A woman’s beloved cat Chai was sick and died young, so she spent $25,000 to clone her companion “out of pure love” for her pet.
Kelly Anderson told The Sun that she “couldn’t be happier with her decision,” despite the daily influx of hate mail on social media and a scathing letter from PETA.
Chai was just five years old when he died on March 16, 2017.
“I couldn’t sleep that night,” Anderson said. “I just remembered having a conversation with my roommate, who’s a vet tech, at some point that night about cloning.
“I started doing a lot of research and looked into ViaGen a lot. I called them the second they opened the next morning, and the process from there was basically getting my vet to work with them to get a skin biopsy (from Chai).”
Four years later, Anderson has a new kitten that she named Belle.