PRINCETON —; UPDATE 10 P.M. A crew from B.C. Hydro rescued Miss Kitty Thursday evening before dusk and reunited the cat with owner Bill Elliott.
A cat in Princeton, B.C. has been stuck at the top of a hydro pole since Monday.
The power pole is in Fortis BC’s service area but is property of BC Hydro.
According to BC Hydro staff, the pole is approximately 60 feet tall and connects live high voltage wires, meaning only a crew with specialized equipment can rescue the cat.
Credit: Similkameen News Leader
@bchydro 2day is day 3 of this cat beingup 1 of your poles in Princeton BC.No1 has come 2 rescue it after many calls pic.twitter老域名购买/rT07Iy3D7X
— Natalia Bosley (@crazycat6911) April 14, 2016
The stranded feline has received all sorts of social media attention.
Natalia Bosley, who spotted the cat a few days ago, posted a plea to Facebook asking people to call BC Hydro, in hopes the social media outcry would prompt the company to send someone to help bring the cat to safety.
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— Dandy (@DandytheKitty) April 14, 2016
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— Noir Haiku (@noirhaiku) April 14, 2016
There’s a kitty up a pole in Princeton and she may starve to death if nobody rescues her. #savethePrincetonBCcat
— Kelley Pendergraft (@Florida_Baby) April 14, 2016
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— (Warrior!) Pryncess (@Pryncess_2009) April 14, 2016
Even Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas weighed in, trying to get the cat to safety.
Okay, now we have this straight- can @FortisBC please either help this cat or explain why that isn’t possible? https://t.co/lea75nHyci
— Dan Albas (@DanAlbas) April 14, 2016
BC Hydro has confirmed a crew from Salmon Arm is en route to rescue the cat.
Specialized crew is mobilizing from #SalmonArm to rescue the cat and will arrive on site later this afternoon with equipment required.
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) April 14, 2016
Fortis BC has also offered its services.
We will do whatever we can to assist @bchydro with the cat in the pole near Princeton. We’re here to help.
— FortisBC (@FortisBC) April 14, 2016
The BC Hydro is expected to arrive on scene by 5:30 p.m.