Buddy the cat stuck up the tree. See SWNS story SWNNcat. A mum has called out the London Fire Brigade because firefighters left her pet on top of an 80-foot tree for three days because they "didn't like cats". Alison Miles said fire officers refused to attempt a rescue after turning up twice to her home, with one officer saying they did not like cats and the other saying they did not want to "waste water". Two-year-old Buddy, a large white cat with black markings, jumped up the tree after animals in the area were spooked by New Year's Eve fireworks. When a dog chased Buddy, Alison's nine-year-old daughter Zoe's cat, he ran straight up an 80-foot tree nearby their home in Mottingham, southeast London.