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This Cat Has A True Rag-to-Riches Story!

This year old tabby went from searching the streets for food to chasing toy mice and cuddling with adoring humans. He also is now able to roam his posh surroundings (as in one of Manhattan's most elegant establishments) Midtown's historic Algonquin Hotel...

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  • Via: Annie Wermiel

    Yup, that's right... it was recently revealed to The Post that this little feline is the new, Hamlet. The newest Algonquin Cat. 

    The Algonquin wish opened in 1902, has had a cat residence since the 1920's. It all happened when a stray, that was later named Billy...walked in and never left. But, the hotel's first official "Hamlet" came into the picture in 1933. The name Hamlet however, came about when frequent guest and actor said the cat needed a more 'dignified moniker.'

    So, this year old tabby will officially become the Algonquin's 12th cat and its first male mascot in more than 40 years!



  • Via: Annie Wermiel

    He is replacing the current beloved Matilda III. A regal, long haired rag doll, who will be retiring after seven years of outstanding service. As of now and for the past couple weeks, Hamlet has been hiding out of the public's eyes but will make his debut come the evening of the hotel's annual Cat Fashion Show! The show also raises money for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. 


  • Via: Annie Wermiel

    He is replacing the current beloved Matilda III. A regal, long haired rag doll, who will be retiring after seven years of outstanding service. As of now and for the past couple weeks, Hamlet has been hiding out of the public's eyes but will make his debut come the evening of the hotel's annual Cat Fashion Show! The show also raises money for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. 

    The Algonquin has had all in all 7 Hamlets...before adopting 3 Matildas'. Hamlet may have some large shoes to fill as the current Matilda has been the Hotel's busiest ambassador yet! She's had international TV appearances and even her own book that was published in 2016! Matilda is not 11 years old and looking forward to retirement. She will actually be adopted by one of the hotel's associates that is close with the cat.  


  • Via: Annie Wermiel

    The hotel knew it was time to bring in a new feline, and went searching for a cat that resembled the original Hamlet. As luck would have it, they not only found a look a like but also "There's not a shy bone in his body." says de Alemeida; personal assistant to the hotel's cats. 

    The hotel was worried that guests will have a hard time warming up to the street cat tabby, but come on... Who couldn't fall in love with that face!!! 

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