Calico kitty ‘Bella’ named official cat of the Alamo

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Bella, the Alamo's official cat, roams the grounds of the Alamo, Thursday, June 18, 2015, in San Antonio. The Texas General Land Office on Thursday announced the calico kitty has the formal title Miss Isabella Francisca Veramendi de Valero. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Alamo has a new official cat.

The Texas General Land Office on Thursday announced the calico kitty has the formal title Miss Isabella Francisca Veramendi de Valero. But she goes by Bella.

The General Land Office oversees the state-owned landmark in San Antonio. Bella welcomes visitors and prowls for rodents.

The previous Alamo cat, who went by C.C. — for Mistress Clara Carmack — died last summer.

Bella was found roaming the grounds of the Presidio la Bahia in Goliad. An employee brought her to the Alamo.

Bella wears a tag that says, “I Belong At The Alamo.” She’s been seen on a cannon, playing near a computer keyboard and frolicking with workers.

Staffers care for and pay her expenses. Bella spends nights in an Alamo office.

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