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Posted: November 06, 2018

NC Gov. Roy Cooper’s family adopts stray kitten found in home

The family of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper adopted a tortoiseshell kitten, similar to the one pictured.
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The family of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper adopted a tortoiseshell kitten, similar to the one pictured.

By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

RALEIGH, N.C. —

A kitten found in the garage of the North Carolina governor’s mansion in Raleigh has been adopted by the first family of the state.

ABC News reported that the Facebook page First Pets of North Carolina, which posts about the pets of Gov. Roy Cooper and his family, announced the discovery Friday.

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“We don’t know where she came from or how she got there, but we’ve started calling her Jennyanydots (after the character from ‘Cats’),” the post said. “She’s friendly, talkative, and enjoys ‘hunting’ certain patterns on the carpet.”

The tiny tortoiseshell cat was announced as an official family member the next day. She goes by Jenny for short.

Ilina Ewen, chief of staff to North Carolina first lady Kristin Cooper, told ABC News the “cuddly and affectionate” kitten is “fitting in well” in her new home.

Jenny has been scheduled to get her shots and has been checked out out by a veterinarian. She also got a bath to get rid of fleas, Ewen told ABC News.

The kitten joins a dog named Benjamin, a black cat named Alexei and a long-haired cat named Adelaide.


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