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30 Year Old Henry The World’s ‘Oldest’ Cat?

HANDSOME Henry is thought to be the oldest cat in the world at a staggering 30 years old. The Guinness Book of Records says that the crown’s held by a cat aged 26 called Corduroy. Born on August 1, 1989, the pet lives with his owner, Ashley Reed Okura in Sisters, Oregon. But Sally Brown, 48, is convinced that her boy Henry beats his American rival by an emphatic four years. And the mum-of-four has now launched a campaign to get her beloved ginger short-haired puss into the record books. That's my boy - Sally Brown with Henry.

That’s my boy – Sally Brown with Henry.

HANDSOME Henry is now thought to be the oldest cat in the world at a staggering 30 years old.
The Guinness Book of Records says that the crown is held by a cat aged 26 called Corduroy.
Born on August 1, 1989, the pet lives with his owner, Ashley Reed Okura in Sisters, Oregon.
But Sally Brown, 48, is convinced that her boy Henry beats his American rival by an emphatic four years.
And the mum-of-four has now launched a campaign to get her beloved ginger short-haired puss into the record books. Miss Brown, of West Earlham, Norwich, UK said she got Henry from a rescue centre in Cambridge way back in March 1986 – making him an astonishing three decades old.

Sally said: “I’m sure that Henry’s the oldest cat in the world. “His sight is starting to fail now and he’s had a few teeth out, but in all that time he’s never had any illnesses.” Miss Brown worked as a veterinary nurse for 24 years and now has 15 cats, many of which had been dumped or abandoned.
“I’m known as the mad cat lady of the area,” she said.

“I used to work with large animals like horses and cows and Henry would come along with me and sit in the car. “He’s always been a lap cat.” Sally now helps to run specialist cat Facebook groups such as Lost and Found Cats in Norwich and Cash For Kitties In Norwich. “I’m not going for this record because I want any personal glory,” she stressed. “I just want to raise awareness for the groups I work with and encourage people to be responsible cat owners.”

Many of her much-loved pets have lived to a ripe old age – she also has cats aged 19 and 24. Another of her brood, Montague, is 18, and starred in a television commercial for Iams cat food in the 1990s.
Sally said the staple of her pets’ diet is a Swedish cat food called Husse – and they’re also treated to tasty protein-packed chicken and fish several times a week. “I think they live so long thanks to a mixture of their good diet, lots of affection, and my experience,” she said.

A Guinness World Records spokeswoman said Sally would have to provide photographic evidence of Henry’s long life for it to be officially recognised. She said: “They will need a vet to prove the age along with pictures through the decades and video evidence where possible.” The average life expectancy for cats is 15 years.

HANDSOME Henry is thought to be the oldest cat in the world at a staggering 30 years old. The Guinness Book of Records says that the crown’s held by a cat aged 26 called Corduroy. Born on August 1, 1989, the pet lives with his owner, Ashley Reed Okura in Sisters, Oregon. But Sally Brown, 48, is convinced that her boy Henry beats his American rival by an emphatic four years. And the mum-of-four has now launched a campaign to get her beloved ginger short-haired puss into the record books. Those were the days - Henry when he was a mere nipper at 10 years old.

HANDSOME Henry is thought to be the oldest cat in the world at a staggering 30 years old. Those were the days – Henry when he was a mere nipper at 10 years old.

To compare a cat’s life span to a human’s, the accepted method is to count the cat’s first year as 15 years, its second as 10 years, and every year afterwards as four years. That makes Henry the equivalent of 137. The oldest cat ever recorded was Creme Puff from Texas, who died in 1967 aged a stunning 38.
The longest-surviving dog on record was an Australian cattle dog called Bluey, who lived for 29 years and had a long career working on a sheep and cattle farm. The world’s oldest goldfish was Goldie, who died at 45 after his owners, from Devon won him at a fair in 1960.

Goldie was also the biggest goldfish in Britain by the time she died, measuring more than 15 inches.
The oldest animal ever recorded was Adwaita the Aldabra tortoise (right), which reached 255 years old and died in 2006. The oldest recorded horse, Old Billy, grew to be 62 – far beyond the average equine life span of 20 years. He died in 1822 in England.

Old Billy was a barge horse, hauling huge barges up and down canals. His stuffed head is on display at Bedford Museum, while his skull can be seen at Manchester Museum. The oldest rabbit on record was Flopsy, a wild rabbit turned into a pet. He was nearly 19 when he died in 1984 in Australia.

The world’s oldest animal still alive is Jonathan, a Seychelles giant tortoise who lives on the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena. He is reported to be 183.

 Veteran - Henry the cat.

Veteran – Henry the cat.

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