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Utility worker rescues feline from Philadelphia telephone pole, gets suspended by Verizon

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PHILADELPHIA (CIRCA via STORYFUL) — A Verizon utility worker and his team helped rescue a cat stuck on top of a telephone pole in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia on March 16.

In an unexpected twist, Maurice German, the utility worker, was reportedly suspended by Verizon for “violating security protocol.” Its owner, Amanda Boyce, started a GoFundMe to help German cover his expenses.

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“Last weekend a Verizon employee came to the rescue of a cat (Princess “Momma”) outside of my home stuck on top of the telephone pole for 12 hrs," Boyce wrote on the GoFundMe page. “After numerous attempts to find support, no one could help. That’s until Maurice German and his team showed up! This generous man is now being punished! Maurice is being suspend (sic) from his job for saving an animal. Let’s support Maurice for his good deed while his employer punishes him!”

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