Teenage Boys Need More Help Than Cats

Teenage Boys Need More Help Than Cats

You would think a cat would be the one to get rescued, but instead this teen boy needed it more.


A teenager at an Indianapolis park decided to be a rescuer last Saturday afternoon, only to end up being rescued. 


Owen, a 17-year-old boy, saw a cat just sitting in a tree and wanted to help it down. 


“I was trying to do a good deed and bring the cat to safety,” says Owen. 


Owen didn’t have any problems getting up the tree, but getting down was a struggle. Firefighters had to use a rope system to get the boy down about two hours after he got up. 


Rita Reith says, “While Owen had no trouble climbing up the tree –- his positioning did not allow the same ease for getting down.”


Owen was examined by medics to only find a few scratches and was later reunited with his parents while the cat remained in the tree. Monday, the 21-year-old cat’s owner called private services to rescue her little kitty. 


“The cat seemed to enjoy the commotion but made no effort to climb down the tree,” says Reith.