"Miss Kitty is certainly not the first cat to get herself stuck on a limb. But she may be the first feline whose vertical adventures led to a social media campaign and government intervention.
Bill Backhall doesn`t know what caused his cat, Missy Kitty, to climb a 60-foot pole in their hometown of Princeton, British Columbia, but he`s guessing she might have been running away from another neighborhood cat. No matter her reasoning, Miss Kitty soon found herself six stories in the air, unable to get down. Backhall called the city for help, but he quickly learned that rescuing his pet would be no simple matter.
According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the pole that Miss Kitty had climbed belonged to BC Hydro, the provincial electricity company. The lines that the pole supported were carrying 138,000 volts of electricity to a nearby mine. BC Hydro was unwilling to shut off the power to those lines, and the local government was unwilling to send its rescuers 60 feet into the air in such close proximity to high-voltage wires."
Mother Nature Network
Puppies chew on furniture, mice nibble on cheese and cats climb, boy do they love to climb. My two cats, Tico and Ebony, love to observe their domain from the highest perch they can find inside my house, be it the refrigerator or a bookcase.
When a cat ventures outside he will immediately seek a tall edifice or structure to climb: A fence, a tree, or a telephone pole.
Miss Kitty`s owner doesn`t know what caused his cat to climb the 60-foot pole. It doesn`t take a rocket scientist or a cat psychologist to figure this one out, because she`s a cat, that`s the reason why she climbed the damn pole.
The pertinent question isn`t why did the silly cat climb the pole, but what entity was responsible for getting the poor creature down.
The city and the power company played the game of "it`s your responsibility, not ours", until a social media campaign to save the kitty finally pressured the power company to send a special crew to rescue the frightened feline.
After four long days Miss Kitty was finally rescued and reunited with her owner, and hopefully he won`t let her venture outside anymore.
Thousands of Miss Kitty`s fans around the world are breathing a sigh of relief.