Time Running Out For Cat In Burned-Out Building
Time is running out for Sophia Fuhrman to rescue her cat from a burned-out building that's set to be demolished next week.
"We've called everybody," she said.
"We've called the police department, the building inspector, the fire inspector, and the cops."
Stripey has been stuck inside the High Street apartment since a fire destroyed the building in May. He's in the picture above taken the day after the fire.
The city says it's tried to rescue the cat, but to no avail.
"One of the fire captains was there for a couple of hours, from what I understand, trying to get the cat out," said code enforcement officer Shawn McWayne.
"And they also set up live traps and had no luck," McWayne said.
The building will be demolished early next week, whether Stripey is inside or not.
The city says it's done what it can to get Stripey out, but Fuhrman says it hasn't done enough.
"Back in the olden days, they used to come up with the fire trucks and a ladder to get the cat out of the tree," Fuhrman said.
"That was they olden days. Now, they don't care."
The city says the property owner has access to the building and might be able to help.
7 News was unable to reach the owner for comment.
Fuhrman says she's hoping someone will come through for her cat before it's too late.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Watertown, NY
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