Cat found alive aboard sunken boat has new home

Bonnie Butterworth, left, pets Lucky the cat, who is being held by Western Arizona Humane Society employee Samantha Dahl in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Lucky was found wet and scared aboard a sunken boat in Lake Havasu last month but was adopted by Butterworth this week. (Brandon Messick/Today's News-Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A cat that was found wet and scared aboard a sunken boat in Lake Havasu now has a home on dry land.

The Today’s News-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1E95qKQ) that “Lucky,” a brown and black American shorthair breed, has been adopted.

Bonnie Butterworth, who works for the Lake Havasu Convention and Visitors Bureau, is also an avid cat rescuer.

Butterworth had been talking with staff at the Western Arizona Humane Society for several days and officially signed adoption papers earlier this week.

Lucky was found July 25 when divers pulled the boat she was on from the water.

Divers estimate the feline was in the water for at least an hour.

Butterworth, who has two other cats, says there is plenty of space for Lucky.

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Information from: Today’s News-Herald, http://www.havasunews.com

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