RENO, Nevada (Jan. 09) – The Guinness world record holder domesticated cat unfortunately got a cancerous growth behind its right eye, Reno-based owners revealed last week.
|Guinness World Record Holder Cat 'Stewie' Got Cancerous Growth Behind Right Eye|
The celebrity cat ‘Stewie’, the world’s longest domesticated cat with more than 4 feet length, was diagnosed with a cancer after a scan last week.
According to details; the 7-year-old ‘Stewie’ had an inflamed eye on Christmas morning and his owners Robin Hendrickson and Erik Brandsness took him to an Animal Emergency Center where it was determined he had either an abscess or a tumor. The abscess was operated and scans revealed a bulge behind Stewie’s eye that reached into his sinus cavity.
The 48.5-inch Maine Coon cat came under spot light in 2010 when the Guinness Book of World Records certified him as the longest domesticated cat, beating the previous record holder by half an inch.
According to updates on Stewie’s website the surgery of cancerous tumor might cost at least $3,500 and even then there’s no guarantee of success.
But there’s good news for Stewie’s owners as they received a help offer from Mary Jo Barrett - the mother of Paul Barrett, the owner of Eye Care for Animals. Barrett contacted Hendrickson and Brandsness after reading about Stewie’s condition in the Reno Gazette-Journal.