She said: “I figured somebody would’ve helped by now. I just wanted to make sure the cat was going to be saved, and I wasn’t going to get off the phone until it was.
"He’s pretty healthy for being up there this long.”
PG&E spokesman Denny Boyles said: "It’s not a simple thing to climb a power pole and get a cat down.
"The first thing we have to do is de-energize the line – it’s a 12,000-volt line. The safety of the two guys who went up on the pole, and the crew member on the ground, has to be our first priority every time.
"Sometimes we wait out cats on poles … 99 percent of the time, cats come down on their own. In this case, it’s been up there that long, we just made the decision to go ahead and go up there."
The company has installed pet-deterrent plastic on the pole to make sure no other animals make the excursion in future.
( Text courtesy The Telegraph, photo:AP/The Fresno Bee)