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World-renowned climber helps avert Cat-astrophe

On January 13th, KXLY TV featured Kay Leclaire in a broadcast news feature and online article! Click here to see the clip and read the story.

Article excerpt:

Animals are rescued in our community everyday, but on Wednesday a tiny kitten found perched high on a ledge on a bridge abutment was brought to safety by someone with a little bit more climbing experience than your average emergency responder.

You could hear him meowing long before you could see him high above a trail in West Central Spokane. Kay, a Spokane resident, just happened to be running by and noticed the kitten high on a ledge.

“We were running from the Spokane Club and we could hear this poor little kitten crying,” Kay said.

She looked up - several stories up in fact - and there the tiny kitten sat stranded and practically begging for help.

“I’m sure it was terrified and obviously had no way to get down," Kay said.

Most cats would have to figure out a way to get themselves down off this ledge but this seemingly unlucky cat was pretty lucky after all. He was lucky it was Kay who found him.

“We went home, got my climbing equipment and decided to rescue the little kitten," Kay said.

You see this isn’t Kay’s first climb.

And we should also mention that Kay is actually world-renowned mountain climber Kay Leclaire who at 60 became the oldest woman to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents. Last May Kay also became the second oldest American woman to summit a peak in the Himalayas called Everest...

Read the entire article by Melissa Luck, KXLY4 Executive Producer, and watch the clip by visiting this link: http://www.kxly.com/news/22230878/detail.html