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Sep 9, 2013 7:06 PM by Elizabeth Hughes

Cat Stranded on Apartment Rooftop

CORPUS CHRISTI - Neighbors say a cat has been stuck on the rooftop of the Santa Fe Arms Apartments for several weeks now without food or water. Tenant Linda Evans says she can hear the cat crying from her apartment.

Evans tells us everyone in the building complains, but won't do anything about it. She says the cat is one of several strays roaming between the two apartment buildings. The trouble is, nature is taking its course and the cats are multiplying. "No one cares enough to take care of the stray animals, especially those like the cat on the roof,"

An off-duty firefighter contacted the apartment manager who sent a handyman to find the cat, but he didn't have much luck catching the cat. When the man reached the top of the roof, the cat took off and hid. Neighbors say they fear if the cat stays on the roof for much longer, it will die.

Neighbors were not able to find the skinny feline the rest of the day, but neighbors say they will keep looking for him. When we asked how the cat got up there in the first place, one tenant told us the cats usually climb trees and leap onto the rooftops to play. This cat may have done the same. Neighbors say when crews cut the trees a few weeks ago, that cat may have found himself stranded. They are asking people to spay and neuter their pets in the area to prevent thesetypes of problems in the community.

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