Cincinnati animal shelter throws birthday party for 19-year-old cat

CINCINNATI — It was the purrfect birthday party for an aging feline.

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Staff members at Cincinnati Animal CARE threw a party Tuesday to celebrate the 19th birthday of Sammy, a senior cat, WLWT reported.

Sammy is a medium-sized Persian/mix, and members at the rescue facility were looking for someone to adopt the cat, the television station reported. On Wednesday, that wish came true as a person was waiting outside the office to take him home.

“It’s been a big week for Sammy,” Cincinnati Animal CARE wrote on Facebook. “His adopter, who actually messaged us about Sammy before he became internet famous, was waiting outside before we even opened today. He is going home with a fellow senior kitty and has already been spoiled with a new hat.”

The only rule for adopting Sammy was throwing him a 20th birthday party on June 15, 2022, the shelter wrote in a Tuesday post on Facebook.