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Below are a selection of formerly 'long-stay' cats homed after being seen on Cat Chat.
If YOU have homed a cat with Cat Chat’s help, we'd love to know! If you have adopted a cat after seeing them on Cat Chat, or shelters who have re-homed a cat with Cat Chat's help, please email us as follows (with a photo if possible): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and they could star on our "Roll of Honour"!


After over a year in rescue sixteen year old Bubbles has found her forever home. A wonderful couple who had recently lost their elderly cat felt that they now wanted to give their time to older hard-to-home cats and spotted Bubbles on our site on Cat Chat. We’re over the moon for Bubbles. She’s such a sweetheart and a great character. Bubbles is now living in a perfect retirement home in rural Lincolnshire and we’re told that she has settled so well. We’re really so happy for her. Thank you Cat Chat.

Burton-upon-Stather Cat Rescue, near Scunthorpe


Chunky, from Springfield Animal Rescue, Chelmsford, homed through Cat ChatChunky was homed through Cat Chat. After a year he had three homing enquiries in one week! He’s got an amazing home now. Chunky was an ex feral who was looking for some home comforts in his retirement. We trapped and neutered him around 10 years ago, and when we released him he ended up living under a bush where he was fed by an old lady.  Over the years he had become really friendly so we thought it would be nice to find him a proper home after all this time living rough. We tried him in a foster home and sure enough he loved the warmth and the attention and company of people.  

Springfield Animal Rescue, Chelmsford


Sooty, from Furballs Rescue, Camberley, homed through Cat ChatAfter a year of being overlooked in rescue, Sooty left for her new home due to being seen on Cat Chat!  She was a little unsure to start, but within 24 hrs we had a photo of her sprawled out on her new mum’s lap 😮 She was an independent older lady who suited a calm adult-only home. Miss Sooty was a lovely girl but because of a bad experience in life had trust issues.

Furballs Rescue, Camberley


Frank, from Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity, Barnsley, homed through Cat ChatFrank has finally been homed via Cat Chat. He has been waiting so long, having been an overlooked cat since June 2021! He arrived in our care due to his owner’s ill health. Frank was a confident boy, he liked to explore everything and enjoyed a fuss as well as having his own space. Many thanks for your continued support.

Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity, Barnsley


Tinker, from Cat Action Trust 1977 - Doncaster South, Doncaster, homed through CatChatJust to let you know that lovely Tinker has gone off to her furever home this weekend after over 18 months in foster care, and that’s thanks to her being spotted on CatChat!

Cat Action Trust 1977 - Doncaster South, Doncaster


Daisy, from National Animal Trust, Leicester, homed through CatChatJust wanted to let you know that, after being seen on your Overlooked Cats section, Daisy has now gone to her new home. We are so pleased for her as she had been with us for many months and, although she was in one of our foster homes, it's still lovely to see her go to her new family. Many thanks for your help.

The National Animal Trust, Leicester


Lucy, from Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend, homed through Cat ChatFriendly tuxedo girl Lucy has been rehomed via Cat Chat, she had been with us for sometime, so thankfully Cat Chat has found her a lovely home at last. She was another cat surrendered because of a family break up. Very sad for these cats when they don't realise why they have lost their home, and found themselves in a pen.  

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend

Binxy & Casper, and Ruby

Binxy & Casper, and Ruby, from Miracle Helping the Madness, Manchester, homed through Cat ChatThe following were homed due to being seen on Cat Chat and would just like to say a massive thank you. Binxy & Casper (left) came into care as kittens. Many people were interested in Casper but Binxy got overlooked massively which we assumed was due to the stigma that comes with black cats. Ruby (right) had been in care for over a year. She was the sweetest kitty ever, with the most goofiness we had ever seen! But no matter how gorgeous, how affectionate or just her funny quirks such as chasing her tail, she just got overlooked till she was seen on Cat Chat. A long wait but for the right person. 

Miracle Helping the Madness, Manchester


Piper, from Guardian Angels Animal Support, Hounslow, homed through CatChatPiper was finally rehomed through CatChat. Thank you so much for thinking of all the cats in each and every rescue.

