Kitten still has 9 lives thanks to couple of Lufkin, Texas cops who saved the feline in tree fall

YouTube download / AP video / Police used a blanket to catch a kitten that fell after getting stuck high in a tree in Lufkin, Texas. The rescue was captured on one officer’s bodycam. (Feb. 6)

Feeling nauseated by the Donald-Trump-Nancy Pelosi partisan divide from Tuesday's State of the Union?

Bummed out that the high-powered Los Angeles Rams offense couldn't even muster a touchdown in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl where even the halftime show featuring Maroon 5 was awful?

Well, here's a true-to-life story making headlines across the nation five days after the fact that is sure to make you feel warm and fuzzy.  A couple of cops in the Texas town of Lufkin, located 120 miles northeast of Houston, got to the scene of a dire situation that had already claimed one young life. Would they be too late to save a sibling?

Absolutely not!

Here's a synopsis of the story with a happy ending as described in the Facebook page of the Lufkin police and fire departments: Officer Devin Trotti and Officer Randy Stallard encountered a kitten stuck roughly 30 feet up in a tree while on a civil standby on Friday. Before the cops arrived, the kitten's sibling apparently fell to its death. 

This is the condensed version of their 10-minute rescue, which involved crime scene tape and one of the blankets that officers keep in their patrol units to give to the homeless, used to catch what happened to be the most adorable little kitten in the proverbial cat stuck in a tree saga.

This is the condensed version of their 10-minute rescue, which involved crime scene tape and one of the blankets that officers keep in their patrol units to give to the homeless, used to catch what happened to be the most adorable little kitten in the proverbial cat stuck in a tree saga.

The little ball of fur, a female now fondly named "Trotti," was taken to the Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter and is up for adoption. 

-- Henry Frederick, Headline Surfer, reporting from Orlando, Florida

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.