Kidnapped Colorado hotel cat Oreo found safe

"Oreo" is reunited with staff of the Armstrong Hotel in Fort Collins, Colo on Tuesday, March 18, 2014; the hotel cat was stolen three days earlier CBS Denver via The Armstrong Hotel

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A beloved hotel cat that was snatched over the weekend in Fort Collins has been found scared, but safe.

CBS Denver reported that surveillance video Saturday showed three men taking "Oreo" - a 10-year-old Russian blue mix - out of the downtown Armstrong Hotel during some St. Patrick's Day festivities.

Oreo first came to the hotel in 2004. Since then, she has warmed her way into the hearts of hotel guests and owners.

Two hotel guests found the cat Tuesday crying out from behind an art museum about a block away.

Hotel general manager Nick Gliszinski says the cat's return marks the end of a citywide search for the locally famous feline.

Authorities are still trying to find the cat-nappers.

Steve and Missy Levinger, the owners of the hotel, had offered a reward for Oreo's safe return, according to CBS Denver.


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