WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- With continued cold temperatures, a Wilmington homeowner was surprised he couldn't get help with an unexpected problem today: a neighbor's cat refused to come down from the man's tree.
Barry Estler said the cat's been up the tree since yesterday. He said animal control told him just to wait.
"Animal control says that the cat will come down when it gets hungry enough. Well that's just a kitten," Estler said. "I've climbed as high as I could on that tree with a ladder, and the cat's tried to come down, turned around, and ran back up a little bit higher."
Despite what you've seen in movies, Estler says the fire department would not come and help get the cat out of the tree, but he was able to get the kitten, Muffins, down after calling a tree service.