Gypsy isn't your average traveler - he's a four-legged furry feline who values his freedom and relies on the kindness of his neighbors in Pheonix, Arizona, who leave food and water out for him on his travels. Gypsy's coming and going, however, led to little worry when the feline disappeared over the weekend.
Gypsy got himself into a bit of trouble when he climbed an electricity pole and it turned out to be a lot harder to get back down than it was to climb up. The cat clung to the pole for three days, waiting for the right person to save him.
It was Monday morning when neighbors realized Gypsy's plight and reported the cat and his troubles. A local news outlet then arrived to cover the rescue effort, live-streaming it to Facebook. For an hour and a half, thousands of viewers watched Gypsy as he lay on top of the pole, licked himself, attempted to climb down, changed his mind and licked himself some more.
The Phoenix Fire Department received so many calls from worried passerby's that they released a low statement asking people to stop calling. One onlooker attempted to rescue the cat himself, coaxing Gypsy into a bucket, though the cat remained unconvinced and continued to lick himself some more while he waited for a more suitable rescuer.
Finally, a utility worker with a ladder scaled the live power pole, and Gypsy was safely on the ground.
911 calls for cat stuck on utility pole clog Phoenix dispatchers' phone lines, https://t.co/0sbXKh1nCZ via @meganrcassidy @austgrad (The kitty's name is Gypsy, and she's safe now.) pic.twitter.com/R83tvp9ZAN— Linda Dono (@LindaDono) March 26, 2018
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