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    Smelly cat, more than just a song from Friends

    NewsCat Curiosities Thursday 24 April 2014

    Of all the reasons people use  when surrendering cats and dogs to shelters, excessive flatulence has to be the weirdest.

    Lenny, a black and white domestic shorthair stray, is one of these strange cases. It has been returned to Scottsville Veterinary Hospital and Pet Adoptions in Washington for "farting all the time."

    The moggy was rescued from a Rochester, New York park in February and nursed back to health at Scottsville.

    He was in March but, within two days, returned to the shelter because "he farts all the time," according to the intake papers filled out by his two-day owner.

    The short-time owner suggested the frequency and duration of Lenny's emissions might make him much better suited for an outdoor life.

    "Since he's been back here, there haven't been any problems," said Jessica Giehl, Scottsville's adoptions director. Clean living and a healthy diet may be the reason for that, "but we did still nickname him 'Smelly Cat.'"

    But Lenny's story has had a happy ending. He was adopted again on 7 April.

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    Image: Scottsville Veterinary Hospital Facebook page.

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