Freeport firefighters save scaredy cat: Not even an extension ladder can reach Libbi, at 30 feet up

Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 09:05 AM.

That’s when the Freeport Fire Department saved the day. And while helping to save the kitty’s nine lives, Raffield admits that this wasn’t the fire department’s first cat rescue.

“Human life is, of course, more important and if we would have had an emergency, we were ready to go,” said Raffield, adding that there were two other firefighters back at the Freeport station ready to cover any calls. 

Since Libbi and Wiemar’s dog proved to be poor roommates, Wiemar gave her up to an emergency room nurse that she met at a grocery store a few hours after the rescue.

 “I was going to try to keep her, but my dog decided she looked more like a squirrel than a cat,” said Wiemar. “To avoid her getting eaten up, I had to find her a new home.”

Soon after that, Wiemar brought the fire department doughnuts Thursday afternoon.

“It turned out real well,” Raffield said. “The cat was safe — no harm done.”

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