"Bobo" - An Orange Boy In Trouble

(mid October 2018)

Executive Summary

"Bobo" was stuck 30 feet up a hardwood tree for two days before his rescue. Like all orange boy kitties, he was super sweet and made the rescue easy. Ms. Katherine, many thanks for very your generous donation to the Oktibbeha County Humane Society!


It was a cloudy Saturday morning when I noticed a voice mail on the Kat Fone. It was from Teresa. A kitty belonging to their rural elderly neighbor Ms. Katherine had been stuck for two days in a tree near Yazoo City, could I help? I called Teresa back and arranged to be there later in the morning.

On arrival I was met by Teresa and Charlie (her husband), who introduced me to Ms. Katherine. It seems that the neighbor's dogs had gotten out and had chased "Bobo" up a tree. They led me to the back yard, where we could hear Bobo crying pitifully. He was about 30 feet up a small hardwood that was across a barbed wire fence. Charlie helped me lug gear from the truck to the tree. I placed a rope on a union that was a couple of feet under Bobo's position, and I hoped that Bobo would come to me after I reached his limb. I donned my gear and started climbing. Bobo kept crying the entire time; clearly he wanted to be rescued. As I neared Bobo, he came down to the limb that my rope was on. This made it easy to bag him when I reached his limb. Bobo went into the bag with only one small complaint. Back on the ground, I handed him off to Teresa who took him back to the house. I was also introduced to Louis, Ms. Katherine's nephew, who thanked me for coming out. Charlie and Louis helped me lug the gear back to the truck and pack up. Ms. Katherine thanked me and gave me a very generous donation for the Oktibbeha County Humane Society. Bobo was wandering around nonchalantly and let me scritch him. All ended well!