this post, and this post) has found a new home. As I was running late and rushing off to work the morning after I found him in a tree, our neighbor took him to the vet to get checked out. The vet thought he was about 10 weeks old and he was healthy except for a wounded tail.
Midnight kitten had to have part of his tail amputated, because it was damaged, and he was neutered, so he wouldn't create another generation.
A vet tech named Sheila adopted him, because she fell in love with him during his visit. I'm also glad when a story has a happy ending.
Two key takeaways from this event.
First, it takes a village. It always takes a network to achieve results. I did what I could. I pulled him out of tree and I fed him. He was safe for a night. My neighbor took him to the vet to ensure he was healthy. The vet tech adopted him. In life it's important that you do what you can, because someone else might be able to do the next step...and then someone else the step after that....as humans we can achieve results if we work together. Always.
Second, you should never leave a cat stranded in a tree. You should always get out of bed, get up the tree, and save the cat. Always.