Good Deeds

"Mr. Good Deeds" Rescues Emotional Support Cat From Tree

See what happens when I scale a 40 foot ladder to try and reunite this pet with his owner.


Hey everybody, my name is Jon Potter. Or, as some call me, "Mr. Good Deeds." Normally I go around doing various good deeds for humans, but I have a special place in my heart for animals. So when I got the call Thursday to go to Penn Hills, a suburb east of Pittsburgh, for a cat stuck in a tree for almost a week (that's him below, in the middle of the picture, about 50 feet up), I dropped everything to get there ASAP.

I found out right away upon arrival that the cat is an emotional support animal that escaped from home. He somehow managed to wiggle 50 feet up a tree and couldn't find his way down. With no other options to rescue him, we brought our 40 foot ladder and did everything we could to save him. Watch below for the full story:

Honestly there were a few moments when I wasn't sure the cat was going to come close enough for me to grab him! But with the power of treats and petting, he finally trusted me enough to hitch a ride to his owner down below.

Happy owner and hungry cat, getting treats from my helper John.

For those of you who haven't met me yet, I'm new to Sparkt. I'm a handyman by trade, living in Pittsburgh. Four years ago I started Pittsburgh Good Deeds . It started as a simple idea: help others whenever able. Other people who love doing good have joined me as volunteers, like John who helped on our cat rescue. Generous people who want to support us help cover the cost of gas for our van and supplies for our jobs.

Good Deeds van. Smile and wave next time you see us!

You can read more about how I got started doing good deeds and the kinds of things I do by going to my website (click here) and reading Sparkt CEO Marty Griffin's Marty's Message: Mr. Good Deeds Helps, No Questions Asked

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