Guardian Angels Animal Support, Hounslow


Lady, from Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend, homed through CatChatJust to let you know that lovely Lady has been homed via Cat Chat. She had been with us for a long time, but thanks to Cat Chat she has finally found a home. Thank you.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend


Bobby, from  Cat Action Trust 77, Leeds, homed through Cat ChatJust letting you know that Bobby, who was with us for quite some time, has now found and settled into a new home.  His new owners saw him on Cat Chat Overlooked Cats. Bobby was a rather dashing young chap, as we're sure you'll agree! He had come from a life on the streets but settled really well into a life filled with home comforts. He loved treats and enjoyed being stroked. Thanks again for your help in finding Bobby a home.

Cat Action Trust 77, Leeds


Lucky, from Thanet Cat Club, Broadstairs, homed through CatChatJust to let you know that Lucky was finally offered a home after being seen on Cat Chat! He is settling very well and has made himself right at home. Thank you.

Thanet Cat Club, Broadstairs

Choccie & Bramley

Choccie & Bramley, from Cat Action Trust 1977 - Leeds, Leeds, homed through CatChatI am pleased to say that Choccie and Bramley have been rehomed through Cat Chat, so thank you very much for your help. We’ve had them over 2 years so it’s lovely to know they’re going to a new home where they’re going to get spoilt rotten.

Cat Action Trust 1977 - Leeds, Leeds

Donna & Zelda

Donna & Zelda, from Rescue Kitties, Manchester, homed through CatChatThank you for adding Donna and Zelda to your overlooked cats section, I can confirm they have been rehomed via Cat Chat. Donna and Zelda are an RK feel good story. Long term residents of a colony, ill and terrified of humans. They have come so far and blossomed into lovely, healthy cats. 

Rescue Kitties, Manchester


Shelby, from Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, homed through CatChatIt took a while, but Shelby eventually found her new pad and person thanks to Cat Chat, she has settled in well.

Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham


Toby, from New Beginnings Cat Rehoming, Gateshead, homed through Cat ChatThanks to his appearance on our Twenty for 2020 campaign, ladies man Toby has found his ideal home, with a caring lady to give him all the love he deserves. His new owner told us "Toby seems to be settling in really well and adjusting quicker than I expected! He's such a lovely cat, I don't know why it's taken so long to find someone to give him a home."

New Beginnings Cat Rehoming, Gateshead

Fern & Joy

Fern & Joy, from Plymouth Cat Rescue, Devon, homed through Cat ChatFern and Joy had been in rescue over four years. They have at last found their perfect home in rural Devon, after being seen on our Twenty for 2020 campaign. They love their creature comforts, but also longed for access to the great outdoors. After a week in their new home near Honiton, the shelter told us "Fern and Joy are still a little nervous and shy but they are settling in." After having been in care since kittens, these independent girls are bound to flourish in their new environment, with so many new freedoms to look forward to!

Plymouth Cat Rescue, Devon

Carol & Tico

Carol & Tico, from Furry Tails Feline Welfare, BlackpoolCarol and Tico are mother and son. Tico is a little shy but loves to play with you and would do all day if he could! Carol loves to be stroked (and has the softest fur). Just to let you know the brilliant news that, after being featured on Cat Chat's 'Twenty for 2020' campaign, Carol & Tico went to their forever home on Saturday. The lady is lovely and is well aware of how ‘skitty’ Tico is, but she lives in a house where there are many quiet places and she has no children. After over seven years we waved them off with a little tear in our eyes but we have already had lots of pictures of them and we are sure they are going to be just fine. Thank you for your help, we really appreciate it. It just goes to show there is a loving home for every cat.

Furry Tails Feline Welfare, Blackpool

BT & Sabrina

BT & Sabrina, from Cat Rescue West Wales, homed through CatChatBT (left) and Sabrina (right) had been in rescue for more than two years, having become great friends when they met at the rescue. The girls would sleep and play together, and would often sweetly headbutt each other to show their affection. Thanks so much for helping to get them homed. They were spotted thanks to the Twenty For 2020 Campaign. We are so pleased for them after such a long time in rescue, finding a wonderful home together.

