Santa Monica Man 'Marries' Cat to Raise Money For Animal Shelter

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

A Santa Monica man has gotten meow-rried!

Scott Perry “married” his cat, Olivia Le Chat, in order to raise funds for Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles, the shelter where he first met his kitty, reported People.

On Saturday, Perry and his feline boo went through with the nuptials to try and raise $5,000 for the shelter. In addition, they are using their unconditional love and unconventional ceremony to urge people to donate to local animal shelters.

"My kitty has helped me stay sane during this lockdown. Pets allow us to have a warm, positive interaction with another living creature while we have to maintain distance from others. And I am sure that our furry friends have helped millions of others cope with this situation worldwide," Perry told the outlet.

"The impact of the work that shelters have done is immeasurable. They provide safety to animals and happiness to families throughout the year, especially when we are smack dab in the middle of kitten season," he added. "I challenge everyone to donate and adopt from local shelters.”

The non-legally-binding ceremony occurred on Instagram Live and featured an officiant and Olivia decked out in a white outfit.

The service was finished off by the duo being pronounced kitten and cat daddy.

A post shared by Scott Perry (@scottperry) on May 23, 2020 at 12:20pm PDT

Prior to purring down the aisle, Perry even created a wedding website detailing how the pair have been together for five years. He also noted how they wanted to take their relationship to the next level in order to raise spirits amid the pandemic.

“With the two of us locked down for the crisis, we decided to take the leap and make it official, by offering the world a bright spot to all the bad news out there and to raise money for the very place we met, Best Friends Animal Society,” read a statement on the website.

Here’s hoping they don’t get too catty with each other.