Cat Rescued From Tree In Clarksville, Survives Several Deadly Cold Nights

CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) -- A cat is back on the ground in Clarksville after being stuck in a tree for several days, surviving the below freezing temperatures.

A neighbor told 5NEWS that the tree was too high for a ladder, and the volunteer fire department does not rescue cats in trees.

"I think probably most of them don`t," Danna Schneider said.

Schneider said the cat had been in the tree since Saturday (Dec. 30). Temperatures had been below freezing until Wednesday (Jan. 3) afternoon when the cat finally came down.

The cat was weathering the freezing nights, and would not come out of the tree until rescued with a boost from 5NEWS photographer Israel Rodruguez.