It was a slow day and the Photo Editor tells me she got a call from some residentsin Lakewood about a cat that has been stuck in a tree for three days… After I finished laughing I headed over to the 5400 block of Pearce Avenue to check it out. Sure enough there it was, a cat, sitting atop a 50-foot tree. According to the neighbors they had been calling the Los Angels County fire department everyday for the past three days and their response was, “Its not our job.” People who live on the street also tried the Human Society and the county animal shelter. All the agencies told them to put food under the tree and the cat would eventually come down.
After spending an hour taking pictures, talking with the residents and recording audio I headed back to the office. The neighbors called the fire department and told them the I was there. About an hour later the Fire Department showed up to save the cat.
I feel so used. Click here to see an audio slideshow>>