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Who ya gonna call? Well, apparently not the fire department in this case. Richmond, VA cops have the kitten thing all figured out.

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Let’s give credit where credit is due on this. Some police officers in Richmond, Virginia were presented with a problem that many have seen before. But how many of you have tried this solution (it’s even better than my can of peas advice)?

They say cats always land on their feet, but two kitties stuck in a tree in Hillside Court recently were not about to find out. That’s when Richmond Police stepped in. First Precinct Officer Kelly Morley was flagged down by a resident who was concerned because the cats had been stuck in the tree for five days and they couldn’t get them down even with food. Officer Richard Chappell got the idea to stack a few city supercans as a way to help the cats down. Officers Brent Howlett and David Woods saw what he was doing and stopped to assist as well. The neighbors were so thankful for the officers’ kitty rescue and one of them took the cats in since they were strays and it was cold outside. Good work officers!

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  • Fire21

    I like it!! Yankee ingenuity is alive and well!!

  • PPFD


    Now that is some forward thinking!

    Glad to see PD getting some positive credit

  • Former Chief

    Well at least they didn’t do what Tackleberry did on Police Academy. Nice job guys.

  • Legeros

    Now if we can just get a garbageman to grab a green line at a fire, the circle will be complete…

    • Fire21

      Legeros, that’s great! I love it!

  • RFD

    Probably because the fire dept told them no

  • Capt Dick

    Wonder if they woulda done the same for a couple of black cats… Just saying.

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  • Dan

    I would of left those two little pussy’s in the tree.

  • Puzzled

    I still ain’t never seen no cat skeleton in a tree.

  • Molly

    So the cops found a solution to the problem in a few minutes (nicely done guys), and it took the residents 5 days to come up with nothing??? The world is doomed…