1 year-old cat Tazo jumped from an approximate 60 foot tall Italian Cypress press tree in Turlock after being stuck in the tree for 6 days and right before Turlock fire fighters were about to rescue him with their ladder truck.
Nicole Smith, of Turlock, had tried calling people for help to get her cat Tazo out of the tree but nobody could or would come to her aid. Smith had called the for the classic “cat in the tree” help, fire fighters, but it was too windy and the safety of the fire fighters had to be put first.
CW31 Good Day Sacramento’s Alan Sanchez came out to report on his hometown situation Wednesday morning, and videos from the episode created quite a bit of viewer comments.
Turlock fire fighters ended up coming out with their ladder truck that reaches over 100 feet high but Tazo got agitated and jumped just as firefighters were getting close to rescuing him.
CBS13 News reported on Wednesday night that Tazo survived the jump and was taken to Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital in Turlock.
The sustained injuries… Dr. Renae Zumstein, DVM reported on Wednesday that Tazo was suffering from a little liver and kidney trouble due dehydration from being in the tree for about 6 days. Tazo had a little bloody spot in his nose and was in a bit of shock, but other than that he did not suffer from any other detectible injuries from the jump. Tazo was to stay overnight at the veterinarian’s for monitoring and care.
Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital absorbed half the cost and the Turlock fire fighters offered to pay for the other half.
CW31 Good Day Sacramento came to Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital in Turlock on Thursday morning to do an update interview with Tazo’s owner Nicole Smith.
Updates reported say that Tazo is recovering from the shock of the jump and dehydration very well. Veterinarian Zumstein said that she’ll continue to monitor Tazo at the hospital as he is still not eating as he should.
Nicole Smith is very appreciative of everyone who has helped her out, especially Good Day Sacramento, the Turlock fire fighters, and Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital.