Sembawang Drive cat stuck in tree for 7 days, came down & ran up another, stuck 3 more days

Facepalm. Cat stuck in two trees for 10 days.

By Guan Zhen Tan | February 13, 2017

Cats are an incredible bunch and often they have a mind of their own that we humans can’t comprehend.

This applies to even when we try to help them out from being stuck in a tree.

Case in point: This cat in Sembawang Drive.

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Photo adapted via Yishun 326 Tabby Facebook

According to the Yishun 326 Tabby Facebook page, the cat had been heard making noises every night since Feb. 3, when it went up a tree and could not get down on its own. Food and water were left for the cat, but that didn’t lure it down.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was contacted but they were unable to help as it was a non-emergency case.

The cat had by then climbed even higher.

On Friday, Feb. 10, the Sembawang Town council had also gone down with poles and ladders in hand, but they failed to rescue the cat which had, for some strange cat logic, decided to climb even higher.

Finally, when the authorities from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) stepped in, they almost succeeded — as the timid kitty jumped down to the pavement.

And then proceed to run up another tree.

It was apparently frightened by the sheer number of onlookers, as seen in Twitter user dreshxrul’s photos:

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Photo via dreshxrul’s Twitter

The poor kitty thus had to tough it out over the stormy weekend, despite not having food or water that was left on the tree by kind-hearted residents.

Finally, it was successfully brought down the second tree on Feb. 13 with the help of the town council once again.

A cherry-picker crane was deployed to reach the cat, and it fell safely into a safety blanket held out by volunteer residents.

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Photo via Yishun 326 Tabby Facebook

The kitty was bleeding at the mouth, but it is now safely in the hands of a vet.

In total, it was stuck in two trees over 10 days.

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Photo via Yishun 326 Tabby Cat Facebook

The cat is not one of the community cats, so there’s a good chance that it got lost or abandoned and was frightened by the unfamiliar surroundings.

Thankfully, however, Sembawang residents can rest easy now that a very stubborn cat learnt its lesson.

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Photo via Cat Welfare Society Facebook

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Top image adapted via Cat Welfare Society Facebook

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About Guan Zhen Tan

Guan Zhen is a serial doodler with multiple pens with her wherever she goes. She loves listening to Visual Kei bands, Jamiroquai and random songs from the future-funk genre.

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