Paddles, the famous “First Cat of New Zealand,” was killed by a car yesterday in Auckland.
Paddles was a polydactyl from the SPCA, and she become a worldwide sensation on Twitter when her mum, Jacinda Ardern, became the country’s Prime Minister last month.
We are so sad for Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford. But most of all we are sad for Paddles.
We will continue doing all we can to protect cats. If you have a cat, please think about how to keep your cat safe. We are happy to advise.