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 What happened when engineers and RSPCA tried to rescue cat from 11k volt electricity pole

What happened when engineers and RSPCA tried to rescue cat from 11k volt electricity pole

2 June 2018 Email this article

A cherry picker was once again called in to save the day last month when it was commissioned to form part of the rescue mission to save a cat apparently stuck up an electricity pole carrying 11,000 volts.

Electricity engineers from Western Power Distribution cut the power and brought in a cherry picker and RSPCA officials to try to rescue the black cat from the 40ft pole in Exton Lane, Burley, near Oakham.

However – in typical feline style – as the would-be rescuers edged nearer in the basket of the cherry picker, the cat jumped into a tree below and ran off.

RSPCA inspector Sharon Knight, who attended the incident, said: “All of the work must have spooked the cat because as soon as the cherry picker started approaching he jumped into the tree branches below and scarpered down before making a run for it.

“He ran off quickly and didn’t appear injured despite his adventure.”