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?
Ben, the question was, "Have you ever seen the skeleton of a cat in a tree?" My answer said, yes - during RECOVERY. There was no active rescue at that point; the floods were over and we were doing recovery work.