A tuxedo cat has been stuck in a tree on 89th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam for at least three days — and possibly more.
Update: The cat was finally rescued on Sunday night!
The Post reported that the cat has been there for five days, after being chased by a dog.
“Neighbors said they’ve called the fire department multiple times over the last few days to help rescue the cat, which has been nicknamed “Tarzan,” from its 40-foot perch.”
Cops were called to try and free it Sunday morning — but they eventually gave up, neighbors said.
“Then the police came with a fire extinguisher and they couldn’t get him down… and they gave up,” said Eric Puello, a nearby building superintendent.
A parent at PS 166 down the block told us on Friday she tried to find someone to get the cat down. “I called 3-1-1 and left some messages and I think someone called PetCo.”
The cat does not appear to have eaten any food, according to Susana Cabrera, who can see the animal from her apartment and reached out to us about the frightened feline. Cabrera’s daughter called 911 about the cat (video below), but instead of getting a dispatcher was told to call 311 instead. She writes that neighbors are trying to find “someone who climbs trees” to help, before asking “does that even exist?” The Post reports that window-washers may make an attempt on Sunday evening.