Cat Spends A Week In A Tree

MARION, Mass. (January 3, 2013)--A stray cat that spent at least a week stuck in a tree in Rochester, Mass., before plunging 80 feet to the ground and taking off has been found, and all things considered, appears to be OK.

A Marion Animal Hospital veterinarian said it's "unbelievable" that the cat dubbed Fortunate has just a couple of pulled muscles and a possible parasitic infection.

The cat was spotted in the tree on Christmas Eve.

Several rescue attempts failed before firefighters cut the branch on which the cat was perched Sunday.

Cat shelter founder Pam Robinson, who finally trapped the skittish feline on Tuesday, told The Standard Times she will keep the cat for a few weeks so it can regain weight before putting it up for adoption.


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