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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

 

Matilda: cat of the year

While most cats are self absorbed, some cats manage to rise above their natures. Matilda, cat in residence at the Algonquin Hotel in New York, is one of those special felines. On November 18, Matilda was named 2006 Cat of the Year at the Westchester Cat Show. According to the official press release, Matilda earned this honor by raising thousands of dollars for her less fortunate fellow felines by throwing herself birthday parties that benefit animal shelters and encourage pet adoptions.

In appreciation for this honor, Matilda donated a luxurious Algonquin Hotel suite, profits from show sales of the book The Algonquin Cat and all her prizes--a year's supply of cat food and a $500 pet shopping spree - to the North Shore Animal League, a no-kill animal adoption and rescue organization.

Congratulations to Matilda! You're an inspiration to all of us.

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