Cat rescue, courtesy the SJFD

The San José Fire Department typically doesn't respond to "my cat's stuck up in a tree" calls. This time was different as the cat had been stuck, some 90 feet up, in a pine tree in the median of busy Santa Teresa Boulevard for the last six days. The owners and friends also had several close encounters with cars as they tried to coax the cat down. As the situation evolved into a public safety one, watch how firefighters came to aid of a cat in trouble to the relief of concerned neighbors.

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