Burlington, Vermont - It happened on Christmas Eve in South Burlington. A beloved pet, Cayenne the cat, took a stroll in the yard and decided to climb a tree. His distraught owner hastily decided to attempted a rescue on his own. But, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens, he wound up stuck with the cat in the tall branches. 

Firefighters soon arrived and rescued the cat and its owner and later issued this warning: “at no point is it a good idea to try and rescue an animal out of a tree yourself.”