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Retiree, Normer Adams, has rescued hundreds of cats stuck in trees, and does it for free

Retiree, Normer Adams, has rescued hundreds of cats stuck in trees, and does it for free

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DeathMetal007

I wonder how many cats get stuck in trees yearly for him to reach 600 rescues.


ArcticBiologist

He doesn't show how they get stuck up there, maybe there's something shady here...


azlmichael

I see what you did there. Dad joke approved


mmmmpisghetti

I'm going to out on a limb and the authorities investigated but haven't made anything stick. They've decided to leaf the matter alone, as that branch of law enforcement is inefficient and just lumbers along. Well have to wait and see if the plot grows thicket. Bud seriously I hope he didn't fall when he springs into action as a cat hero!


chakabra23

Sweet budding Jesus... Take my updoot 🏅 and... leave...


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really_isnt_me

Why did you copy this comment from u/ButtsexEurope?


pacostacos7

Don't kink shame.


amusedinsanity

Bag full of catnip I bet :p


Sir-Odin

A tree and a cat launcher.


distilledwill

Right? I've had cats all my life and they've never got stuck in trees, and I've never actually seen a cat needing to be rescued from a tree. Must be something in the water...


anabananassss

One my kitty Abby climbed up a tree, roughly about twenty feet. She was super scared and refused to come back down... we had to grab a ladder and rescue her lol. Maybe she didn’t realize how well of a climber she was.


Jub_Jub710

My cat fell off my apartment patio and tried climbing a tree to get back up. He got too scared and just kept climbing, then cried because he didn't know how to climb down. I tried coaxing him down, but he just threw himself at my face from about 6 feet. I had kitty whiplash for a couple days.


anabananassss

Oh my goodness!! Im glad he’s okay, I’m learning cats are just big babies, who are way too curious 😂


Jub_Jub710

Oh yeah. He would throw a fit when I told him to get away from the railing. He'd make this frustrated moan and run inside. He's a lot more disciplined now, lol.


rebeku

I had a cat who got stuck in a tree. I think she was chasing a squirrel up and didn’t realize how high she went. Then she looked down and panicked. I think most of them would eventually find a way down but they can wait up there wailing piteously for hours.


Pohtate

Judging from the area? There's a shittone of tall as fuck trees and entirely too many cats who think they know what they're doing. Also my cats aren't outside cats.


Callipygous87

Zero.


Marlile

That might be the worst estimate for yearly cat-in-tree statistics I’ve ever seen.


ExtensivePatience

But you HAVE seen it no ?


SenorRaoul

> I wonder how many cats get stuck in trees none


one_dank_boy

That's it you're going in the c a t b a g


surajvj

And That's where the saying comes from.


cbessette

A few weeks ago I had to rescue my own cat from a tree. I went out in the morning after waking up and called for her and she immediately started meowing loudly to me from somewhere in the woods in front of my house. I found her jammed tightly between two tree trunks within reach from the ground, wet from the rain and front and back legs dangling down. She was jammed so tight I couldn't lift her without causing pain, but I finally figured out if I twisted her mid-section sideways that I could get her loose. Luckily she was uninjured, just exhausted. There was no way she could have gotten free on her own and I feel so lucky that I was home that morning and found her.


ScienticianAF

Haha, I have a similar experience many years ago. Good on you for rescuing your cat!


Pohtate

Lordy. I'm glad you found her. Did she have any bruising?


DanielleA11

such a kind soul


DeepTerrorNami

My cat got stuck up in a honey locust tree (lots of large thorns) for a day once, and when I found him I wore a backpack up to get him. He crawled right in and it was the cutest thing ever, aside from the thorns, being about 40 feet up, and worrying if he was ok.


boopboopitsaloop

this is the way!


Pohtate

Naw. You did good.


Apartment-5B

I wonder how many cats are repeat offenders.


UnlikelyUnknown

We have one that’s so stupid she would absolutely be a repeat offender. It’s good she’s terrified of the outdoors.


TheLastGiant2247

I know a cat that jumped off a balcony and broke her leg. She did it again a few months later. And then she fucking did it again like a year later. She somehow is still alive. I honestly have no idea how.


