Recently, a cat named Mikey got stuck in a 90-foot tall palm tree in the city of Pico Rivera in Los Angeles County. In total, he spent close to two weeks in the palm tree, which was in spite of various efforts to convince him to climb down on his own. "Just goes to show you, what goes up doesn't have to come down," Mikey's owner, Dolores Lopez, said. At least not right away.
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Cat owner, Lopez, said the indoor cat escaped from his plush living room digs on Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, almost two weeks ago.
"He does that sometimes", Lopez said, but this time, she couldn't find him anywhere. That's when she heard his meows coming from the 90-foot tall palm tree in the neighbor's yard.
At first, Lopez tried using dry food, canned tuna, and even Kentucky Fried Chicken to lure Mikey on the recommendation of the local animal control agency.
When nothing helped, she called the Fire department:
But the Fire Department determined that they didn't have the equipment needed to perform a rescue, though they did make an unsuccessful attempt to scare the cat out of the palm tree with a hose.
Eventually, one of Lopez's friends contacted PETA, which in turn, sent out a call for anyone who could provide assistance. This resulted in a local crane company called The Crane Guys of La Mirada stepping in.
However, while The Crane Guys of La Mirada provided an animal rescuer with the means to reach out to Mikey, it was Mikey who got himself out of the palm tree by jumping.
Fortunately, while it took some time for Lopez and her daughter to find their freed cat hiding under the foundation of a house, they discovered that Mikey was in a much better condition than what most people would have expected based on what had happened. As such, this can be called a happy story, particularly since it is an excellent reminder that there are people out there who care about others.