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Cat spent month sealed in roof

A feisty feline should be fine after apparently spending a month trapped between the ceiling and roof of a new mobile home that was shipped from the South to New England. A veterinarian says he can't figure out how the cat survived.

The home, manufactured in Tennessee, arrived at Sunrise Mobile Home Park about three weeks ago.

Someone looking inside the home Sunday heard a cry from above, and park employees discovered that a young, gray cat had been sealed in the space between the ceiling tiles and the peaked roof, said manager Peter Thornton.

When the cat couldn't be coaxed from its hiding place, park employee Perry Eager removed vinyl siding and cut through plywood to lure it to a trap baited with food.

On Monday, Thornton took the cat to veterinarian Ronald Lott, who said he could not explain how the animal lasted so long without food or water. The cat, about 6 months old, was in poor shape when it was found but is expected to survive.

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