World's Oldest Cat Still Purring

December 3, 2007 | By Matt Van Hoven | Category: Strange But True | 711 comments
Tags: strange but true, oldest, cats

ENGLAND – The 26 year-old black cat believed to be the world's oldest domestic feline, resides just outside Manchester, England in a town called Shropshire.

Owner Lin Brown says P****willow came into the family when her son was 4 years-old. Today, he's 30. The cat was near-feral when the Browns found her.

Her owners say she's sharp and active as ever. The only thing she doesn't do for herself is hunt – and that's only because she was attacked by a fox a few years ago.

Most indoor cats live to about 18 years, while their outdoor cousins typically live 3 to 5 years. And considering P****willow spent most of her life outside, where she hunted for her own food, that's fairly unique.

Previous indoor record holders have been in their early twenties. Local vets say they're astonished by the geriatric feline – and have no explanation for how she's survived so long.

There's no official ruling on P****willow being the world's oldest cat, but she's definitely up there.

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Katie M.
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Katie M.
5 years ago

This is an amazing story.

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Bonnie K.
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Bonnie K.
5 years ago

Cats certainly live a long time.

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