Denise Vlahos was on her boyfriend’s pontoon boat in the middle of an Arizona lake when a person on a waverunner alerted her to the cat swimming in the water.

“The woman said my husband is allergic and they cannot keep it. I immediately said, ‘Give it to me, I will take it!’” she recalls. “She was curled up in a ball in the foot part of the waverunner soaking wet, dripping and shivering. The water was quite cold for us, let alone a tiny animal.”

Vlahos, who has two cats of her own, immediately wrapped the cat in a beach towel to keep her “as warm as I could.” Now she’s looking for the cat’s owner to retrieve the frightened animal.

Why a cat was caught in the middle of a lake and struggling to swim remains a mystery. Hopefully Vlahos will find the cat’s owner. If not, she just might wind up caring for a third cat in her house.

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