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Cortland County SPCA – Cat Rescued From Roof After Being Stuck on Roof Overnight


The Cortland County SPCA law enforcement department say they have rescued a very friendly cat after it was reported the cat was stuck on a roof. The call came into the SPCA on Tuesday, April 2nd from a worker with the Department of Social Services who could see a cat from the building she was in.

The worker told the SPCA the cat had been on the roof since yesterday and the cat could be heard by workers during the night. During the time of the call, the cat appeared to be unresponsive.

Efforts to then get the cat down safely and provide any type of medical aid began. The owner of the building the cat was stuck on top of, a multi-family residence, was contacted as well as SPCA investigators arriving on scene to address the situation.

Investigators, Stacy Mitchell and Kathi Maxson, determined that accessing the cat via a ladder would be unsafe and they also wouldn’t be able to utilize the equipment they had to remove the cat from where it was situated.

“Carter’s tree service located on West Road in the Town of Cortlandville was contacted, and asked if they could assist. Rick from Carter’s tree service graciously agreed to come help. This was coordinated through the county office building as it was the original best egress onto the Church Street property. Rick from Carter’s tree service had to have two of his trucks come out as the cat moved to two different locations on the roof. SPCA investigator Stacy Mitchell was there assisting Carter’s tree service.”

The Cortland County SPCA said in a release.
Image Courtesy of Cortland County SPCA

The cat was eventually rescued from the roof. The SPCA says the cat is an adult, domestic long hair in breed, black in color, male unneutered, and is now safely at the SPCA and is also very friendly towards everyone.

The cat will be held at the SPCA for five days to see if an owner for the cat may be located. The cat was not microchipped. If no owner is found, the cat will be put up for adoption.

Donations are now being accepted to help cover the cost of rescuing the cat from the roof. The SPCA says donations may be made to Carter’s Tree Service at the SPCA in person, or directly at Carter’s Tree Service at 3 West Road #1645, Cortland, NY, 13045.

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