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Kitten rescued from Colbert power pole

Cocoa, the kitten. KREM @
Cocoa, the kitten. KREM @

Avista got the first call from the cats owners at 9:49 a.m. on Thursday. According to an Avista spokesperson, the utilities company will not get a cat down from a power pole until it has been up there for 72 hours. They said it usually will get hungry or cold and get down on its own. They did not know how the cat got up on the pole in the first place.

After the second call from the cat's owners, the company responded due to the rainfall on Friday. Spokane got .05 inches of rain on Thursday and expected to get a quarter of an inch of rain on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Avista got Coco down at around 10:00 a.m. on Friday. KREM2

Just a reminder; if your cats are indoor-only kitties they are less likely to get stuck in trees. Or power poles.

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.