MWoody13

Well she’s still got 6 left!


TheLastGiant2247

As this was a few years ago, by now she is probably down to like 2 or 3.


Pohtate

The same leg?


TheLastGiant2247

Don't know, but I'd assume so.


Pohtate

Yup. My boy gets outside and then screams for help. I have two indoor only cats.


santichrist

783 at the time of this video??? This guy is a hero, I would gladly give ten years off the end of my life if they could go directly to his


misanthpope

I'd give 10 years of the beginning of my life, I wasn't really doing much with it


wittychef

He could've had my 20's, I didn't do shit with those yaers.


blizziness

thank goodness they added the sound triangles or I'd have had no idea that meow was coming from the cat


ButtsexEurope

“This bag is going to go over your head and you’re gonna feel really good.” Sounds like something a serial killer would say.


thewafflestompa

Tbf, they don't have much choice. You know, because on the implication.


DragoonDM

Are... are these cats in danger?


BigBizzle151

No, of course not. Because the cat would never refuse to get in the bag. Because of the implication.


ermghoti

You keep saying that word "implication."


BloodshotMoon

This is who Bubbles aspires to be.


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Shrais

I mean he had the tools from the first hobby...


DogsByTheSea

Now I’m starting to wonder if he put kids in that bag too…


GeoDevGirl

We're so lucky in the Pacific Northwest to have the guys at Canopy Cat Rescue! [https://www.canopycatrescue.com/](https://www.canopycatrescue.com/) They rescue hundreds of cats every year, no charge. Super nice guys who are Arborists that love cats. They had a show on the Discovery channel a few years ago.


Pohtate

My heart. That's the best.


c3pohcbr

I cried


MasTer_BrawLer_1331

I need a kitty bag. NOW


webfoottedone

My neighbor had someone do this for her, she was so grateful. So was the cat, even if she didn’t show it.


ScienticianAF

I had to due this one during the semi finales of a world cup. It was a challenge borrowing a ladder that only got half the tree anyways. (Thank you neighbor for making the ultimate sacrifice!) I had two people watching (not including my wife) and they had a dog barking. That wasn't helping either. I suspect that was the reason why our cat was so high in the tree anyways. When I finally got up there without gear I was able to put our cat bag in a bag and lower her down. By then I barely had any energy to hold on and I pretty much slid all the way down, bear hugging the tree.. My arms were torn to shreds but everybody only had eyes for the cat who was totally fine and seemed not to care one bit! We were back inside to watch the second half of the game!


Pohtate

I hope your arms recovered! But you did good.


Silvandreas

Can I give this ten upvotes? Or fifty?


misanthpope

Yes


mybelle_michelle

YSK that if your cat is "stuck" high up in a tree, chances are they might have been chased up there by a predator (dog, fox, coyote, etc). Try to keep your cats indoors; IF you let them roam outside, please try to bring them inside each night.


Pohtate

Only indoor cats for me.


CaptainBignuts

How does he get the rope down when he's done?


Pohtate

Clever tree tools. They probably have a unlatching thing. Or he just pulls it slowly down


Livid_Huckleberry_28

This is just another perfect reason why cats should not be allowed to roam the streets.


Moidah

Rescued my cat!


Alie_writes

This man is a good one. This is possibly the most wholesome video I’ve seen on Reddit.


Pohtate

Absolutely. I'm thoroughly all wholesomed up.


Viperbunny

What a wonderful man!


birdperson_012

Awesome dude! But I gotta wonder, how is it that cats get stuck anyways? What keeps them from climbing back down the tree the way that they came up?


GeoDevGirl

Their claws work for climbing up, not down. They get petrified with fear, they're exhausted, the dog that scared them up the tree is still around.... Yes, some cats can and do climb back down. But the rest don't. They end up falling or get picked off by large birds. Cat collars have been found in large nests.


PhrozenWarrior

Exactly this, their claws hook down so it's super easy to climb up things they want. Unfortunately they're cats so they don't really know to climb DOWN things like how we go down ladders, feet first, so they're pretty much just stuck.


marcus474

I'm not sure if the cat in the end wanted to be rescued and given back to them haha.


middleagedouchebag

I hate climbing out of bed and this guy retires and then starts climbing trees. Hardcore.