Cat Rescue West Wales, Whitland


Penny, from Animal Concern Cumbria, Egremont, homed through Cat ChatPenny was a stray found by a member of the public in a very sorry state, suffering from malnutrition. She had been in our care for over four years, but thanks to her appearance on Cat Chat’s Twenty for 2020 campaign, Penny is now homed!! As she'd been in rescue care so long, we were cautious and so she has been on an initial 'trial period'. Today we can confirm she is staying in her new home permanently. Yay!

Animal Concern Cumbria, Egremont


Prince, from Thanet Cat Club, homed through CatChatWe have the best news that Prince, who was advertised on Cat Chat’s ‘Twenty for 2020’ campaign has been given his forever home after being at our cattery for over two years. He is settling very well, as if he’s always lived there, and adores his new humans, Helen and Peter. Thank you Cat Chat for advertising our cats!

Thanet Cat Club, Broadstairs


Ruby, from Pawz for Thought, Sunderland, homed through Cat ChatRuby is a stunning 11-year old girl who was looking for a loving new home due to the death of her owner. Always on the move, being nosey, and making it rather difficult to take photographs of her, Ruby has the shiniest black coat. She is fabulous! After over a year in rescue, Ruby has now found her forever home after being seen on Cat Chat Overlooked page.

Pawz for Thought, Sunderland


Samsung, from Pawz for Thought, homed through Cat ChatSamsung went off to a home last week after a long time in rescue, and the enquiry was through Cat Chat.

Pawz for Thought, Sunderland


Luna, from Cats In Crisis, Epsom, homed through Cat ChatLuna is a mischievous white and grey female of about five years old. She is sweet and friendly with people, but doesn’t like other cats. She has now been homed through being seen on Cat Chat and is very happy in her new home after being overlooked here for many months. Thank you so much.

Cats In Crisis - Epsom


Jenna, from Cat Action Trust 1977 - Doncaster South, homed through Cat ChatI am pleased to say that Jenna has finally found the right home at last after being spotted on your 'Twenty for 2020' campaign. Her new owner sent this update: "Jenna is now starting to feel at home and has claimed all toys and furniture as hers! Her new favourite position is draping herself over the sofa arm. She is a little sweetheart and is becoming more friendly every day. I got my first full on purr today, can't wait till she feels settled enough to fall asleep on my knee".

Cat Action Trust 1977 - Doncaster South, Doncaster


Velvet, from Burton Joyce Cat Rescue, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatBeautiful Velvet has found a lovely home after an even longer lockdown than us, she's settled well and is loving it. Her new home is due to her being spotted on Cat Chat.

Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham


Noah, from Mansfield Cat Watch, homed through Cat ChatNoah was rehomed via a Cat Chat enquiry. He'd been in rescue for quite some time, so we're very happy. Thank you

Mansfield Cat Watch, Mansfield


Austin, from Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, homed through Cat ChatAfter two years in rescue, Austin was homed due to Cat Chat's "Twenty for 2020" campaign. His new owners said: "He's an amazing cat, bright, fun and so loving. We both love cats and when we heard his story through Cat Chat, we knew he was the one for us. He already loves our old dog Tilley and our other cat. We are so happy.”

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society, Bridgend

Missy & Liza

Missy & Liza, from Burton Joyce Cat Rescue, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatThe year started well, we homed through Cat Chat our second longest stayers, Missy (left) and Liza (right) who were extremely nervous and were lucky to find an experienced cat owning family who was prepared to give them a chance. So far so good as they say.

Burton Joyce Cat Rescue, Nottingham

Tia Maria

Tia Maria, from Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Service, Haywards Heath, homed through Cat ChatA lady from Eastbourne spotted our 'overlooked' Tia Maria on Cat Chat, came forward and adopted her! Tia had been in our care for a whole year and a half, a very long wait indeed, but it was worth it for now she sleeps on her new mum's bed and has settled in nicely. Needless to say, we are so very pleased for this dear cat and hope she will continue to do well. It just goes to show that the right home is out there for each and every cat. It just is a waiting game for some of our cats (and for us, their staff and carers) but we never give up. Thank you so much again.

Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Service, Haywards Heath


Princess from National Animal Welfare Trust Thurrock, homed through Cat ChatWe're very pleased to say that our longest stayer, Princess (diabetic), went to her new home in Erith, Kent, on Friday. From the photos she looks settled already. And I am pleased to say that Princess was homed due to being seen on our page in Cat Chat!!

National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) Thurrock, Essex


Spot, from Cats in Need, Hinckley, homed through Cat ChatAt long long last Spot, who has been in care since 2013, has found the purrfect home. Having once featured with his mum in one of your newspaper articles as one of the hardest to home cats in the country, he is finally home. This grumpy old man was seen on our page by a very lovely lady who specifically prefers to have hard to home cats that no one else will take. He is settling in well, his new owner adores him and we are thrilled. Many many thanks.

Cats in Need, Hinckley

Poppet & Spencer

Poppet & Spencer, from Furballs Rescue, Camberley, homed through Cat ChatAfter over a year of Poppet (left) being with us, her and Spencer (right) have found a lovely forever home via Cat Chat :) We received a wonderful email from a couple who had lost their two older cats. They went into detail of their cats personalities and it was like they were talking about our pair! Both are extremely shy and will hide to start with, but they have only been in their new home a matter of days and their new mum and dad have already been able to give them both little strokes.

Furballs Rescue, Camberley


Stubsy from Lancashire Paws, homed through Cat ChatStubsy came to us as a badly undernourished adult. What happened to him before we took him in is uncertain, but we do know that he has not had his own home for at least three years. He was with us for over a year and has come on really well since those early days when he was a tiny, terrified, quivering little boy who just hid away all the time. Thankfully Stubsy was rehomed after being seen on Cat Chat. Thank you Cat Chat for all the support and practical help you give to us.

Lancashire Paws

Dylan & Dottie

Dylan & Dottie from Lucky Cat Rescue, Lincolnshire, homed through Cat ChatJust to let you know that thanks to Cat Chat, Dylan (black & white) and Dottie (tortie) have finally found their forever home. They were with us quite some time and were constantly overlooked due to their shy nature, but thankfully a lovely couple took pity on them. Much to our surprise they've settled in really quickly and been a lot less timid than we expected so their new family has clearly made them feel very at home. Thanks Cat Chat for your help finding this gorgeous pair their forever home.

Lucky Cat Rescue, Lincolnshire


Hildy from Independent Cat Rescue, Dewsbury, homed through Cat ChatHildy is a one year old, very playful tabby and white female who enjoys running about and playing with any toy she can get her paws on. After over a year in rescue she has now found her forever home and settled so well. It took her only two days to adjust and we are so happy for her. Thank you to Cat Chat for featuring her in the Overlooked Cats section. Without your help she would probably still be waiting for adoption.

Independent Cat Rescue, Dewsbury


Dusty, from Yorkshire Animal Shelter, Leeds, homed through Cat ChatQuiet, gentle sweet natured Dusty was dumped on a farm along with several other cats. She has done an amazing job raising her kittens. We are delighted little Dusty has finally found her forever home after she was spotted on the Cat Chat website. She had been constantly overlooked and had been with us for 7 months so we are all very happy that she has now got the chance of a new life. Thank you so much.

Yorkshire Animal Shelter, Leeds

Ellie, Monty & Romeo

Ellie, Monty & Romeo, from Kirkby Cats Home, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatEllie (left) was vile in the rescue and didn't do anything to sell herself. Eventually a couple came armed with gardening gloves and gave Ellie a chance, she came out of the basket a reformed character and was soon purring on the sofa. She didn't like the pen and rescue and once in a house was on her best behaviour. Monty (middle) was overlooked time and time again, his new owner says it's a lot of people's losses as he's absolutely gorgeous. Romeo (right) spent too long with us but eventually moved on. All thanks to Cat Chat.

Kirkby Cats Home, Nottingham

Amber, Apricot, Casper & others…

Amber, Apricot, Casper & others, from Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatDue to being seen on Cat Chat, two timid long-termers Amber and Apricot (left) have found an outdoor home to suit their needs, they are now living in alfresco luxury. We were beginning to wonder if Casper (right) would ever find somewhere but after months of being in the pen he found a new family in time to cuddle up for the winter. Also rehomed thanks to Cat Chat were Lulu, Nigel, Little Felix, Molly and Alice.

Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Nottingham

Amy, Tia & Ginger

Amy, Tia & Ginger, from Mitzi’s Corner, Totnes, homed through Cat ChatWe are so grateful to Cat Chat for enabling us to find excellent homes for two of our overlooked cats. Amy (left) was with us for about 5 months, Tia (middle) for about 11 months. And very quickly we found the perfect home for darling stray Ginger (right). Both of our overlooked pusscats found really special people - love at first sight - and we feel that the wait was worth it. We get regular updates, pics and news from their new homes and they are spoilt rotten!!.

Mitzi’s Corner, Totnes

Miss Lemon

Miss Lemon, from NAWT Tameside, Manchester, homed through Cat ChatMiss Lemon is a beautiful smokey grey and white 5yr old. Sadly her owner had to go into a nursing home and poor Miss Lemon was obviously missing her very much and finding the changes in her life hard to deal with. Now, this lovely girl has finally been rehomed... "Hi Cat Chat, we owe you a massive big thank you. After 18 months of inquiries we have found just the right lady for Miss Lemon; she lives alone, with no children, no other pets and not on a main road. When our fosterer took Miss Lemon to her new home she couldn't believe how well the cat reacted; fussing rolling over etc. We've had photos back and a glowing report. All thanks to you."

NAWT Tameside, Manchester


Hattie from Rolvenden Cat Rescue, homed through Cat ChatSweet little shiny black girl Hattie came into our care as an unhandled cat. We noticed significant changes, and were looking for the right person for whom the challenge of gaining her trust and bringing her out would be an extremely rewarding experience. After three long years with us, Hattie was spotted on Cat Chat by a lady with the patience and understanding to give her the time she needs, and she has now gone to her purrfect home with a wonderful meowmy.

Rolvenden Cat Rescue

Tia, Amy & Willow

Tia & Amy from Cool Cats at Mitzi's Kitty Corner, TotnesTia (left) and Amy (right) were overlooked for a long time. Tia was a much-loved family pet who found it hard to cope with an energetic child. Amy was very affectionate and companionable and liked a lot of fuss. Willow was a very affectionate sweet-natured girl looking for a quiet adult home. All three found fabulous new homes in the same week via Cat Chat and we are very, very grateful!

Cool Cats at Mitzi's Kitty Corner, Totnes


Cinderella from Bentham & District Pet Rescue, homed through Cat ChatAfter her elderly owner passed away, 11 year old Cinderella was left behind in the sanctuary for over 2 years. She needed a special owner who was experienced with cats and willing to persevere with regular brushing. Thankfully she was spotted on Cat Chat and had a trial stay with new owners, which was a success, so she has her own forever home at last.

Bentham & District Pet Rescue


Flint from Crescent Cat Rescue, Tendring, homed through Cat ChatLovely boy Flint came into rescue as his owner sadly died, a friendly chap who was used to children that visited the home. He was a quiet boy who didn't present himself when viewings were taking place and was overlooked because of this. He loved a fuss although would let you know when he had had enough and played for hours chasing leaves in his pen. We so pleased to tell you that this lovely boy has now been rehomed as a result of being seen in Cat Chat's overlooked section. Many thanks for your help Cat Chat.

Crescent Cat Rescue, Tendring

Buttons & Manuel

Buttons & Manuel, from Kirkby Cats Home, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatButtons (left) was with us for months and we can't understand why, neither can his new mum as she says he's absolutely perfect. After a very long time in the rescue Manuel (right) has moved on and not looked back. Both cats owe their new homes to Cat Chat.

Kirkby Cats Home, Nottingham

Tia & Toby

Tia & Toby from Burton Joyce Cat Rescue, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatGrey and white Tia (left) and her son tabby and white Toby (right) were looking for a quiet home together, with people who would give them time to settle in at their own pace and regain their confidence. They had lost their home due to their owner's allergies and had been at the rescue quite a long time. Thankfully their crossed paws worked and they have found a lovely new home after being seen in Cat Chat's Overlooked Cats section.

