The 15-year-old black and white feline scrambled up the pole in Victoria Crescent, Ryde and spent most of the day perched on top – too frightened to move.
A rightly concerned owner alerted the RSPCA to the situation, which in turn led to the assistance of the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service being requested.
An Aerial Ladder Platform from Newport was mobilised shortly before 14:30 and it wasn’t long until a rescue was being launched.
Members of the public rallied around with blankets in case the adventurous moggy decided to make a jump for it. Thankfully, one of the retained firefighters from Newport was able to grab the cat and bring it back down safely using the aerial platform.
Island Echo understands the cat was chased by a Jack Russell that had slipped its lead.
The casualty didn’t hang around to say thank you, making a quick escape from the area!