The shelter hopes the cat's happy ending will help more for animals who fall on hard times

By Amy Jamieson
August 12, 2016 11:51 AM

Holy forever home, Batman!

A 4-eared feline who made headlines this week after he ended up at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, has found the purr-fect place to spend forever. According to the shelter, the cat, who was given up to them in July, was adopted by a Pennsylvania girl and her mother.

“They adopted Batman before all of the publicity around him happened,” senior marketing communications manager Caitlin Lasky said in an email to PEOPLE. “He caught the girls eye because she loves superheroes.”

The kitty’s extra set of ears is a rare genetic mutation, traced back to a cat in Ashtabula, Ohio, in 1938, the shelter said on Facebook. In 2008, a 2-year-old gray cat named Yoda took the Internet by storm for the same thing.

The shelter hopes that Batman’s happy ending will help more animals who fall on hard times in America’s cities.

“We are so happy Batman’s story has now made its way around the world,” Lasky said. “When Batman’s owner could no longer care for him, we were able to take him in, cure his ailment and get him adopted into a loving home. His story highlights the importance and need for urban open-door shelters like the Western PA Humane Society.”

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