DOWNEY (CBSLA) — A lucky cat is recovering Friday after being safely extricated from the wall where had gotten stuck in Downey.
The cat’s predicament was spotted by staff from the county Department of Animal Care and Control facility in the 11200 block of Garfield Avenue as they were headed to lunch at about 11:30 a.m., according to spokesman Don Belton.READ MORE: CHP Motorcycle Officer Involved In Traffic Collision On Eastbound 105 Freeway At Bellflower Boulevard
It’s not clear exactly how the cat became stuck, but photos released by the agency show the cat’s white, furry body wedged into a jagged hole near the bottom of a cinderblock wall.
Members of the Downey and Baldwin Park Animal Care Centers teamed up to help the terrified cat, who needed to be sedated during the rescue operation.READ MORE: First Weekend Eligible Adults Can Receive Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot In Los Angeles County
The 2-year-old male domestic short-haired cat, now safe, has since been named Wally.
“He was most likely trying to find a hiding place,” Belton said.
The cat is not microchipped and is under observation at the Downey Animal Care Center. Belton says Wally will eventually be put up for adoption.MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed By Huntington Police Saturday As Nearby Crowds Watched U.S. Open Of Surfing
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