Famous kitties abound on the internet, but here's one who earned her fame the old-fashioned way—live on national television!
A local ABC reporter's in Washtenaw County, Michigan was setting up a live shot when the little two-tone tabby saw her moment and seized the purr-fect opportunity to steal the entire show.
"He's going to be our new mascot," Nima Shaffe, the WXYZ Channel 7 reporter stated, before realizing the kitten was a female. "He greeted photojournalist Andy Zaremba and I here in the parking lot and he's been pretty vocal. He tried to take over my time and he's been hanging out underneath our truck here and so we've taken him under our wing."
Heard before she was seen, the kitten was meowing loudly enough that viewers could actually hear her well before she came on camera, so Shaffe did the only logical thing—picking the adorable sweetheart up and including her in broadcast, thrusting her into the limelight she so richly deserved.
"We've just been hanging out and he's kind of taken off," explained the reporter. "He's kind of a big hit on social media this morning. We've got alley cats that watch us and house cats that watch us, and now we have parking lot cats. I had to talk the sheriff out of ticketing him. The charge would have been loitering."
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department arrived at the location to help in the kitten's rescue before turning her over to the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Lucky Seven, as the kitten is now officially named, is finally getting some much-needed TLC before rescuers find her a forever home.
"She'll probably be ready sometime mid-July. She's too little right now," Wendy Welch, the humane society's marketing director, explained to ABC News. "She's a little purr-monster."
The Humane Society believes that wee Lucky Seven is approximately six weeks old, and she weighs a mere pound and a half.
"She's already received some medication, de-wormer and she's going to spend some time in foster care," stated Welch. "We have a team of loving volunteers that participate in our foster care program so she can go home with someone for that TLC as she gets bigger."
Here's wishing little Lucky Seven all the luck in the world in her eventual forever home—bringing a happy ending to an adorable story!
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