Fire and police rescue cat in Douglass (Mont.) Township

Photo courtesy of Douglass Township Police Department of Montgomery County

The Douglass Township Police Department of Montgomery County was assisted by the New Hanover Township Fire Company Thursday, May 1, after receiving several calls about a cat in a tree.

According to Officer Mark Bykie, the department started receiving calls about the cat on Wednesday into Thursday, during the periods of heavy rain.

“We thought it would come down on it’s own,” said Bykie. He continued to state that once the department learned that the cat had been there for more than a week—they decided to call the fire company for assistance.

A post on the police department’s Facebook page stated that Tyler Moyer of station 37 climbed up the ladder to rescue the cat. “The owner was very happy to be reunited with her family member once again,” read the post.


Thinking back, Bykie couldn’t recall ever reporting to a incident like this.

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