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Whoopi Goldberg adopts pet kitty

Thursday, 25th August 2011

One kitten will be digging into cat food at the home of Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg after having a lucky escape.

Vinny, a tiny grey kitten, was thrown from the window of a moving car on the Verrazano Bridge last month and was found by an Animal Care & Control officer who witnessed the incident.

The moggy was then taken to the New York Animal Care & Control and was named Verrazano.

Posting on her Facebook page, Goldberg said: "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."

She also noted that while her other cat Oliver is not over the moon at the moment, she thinks Vinny will "get Oliver to come around sooner than later", adding that her new kitty is having the "time of his life".

Showing off her new pet, Goldberg also posted a video of Vinny on the social networking website.