Skizot_Bizot

This guy is the bane of my for-profit cat rescue service. Look Normer, I'm just trying to make a living you've already made yours!


Amhranai930

This man is a treasure. Well done sir.


EverythingIsFine42

This is a very special man. He rescued children and now cats. Those kitties were terrified and you could tell they knew he was there to help. I had a cat stuck in a tree and it was such a helpless feeling. Thankfully she wasn't up that far and I was able to coax her down enough that we could get her without having to climb up so far. Going up 70 or 100 feet I could never so all i can say is bless this man!


greenboi259

Fortnite grappler be like:


SouldiesButGoodies84

Great save but actually thats *not* where that saying comes from. And it's pretty effin gruesome where it was taken from.


epsilontik

/u/gifreversingbot


217GMB93

What a guy !


sharonmcarey

I love this man!


Malawigold2342

My heart!! <3


Bunnilox

From kiddos to kitties 😊❤️🙏🏾


PrincePepper0201

God, I almost cried when they were hugging the kitty. It looks a lot like my recently deceased cat, Pippy, and I always held her like that when she got scared. God, I miss that cat so much.


Pohtate

I almost did too. That woman had clearly been beside herself with worry.


LucyHarriet22

What a great thing to do!


resentedpoet

Does he have a YouTube channel or something? I feel the need to subscribe if anything just to show support for this. Kudos to him and people like this.


sadboycrushed

i love this man. he is a good and beautiful person.


Catcatmagee

What a wonderful man.


YeAhToAsT222

I had to unvote just so I could upvote again!!!


deborahbates

What a good man!


jimi3

Totally thought "Cat in a bag" meant something else. Glad this is what it means though :)


Flyingtreeee

How do people always talk about cats stuck in trees? My cats literally climb the full grown oak in my yard like a jungle gym. Are my cats crazy talented or something, because they quite big idiots.


fuckyallshit

I'm not crying, you're crying


Brad_Beat

Don’t they come down eventually on their own? I wouldn’t think they let themselves die up there.


ryan770

http://www.nevadacounty.com/cat-skeleton-tree/


TomJohnson8569

Why do we not find cat skeletons in trees where no one was there to “rescue” them? Because when they get hungry enough, they climb back down.


ryan770

This is like the 5th comment saying this. Explain to me how a cat skeleton would stay in a tree, or how a cat isn’t going to fall off after losing consciousness and then get picked apart by other animals. Go stick a dead cat on a branch and see how long the body stays there.


Callipygous87

You ever seen a cat skeleton in a tree? They arent stuck.


knewster

While it is true that sometimes a cat will get in a position where it is scared to come down and be able to leave when it gets enough motivation/hunger, in many cases they get so high up that they simply can't climb down. [https://imgur.com/a/LvJPF3m](https://imgur.com/a/LvJPF3m) This is a cat that I and my neighbors found after it fell out of a tree. We gave it some food and water while we waiting for animal control. Poor kitty ate a whole can of wet food and half the plate. I think he was in that tree for days before he collapsed from hunger.


Moidah

Well you know there are no skeletons because dead cats fall out of trees. My cat was up there 5 days. The tree was not on my property. I didn't know she was stuck. She meowed at me incessantly and very clearly wanted down. Normer, the guy in the video, came immediately out. Did his thing, and left. I am a real person telling you this.


BizzyCrack

We had a cat "stuck" in our tree for three days. If the cat hadn't eventually climbed down, the vultures circling above would've prevented me from seeing a cat skeleton in a tree.


ryan770

http://www.nevadacounty.com/cat-skeleton-tree/


Noladixon

He should be careful. I rescued a cat from a tree once and got ringworm as a thanks.


Carotdo

wondering how the hell they got stucked in there at first


CrispChum

He sounds like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.


Slamhamwich

After watching Them, cat in the bag will never be the same.


Comfortable_Suit5215

This is a very cute story


minimal-llama

how do they get up there in first place


captnzen

i love this


nimtail

Kinda reminds me of bubbles


VegasBlack29

One of the best clips I’ve seen on Reddit.


Rebwvf

Well, I've decided what I'm doing when I retire.


