Downtown Tulsa's CASHnip Kitty goes international

VIDEO: Tulsa's CASHnip Kitty catches worldwide attention

TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • CASHnip Kitty collects money for the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless in downtown Tulsa.
  • He's caught international attention.
  • The cat has thousands of Facebook followers, and its owners have launched a website for him.

Tulsa's famous East End Village cat has gone international.

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The cat lives near at GuRuStu near Third and Kenosha and has drawn in hundreds of dollars for the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.

CASHnip Kitty now has his own official website, and his owners say he's started sleeping right next to the door to make sure he doesn't miss any visitors coming by.

Stuart McDaniel, founder of GuRuStu, says videos of the cat have captured the hearts of people around the world.

"It's crazy how many people that this has made it to, from just a local level to a national," he said, "and now, there's 500,000 views of his video in Taiwan."

Even big-name celebrities like George Takei have taken note of the cat.

"Live Long and Prosper" George Takei! You're one super paw-some STAR to share my story on...

Posted by CASHnip Kitty on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CASHnip Kitty's owners say the fundraising fun started when someone decided to start playing with the cat with dollar bills. Since then, the cat has raised more than $400 at the door, and other donations have poured in in CASHnip Kitty's name.

He even receives mail from admirers.

SHOUT OUT to Robyn, Chris, Andrew & Kyle in O'Fallon, MO! You guys ROCK! Thanks for sending treats and such kind words.........Feelin' loved in Tulsa! #CASHnipKitty

Posted by CASHnip Kitty on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Owners say they never imagined their little office cat would make such a tremendous impact.

THANK YOU TULSA! Due to social media and all the news coverage, I was able to hustle a lot more folks out of their cash...

Posted by CASHnip Kitty on Sunday, September 17, 2017

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