So Julian Assange has been arrested, but what happened to his cat?

12 April 2019 - 08:59 By Cebelihle Bhengu
People are worried about Julian Assange's pet, Embassy Cat.
People are worried about Julian Assange's pet, Embassy Cat.
Image: Instagram/Embassy Cat

The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London on Thursday has seen him dominate news headlines. As politicians and citizens weigh in on the implications of his arrest, there's another important question that has gone unanswered: where is his cat?

According to CNN, Julian Assange's cat was thrust into fame in 2016, four years after he gained asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy. The animal became so famous that it even had an Instagram account under the name "Embassy Cat", with more than 5,000 followers. Assange would regularly post pictures of the cat on the page.

Among Assange's conditions for staying at the embassy was that he had to pay for the animal's food and clean up after it

But no cat posts have been made since 2017, so people are dying to know about the feline's whereabouts and how it will cope now that its owner has been arrested.

Reports by Business Insider and La Repubblica claim that Assange gave his cat away so that it could live a normal life, instead of being "trapped" inside with him. 

There has been no official confirmation of this, however - so the curious case of the Assange kitty continues...