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World’s Oldest Cat Dies at Age 30

Scooter the oldest feline in the world passes away after three decades...

Last month we bought you sad story of the death of the world’s oldest dog, now we have the passing of the world’s oldest cat.

Scooter, the Siamese cat has recently made his way into the Guinness Book of Records after celebrating his 30th birthday in March this year. By the time his title came around however, he had sadly passed away.

World's oldest cat

The feline was born in 1986 and was said to have lived a rather exciting life. He was described as a cat that was both energetic and mischievous combined with the desire of curiosity.

Scooter’s vetenarian described the cat with a strong will to live. Cats and other domestic animals are living longer these days due to advances in technology and advances in veterinary medicine.

Other ways to keep your cat happy and healthy include regularly vet check ups, balanced and healthy diet, maintaining their weight and exercise levels and keeping them safe from dog attacks and busy roads.

In human years, Scooter would have reached a whopping 136 human years. The average life expectancy of a cat is usually somewhere between 12 to 16 years of age with the Siamese more than doubling that number.

How’s that for a cat with nine lives!

Photograph via @GWR

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2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.