LANTZ: Lexie the cat may have used up one of her nine lives.

Lexie, usually an indoor cat, escaped on her owners at their Martin Court home, and climbed a tree. She wouldn’t come down. For five days, even through the heavy rains that hit the area.

Several residents posted on the Facebook page East Hants Wants To Know (EHWTK) in search of someone that could possibly go up with a ladder and get Lexie.

Finally, on the afternoon of July 8, there was help in sight. Ryan Connor was that help.

Connor harnessed himself to the tree and climbed up almost 40-50 feet to where the cat was huddled, not wanting to move.

When Connor went to grab Lexie, there was a tussle as the cat was likely unsure as to what was happening. A book bag fell to the ground before Connor could get the cat in it.

Eventually, the cat did get down with Connor’s help and a nearby resident held Lexie until the cat carrier was brought to put her in.

Despite the ordeal, the cat appeared to be in good condition, and the looks on the faces of Lexie’s family spelled it out what it meant to have their four legged family member back down—relief.

The rescue was a true neighbour helping neighbour instance as those in the neighbourhood showed concern and sought assistance with their posts on EHWTK. And that paid off with Connor’s rescue of Lexie.

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Patrick Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!