Members of the Castlegar Fire Department returning from a successful operation at Cone Hill Park on April 29. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar Fire Department assists in cat rescue

Local family has happy ending

It was a happy ending for a Castlegar cat owner Wednesday, April 29.

After their cat Onyx spent a cold night stuck high up in a tree near Cone Hill Park, a local family called on the Castlegar Fire Department for help.

READ MORE: Castlegar Fire Department quickly extinguishes chimney fire

A team of firefighters responded to the call, hauling a ladder through the park to where the cat was stuck. As the firefighters were attempting to rescue the cat, Onyx decided to find its own way down.

The cat then darted off, causing some anxious moments for its owners. But upon arriving at home, they found Onyx waiting safe and sound and very hungry.

READ MORE: Castlegar Fire Department sees increased call volume in 2019



betsy.kline@castlegarnews.com

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