Burton Joyce Cat Rescue, Nottingham


Rodney from Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, homed through Cat ChatWe adopted Rodney from the Burton Joyce rescue after seeing him on Cat Chat. He had been in the rescue for 8 months so he was quite a long-stay cat. Since he came to live with us he's been a very happy chappy, giving off so many contented vibes. And what's more he's best friends with our other cat, they are inseparable after only a few short weeks together. He's especially enjoyed exploring the great outdoors as he'd been cooped up in the pen for so long. I'm so glad we found him, he's such a lovely boy, he didn't deserve to be overlooked for so long.

Terri (Rodney was adopted from Burton Joyce Cat Welfare, Notts)


Juno from Grendon Cat Shelter, homed through Cat ChatJuno was on your overlooked cats page for over 12 months... and yes she was a very difficult cat. Being a korat, her temperament made it difficult for her to live with other cats; but hopefully now with no other cats in her environment and only two sensible adults, her temperament can be managed. Fingers crossed. She was rehomed as a result of your website. Thank you.

Grendon Cat Shelter, Atherstone


Cooper, from RACR, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatHandsome black and white boy Cooper has finally been adopted, after his new family found him via Cat Chat.

RACR, Nottingham

Lottie & Lotus

Lottie & Lotus, from Yorkshire Animal Shelter, Leeds, homed through Cat ChatAfter being rescued in February this year from an overcrowded flat where they were living with 26 other cats, Lottie (left) and Lotus (right) were spotted on Cat Chat and have gone to a wonderful home with a really lovely couple. As awful as it was to wait so long it was worth it and we are so incredibly happy for them!

Yorkshire Animal Shelter, Leeds


Sephton & Ginger from Kathy’s Cat Rescue, homed through Cat ChatAfter all this time I now have a home for Sephton & Ginger. The couple who have offered them a home found them on Cat Chat, so it is solely thanks to Cat Chat they have a home! I am so pleased they can go together and the area is lovely, quiet road, lovely garden and lovely people.  Many thanks.

Kathy’s Cat Rescue, The Wirral


Jasmine & James, from Kirkby Cats Home, Nottingham, homed through Cat ChatIt was worth the wait! These two siblings found a home together after being seen on our Cat Chat homing page.

Kirkby Cats Home, Nottingham


Tilly & Cherry, from Kingsdown Cat Sanctuary, Deal, homed through Cat ChatTilly (left) and Cherry (right) have been waiting for over three years to find a new home. They have finally been chosen and will be going to their new home soon.  And the new owners found them through Cat Chat!!!!

Kingsdown Cat Sanctuary, Deal


Lola & Ramus, from Rolvenden Cat Rescue, Kent, homed through Cat ChatLola (left) and Ramus (right), who were with us a long time, have found their furrever home with a mature couple who are giving them the time and space they need to settle in. Many thanks for all the work you do in supporting the rescues.

Rolvenden Cat Rescue, Kent


Ali, from Cats in Crisis, Hinckley, homed through Cat ChatWe are delighted to say that Ali, one of our long-term cats, has been rehomed due to an enquiry that came in through Cat Chat. Ali came to us as a social services referral with her two sons. Her boys quickly found a home together but Ali stayed for over six months before she was spotted on Cat Chat. She has gone to live the life of riley in the country!

Cats in Crisis, Margate


Kioni, from Thanet Cat Club, Broadstairs, homed through Cat ChatA couple of our cats have been rehomed together after being seen on Cat Chat. One of them, stunning Kioni (pictured), had been advertised on your Overlooked section and had been with us for a couple of years! They are very lucky cats and are settling well. Many thanks.

Thanet Cat Club, Broadstairs

Julie, Brian and Jethro

Julie & Brian from Grendon Cat Shelter, Atherstone, homed through Cat ChatWe have three new homings this week through Cat Chat. They are Julie (left), Brian (right) and Jethro.  We don't have a photo of Jethro. He is a really timid boy who has been at the shelter since 2014. I hope he settles in his new home and he gets all the love he deserves.

Grendon Cat Shelter, Atherstone

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