El Nino Makes Some Muddy Cats

As incidental victims of the California storms, nearly 80 cats in Laguna Beach are luckier than most.

They are the beneficiaries of the Blue Bell Foundation for Cats, established eight years ago upon the death of a cat lover who left a trust fund for their care.

When their shelter was swept away by a mudslide this week, 78 out of 80 cats were plucked out of the muck and washed. One of the felines survived for 38 hours without food or water, and another, a blind cat named Petry, was found floating around with a big piece of broken glass.

KCBS reporter Steve Hartman reports from Laguna Beach, above.

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