No Amount of Coaxing or Food Could Get This Cat Down

Panther the black cat made himself comfortable on top of a 36-foot utility pole. Neither pleading nor the enticement with food by his co-owner Alexis Soberanis and others would cause him to budge.

The cat went missing earlier this week and was first spotted atop the pole on Wednesday.

News of Panther’s plight reached Aurora Council member Curtis Gardner and city officials dispatched a ladder truck Friday afternoon. After getting the truck into place, firefighters rescued the cat. Panther seemed eager to step into a pet carrier.