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Neighborhood works together to rescue stray cat

Reported by: Denise Rosch
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Updated: 10/11/2012 6:14 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- There are some events that instantly turn strangers into friends like people fighting for a common goal or concern.

This was something we saw today in northwest Las Vegas. News 3's Denise Rosch has the story of how a stray cat brought out the best in one neighborhood.

It might have been easy to miss the drama at the end of butterscotch circle.

The event drawing neighbors into the cold, wet day and easy to miss unless you looked up at the black and white cat perched 45 feet in the air. A cat that has been stuck on a telephone pole for the better part of two days.

Now it's the getting down, that's proving difficult. Residents calling nearly everyone for help. With no luck. It turns out utilities aren't that interested in rescuing frightened cats on poles. No matter how pitiful.

"It was pouring last night, and we had some really bad wind gusts up here that woke me up out of a sleep. So that poor cat has been through all that," said resident Kathy Olender.

Neighbors gathered near Grand Teton and Buffalo said they have tried everything to coax the cat down. Even leaving food and water here at the base of the pole, of course the same storm that drenched everyone else, has ruined the food.

But then a lucky break. A very humble good Samaritan who happened to have the right equipment and volunteered to climb up the pole.

He asked to remain anonymous and moved like a man on mission.

Just like that, the drama on Butterscotch Circle was over. The cat and rescuer on firm ground and greeting the neighbors who can't stop smiling.

The stray cat named Lucky was now safely in the hands of neighbors who chose to care.


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