What seemed like “just the right thing to do” turned into an opportunity to see the kind and loving side of people and the reassurance that people still care!
We got a call from a UPS delivery person who let us know that a cat had been stuck in a tree for four days. She had called others to rescue the cat, but they were not able. A well-meaning couple showed up to help out, but their bucket truck wasn’t tall enough to get the job done. That’s where we come in…we received the call and took action. One of my crews was in close proximity and headed to the location to see what they could do. Our bucket truck reached high into the very tall tree and our team member took his time talking to the kitty, helping him stay calm and encouraging him not to venture higher into the tree. After a short period of time, he was able to reach out and gently remove him from the branch. Tucked away safely in a cat carrier, the tabby got his first, and hopefully last, ride in a bucket truck. Needless to say, after four days in the top of the tree, the orange and white tabby wouldn’t have lasted much longer without food and water. He’s safe, warm and once again back on the ground! Our team members go above and beyond in the work they do, even if you’re a feline!
Do you own a 4 legged friend? The companionship of an animal is an amazing thing. Animals have an unexplainable way of detecting emotions and physical changes in us. Dogs make incredible service animals. They have an uncanny ability to alert humans when something has changed in their body and that they are about to experience a health crisis. Dogs make great guide animals, leading those with no sight or impaired sight to destinations away from home or around familiar territory with ease. Our furry friends lift the spirits of those who have given up. Unexpected circumstances come along and some individuals have to leave their homes to live in an unfamiliar place…that’s where the surprise visit of a furry friend can change the days for those individuals.
Are you thinking of adding to your pet family or are you thinking of adding a furry addition for the first time? If you are, you will want to visit the local animal shelters and dog pounds because there are so many animals waiting for a first or second chance. There are so many that need a home, the shelters can only hold animals so long and rescues can only take in so many. While animals are not to be considered disposable, in some circumstances there is just simply no choice. Give ample consideration when thinking of adopting an animal, it’s not a decision to take lightly. It is a commitment and if done properly, it is work! Also remember, many animals live to be 10-17 years old, with horses and some species of birds living to be much older! After you give it great thought and your decision is yes…please give a homeless animal a great home.
If you wonder why animals are great companions…just take a look in the greatest book ever written. God created animals for companionship for Adam. So…God made animals to have a sense of oneness with humans. Be kind, considerate and a good steward of your furry friend. The end of this “tail” is a “Purr-fect” furry companion!