PRINCETON, B.C. — A social network campaign in southern British Columbia may have helped rescue a stubborn cat from a perilous perch.
The orange and white cat named Miss Kitty climbed a BC Hydro power pole in Princeton, about 300 kilometres east of Vancouver, on Monday and refused to come down.
BC Hydro sent a crew 300 kilometres to Princeton, B.C. to rescue a cat who was stuck on top of a hydro pole on Thursday. (Photo: Twitter/BC Hydro)
The rescue might have been simple, but Miss Kitty had climbed a pole connecting several high voltage wires, meaning only specially trained crews could pluck her from her 18-metre high perch.
As the week progressed, a Twitter campaign swelled, calling on BC Hydro to intervene.
We're hearing from our crews that rescue was successful; thanks to everyone involved for their efforts & our crews. #savetheprincetonbccat
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) April 15, 2016
— MTC (@MultiTaskingCat) April 15, 2016
Even Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas added his voice, posting a Twitter demand that Hydro either save the cat or explain why it couldn't.
Hydro relented Thursday afternoon, sending a crew from Salmon Arm, nearly 300 kilometres away, reuniting Miss Kitty with her grateful owner by Thursday night.
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— Dan Albas (@DanAlbas) April 14, 2016