Animal Control Officers Rescue Scared Cat in Cocos Fire

All week, San Diego firefighters, law enforcement, city officials, leaders and residents have come together in the face of the fires consuming the county. That sense of unity extended to a furry, frightened feline caught in the Cocos Fire zone, in need of rescuing.

On Friday, two animal control officers from the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services showed kindness to a scared cat stuck in a tree in a San Marcos neighborhood.

The officers – Jennifer Jordan and Victor Posada – spotted the animal high up in a tree amid the destruction. They stopped to ensure the animal’s safety in a rescue captured by NBC 7 cameras.

It wasn’t easy, of course, because the cat didn’t immediately run into their arms. After some coaxing, the kitty allowed the rescue and was brought down to safety.

Daniel E. DeSousa, Deputy Director with the Department of Animal Services, said animal control officers have been assisting in the fire zone since the Bernardo Fire and have rescued many nervous animals.

This is an example of one of the many acts of kindness to come out of the fires in San Diego, which have united total strangers in trying times.

Editor's Note: Initially, our story reported that firefighters rescued this cat, not animal control. The department has since clarified this for us. We regret the error.

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