POSTED: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 8:23pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:00pm
BAKERSFIELD, CA - A happy ending for a cat that's been stuck in a tree for a week in northern California.
Buddy the cat was rescued over the weekend by a man who just wanted to help.
That's Buddy in there screaming bloody murder as neighbor Robert Karr wrangled the kitty into a burlap bag.
Robert Karr, who climbed the tree to rescue the cat, said "I seen the fire department out here Wednesday and then I seen it on the news that night and I decided to walk over here today cause the news team was out here again, thought I'd walk over a see what I can do"
Karr is fearless in the branches as Buddy fights back, at one point even biting him hard enough to break skin.
Buddy's been stuck in this tree since when a dog chased him up there, and he's usually an indoor cat.
Cat owner Cheryl Newton said "hHe goes out in the morning gets some sun, eats some grass, well, he went out and he didn't come back"
Finally, the cat was the in bag, safe in the hands of his owner, though still very agitated.
Cheryl says "and the crows were going to pluck him out of the tree this morning! And I was so scared. I'm just so glad he came!"