ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — While it seems cliché for firefighters to rescue a cat from a high place, Roanoke Fire-EMS dealt with a call on Monday where a cat really needed the help.
Crews responded to the 2800 block of Clarendon Avenue for a report of a cat that had gotten stuck on a utility pole.
When they arrived, they located the cat 20 to 25 feet up the pole.
The cat, named Nuggie, also had an injured leg, could not safely make his way back down. That’s when Lt. Todd McFall came to the rescue.
“Normally, our feline friends will come down on their own, and we don’t typically need to help them,” the department posted on Facebook on Monday, Feb. 28. “Today’s call was different, though… Hopefully Nuggie stays safely on the ground from meow on!”