I adore cats, but stray cats hold a special place in my heart.
It is often said cats pick their humans, and it appears that
this fact is true for the stray cats found in Brazil. Last
February, a lost stray kitten walked into the Order of
Attorneys of Brazil in need of shelter during a rainstorm.
He was provided milk and in fact was adored. However, the
visitors were not quite pleased with this stray kitty’s
presence. So, what did the authorities do to fix the situation?
The Brazilian Bar Association agreed to employ the “cattorney”
on a full-time basis and it’s so darn cute!
As per the human officials of the kitten’s Instagram account:
“In February, there is heavy rainfall here in the Amapá state
(Amazonia), so he came to OAB to get away from the storm and
thunder. He was properly fed and kept safe in a box for about a
week. Before he got a job.”
The translation of his Instagram bio tells us:
“I’m Leon. I was hired as a lawyer by the OAB/AP. We built this
profile in response to fan requests. The theme is going to be
Animal Law, as well as some exciting news.”
He even has his own authorized identification card!
Visitors seemed worried about Leon’s appearance when he first
arrived at the Bar, fearing that they would intrude on him:
“They believed that since they work in a serious organization,
this place should have not had space for some random kitten. As
a result, the OAB’s President decided on his hiring and issued
him an official employee badge.”
“Today, Leon is loved by all. And those who disliked him became
comfortable with his existence and enjoyed their time with him.
President Auriney’s couch is his favorite spot; he enjoys
playing with his stuffed toys.”
When Dr. Leon is taking a tour around and is not expanding his
fan base, he seems to be raising awareness for homeless animals
that are in need: “We’re putting the finishing touches on the
paperwork to start an animal welfare organization. Instituto
Dr. Leon will be the name of the institution. We will be
funding the NGOs in this town because we are unable to provide
shelter to all the stray animals. We will set an example for
Brazil,” According to his spokesperson.
He even casually walks around the office!
Dr. Leon has been happy with his new place, but he seems to
have sustained some abuse in his kittenhood previous to his
stay at the Bar:
“Leon was spayed two months ago and has now healed. However,
veterinarians believe he had problems with his larynx as he
suffered a lot when he was a baby. We love to look after him
despite his lack of meows. This inspired us to start the
institute in order to assist neglected and homeless animals.”
Isn’t Leon the cutest? We just adore seeing abandoned kittens
like this who finally get an opportunity to shine!