Ninja the cat on the top of the pole

Powerful cat with PGE!

No one wants to hear about things like this untill it's over. We want you to help BEFORE it's over.

There is a cat on the very top of a power pole 30 feet in the air. He has been there for 2 nights now, and this is his 2nd day. The fire Dept. Does not save cats from trees or power poles. PGE does not help them either. They all seem to think that the cat will climb down, but if you look at the pictures you can see there is no safe way for him to climb down. Noone seems to care if the cat dies there or is badly injured by falling to the ground 30 feet below. He survived yesterdays blowing winds and rain, he’s survived the wet cold nights. I don’t believe he will come down safely.
He’s not just a barn cat. He’s not just an out door yard cat. He’s a family pet. He’s the kind of cat that cuddles up to a 10 year old girl and purrs. He’s the kind of cat that you look for every day to say hello to and scratch his head. He’s the kind of cat that makes you smile because he comes looking for you to get his daily pat on the head and moment of loving. Yes, he’s a mouser. yes, he does the typical things any cat does, but, he also belongs to a family and noone will help him. WHY? I’ve never seen a cat skeleton in a tree, and I’ve never seen a dead cat on the very top of a power pole, but I’ve seen plenty of dead cats on the side of the road. Noone seems to care if they are a loved family pet or just a cat. This cat is going to die because noone that can help him, will. If it was a horse stuck in the mud? If it was a dog that fell off a cliff? Would people be any different about it? I’ve seen both

Is there anything we can do?

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Kim Hoi says ... on Monday, Oct 13 at 7:36 PM

I just saw this picture and am horrified no one would help. Have you tried the Oregon Humane Society? they have a rescue group that helps all animals. I just saw your posting, can you please provide update?

idea says ... on Saturday, Sep 27 at 6:02 PM

I know this is a long-shot, but there are an awful lot of mountain and tree climbers in Portland - and even more animal lovers. Have you put out a plea on Craigslist for someone to help? Might be worth a try. Good luck.

ilovecats says ... on Friday, Sep 26 at 11:03 AM

Is this still going on? This breaks my heart. Has the cat come down yet? Plese update!

MaxtorMan says ... on Friday, Sep 26 at 6:49 AM

Also, you could put some padding around the base of the pole in case the cat falls. Surely there must be some old blankets and air mattresses around.

MaxtorMan says ... on Friday, Sep 26 at 6:46 AM

Ever seen a cat skeleton on top of a power pole? Ever seen a cat skeleton in a tree? They always come down eventually on their own. Put food and water at the bottom of the pole and watch what happens.

Joe says ... on Thursday, Sep 25 at 2:52 PM

You could always rent a bucket truck and someone who is TRAINED to use it too.

Morncreek says ... on Thursday, Sep 25 at 10:50 AM

I understand it would cost some money, but PGE could simply use a bucket truck to retrieve the cat. Better cat on the ground and $$ spent than a fried cat that disrupts power for a time. Or, contact w/ a local Humane Society or such to request asst.

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