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VAN, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 08: A Turkish Van cat sits in an enclosure at the Van Cat Research Center on February 8, 2018 in Van, Turkey. The famous Turkish Van Cat is one of the oldest domestic cats known, having lived in the Lake Van region of Eastern Turkey for centuries. The Turkish Van Cat has a distinct look with an all white coat sometimes just with a spot of color. The breed has three eye colors, blue, yellow and green, which are sometimes mismatched. The Van Cat research center was founded in 1992 with the objective of protecting the breed from gradual extinction. The facility provides health care and studies the breeds genetics. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

They said the equipment they have shouldn’t be used for things like rescuing a cat on a pole!

This is ridiculous!

Maurice German works for Verizon and rescued a cat from atop a utility pole in Port Richmond last weekend.  He is now suspended for three weeks by Verizon.

The cat was stuck for 12 hours and someone asked if he could help, so he did.

No one was injured in the rescue, but now they are saying he put everyone in the vicinity in danger…huh?  how??

Verizon said this:

“The vehicles and equipment are not intended to be used in the area German operated.  We take no joy in this job action, However, we’re committed and responsible for keeping our employees and customers safe while working in a particular area.”

I would totally of helped that cat if I was able to.  He did the right thing in my eyes.  Look at that poor cat!!  Stuck on that pole for 12 hours??

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