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Want to Experience the Adventure of Climbing Trees?

TreeCat Rescue is made possible by Canopy Climbers, located in Gainesville, Florida. Canopy Climbers provides safe, year-round recreational tree-climbing adventure events and also tree-climbing instruction and courses.




TCR gets calls from all over the country. However, our primary service area is North-Central Florida. We are willing to travel to help you, but first try to find help locally by visiting

Please be advised, without exception, before we can provide service, we require the following:

1. The service fee must be paid in advance.
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2. The cat owner and property owner of the tree must complete and sign a TCR Liability Waiver.
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3. For the protection of the cat, the owner of the TreeCat must be present to take possession immediately after the animal is brought down from the treetops.

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"MooMoo" was scared up a Pine tree by dogs and was stuck up there for 4 days.

What is a TreeCat?

A TreeCat is a tree-climbing cat who won't or can't come down, causing distress to loved ones.

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Rescuing "Charlotte"

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Is Your Cat Stuck In A Tree?

We all know cats are excellent climbers, but they're not so good at descending from trees. Cats are not squirrels. They cannot go down a tree head-first, like a squirrel. They must descend, essentially, backwards, often called "backing it down." Not all cats figure this out. There are many other factors that may or may not make it possible for cats to back down a tree.

If your cat is stuck in a tree, give them a little time to figure out how to come down. Try putting a bowl of their favorite food on a lower branch or at the base of the tree. This may entice them to come down. Talk to them calmly. Be patient.

TreeCats can spend many days in a tree. More importantly, a TreeCat's health can be adversely effected the longer he or she stays in the tree. Obviously, Treecats who are stuck in trees are isolated from food and clean drinking water, which can lead to physical distress and weakness.

It's not uncommon for cats to spend a few nights in a tree. If possible, we suggest waiting 1-2 days to allow your cat to come down on their own. It is true that many cats can eventually figure out how to descend. However, it is also true that some cats are truly stuck and simply cannot or will not descend safely. For example, TCR has rescued cats who were stuck in a tree for 8 days! Eight days is too much time stuck in a tree. It is very likely detrimental to a cat's health to be without clean water for that amount of time.

Like people, cats isolated from water and food will suffer from dehydration and malnutrition within just a few days. Please read more about TreeCat health issues in our "Myths & Facts" page.

"Novia" was stuck in a tree for 7 days.

If your wayward kitty can't, or won't, come down, don't stress. Call us ASAP. We can help. We provide TreeCat Rescue services for all of North-Central Florida, and sometimes well beyond.

Why Rescue A Cat Stuck In A Tree?

We provide this service because pets are family. And when family is in danger, we do what we can to help them.

We love cats and we love climbing trees. Rescuing stressed and frightened cats from the top of a tree is difficult and dangerous. However, we provide this service because we want to help cats and their families become reunited, safely. While stuck in a tree, a cat is at serious risk of a catastrophic fall, severe dehydration and starvation and even falling prey to predators. Read more about TreeCat health issues in our "Myths & Facts" page.

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Please Note: TreeCat Rescue services include treetop cat rescue only.

We do not shelter domestic or stray cats and we are not an animal rehabilitation service.

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