HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey boy tried to rescue his household’s kitten from a tree Friday morning, however then wanted to be rescued himself.
After 10-yr-previous Aashir Alauddin noticed the cat, Alley, in a tree outdoors his house in Hackensack, he stepped onto a excessive chair and climbed about 18 ft to succeed in the two-month-previous pet, CBS2’s Jessica Borg reported.
The tree is about 35 ft excessive, and it was pouring rain.
“It was type of scary,” Aashir’s sister stated.
“He acquired the cat and couldn’t get down, so I used to be telling him, ‘Put the cat inside your shirt and are available down,’” stated Aashir’s mom, Linnette Wheeler. “However he was like, his shoe was going to slide, so I instantly referred to as the Hearth Division.”
And crews got here to assist.
A photograph taken by John Ingallinera, deputy chief of Hackensack Hearth Division Engine 2, exhibits the ladder propped up towards the home and Aashir’s ft in white sneakers resting on the skinny branches.
Firefighters receiving a name a few cat in a tree is nothing new. This time, nevertheless, it was a toddler chasing a cat up a tree.
“Very uncommon,” Ingallinera stated. “We not often will get a name like this.”
Aashir was caught for about 20 minutes.
Specialists advise leaving the rescues to the cats themselves. They’ll ultimately leap down on their very own, they are saying.
Aashir’s mom stated if he chases the cat up the tree once more, she may need it reduce down — one thing she doesn’t need to do.