Cat is stuck on top of telephone pole in Waterport

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 December 2013 at 12:00 am

WATERPORT – A cat climbed to the top of a telephone pole in Waterport two days ago and has been stuck up there since, unable to get down.

Lauren Rayner, a friend of the cat’s owner Venita Nauden, has reached out to National Grid, the Carlton Fire Company and animal shelters, seeking help. No one has been willing to try to rescue the cat which is stuck on East Avenue.

The fire company told her it would be too dangerous to risk firefighters for that task, given the presence of power wires. National Grid also told her the company doesn’t rescue cats. The power company urged her to reach out the fire company.

Raynor is hoping someone with a cherry picker or other equipment would be willing to try to help bring down the cat. She can be reached at (585) 413-7159 or by email at