K-Electric rescues a cat from a well and live-tweets the operation. Here's the full scoop

K-Electric rescues a cat from a well and live-tweets the operation. Here's the full scoop

The electricity company even coined a cat-themed hashtag! We're happy to announce the cat is doing well
Updated 24 Mar, 2016

Here's something to warm our hearts.

A cat got stuck in a well in Kathor, and three different organisations got together to rescue the lucky critter.

Edhi Animal Shelter was first to attempt the rescue, but was unsuccessful. Paws Pakistan intervened and contacted K-Electric, which, by the way, has a proven track record of saving animals in a fix.

Last year, K-Electric rescued a bird from a EHT wire, recalls Adil Hussain, Head of Digital Media at K-Electric.

Here's how the #KathoreCatRescue happened:

After a quick internal discussion, K-Electric decided to step in to save the day:

KE sent a crane and team to the said well:

The well was determined to be 110 feet deep:

One Sikander Baloch strapped into the safety thingamajig in order to begin his descent:

But not before last minute crane checks were made:

Lineman Sikander Baloch finally began his descent:

His support team kept a close eye on him as he went in:

The well was not infinite abyss material, but dark and formidable nonetheless:

And soon enough, out came Sikander with the cat who cooperated and sat calmly in its carrier:

Here's another picture of the hero and the rescued! Locals say the cat has been stuck in the well for about a year:

The cat looked quite content:

PAWS Pakistan is now said to be taking over, and tending to the cat's needs.

It's great to see K-Electric lend its resources and workforce to rescue animals in need. But what's a feel-good story without a spoilsport?


