Paddles is newly elected Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s “Right Hand Paw”. The now famous fur baby has his own Twitter account and has made headlines around the world as “First Cat” of New Zealand. Photographs of Jacinda cradling her beloved pet, clearly indicates she is another New Zealand cat lover.

New Zealand Prime Minister with Paddles

 Research reveals that 64 percent of New Zealand homes own a pet. Dogs live with 30 percent of families and total 683,000 while cats live in 44 percent of homes. In fact, New Zealand has the world’s highest cat ownership per capita. read more