Cat named George rescued from utility pole

A cat was rescued from where it was stuck high up a utility pole Saturday.

Washington state firefighters with Eastside Fire and Rescue Station 85 were called to the scene by concerned neighbors.

The “obviously hot and tired feline” was stuck on a pole.

“Cat calls, the temptation of a can of tuna, and dried food didn’t lure the cat to the ground,” fire officials said.

One perfect throw by a firefighter allowed the cat a small bite. Still it would not come down.

The cat’s owners were found and said the cat, named George, had not been seen for 36 hours. Even they were not able to convince George to come down.

Comcast/Xfinity crews were informed and asked for their assistance. Within 30 minutes, fire officials said the crew arrived with a service truck capable of performing the rescue.

“Many thanks to Richard and Corbin from Comcast/Xfinity for their willingness to respond,” fire officials said.

Concerned neighbors called Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 85 in Carnation after discovering a cat stuck on a utility...

Posted by Eastside Fire Fighters on Monday, August 15, 2016