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Stray Cat Washes Up On To Governors Island

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This calico cat somehow washed ashore Governors Island in April, 2011. (credit: govislandblog.com)

This calico cat somehow washed ashore Governors Island in April, 2011. (credit: govislandblog.com)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – This cat’s got eight lives left.

A calico cat somehow washed ashore Governors Island.

“I saw the cat, I said, ‘Oh look a cat is here!,'” Leslie Koch, President of the Trust For Governors Island, told 1010 WINS. “Then you know, you scratch your head and you go, “Wait, I’m on Governors Island. How did the cat get here?’ So we’re all just kind of puzzled.”

According to the Governors Island Blog, the cat may have caught a ride on some flotsam after being swept into a river during the recent floods in New Jersey.

“It seems so normal but then you know it can’t be normal because there’s 800 yards of water between us and Manhattan and 400 yards between us and Brooklyn. So, a cat can’t wander in like they do in somebody’s backyard,” Koch said.

The unnamed cat is described as being “a little seaweedy,” but otherwise healthy and friendly.

“She seemed really happy when we gave her cat food,” Koch said. 

Though animals aren’t usually allowed on the Island, Koch said they have made an exception. The Governors Island Trust is hoping to return the cat to its owner.

“We’re enjoying taking care of the cat and hoping perhaps if she’s lost that someone might recognize her, or hear about her in case somebody lost a cat,” Koch said.

Unlike Mia, the Bronx Zoo Cobra, the cat has not taken to Twitter… yet.

You can help name the cat by clicking HERE.

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