Black Cat Saved in Cliffside Rescue
Animal service officers in Los Angeles, California, recently pulled off a high-flying rescue: saving a black cat that had gotten trapped on a steep cliffside.
Zion, an indoor cat, escaped from nearby while its family was hosting a house party. The feline ended up trapped about 100 feet off the ground. On October 29, Los Angeles Animal Services got the call to rescue Zion—and SMART, the city’s Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team, quickly arrived on the scene.
SMART team members Gaby Lera and Annette Ramirez soon rappelled down the steep pitch, filming the rescue effort with helmet-mounted cameras. The harrowing rescue had a happy ending: Zion was safely captured and returned to its owners.
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