We had this HUGE discussion in school about firefighting, and the first words my friend (he's from another country) said about Firefighters is that they put out fires and rescue animals from high places.
Has your company gone to rescue a cat, or maybe even a dog, from a high point?
Vic is right on this one. We rescue 1 or 2 cats a year. The last one I was on the cat had been in the tree for 3 days with daytime high temps of 25 and nighttime in the low teens. No, I don't like cats, but they are a living, breathing animal that should not suffer just because we might get a priority call, of which we would respond to just as quickly as before. It's also great PR. Our association gets a lot of donations and with all the animal lovers out there this helps generate even more donations.