Watch: Cat stuck on electrical pole in southwest Denver since Tuesday rescued

DENVER -- A black cat that was stuck atop an electrical pole in southwest Denver since Tuesday was rescued by Denver firefighters and Xcel Energy officials on Friday morning.

The owners of the cat, Oliver, say he sneaked out of the home on Evans Avenue Tuesday. A short time later, they heard him meowing from atop the pole.

The owners have tried to get the cat down with catnip and food. They also tried to coax the 1-year-old cat down while atop a ladder.

According to the owners, Xcel Energy, the Denver Police Department and the Denver Fire Department all declined to help, citing safety concerns, until the FOX31 Problem Solvers got involved.

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