Now that Julian Assange has been arrested, there’s an important question that begs answering.
Whatever happened to the cat?
In case you need a refresher, the WikiLeaks founder got an adorable feline in 2016 to help pass the time while he was holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he had been since 2012.
Assange and the cat posed in photos on Twitter and Instagram under the handle @Embassy Cat.
Here’s the cat working on its “counter-purveillance” skills.
And here’s the little kitty trying to get through another morning.
There haven’t been any new photos since 2017 though, and it’s unclear where the cat lives now.
In 2018, Assange was told he had to abide by new rules imposed by the Ecuadorian embassy, which included paying for and taking care of his cat. Assange reportedly freed the cat from its isolation to give it a healthier life, according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
Writer James Ball said he offered to give the cat a home.
“For the record: Julian Assange’s cat was reportedly given to a shelter by the Ecuadorian embassy ages ago, so don’t expect a feline extradition in the next few hours. (I genuinely offered to adopt it),” Ball wrote on Twitter.