In a story that would normally be thought of as routine, a Florida firefighter crew was called to rescue a cat out of a tree.
What happened next was anything but ordinary.
Weston Fire Department headed on out the routine call never thinking their day would finish without the usual rescue cat headline.
First, when they arrived, the cat was not in a tree, it was stuck in the undercarriage of a Volvo. Attempting everything they could to persuade the feline to make its way out, the cat put up a stubborn fight. As the crew decided to take more assertive measures such as turning the wheels of the car to get the cat to budge.
After the firefighters ceased turning the wheel, the cat dashed out from underneath the car slipping through a half-dozen rescue personnel’s hands and into the Weston, Florida wilds. Taking almost an hour to comb the bushes and brush around the area, the crew gave up and returned to their station.
Almost five hours after, the crew was settling into their evening at the station when – meow – the same cat announced itself. The fickle feline was found in the wheel well in the rear of the fire truck and after showing no interest in meatloaf, was rescued with the combination of a hose to inch the cat away from its spot into the open while another used a Slim Jim to prevent him from another compartment while a third grabbed the cat in mid-air.
Especially incredible: the firefighters went on two emergency calls after their cat rescue. Was the cat on the fire truck the entire time?