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Missing Kamloops cat found at top of hydro pole

Ash the cat was reunited with her family after being missing for four months.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK / B.C. SPCA Kamloops and District Branch
October 02, 2019 - 11:44 AM

KAMLOOPS - Ash the cat may be down to eight lives after this daring adventure.

A Kamloops family had been looking for their missing cat for four months when it was found stuck on top of a hydro pole.

Someone had noticed the cat stuck up the pole on Sep. 28. When told the fire department couldn’t help with that situation, they went to a local Facebook page and asked for recommendations.

B.C. Hydro was able to retrieve the feline and brought her to the B.C. SPCA branch in Kamloops.

According to a post shared by the B.C. SPCA Kamloops and District Branch, Ash had a microchip and shelter staff were able to reunite the kitty with her humans. They encourage animal owners to microchip their pets and remind owners to keep the registration up to date with your current phone number and address.

Ash was hungry upon rescue but is expected to make a full recovery.

Nikki Evans says she and her family thought their cat Ash had died, as they were told by a neighbour it had been picked up by an eagle in June. When she got the call that Ash had been found, she couldn’t believe her cat was alive and found at such a far distance from their home, located east of Kamloops on Shuswap Road.

“It was quite a surprise because we thought there was no way, and for it to be found in Batchelor Heights, so far from where we live, is crazy,” Evans says.

The family had taken Ash in as a kitten, and Evan’s daughter fell in love with the eight-week-old kitten for its unique feature.

“We took this one because it was unique, it had a kink in its tail,” Evans says. “It’s my daughter's cat, so she was devastated.”

Now that Ash has been reunited with the family, Evans says it will be staying indoors for the foreseeable future.

Image Credit: FACEBOOK / Sara Gibson

— This story was updated at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, to include comment from Nikki Evans.

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