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LaSalle water tower cat safe in vet’s care

Catherine Sweeney
csweeney@greeleytribune.com

Weld County's most famous cat is fed, healthy and loving life on the ground.

Emergency crews spent Wednesday morning rescuing the little black cat from a LaSalle water tower. A crowd gathered to watch the operation, and drivers by stopped to roll down their car windows and ask for updates.

The kitty had been stuck on the steely structure since Sunday, and his meows bounced down to the ground as he peered over the sides.

Dr. Anita Reeve, a veterinarian at Valley Veterinary Clinic, 120 2nd St., LaSalle, has been taking care of the still-nameless cat since he was brought down safely.

"He's eating, he's drinking," she said. "He's very active, very loving."

It didn't take long for him to bounce back.

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"It's just like he never missed a step," she said.

The male cat appears to be about 6 months old, but he's small for his size, she said.

The office nursed him back to health after his stay, but other than being hungry and thirsty, he didn't suffer too much. He wasn't hurt, and blood work revealed he's not sick.

City officials have been collecting names for a list of potential adopters, and there are already nine people on it, Reeve said.

"We're going to be very selective about his home," she said. "I'm probably going to require he's an indoor kitty."

The cat's wandering tendency has led Reeve to believe the cat shouldn't be left alone outdoors.

No one is sure how or why the cat ended up on the water tower. That mystery could become part of his identity.

"We had one person suggest the name 'Secret' for him," Reeve said.