"When she told me the age of the cat, it changed the whole perspective,” Olson said.
"We felt that if the freezing temperatures came in, it would definitely succumb to hypothermia and die.”
The chief told the crew, "‘If you can do it safely, go ahead and do it,’” Lojka said. "The branch was just kind of out there, no other obstructions.”
The fire crew had no way to know how the cat would react when a ladder came toward it, Lojka said.
But Alex Jr. knew what a ladder was for. He didn’t even wait for an ascending firefighter.
"He jumped off this branch and down the ladder he comes,” Lojka said.
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