!


The Richmond Police Department will further demonstrate an appreciation of animals on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Shockoe Slip Fountain, where the officers and horses of the Richmond Police Mounted Squad as well as some of the officers and K-9s of the Department’s K-9 Unit will attend a festive Blessing of the Animals with seasonal music and atmosphere. The blessing will be performed by Reverend Karen Thompson of Thompson’s Border Collies to recognize working animals and celebrate the joy of companion animals at this special time of year. Gifts of pet food will be donated to Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation (AARF).



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