After 3 Days Stuck Atop A Pole, This Cat Was Hungry & You Helped Fill Her Bowl 

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on September 20, 2023

Cats wind up in the care of animal shelters through so many different avenues. Each story of rescue is unique, but sometimes, you stumble across one that just needs to be told again and again. And Dita’s tale of rescue is one these!

Dita knew life in Dearborn, Michigan, as a stray cat who prowled the streets, but those street-savvy paws somehow found themselves high above the ground and stuck atop a telephone pole. The poor cat had been stuck on the pole for three days without food or water. Police and animal control officers were vexed about how to get her down safely, but a nearby DTE Energy truck saved the day, delivering Dita from the top of the pole and into the care of Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit. There, this sweet kitty had a chance to recover from her ordeal, and that’s thanks to you!

Rescued and Hungry

Because you shop with iHeartCats, you’re empowering our partnership with Greater Good Charities because every purchase funds meals and other necessities for dogs in need. The GOODS Program, a pet food distribution initiative in the Greater Good Charities family, has been keeping hungry bellies full for over a decade. And to date, the GOODS program has delivered over 578 million meals to shelters and rescues across the country. That’s more than 6,000 truckloads delivered to hungry animals.

And Dita was one of the hungry animals in need, with the Friends for Animals sharing, “When she arrived to FAMD, she was hyperthermic, underweight, dehydrated but in great spirits.”

Donations from the GOODS Program were there to support her “very healthy” appetite and soon Dita was ready for adoption!

“Thanks to the Meow Mix wet food donation, we have been able to offer a balanced diet to Dita, which has been pertinent to her rehabilitation,” shared the Friends. “Thank you to the manufacturer, 4 Paws Animal Rescue, and the GOODS Program for this food.”

“Because of this, we can #AmplifyTheGood for Dita and many kitties just like her at FAMD!”

Dita’s incredible tale of rescue and recuperation from three days atop a telephone pole was a team effort, and you, cat lover, are one of the most important parts. So keep shopping and keep funding these tales of happily ever after!

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