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Cat Stuck On Pole Waited For 3 Days For Someone To Save Him

Gypsy isn’t your typical traveler; he’s a four-legged fuzzy kitty who treasures his independence and relies on the generosity of his neighbors in Pheonix, Arizona, who leave food and water out for him on his journeys. Gypsy’s comings and goings, on the other hand, caused little concern when this cat vanished over the weekend.

Gypsy got himself into some trouble when he attempted to climb an electricity pole and discovered that getting down was far more difficult than climbing up. For three days, the cat clung to the pole, hoping for the appropriate person to come along and save him.

Gypsy’s situation was discovered by neighbors on Monday morning, and they reported the cat and his problems. The rescue effort was then covered by a local news organization, which live-streamed it on Facebook. Thousands of people saw Gypsy lay on top of the pole, lick himself, attempt to climb off, change his mind, then lick himself some more for an hour and a half.

The Phoenix Fire Department received so many calls from concerned citizens that they issued a low-key statement requesting that people refrain from calling. One bystander attempted to save Gypsy by luring him into a bucket, but the cat was unconvinced and proceeded to lick himself while waiting for a more suitable savior.

Gypsy was safely on the ground after a utility worker with a ladder scaled the live electrical pole.

(h/t: catsoncatnip)

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Gypsy the cat got himself into quite the sticky situation

It took three days for someone to notice the cat was missing after he became stranded atop a power pole

The cat clung on the ledge, unable to figure out how to get down, and waited for assistance

Coffee and Sarcasm on Twitter: “Awww poor baby. How the hell did he get up there? ⚡️ “Cat rescued after being stuck on a pole for three days”https://t.co/PsbkYLzsa0 pic.twitter.com/wmbaMV7QQj / Twitter”

Awww poor baby. How the hell did he get up there? ⚡️ “Cat rescued after being stuck on a pole for three days”https://t.co/PsbkYLzsa0 pic.twitter.com/wmbaMV7QQj

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Thousands of people followed Gypsy on a live feed for an hour and a half as he dealt with his situation

Christal Hayes on Twitter: “Omg! The cat is on the move! #PhoenixCat pic.twitter.com/sPWwumKp3O / Twitter”

Omg! The cat is on the move! #PhoenixCat pic.twitter.com/sPWwumKp3O

The Phoenix Fire Department received so many calls that they issued a statement on the Local News requesting that people refrain from calling because their dispatcher was overburdened

Ameema Pace on Twitter: “Biggest story in AZ as of 10AM today: Cat stuck on pole. #abc15 #HappyMonday pic.twitter.com/WaYqWResHK / Twitter”

Biggest story in AZ as of 10AM today: Cat stuck on pole. #abc15 #HappyMonday pic.twitter.com/WaYqWResHK

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A man with a ladder eventually attempted a rescue, taking Gypsy under his arm and carefully descending the ladder

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Gypsy was relieved to be back on solid ground after his once-in-a-lifetime adventure

WTOL 11 on Twitter: “Cat rescued after being stuck on power pole for three days – https://t.co/wQpul7chbx pic.twitter.com/cVQtckuNnC / Twitter”

Cat rescued after being stuck on power pole for three days – https://t.co/wQpul7chbx pic.twitter.com/cVQtckuNnC

Jenny Hardin and Ash Morgan, Gypsy’s owners, were grateful that aid arrived before Gypsy decided to jump himself

Linda Dono on Twitter: “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 / Twitter”

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

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