Neighbors fear for cat stuck in Harnett County tree
Posted November 23, 2011
Sanford, N.C. — Residents in a housing development in Harnett County spent the day before Thanksgiving concerned for an animal in need.
Neighbor Amy Wolcott said a cat has been in a tree in the Persimmon Hills area on Wellstone Drive since Sunday.
“It is scared. It is hungry. It is cold. It just wants someone to help it,” Wolcott said Wednesday.
No one is sure why the cat went up the tree, but it isn’t coming down.
Every day, Amy Wolcott’s 11-year-old son, Austin, said he goes to the bus stop expecting it to have come down, especially after a recent storm.
“The rain was unbearable,” Austin said.
The tallest ladder the neighbors could find was about 32 feet, but it wasn’t high enough to rescue the cat.
“It is just too high in the tree to get it down,” Amy Wolcott said.
Wolcott said she called Harnett County Animal Control and the sheriff's and fire departments. She said authorities told her the cat would make it own way down when it gets hungry.
Neighbors placed food at the bottom of the tree.
“It has got to be hungry at this point,” Wolcott said.
Neighbors think the cat is too afraid of other animals in the area to come down.