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Cat stuck under an El Paso freeway for days is safely rescued, will be put up for adoption

UPDATE, Jan. 1: A cat stuck for days underneath the freeway along Interstate 10 at Hawkins was successfully rescued on New Year's morning after days of efforts by El Paso firefighters, police and animal services officials.

Authorities said they were finally able to lure the kitty into a trap with food about 9:30 a.m. on Friday and safely remove it.

The animal will get any needed medical attention at the city shelter before being put up for adoption to a good home.

ORIGINAL REPORT, Dec. 31: EL PASO, Texas -- An effort was underway on New Year's Eve to rescue a cat stuck underneath the freeway on Interstate 10 right next to the Fountains at Farah.

The El Paso Fire Department and Animal Services were trying to lure the cat inside a cage trap with food, but had no immediate luck.

A passer-by Good Samaritan also attempted to get the cat to latch on a piece of cloth, but his attempt failed too.

Animal Services officials advised that people who aren't professionals should avoid trying to rescue the cat, because it could be dangerous for both the animal and for human beings.

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