Midwest City fire crew rescues stranded kitten

BY CHRIS SCHUTZ Modified: January 29, 2010 at 6:43 am •  Published: January 29, 2010
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photo - Crystal Jacobo holds Alex Jr. after his rescue by the  Midwest City Fire Department. With her are firefighter Joel Bain and neighbor Lauri Goff.  PHOTO PROVIDED  BY THE MIDWEST CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
Crystal Jacobo holds Alex Jr. after his rescue by the Midwest City Fire Department. With her are firefighter Joel Bain and neighbor Lauri Goff. PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE MIDWEST CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT

/> "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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