San Bruno Cat Rescue

(Photo credit: Courtesy of the Peninsula Humane Society)

San Bruno Cat Stuck On Pole For 3 Days Rescued

July 20, 2018 - 4:24 pm
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SAN BRUNO (KCBS Radio) — A multi-agency response came to the rescue Wednesday of an adult male cat that managed to claw his way to the top of a San Bruno utility pole but couldn't get back down.

"We received a call from a concerned neighbor who said the cat had been stuck on the pole for three days," said Buffy Martin Tarbox, spokeswoman for the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA.

San Bruno Cat Rescue
(Courtesy of the Peninsula Humane Society)

PHS/SPCA staff responded immediately to the pole on the 2000 block of Trenton Drive, requesting the assistance of PG&E and the San Bruno Fire Department. 

PG&E crews were finally able to reach the frightened feline with a portable ladder.

San Bruno Cat Rescue
(Courtesy of the Peninsula Humane Society)

The stranded kitty was very hungry and dehydrated, but otherwise in good health, Tarbox said. He did not have a collar or microchip, nor has the PHS received any missing animal reports about such a pet. Humane society staff members estimate he's about 5 years old.

"He's very friendly, so we believe he's someone's cat," Tarbox said. "Our hope is that we can reunite him with his family."

San Bruno Cat Rescue
(Courtesy of the Peninsula Humane Society)

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