Sisters, Ore. – An Oregon cat who held the title of “World’s Oldest Cat” is missing and presumed dead.
27-year-old Corduroy the cat left home on October 9th and never returned, according to his owner.
Sunday October 9th at 10 pm: Corduroy literally ran outside when we opened the door as we arrived home. We have not seen him since. It is with a heavy heart I make this post, announcing that Corduroy has most likely crossed the rainbow bridge. We miss him terribly and I hold out hope he will return…Logically, Corduroy won’t come home. I appreciate all the support and love Corduroy has received–he was an exceptional sir. I am grateful we had an unbelievable, special, 27 years together. #oldestlivingcat #sircorduroy #throwbackthursday #meow #love #27andpouncing #stopdeclawing #thankful #morethan9lives 🌈
Ashley Reed Okura said Corduroy lived so long because he was active and could fend for himself in the wild.
Portland NBC affiliate KGW reports Corduroy was stripped of his Guinness World Record title earlier in 2016 when a 30-year-old cat from Texas was the crowned the world’s oldest. That title was short-lived—Guinness later found out the Texas cat was dead.
Corduroy was given back his title in May.