Helst, “Fat Boy and Fat Cat.” (Courtesy Svetlana Petrova)

The linemen say most cats jump before they get all the way up to them. Not Fat Boy!
PG&E linecrew are being heralded as heroes for both a family cat and his fourteen year-old owner, Andrew Pere. Fat Boy had been up a utility pole for nine days when a crew was dispatched to make the rescue.
Bartholomeus van der Helst - Fat Boy and Fat Cat. Portrait of Gerard Andriesz. Bicker with his Cat.
Luckily for him, utility workers were able to bring the little guy down. that a cat named “Fat Boy” climbed to the top of a massive power pole and hung in there for nine days, sitting through rain and wind without water, until Pacific Gas and Electric Co. workers in Fresno, California were able to get him down. Fat Boy the cat has been rescued by PG&E after perching on this pole on Holly Ave for 8 daysWait, the cat’s name is “Fat Boy,” and no one would help? Not even the fire department?A cat named "Fat Boy" was rescued after spending 9 days stuck at the top of an electrical pole.
FRESNO, Calif. - Nine days after he was reportedly spooked by a dog, a cat named Fat Boy is back on solid ground after spending more than a week perched atop a 45-foot-high power pole in Fresno, Calif.FRESNO, Calif. - Nine days after he was reportedly spooked by a dog, a cat named Fat Boy is back on solid ground after spending more than a week perched atop a 45-foot-high power pole in Fresno, Calif.FRESNO, Calif. - Nine days after he was reportedly spooked by a dog, a cat named Fat Boy is back on solid ground after spending more than a week perched atop a 45-foot-high power pole in Fresno, Calif. The power company cut the power to 250 homes in the area to save the teen’s beloved black and white feline. The heroic lineman shimmied up the pole, picked Fat Boy up by the scruff of the neck and placed the cat into a carrier.FRESNO, Calif. - Nine days after he was reportedly spooked by a dog, a cat named Fat Boy is back on solid ground after spending more than a week perched atop a 45-foot-high power pole in Fresno, Calif.Stories like this are interesting because they demonstrate the profound that most people have for animals. Yes, “Fat Boy” is a cat – an animal that we fetishise in western society – but the concern that the local people of Fresno demonstrated for him tells us that the majority of people are educable about veganism. We are willing to cut off power to 250 homes to save the life of one animal, yet do not consider rationally the implications of that concern. It informs us that we believe animals have some moral value; it tells us that we do not think of them as , but who value their lives – a life that we fear for when in danger. As it stands, most people only recognise the implication of their concern with the animals we fetishise, but the existence of that concern in the first place tells us that these people are primed and ready to hear rational and logical arguments that will take their concern to its rational conclusion.There he sat all alone-- Fat Boy the cat, the king of the world 45 feet above the ground atop a high voltage power pole for somewhere between six and eight days. (KFSN)There he sat all alone-- Fat Boy the cat, the king of the world 45 feet above the ground atop a high voltage power pole for somewhere between six and eight days.