Elena Shalimova, employee of the public search and rescue formation “SpasReserve”. Photo: courtesy of OPSO SpasReserve
“Podolski Cadet Street. At a height of nine meters, a cat sits in a tree, meows and can not get down. “They climbed the tripod ladder to the animal, took it out of the tree and placed it on a carrier, handed it over to the applicant.” Moscow rescuers often have to rush to help not only people but also animals.
People usually joke about cats in the trees: “Spring. The cats have arrived. However, in reality, this is a myth: the number of cats on the branches does not depend on the time of year. At least that’s what lifeguards say.
NO SPRING SEALS
“Cats in the trees are a phenomenon that lasts all year round, it can not be said that there are more of them in the spring than before,” said Elena Salimova, an employee of the public search and rescue organization SpasReserve, to a correspondent of kp.ru. – They get there for various reasons: someone was led by dogs, someone scared people, someone was injured and that is why they climbed a tree.
Most whiskers will go down on their own, no matter how much they meow. Help is needed for kittens, in which the mother-cat has not yet taught everything they need, for domestic cats that are not adapted to such “achievements”, as well as for injured animals – they may simply not have the strength. And such a cat will sit in a tree for several days with anxiety without food, water and the opportunity to go to the toilet.
Rescuers do not advise climbing on your own after fluffy: it can be very dangerous and the branch, which seemed quite reliable, will suddenly break under your foot. And then you need help.
Cat Hera is waiting for her family. Photo: courtesy of OPSO SpasReserve
Professional rescuers do not provide such a service as “remove the cat from the tree”. That is, you should look for either volunteers (such as SpasReserve in Moscow or Extremum in St. Petersburg) or a paid service, ie industrial climbers. Suitable candidates are easy to find online. The price of the issue is from 4000 rubles and above.
But that is not all. Having once cared for the fate of the unfortunate animal, are you ready to continue to help it?
– Those who often call us honestly do not understand that further responsibility for the animal will fall on them and not us. We can not come, save the cat and then also take care of its accommodation, – explains Elena Salimova. “After all, treatment may be needed – and that’s money and time. Are you ready to give everything to your protégé?
And yet, rescuers sometimes can not stay away – it is a pity for the unfortunate animals. And they could not go out on their own, having trouble, and obviously they would not be able to take care of themselves in freedom.
Cat World comes out of the hood of a car. Photo: courtesy of OPSO SpasReserve
So with all the SpasReserve they are now worried about the cat of the World – they took him out from under the hood of a car a while ago.
– People were lucky to some extent: the engine did not work for long, and escaped with head injuries and shock. The wool is wrapped around the bolts while the engine is running. It could be worse, because the animals often come out of such places with serious injuries: burns, broken legs and torn tails, – they say to the charity Pick a Friend for the help of animals, where rescuers transported the cat.
People look familiar: affectionate, well-groomed, clean and healthy. And also – a big fan of meatballs. He did not like dry or wet food. But cutlets are another matter. For them, the world will give you everything by itself. But for now, I agree with the minced chicken – they agreed.
You can learn how to help the cat, get to know it and “catch” it in the link.
People look familiar – full and healthy. Photo: courtesy of OPSO SpasReserve
HERO FROM TAGANKA
The cat Hera is also waiting for his family, not long ago he made a lot of noise in Taganka and in honor of the rescuers he was given a “code name” – Hero from Taganka.
Hera fell into the net from the elevator shaft. Photo: courtesy of OPSO SpasReserve
Hera somehow fell through the grid that protects the elevator shaft. She screamed heartily and asked in every possible way to save him. It was simply impossible not to come to his aid.
– It was possible to approach the cat only from the inside, ie from the elevator shaft. Therefore, an experienced elevator maintenance engineer was called to the place, – recall in SpasReserve. – In the end, we went down to him on the roof of the elevator, cut the net and took out the cat.
Time – Hero from Taganka. Photo: courtesy of OPSO SpasReserve
Hera was very frightened, but so grateful and loving that people could not leave him at the mercy of fate. The cat was taken for temporary overexposure by a volunteer, you can contact her on social media.