Britain's tallest cat Judas gets new home
Judas towers above other
Britain's tallest cat Judas has finally found a loving
The massive moggy has struggled to find a family fit for his
impressive stature since moving to the Happy Endings rescue centre
a year ago.
But after his plight hit the headlines in November last year the
cattery in Well Lane, Ospringe was inundated with offers to rehome
More than 100 people called the home, including one of Britain’
strongest men Terry Hollands, who offered to take on the tabby.
But it was a family from Folkstone who finally snapped up the
black and white feline who stands at an impressive 19 inches - more
than 10 inches taller than the average domestic cat height.
Judas gets his suitcase
ready after spending a while at the Happy Endings animal
rescue, Faversham. Pictures: Paul Dennis
Now, is there anything
No, something's got to
OK. Cat food: check. Oversized collar: check.
Fluffy thing on a stick: check
And so Judas this week packed his bags and headed off for his
very own happy ending in the seaside town.
The charity’s founder Terry Kemp said: “It is fantastic news. We
cannot wait for him to head off to the good home he deserves.
“The family are really down to earth and it does not bother them
that they will not be able to pick him up.
"He is certainly not a lap cat – unless you have a very large lap" – Happy Endings' Heather
“They have always had
male cats that are big so when they read about Judas they really
Judas tips the scales at a staggering 20lb, which is more than
double the average weight.
Happy endings’ Heather, who has worked at the cattery for 11
years, is thrilled he will finally find a home.
She said: “He is certainly not a lap cat – unless you have a
very large lap! It is fantastic news. Every cat seems to get a home
and Judas doesn’t.
“It will be awful to see him go but he is a real gentle giant
and we all love him.”
The world’s tallest cat measured 19in from paw to shoulder.
Trouble, who hailed from Sacramento, California, died in 2012, but
was recognised by the 2013 edition of the Guinness Book of World
Records as the tallest cat in the world.
He weighed 20lb – the same as Judas.
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