Johore Mar 24, 2016 04:26pm
Thanks to KE and Sikandar Baloch for saving a cat's life.
Mohib Mar 24, 2016 04:33pm
great work
Sohail Mar 24, 2016 04:43pm
Well done by all those involved! Especially the gentleman who descended into the well. It is no small feat as one can easily become claustrophobic!! Good news to read!
Realist Mar 24, 2016 04:44pm
Good Job!
khurram Mar 24, 2016 04:50pm
Way to go
Wiqas Mar 24, 2016 04:57pm
Great job. Salam to all involved.
Jalbani Baloch Mar 24, 2016 05:40pm
Great service. Salute to Br. Sikander Baloch and the whole K-Electric Team, which rescued this small and helpless animal.
Danial Mar 24, 2016 05:51pm
Heart warming, indeed. Made my day!!! Great job Sikander Baloch, KE and all concerned..
Danial Mar 24, 2016 05:53pm
Heart warming indeed. Made my day!!! Great job SIkander Baloch, KE and all concerned!! Don't forget the villagers who must have been throwing food in the well to keep the cat alive for a year..
Munazza Siddiqui Mar 24, 2016 05:55pm
But what about saving Karachiites from digital meters. Who's looking into that corruption?
SAEED MASOOD Mar 24, 2016 05:56pm
Once I was in America someone called 911 to help a dying cat...they came delivered six small kitten...
Seema Mar 24, 2016 06:14pm
The cat must have been fed by the local people for a year as it does not look undernourished. I am reminded of the nursery poem: Ding Dong Bell. The question is who put her in the well? Sikander Baloch does not look stout but is a hero nevertheless along with his team.
Navaid Mansoor Mar 24, 2016 06:16pm
Without undermining the efforts of KE or PAWS or Edhi, this is in reality a very sad day. The cat was stuck in the well for one year and nobody had the education level or the courtesy to call any services?
Shakir Mar 24, 2016 06:27pm
KE's digital team is really setting high standards for digital marketing in Pakistan. Perhaps privatization does work!
brar Mar 24, 2016 06:29pm
Good work done by KElectric thank you Sikander Balouch, you are really a Sikander, keep it up.
Arif Muqri Mar 24, 2016 06:38pm
Good work Sikandar and team. Congratulation K electric.
Fareed Mar 24, 2016 06:40pm
Good work Baloch sahib may God bless you for this act of kindness.
Rabia Mar 24, 2016 07:27pm
I'm impressed! well done!
Ali Mar 24, 2016 07:37pm
Good work done.Cute cat.
Adeel Mar 24, 2016 08:15pm
is that really Pakistan :) please someone tell me
Awesome_Pawsome Mar 24, 2016 08:25pm
What?! This really happened?! A proper rescue and that too of a cat?? Great to see something like this happening in Pakistan !! Kudos to Sikander.. and whoever took the initiative!! Great job guys!!
Nkhan Mar 24, 2016 08:27pm
Good job.God bless all of u for helping an innocent animal.
Awesome_Pawsome Mar 24, 2016 08:32pm
Great work .....although this should've been done much sooner but better late than never ! Great to see the cat doing well!
asim Mar 24, 2016 09:06pm
But how the cat there, the first question popped up in my mind? These are intelligent creatures and do not plunge with out assessing the danger.
asim Mar 24, 2016 09:07pm
Any Sikander for interrupted supply of electricity???
Hameed Ahmad Mar 24, 2016 10:25pm
Excellent work and really appreciated. Good to know that there are such people and organisations in Pakistan who care for animals. Surely inn general Pakistanis are caring people with few exceptions and exceptions are everywhere in the world. Hope that all people and organisations will also duly take for their fellow countrymen / women in times of need.
Yawar Mar 24, 2016 10:36pm
Geart work
Keti Zilgish Mar 25, 2016 12:14am
There is bound to have been a little bit rain water in that well for that cat to have survived. Dead birds and rats would make a great meal for a cat. I don't agree that the cat could have taken a 110 feet fall and survived. Wells are often homes to a lot of pigeons.
Rohit C Mar 25, 2016 12:26am
Salute guys! Thats wonerful news. Loved it
Jaydeep Mar 25, 2016 12:58am
You are a hero and a very good human being. Respect from Calcutta.
khan Mar 25, 2016 02:04am
How about you spend all the energy and save people from the killing fields of Karachi?
N K Ali Mar 25, 2016 09:12am
Viva and bravo Sikandar Baloch, KEL, and PAWS. Saving an innocent animal from this infernal dread is brave and compassionate work. Please accept my Salams
Ahmar Qureshi Mar 25, 2016 09:40am
With this, the K-Electric's whole team deserves Kudos! :-)
Hasan Mar 25, 2016 09:47am
This shall serve as a good example in my training as a proof that we are climbing up the ladder of humanity.
Aadil Sofur Mar 25, 2016 10:15am
Superb Achievement, here is big huggg and salute to all team.
neutral Mar 25, 2016 10:37am
What a wonderful feat by the department whose workers provide Kunda facilities to millions of road-side make-ship restaurants and get monthly. All that at the cost of the area residents who get additional charges in thousands without any reason. This is one reason which K=Electic does never want to entertain.
Noor Memon Mar 25, 2016 11:43am
@Shakir Not "perhaps";privatisation always works.It brings out the best in the workforce.Private enterprises are based on "ownership principle" whereas,public enterprises lack "ownership"While private sector uses latest management techniques for efficiency & copmetitiveness,the public sector is content wifh age-old ways. Well done Karachi-Electric!
Faiz Muhammad Memon Mar 25, 2016 12:28pm
Your comment well done by KE as it's act of saving life of cat is highly commendable
Ahmad Jawwad Mar 25, 2016 02:13pm
Great Work!
Poorab Sarhan Mar 25, 2016 05:32pm
Its more like, if you can not protect human rights at least protect small cat's. Not like, since we can not help man, let a cat die. This story made my day.
Mohsin Hasan Mar 26, 2016 09:13am
Bravo! Keep the good work up. Thumbs Up (Y)
R S Chakravarti Mar 26, 2016 09:53am
This reminds me of the time 32 years ago when I was able to rescue a bunch of newborn ducklings. Nothing heroic but may be of some interest to readers. A memorable experience for me. They were hatched somewhere in a parking lot at the American university where I was studying. (In spring and summer, the campus used to be full of wild ducks of all ages.) From my 4th floor office window I saw the mother duck desperately walking up and down, searching for water, followed by her brood. Fortunately (a) it was a late summer evening and there was no traffic and (b) I had with me a large cardboard box. I went down and caught the tiny ducklings one by one. It took some time because they hid themselves in the shrubbery. Their mother protested loudly but didn't take any further action. I walked to a lake some distance away, carrying the box, with the mother duck walking beside me, complaining all the time. When she saw the lake (about 50 metres away), however, she flew forward and waited in the water! I emptied the box into the water and the happy family swam off.
Saeed Shah Mar 26, 2016 09:56am
Hats off to the combined Rescue team and the villagers feeding the cat for a whole year and did not forget about it.. But am not surprised that as usual the team was one year too early.. But still.... All is well that ends well..
saeed Mar 26, 2016 07:42pm
Very touching.Great