The unhappy kind of "firefighters called for cat in a tree" story

From the unfortunately large "what is wrong with people" file: Albany police say a dead cat was found hanging from a rope from a tree in the Grand Street neighborhood yesterday. Kids found it while playing nearby. The APD says it's unclear whether the cat was dead before it was raised into the tree. (press release as the jump)

APD: Dead cat found hanging in tree
Albany police and Animal Control are investigating a dead cat that was found hung from a tree branch late yesterday afternoon in a vacant and overgrown yard at 13 Trinity Place.
The initial call came in just before 6:00 p.m. from an employee from the Trinity Institute which is next door. The employee told dispatchers that several children playing in the yard of the Institute spotted the cat hanging from a tree in the rear yard.
A animal control officer responded to the scene and located the cat hanging by a rope from a tree branch approximately eight feet off the ground. The one end of the rope was wrapped around a branch while the other end was around the cats neck. The rope was not tied off in a knot around the branch. It appears to have been there for several days according to the animal control officer.
The house at 13 Trinity Place is vacant and boarded up and the rear yard is fenced in and overgrown. Albany firefighters were called to the scene to use a ladder to remove the cat from the tree.
It can't be determined at this time whether the cat was dead prior to being hung from the tree.
It did not have any tags or microchip to indicate the owner.
The cat was taken to the Hudson River Humane Society.

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