‘Batman’ the cat needed someone else to save the day in Bedford County

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UPDATE 4:42 p.m.: The Owner Operator of N&N Tree Service spoke with WFXR News about the rescue.

“This is pretty much my town, I grew up here. These are my people and when situations like this occur I do my best to do what I can to help those people,” said Nicholas Hicks, owner/operator of N&N Tree Service. “Just try our best to help.”

The owner of Batman says she’s very thankful for N&N Tree Service. She reached out to several tree services and local authorities. Hicks responded and tried to rescue Batman on Wednesday, May 26, but he decided it was too dangerous.

The owner tells WFXR News that Batman is resting well and drank a lot of water to cool off. You can watch the full rescue effort below:


UPDATE 2:39 p.m.: After spending almost a week in a tree and about 25 minutes avoiding the grasp of a tree service employee in a bucket truck, Batman the cat was reunited with its Bedford County owner, but not without putting up a bit of a fight.

It was quite a struggle during the rescue. When the tree service employee got close to the cat — which was already 55 feet in the air — it decided to climb higher, reaching the top of the tree. The man in the bucket truck spent a while coercing the cat to come down, but it held on tight.

Thankfully, the man was able to retrieve the cat and bring it to its owner safely.


BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — In a Bedford County neighborhood, ‘Batman’ the cat needs another superhero to swoop in and save him from a tree!

(Photo: Aaron Thompson/WFXR News)

This cat has been up in a tree — 60 to 80 feet in the air — off Magnolia Drive in Thaxton for almost a week.

(Photo: Aaron Thompson/WFXR News)

However, on Thursday, May 27, the homeowner called N&N Tree Service to bring a bucket truck to get the cat down.

WFXR News is at the scene and will be livestreaming this ongoing situation.

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