A 19-year-old Persian cat living at an animal shelter in Cincinnati, United States, was adopted after images from her birthday party and a message asking for help went viral.
The Sammy exceeded the average life expectancy of Persian cats at four years, which is about 15 years. Until he was 19 years old, the third-year-old kitten lived at the Cincinnati Animal Care Shelter.
When the caretakers learned that it was going to be his birthday, they decided to organize a party for Sammy with special decorations.
He shared the image of the party with the following message: “His only wish for his birthday is a new home where he can rest his head and be covered with love. Will you be there for this sweet and caring boy Can you open your heart?”
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party pictures and messages viralizaram on social networks. After garnering over 60,000 likes and 2,000 reactions on TikTok alone, Shelter managed to fulfill Sammy’s wish. He did not release the names of the new owners, but wrote:
“It’s a big week for Sammy! The people who adopted him already contacted us about him before he became famous on the internet, and were waiting outside before we opened today. He’s going home with an old feline friend and is already spoiled with a new hat!”
2 of 2 Persian cat Sammy, aged 19, was adopted after photos went viral – Photo: Cincinnati Animal Care/Publicity
19-year-old Persian cat Sammy was adopted after photos went viral – Photo: Cincinnati Animal Care/Publicity