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A cat named Oreo dominated Colorado and the Internet this week

Published: March 19, 2014, 12:57 pm, by Dalton Walker
(The Coloradoan)

(The Coloradoan)

A cat named Oreo dominated Colorado and the Internet this week.

The Colorado cat was stolen last weekend and found Tuesday scared but unharmed, according to the Coloradoan.

The cat isn’t a regular house cat. Oreo is the hotel cat at the Armstrong Hotel in Fort Collins and loves warm hugs, probably. The Coloradoan reports that Oreo is well-known and it’s common for business owners or visitors to stop and play with him.

Oreo, who was minding his own business, allegedly, was shown on surveillance video being snatched by two men either in their late teens or early 20s. The two men caught on camera requested a room multiple times, but none were available. The last time the men were turned away, they scooped up the cat and left.

The citywide search for Oreo lasted until Tuesday. He was found near the hotel.

The two men are still on the loose, tho. Perhaps Fort Collins residents should hide their cats until further notice.