19 year old OH cat adopted after viral birthday party photos

Sammy’s new owner had her eyes fixed on the older cat “before he became famous on the internet”.

There was cake. There was singing. There was a festive hat for the birthday child.

And within a day after Sammy celebrated his 19th birthday in style, there was an adoption.

Sammy had an unforgettable week at the Cincinnati Animal CARE adoption center. Pictures from his birthday party that week helped the older cat go viral and then adoption requests came in.

“Happy birthday to this handsome guy who would want a nice, quiet home to pass his golden years!” wrote the shelter. “But the only rule for Sammy to be adopted? You have to throw him a 20th birthday party on June 15th, 22nd! “

Pictures show the cat wearing a top hat and eating a birthday snack while streamers surround his box. There was even a plush birthday cake nearby when the workers sang “Happy Birthday”.

Sammy has only been with the animal rescue for a week, wrote the shelter in a Facebook comment. He was sent there when his owner had to move into assisted living and could no longer take care of Sammy.

Many people commented on Facebook that they would like to save Sammy. But before the shelter posted Sammy’s birthday photos, there was already interest in adopting the 19-year-old cat.

The animal center said a woman who covered Sammy “before he got famous on the internet” was waiting at the center to adopt him.

“He is going home with another senior cat and has already been pampered with a new hat,” the animal center wrote on Wednesday.

Many people thanked Animal Rescue for looking after Sammy and also thanked his new family.

“What a great day for handsome Sammy. Bless his new family for bringing him so much happiness, ”one woman wrote.

“That’s great !! He had a great birthday and got to go home with his new mom,” said another commenter.

Cincinnati Animal CARE said a room in the center that houses adult cats has been renamed Sammy’s Senior Center. Around 10 senior cats are available for adoption in the rescue center.

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