Remembering Lil Bub, the Internet Sensation Who Took a Stand for Other Animals

Cats have taken the internet by storm, but no feline stole our hearts—or took a stand for animals—quite like Lil Bub. On Sunday, December 1, 2019, the feline celebrity got her angel wings. Keep reading to discover how you can honor her legacy.

Despite having countless oohing and aahing online fans (including everyone at PETA!), this combination of cuteness and commitment didn’t let fame go to her head. And with the help of her “dude,” she took every opportunity to promote adoption, spaying, and neutering.

Lil Bub was a very special, one-of-a-kind cat who found herself a victim of the companion-animal overpopulation crisis.

The runt of an otherwise healthy litter of an outdoor stray, Bub began her life homeless. After ending up at a shelter, her foster family struggled to find her a home. Luckily, her “dude” came along and adopted (and spayed!) her, and the rest is internet history. >^..^<

Not all cats are as lucky as Bub was. Each year, more than 6 million animals enter animal shelters in the U.S. Roughly half of them are euthanized because there are simply not enough good homes. Bub and her guardian understood the solution to this problem, and you can help!

Honor Lil Bub’s memory by always adopting, never shopping!

Help end animal homelessness by taking the pledge to adopt, spay, and neuter:

Pledge to End Animal Homelessness

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind