Garland the cat had been stuck in a tree for 48 hours when owner Tess Haranda called her electric cooperative for help.
The Flower Mound resident explained to a CoServ Electric customer service representative that her cat had dashed 30 feet up a tree during a storm and would not come down.
“In nearly 30 years with CoServ, I’d never heard of such a request,” said Debby Ishee, a CoServ manager, who contacted dispatch to check crews’ availability.
Linemen Chad Marshall and Andrew Pierce agreed to stop by Haranda’s house on their way back from a service call. Once on the scene with a bucket truck, the men had Garland the cat on the ground within minutes.