Smelly Cat Returned After Parents Claim "He Farts All the Time"

By Sid Kirchheimer |

After raising quite a stink - literally, it's been said - the saga of Lenny the gassy cat has a happy ending. Whew!

From a Rochester, N.Y., shelter he's been adopted anew after his previous "forever" home lasted just two days, reportedly because of too much "eeew."

Farting Cat Finds New Home
Farting Cat Finds New Home

Bad rhyming aside, the story goes like this:
Lenny, a gorgeous Tuxedo cat was brought to Scottsville Veterinary Hospital and Pet Adoptions in February after living in a park for about a year. Nursed back to health, he was adopted out in March - only to be returned within 48 hours.

The reason: "He farts all the time," the local newspaper quotes intake forms submitted by the two-day adopter.

"But since he's been back here, there haven't been any problems," Scottville's adoptions directors Jessica Giehl told the Democrat & Chronicle. "But we did nickname him 'Smelly Cat.'"

His tale first captured the attention of Rochester residents with a nose for news, then USA Today, and even media in Europe.

Maybe because of celebrity - or a healthier diet - the 19-month-old neutered male found a new forever home…and thus far, there are no reports of feline flatulence from his new pet parents.

But if that occurs, one must wonder: Isn't home where is the fart is?

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