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Hannah and Rhett Davis hold their new cat Tony Chachere.

Hannah and Rhett Davis hold their new cat Tony Chachere.

UCAPS cat finds home with fellow cast members

By Haley Smith
This article was published November 10, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

After auditioning and receiving parts in the South Arkansas Art Center’s rendition of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” the last thing newlyweds Rhett and Hannah Davis were expecting was to find a new fur baby.

When SAAC reached out to Union County Animal Protection Society looking for a cat to play the orange tiger stripped kitty that is owned by the play’s main character, Holly Golightly, they knew the role would be best suited for one specific cat that was once known as Doc Hollywood.

The now renamed Tony was the perfect cat for the part, Hannah Davis said.

“He is just a sweetheart,” she said, gushing about how mellow and laid back the cat is.

On top of playing numerous parts, Hannah Davis was also asked to help the cat on and off stage for his appearances. She said it didn’t take long for her and Rhett Davis to fall head-over-heels in love with the orange cat.

This was not the first time that SAAC had used a pet looking for it’s “Furever Home” from UCAPS. The organization had also used one of the shelter’s dogs in their production of “Frankenstein,” who was adopted by Jerry and Giovanni Grant after the play’s run.

After a new animal is showcased in the plays, there is a surge of applications for that particular pet, and the same could be said for Tony. Although there was a long list of applicants, the Davis’ was the family selected to become his new home.

He has two new furry friends, another cat named Pepper and Cayenne the dog. Keeping with the family’s spices theme, he was renamed Tony Chachere after the popular Cajun seasoning.

Tony is adjusting to his new family and getting to know his housemates and the Davis’ have gained a new life companion.

Haley smith can be reached at 870-862-6611 or at hsmith@eldoradonews.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at @hsmithEDNT.

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