World’s longest cat, Stewie, dies in the U.S. after battling cancer

Longest cat

In this file photo taken July 1, 2009, Robin Henderson stretches out her Maine Coon cat Stewie outside of her home in Reno, Nev. Andy Barron/AP

London, Feb 6 (IANS) The world’s longest domestic cat – a 1.23-metre Maine Coon named Stewie – has died in the U.S. at the age of eight, BBC reported.

Stewie’s owner, Robin Henderson, said the record-holding cat died after battling cancer.

Stewie was also the record-holder for world’s longest cat tail.

The pet from Reno, Nev., was awarded the record, measured from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail, by the Guinness World Records in 2010.

The cat was a certified therapy animal that frequently visited a local senior centre.

“Stewie was always very social and loved meeting new people,” Henderson said. “He has touched many lives, and for that I am grateful.”

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