WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – It may not have been an electric or gas emergency, but MidAmerican Energy crews rolled out their big bucket truck to help an unlikely customer: a gray cat.
According to Geoff Greenwood, a spokesman for MidAmerican, the cat had been stuck in a tree on Locust Street in Waterloo since Friday. People in the neighborhood, like Keondra Robinson and Travis McAtee, had been closely watching the cat and calling around to see who could help. Eventually that call landed at the MidAmerican facility nearby.
Greenwood said this isn't the sort of thing their crews usually do, but since it was nearby and they determined it was safe to do, the crew decided to extend the kindness and bring the cat back down to earth in about ten minutes.