Devon firefighters made multiple attempts to rescue the feline and the RSPCA was called to assist, reports Metro.
Jo Barr, from the RSPCA in the South West of England, said: "Often cats will spend up to 48 hours in a tree without coming down, but five days is a very long time to be up there."
Tree surgeons were also considered for the rescue task.
One firefighter was able to retrieve the cat on Sunday (January 13) and return it to its worried owner.
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