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Joe Biden unites pet lovers: Black rescue cat will join dogs in the White House

Joe Biden and black cat cat-happy
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The White House has been without a four-legged friend for four years, but new president-elect Joe Biden plans to change that and unite dog and cat lovers everywhere.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 01/12/2020, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:24

While the new president-elect’s canine companions are already social media stars, Joe Biden will soon be adding a feline friend to his fur family, much to the delight of animal lovers everywhere.

The White House has been without a four-legged friend during the Trump presidency. The 45th US president claimed he was too busy to own a dog, breaking a 130-year tradition.

Four-legged White House residents

However, that is all set to change when animal lover Biden’s two German Shepherds, Champ and Major move in, and his brand-new cat.

Joe Biden’s wife, Dr Jill Biden previously hinted at the possibility of adopting a cat when a TV presenter asked her if her husband had promised her anything if he won the election. She replied saying that she would love to get a cat as she loves having a home full of animals.

So who is this mysterious new feline?

Meet Winston Biden

Winston Biden made his debut on his canine siblings Instagram. In a post to mark Thanksgiving, Winston offers some ‘pawdvice’ to followers urging them to consider adopting black shelter cats like him as they make the most ‘purrfect loving companions’.

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The Bidens' new cat won’t be the first feline to grace the White House. Bill and Hilary Clinton adopted a stray cat called Socks, who lived at the White House between 1993 and 2001. Following in the 'pawsteps' of Socks was a cat called India, who, along with three dogs, belonged to George W Bush.