A cat is recovering this afternoon after being rescued from a cinderblock wall in Downey, California on Thursday. No one knows exactly how he got stuck but sedation was needed to get him out.
According to spokesman Don Belton, the cat (now dubbed Wally) was spotted by the Department of Animal Care and Control facility staff in the 11200 block of Garfield Avenue as they headed out to lunch yesterday around 11:30 a.m.
Downey and Baldwin Park Animal Care Centers worked together to free the terrified cat. Wally is estimated to be a 2-year-old male domestic short hair. No microchip was found.
Wally will remain under observation at Downey Animal Care Center and will be put up for adoption in the near future if an owner doesn’t come forward and prove he’s their cat.