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Cat lady stuck in tree rescuing cat needs rescuing herself
貓女士因救貓受困反要被救

A cat naps in a shop in New York City on April 24.
四月二十四日,紐約市一隻睡覺的貓。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

Several residents of an Erie, Pennsylvania neighborhood heard a cat crying from a tree for several days over the weekend, and one decided to assist the animal but ended up also needing help.

As reported by the Erie Times-News, a self-proclaimed animal lover, Tara Dennis, decided to climb and rescue the distraught feline on the afternoon of June 15. Dennis told the paper, “I couldn’t let the cat stay up there.”

She scaled a fence, jumped onto the roof of a garage and managed to get herself on to a lower tree branch. Dennis estimated she climbed 40 feet total before she came upon the cat in need. It was on her descent that she ran into trouble and she had to stop at a certain point.

Neighbor Marty Tirak called 911 and firefighters arrived on the scene with a 28-foot ladder. Reportedly, they carried the cat down first, and then helped Dennis get to solid ground.

(Liberty Times)

美國賓州伊利一處住宅區的不少居民,週末時連續數天都聽到從一棵樹上傳來貓哭叫聲,其中一人決定拯救這隻貓,但結果反而需要被救。

「伊利時代新聞」報導,自稱愛護動物人士的塔拉.丹尼絲,六月十五日下午決定爬上樹拯救這隻快發狂的貓咪。丹尼絲告訴該報,「我不能讓那隻貓一直待在上面。」

於是,她翻過一道籬笆,跳上一座車庫的屋頂,然後設法爬上一條較低的樹枝。丹尼絲估計她足足爬了四十英尺,才碰得到那隻受困的貓咪。當她要下來的時候,她卻遭遇麻煩,不得不在某處停下來。

鄰居馬蒂.提拉克打九一一報案,消防隊員帶著二十八英尺長的梯子趕到現場。據報導,消防隊員先把貓救下來,然後才幫丹尼絲落地。

(自由時報/翻譯:張沛元)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. come upon v. phr.

偶然找到;遇到 (ou3 ran2 zhao3 dao4; yu4 dao4)

例: We came upon this rare book from the early 19th century at the bookstore today.

(我們今天在書店偶然看到一本相當珍貴的書籍。)

2. in need idiom

在窮困中的;在危難中的

(zai4 qiong2 kun4 zhong1 de5; zai4 wei2 nan4 zhong1 de5)

例: A friend in need is a friend indeed.

(窮困患難中的朋友才是真正的朋友。)

3. run into trouble idiom

遭遇麻煩 (zao1 yu4 ma2 fan2)

例: Our project ran into difficulties when we ran out of funds.

(我們的計畫在經費用罄後出現問題。)


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