Cat Survives Power Pole Shock, 25-Foot Fall

Liam is banged up but will survive
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 10, 2015 1:39 PM CDT
Cat Survives Power Pole Shock, 25-Foot Fall
This photo provided by Jennifer Kagay shows her cat Liam after he fell from a power pole.   (Jennifer Kagay)

The owner of a 17-pound Siamese cat named Liam says he has nearly used up his nine lives after getting shocked on a power pole in Oregon and falling 25 feet. Jennifer Kagay tells the Grants Pass Daily Courier that she and her husband were lying in bed early Tuesday when they heard a "bang" and the power went out. Husband Jeff went outside, and the cat was lying still on the transformer at the top of the pole.

They were relieved when Liam started to move, then horrified when he fell 25 feet to the ground. On the way down, he snagged a wire with a claw and landed softly in some brush. The vet is keeping an eye on him, and It's possible he may need one leg amputated, but that's not too bad, all things considered. (More cats stories.)

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