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Prescott Fire Chief Dennis Light said it would be “a stretch” to call a wayward animal problem like a cat in a tree an emergency, and advocated first trying a simpler solution. “In the case of cats, one thing I encourage is for the caller to perhaps ‘open a can of tuna’ to coax the feline down,” he said. (Stock photo)

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Cat in a tree? Who you gonna call?
Local fire departments would rather you call than get hurt trying to save an animal

There was once an old Hollywood trope that firefighters were the people to call when a cat was up a tree and wouldn’t come down.

By Scott Orr June 21, 2018