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Earthquake cat dies of malnutrition

Tiffany, the cat found alive after being trapped in a closet for 41 days after the Los Angeles earthquake, died Friday from malnutrition.

"It's very tragic," said Maureen Beaman at the veterinary clinic where Tiffany, a mixed Persian breed, was being treated. "We were pulling for her. She was actually improving, but then suddenly she died, poor baby."

Tiffany was taken to the Santa Clarita Valley Animal Clinic on Sunday by her owner, Laurie Booth, after being found Sunday in a neighbor's outside storage closet where she had hidden in the Jan. 17 earthquake.

The cat was trapped when Booth's neighbors unwittingly locked her in the closet.

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