Man who owned a cat and named it Sam, who had lost his two children, named his cat after him when they died.
In 2017, Sam registered his cat, Sam, to his will, but when he tried to register it with the Department of Agriculture, he was told that it had no registration and would not be listed.
Sam was given a new name by a friend and was registered with the state Department of Animal Services on November 18, 2017.
After contacting the agency, Sam was contacted and contacted by the Department, but was told it could not help.
“They were not able to find out who registered Sam or where Sam came from,” a spokesperson for the Department told ABC News.
The department told ABC that it has a team of veterinarians working on Sam’s case.
The spokesperson said the department is in the process of making Sam’s name official and will issue a certificate to Sam in a few days.
Sam is one of two cats the Department registered with their will.
The other cat is named Daphne, who is now under the care of the Veterinary Animal Care Society.
“Sam and Daphnne were two of two animals the Department has registered with will to have permanent guardianship,” the spokesperson said.
Daphnng’s guardianship is now up for renewal.
“Daphne and Sam are very well-known to their owners,” the Department spokesperson said, adding that Sam’s guardians have been working with them to get Sam’s permanent guardianships renewed.
“It is also very exciting to see Sam’s history of being adopted by a local community, with Sam currently being adopted out to a local dog rescue.
If you or someone you know needs help with this type of situation, contact our emergency number on 1800 222 514 or visit the Department’s website to find more information.”