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Whoopi Goldberg Adopts Verrazano Bridge Rescue Kitten

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A charismatic kitten who captured the hearts of animal lovers after his near-death experience is now enjoying The View of life as the pampered purring pal of talk show co-host Whoopi Goldberg.

For the Academy Award winner (and Mom to a cat named Oliver) it was a case of love at first sight when she met Verrazano– the five-week-old Russian Blue who was tossed from the window of a moving vehicle on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York– during a segment on the popular ABC chatfest.

Adding her name to a long list of potential pet parents, Whoopi’s dream of adopting the cuddly kitten became reality in late August as she revealed on Facebook:

“For all of you who remember me on “The View” meeting Verrazano , the kitten who was thrown out the window of a moving car on the Verrazano Bridge. I adopted him and I was finally able to take him home. His nickname is “Vinny”. Oliver’s not too happy but Vinny is having the time of his life. I think he’ll get Oliver to come around sooner than later.”

For more information about AC&C Staten Island, the animal shelter which started Verrazano on his new road in life:

Photo Credit: The View

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