Stewie the world's longest cat dies in Nevada
RENO, Nevada (AP) - Stewie the Cat, the longest domestic cat in the world at more than 1.2m long from nose to tail, has died.
Stewie was surrounded by family when he succumbed to a yearlong battle with cancer on Monday evening at his Reno home, owner Robin Hendrickson said on Tuesday. He was 8.
Guinness World Records declared Stewie the record-holder in August 2010, measuring 1.23m from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.
Hundreds of fans flooded Stewie's Facebook site with memories and condolences on Tuesday. The Maine Coon cat was a certified therapy animal that frequently visited a Reno senior centre and helped promote animal welfare awareness with the Nevada Humane Society.