SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Visitors to the Alamo should be on the lookout for the new official cat called Bella.
The Texas General Land Office on Thursday announced the calico kitty has the formal title Miss Isabella Francisca Veramendi de Valero. The agency oversees the state-owned mission in San Antonio, where Bella welcomes visitors and prowls for rodents.
The previous Alamo cat, dubbed C.C. — for Mistress Clara Carmack — died last summer.
Bella was found roaming the grounds of the Presidio la Bahia in Goliad. An employee transported the cat to the Alamo.
Bella wears a tag that says “I Belong At The Alamo.” She’s been seen atop a cannon, playing near a computer keyboard and frolicking with workers.
Staffers care for and pay her expenses. Bella spends nights in an Alamo office. To learn more of her story, click here.