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UPDATE: Cat Rescue -- With a Twist

by Employee ‎04-30-2012 03:21 PM - edited ‎05-03-2012 02:08 PM

 

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UPDATE: Since we first posted this blog, FiOS the cat has found a happy home. Read The Daily News story here. We wish FiOS the best! Animal rescue folks told the paper that they hope people interested in adopting FiOS will adopt other cats in need of a good home.

 

“We were walking on the sidewalk and we heard a meowing,” Vinny Cassidy, a Verizon field technician. “I thought it was under a car, but it was up in a tree.”

Two Verizon technicians saved a cat last week. The cat was grasping onto a tree branch with one leg, with what appeared to be a cable cord tied around its neck.

 


The one-year-old tabby – now nicknamed FiOS because the techs were out on a FiOS job – was sent to a nearby animal hospital by a member of animal rescue group Four Paws Sake. A veterinarian who examined FiOS found the cat to be severely underweight, but otherwise healthy and uninjured.


Video: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Verizon-Workers-Rescue-Cat-FiOs-Tree-Queens-Cable-Neck-14914243...  

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Bob stays on top of developments and issues with Verizon’s Consumer and Mass Business segment from his home base in Florida. He has been involved with FiOS since it was first being developed and deployed in 2004.

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Alberto is in the public relations group. He loves to share tech, sustainability, feel-good, and random news of interest. A happy FiOS quad play customer, he likes to use his family as guinea pigs.

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