Vigil for Cat Stuck in Staten Island Tree


The Staten Island Advance is all over the story of Dottie the Cat. Dottie’s human companion, Stacy Pizzurro, made a “desperate plea for help” when Dottie got stuck 50 feet up a tree on Monday and was still up there yesterday. Con Ed couldn’t get a bucket truck to her because the tree is in a neighbor’s back yard. “Another neighbor came with a hose and squirted it with water,” said the Advance, “but the kitten climbed even higher out of reach.” Last night Dottie was status quo, and this morning she was reported “still hanging tight,” having only moved a little to get out of the early morning rain. The Advance promises Ace in the Hole-style updates throughout the day.