Cat rescued safely from tree in Margate

Firefighter climbs ladder, coaxes cat down


MARGATE, Fla. – A cat that had gotten stuck in a tree Wednesday afternoon was rescued by firefighters with the Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Department. 

Crews from Engine 18 arrived at the scene and found the cat in the tree. 

Capt. Ed Pickering was able to climb a ladder and coax the cat into coming to him, firefighters said. 

The cat was rescued and turned over to Broward County Animal Care and Adoption, where the feline will be put up for adoption.