Taos Fire Department responded to a report of a stranded kitten Thursday (Oct. 9) in Ranchos de Taos. The kitten, named Chama, was yowling from about 30-feet high in a tree off State Road 240. As Taos Firefighter Diego Valerio held a ladder steady, Russel Payton climbed up to rescue the kitten and returned him to his owners. 

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John Lapin

This is a long traditional service performed by local fire departments. It serves as a drill for the fire fighters who sometimes do not get out often. It is great community relations. When the Fire Department arrives with Red Lights and Sirens, the Fire Fighters descend from the truck in the garb, armies of small boys and girls decide right then that is what they want to do when they grow up. There is not better recruitment tool the rescuing a cat or kitten from a tree.

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