Do you know this cat? She washed up on Governors Island near Water Taxi Beach last Sunday, after the torrential downpour on Saturday. According to Elizabeth Rapuano, chief of staff for the Trust for Governors Island, “She has a great personality and she seems to like people,” reports DNA Info. Staff believe she may have been swept into the harbor, maybe from New Jersey, during a storm and hung on to a piece of debris to arrive on the island. (She had bits of seaweed clinging to her salt-matted fur when she arrived.)
She’s got free run of things on the island, which has few cars and prohibits dogs. But she must belong to someone! Anyone recognize her? The cat, a calico, is healthy, but had no tags or ID.
Rapuano says she’s welcome to stay on the island, and is looking for name suggestions. A Twitter account, we assume, is forthcoming.
Stray Cat Washes Ashore on Governors Island [DNA Info]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 21, 2011