Exotic Cat High on Cocaine Sparks ‘Cocaine Cat’ Memes | “The Face My Cat Gets When He’s Got the Zoomies”
Remember the crazy drug-fueled black bear that hit theaters in a movie and appeared on the Oscars stage? Well, now it's the 'Cocaine Cat' that is making news and this one is high for real.
The phrase 'Cocaine Cat' started trending on Twitter when a wild cat sitting on a tree in Cincinnati was inspected and it was found that the animal was high on cocaine. The poor cat has been treated for various issues in the city's zoo. This may sound like a movie plot but it is the reality of an African feline who broke her leg. The animal care has been cleaning up her system from the drug and she's been recovering since.
In January 2023, Amiry, a 30-35 pound serval cat jumped out of a car and surprisingly climbed onto a tree near the traffic light. The feline's owner, a resident was pulled over by the cops when the cat took the leap of faith and settled himself on the tree trunk. The news was supposed to be under wraps but it was recently made public due to legal reasons, as explained by Ray Anderson with the Cincinnati Animal CARE shelter. Funnily enough, the cat's owner seemed to be unaware that the feline was an exotic animal—a long-legged, big-eared native to the African savannah and also illegal to be kept as a pet in Ohio.
...Now this is starting to get outta hand #CocaineCat @cocainebear thoughts? pic.twitter.com/JBUdLtfsdn— AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) March 9, 2023
The animal suffered a great deal during the rescue operations with the cat became agitated, the city officials reported. Anderson told NPR via email, "Coming on the heels of the Cocaine Bear movie, we're not surprised it has gone viral."
We all sort of always suspected it, right? Where do you think Alice got the magic mushrooms? #CocaineCat pic.twitter.com/8t8ryNYSxE— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) March 9, 2023
The protagonist of this tale, Amiry, was presumed to be a leopard and possessed an uncanny resemblance to the big cat. When Cincinnati Animal CARE confined the cat and ran a drug test, the unfortunate feline's body was home to the deadly drug.
I had to make this :)— X E V I U S S 🕚 (@xeviuss) February 25, 2023
And the actual movie is pretty damn good too 👍 @theasylumcc
Have a good one folks.#CocaineBear #CocaineCat #Caturday #CatsOfTwitter pic.twitter.com/E3I0n5tdet
A big thank you to whoever created this gem 💎 🐈⬛— FrenchieBoops (@JessicaGlaves) November 24, 2021
That’s the face my cat gets when he’s got the zoomies. And after he puked down the side of the couch yesterday 🙃 Had to have it for 2 STX, hell of a steal! #stx #nft #cocainecat pic.twitter.com/sxsVr4hRZW
Thanks to her new home at Cincinnati Zoo, the animal was reportedly shown signs of improvement, as reported by officials last week. "Amiry's health has improved enough after receiving care in our veterinary facility that we were able to move him to the Cat Ambassador Program area," the zoo said in a statement, WLWT reported. The gorgeous-looking rare feline struggled to walk as they mended his broken leg and he gradually got accustomed to his new home. "Amiry is young and very curious. He is exploring his new space and eating well, both great signs of progress," said the lead trainer of Cincinnati Zoo's Cat Ambassador Program, Linda Castañeda.
CAC's Official Statement regarding Amiry, the serval cat that is being sensationally referred to as "Cocaine Cat": https://t.co/LGS2k1sOQb #cocainecat pic.twitter.com/lTpSaPVEj9— Cincinnati Animal CARE (@CincyAnimalCARE) March 9, 2023
The secret behind how the animal got cocaine in his system remains uncovered. Amiry's owner fairly cooperated in his recovery and paid for the cat's care, according to the animal control officials.
The Cincinnati Animal CARE runs the drug test on all its rescuers (around 8,000 animals per year) since it treated a capuchin monkey named Neo that had methamphetamine in his system last year,' reports New York Post.