At 26 years 329 days old, Flossie was recognized as the oldest cat in the world by Guinness World Records. The animal is the equivalent of 120 years old in human age. Although she is deaf and cannot see well, Flossie is in good health.
The process to confirm the record began in August 2022, when the cat was handed over to a UK cat welfare charity.
“We were stunned when we saw that Flossie’s veterinary records showed she was 27 years old,” Naomi Rosling, Cats Protection coordinator, said of the discovery.
Flossie has been through several homes, being first adopted in 1995 by her first owner. Ten years later, her guardians died and the cat was successively adopted by family members until she was sent to volunteers from animal protection houses.
“He [um familiar] sought our help when it was in Flossie’s interest. Responsible cat ownership is when someone puts an animal’s needs above their feelings,” said Rosling.
That’s when Flossie met Vicki Green, her new owner with experience caring for senior cats. Vicki didn’t know that she would receive a record holder at her home.
“She meowed loudly the first few nights because she couldn’t see in the dark and was a little confused in her new surroundings, but she sleeps through the night now, snuggled in bed with me.”
Creme Puff, the oldest cat that ever lived, out-ages Flossie by a full decade. Born in Texas, Puff was born on August 3, 1967 and lived until August 6, 2005, at the age of 38 years and 3 days old, in Texas, USA.
Source: CNN Brasil
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