Fabulous-Swim1182

Hero, inspiration !


SirSpyke

this is so wholesome!!


dmo99

Is this where the saying “let the cat out of the bag” comes from ?


wrenches42

I literally used this service yesterday! By a young man trained by Normer! This is so cool to see!


BigBizzle151

I bet he needed a bigger bag for the kids.


NothingExtra6846

the real life nakata.


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This is what I want to do...


Jeyway23

r/nextfuckinglevel


SWROTJ

What sort of friction device is that guy using?


Verologist

That one cat at the end be like: "I wanna go back up; why'd you return me to these people?"


LittleJoLion

Holy crap why am I a sobbing mess right now


iamthemorgs

He lives in my area! I used to work 911 and we'd refer people to him for rescue services! Way to go, Normer!


rapinghat

No offense but cats don't get stuck in trees. They always climb down eventually. If cats ever got stuck in trees, every tree in the whole world would have cat skeletons in them, and they don't, no one has ever even seen one tree with a cat skeleton in it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LigKS2VHiw


ACatGod

This is such nonsense. Yes they get stuck and they will usually fall when they are too weak to hang on.


rapinghat

No, they climb down backwards when they get either bored or hungry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LigKS2VHiw


ReminiscenceOf2020

Because they aren't physically stuck, it's just much easier to climb up than it is to climb down or jump. They can't climb backwards. So what happens, if they are left there for too long, they just get weaker and weaker until they fall down and then possibly die of starvation, dehydration, and everything that goes with it.


rapinghat

Yes they can climb down backwards and they do, every day, all over the world, when they get bored or hungry enough to climb down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LigKS2VHiw


LadySmuag

A cat stuck in a tree is [free food for other predators](https://www.wideopenpets.com/why-you-need-to-be-careful-with-indooroutdoor-cats-bald-eagle-flies-away-with-cat/amp/), that's why you don't see their skeletons. Nature is brutal, animals eat each other when they're weak and vulnerable.


rapinghat

Ah yes, the many predators in cities killing cats happens all the time, yes, we all know it...


LadySmuag

There are plenty of predators in city's, you're just not going to see a bear or a coyote very often. Raccoons are opportunitistic predators and are quite common in cities. If a cat was weak and trapped, they'd eat it. Vultures are also common in cities. They're going to eat a dead cat, but they'd be another reason you wouldn't see a body in a tree. Peregrine falcons are kind of famous in New York, actually, for their adaptations to living in high rises.They have the largest urban population of them in the world.


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rapinghat

Bruh have you ever actually seen it happen in any of the millions of stories of cats being stuck in trees? No you haven't because it never happens. They climb down when they get bored or hungry enough. Always. Every time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LigKS2VHiw


Elon-BO

Right? Neighborhood parks just littered with rotting car carcasses…


azlmichael

This is one of the reasons declawed cats should never be allowed outdoors. Cats with claws rarely get stuck in trees. ​ EDIT - front claws only. Cats with rear claws can still climb trees, but without rear claws, it is very hard to climb down. Declawed cats should never be outside.


neverforgetyourtowel

How do you think a declawed cat could climb a tree? Did he use a ladder?


foxover6

In any third world country they laugh at this caper...The cat got up the tree he will come down when he's hungry..He got claws that nature gave him.


shizzy1234

Ever see a cat skeleton in a tree? No! They get down!


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ghenghy26

You bailed on the rest of the video. It shows him getting up into the 600s by the end.


Way-Reasonable

My dad, a firefighter, never took cats stuck in trees seriously. He would always ask, "How many cat skeletons have you seen in trees?"


ryan770

Why would a cat skeleton even stay in a tree?


garry4321

IIRC Cats can get down from trees, they just dont like to because its scary. Like no cat has ever gotten stuck in a tree and died of starvation.


greenmama137

Waste of time if you ask me, cat will come down on its own eventually… never have seen a cat skeleton in a tree


CamDrunk

He reminds me of bubbles! Ahhh he’s a sweetie! Aha


Flyingtreeee

How do people always talk about cats stuck in trees? My cats literally climb the full grown oak in my yard like a jungle gym. Are my cats crazy talented or something, because they quite big idiots.