Melrose neighbors rescue cat stuck in Morris Avenue tree

A News 12 viewer sent in a picture

A News 12 viewer sent in a picture of the rescue Tuesday night.

THE BRONX - A group of Melrose neighbors banded together to rescue a timid feline who got stuck in a tree. 

The Morris Avenue residents stood below the tree with blankets in hand and ready to catch the cat, who had been there for a day. 

One person climbed up the tree to encourage the cat to jump down. 

It was then caught in a blanket and ran away uninjured. 

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