Cat Stuck in Tree, Owner Asking for Help

DECEMBER 29, 2005 -- A cat stuck in a tree is searching for a way to get back on solid ground.

Sabrina Elliott says her cat, Bijou, was frightened by a neighbor's dog and ran up a tree on Wednesday morning. Since that time, the cat has been climbing further up the tree.

The cat's owner called the Wilmington Fire Department looking for help. They said they couldn't help because of liability issues.

Bijou's owner began fashioning her own devices to rescue the cat, but so far has been unable to lure it out of the tree. Elliot is hoping someone with a large ladder will offer some help.

Reported by Joe Keiley