Wisconsin firefighters brave cold to rescue cat from tree

Photo: Germantown Fire Department

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (WBAY) - Brrrs and purrs. Firefighters in southeastern Wisconsin braved the subzero temperatures Wednesday to rescue a cat from a tree.

The Germantown Fire Department posted photos of the rescue of Waffles the Cat to Facebook.

Firefighters say Waffles was stuck 24 feet up in a tree. Engine Company 64 put up the ladder and got Waffles to safety.

The department says this happened during -16 degree weather.

"Waffles was returned to its owner and is now back in its warm house," reads the department's Facebook post.

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