reply to post by Jaellma
Inside cats often become confused and scared when suddenly confronted with the great outdoors. And when scared, cats climb things that they cannot
climb down (often they lose their claws climbing up). Now even more scared, they stop making any noise. The instincts that they believe will save
them from predators also prevent you from finding your lost cat.
Your best hope for finding a scared cat high in a tree or on a roof is to walk around at night with a flashlight looking for the reflection from their
eyes; it works for under crawl spaces too. Don't give up too quickly, it may take many hours over a few days to find a scared cat stuck in a tree.
If you do locate your cat it is usually impossible to reach it yourself. Instead, ask your local fire station chief if the station crew needs some
"ladder training". At least out here in the country where I live, the volunteer fire crew is always eager to get more actual field experience.
Best of luck and best regards,