During a Friday primetime special, CBS Sunday Morning host Jane Pauley reported the news.
“The Bidens tell us exclusively that soon they’ll be joined by a cat,” she said during the special, titled The Pet Project.
And now some breaking news on #SundayMorning...
President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House. The Bidens tell us exclusively that soon they’ll be joined by a cat. #sundaypets pic.twitter.com/KCkNV6jNpH
— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) November 28, 2020
Champ and Major will be the first dogs in the White House since Sunny and Bo Obama left in 2017. The Biden cat—breed and name so far unknown—will mark the feline return to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. after a 12-year absence. The last cat to occupy the White House was George W. Bush’s black cat named India.
Champ, who Joe and Jill Biden adopted in 2008, will be the eldest First Pet. Adopted in 2018, Major will be the first rescue dog to live at the White House.
“We are so happy to welcome Major to the Biden family, and we are grateful to the Delaware Humane Association for their work in finding forever homes for Major and countless other animals,” the Bidens said in a 2018 statement.