Kitten rescued after week stuck in Glendale tree is ready for new home

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The 4-month-old kitten was stuck high in a tree. (Source: Arizona Humane Society) The 4-month-old kitten was stuck high in a tree. (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
Firefighters responded with a tall ladder, but rescuers had to climb through the tree branches before they could reach the kitten. (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Firefighters responded with a tall ladder, but rescuers had to climb through the tree branches before they could reach the kitten. (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
The rescue team had to climb through the tree branches before they could reach the kitten. (Source: Arizona Humane Society) The rescue team had to climb through the tree branches before they could reach the kitten. (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
The rescue team had to climb through the tree branches before they could reach the kitten. (Source: Arizona Humane Society) The rescue team had to climb through the tree branches before they could reach the kitten. (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
Evergreen is looking for a new home. (Source: Arizona Humane Society) Evergreen is looking for a new home. (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A kitten that was rescued after spending more than a week stuck high in a Glendale tree is ready to find a new home.

A good Samaritan at an apartment complex near 59th Avenue and Thunderbird Road heard the kitten's cries and contacted the Arizona Humane Society on Friday.

AHS' Emergency Animal Medical Technicians found the 4-month-old kitten 50 feet above the ground with no way to get down on its own.

AHS spokeswoman Ashliegh Goebel said firefighters responded with a tall ladder, but the rescue team had to climb through the tree branches before they could reach the kitten.

"Evergreen purred in the arms of his rescuer as he made his way down the tree," Goebel said.

She said Evergreen was starving, dehydrated, exhausted and lethargic but did not have any major injuries. He was given fluids before being taken to AHS' Second Chance Animal Hospital for treatment.

With his paws now firmly on the ground, Evergreen is looking for a new home. He will be available for adoption at the Campus for Compassion located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix at 5 p.m. Thursday. His adoption fee is $100 and includes his neuter surgery and vaccines.
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