A highway department worker in Massachusetts was fired for saving a cat stuck in a tree.
A cat belonging to the worker’s daughter’s girlfriend got stuck up a tree. The woman called several tree companies and the fire department but no one would help so she called her boyfriend.
He came over with a city bucket truck and got the cat down. But the truck got stuck in the mud and the man called a city dump truck over to get it out.
The driver of the dump truck filed a complaint because the man was using the truck for non-official business.
The worker was suspended at first then fired.