Cat at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Turns 22

Cinder, the oldest cat at the sanctuary, celebrated her 22nd birthday with shelter staff.

Posted: November 13, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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Cinder, a tortoiseshell senior cat living at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, celebrated her 22nd birthday this month with a birthday party the shelter staff threw. Though she is blind and afraid of other cats, Cinder seemed to enjoy her celebration.

Photo credit: Molly Wald/courtesy of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Shelter staff at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary celebrate Cinder’s 22nd birthday.

Shelter staff provided a cat-appropriate birthday cake made of gourmet wet cat food and cat greens, but Cinder seemed to prefer the smell of the peanut butter frosting on the cake served to her human caregivers. Once the off-limits treat had been taken away from her, Cinder turned her attention to her gifts, including a catnip-stuffed toy bear.

Cinder lives in her own room at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary because she is afraid of other cats, but she enjoys plenty of attention from shelter staff. For more information on Best Friends and the cats that live there, visit the group’s website at

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Cinder    Kanab, UT

9/29/2009 6:59:08 AM

Thank you for the party, my friends. I loved it.

jessica    yc, CA

7/5/2009 12:45:10 AM

happy birthday cinder!!:)

Karen    Bellingham, MA

10/7/2008 7:28:32 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cinder!!! I have 4 and one is 18 and I can only hope he makes it another 4 years, or more!

lisa    elkhart, IN

6/13/2008 3:42:36 PM

Great job. And Happy Birthday to Cinder.

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