This Homeless Kitty Landed A Job at A Law Firm


Meet Dr. Leon Advogato, Attorney At Law. 

This once-homeless, once-nameless cat landed himself a job, as a lawyer no less, at the Order of Attorneys of Brazil. 

It all started one rainy day in the federal district of Brazil. A stray kitten sought shelter in the Order of Attorneys of Brazil building. When he didn't get immediately kicked out, the kitten would return for shelter any time inclement weather hit, hiding out from the storms in the receptionist area instead of out on the streets.

Being that the Order of Attorneys of Brazil is essentially like the Bar Association is to America, a lot of people come through those doors.  And some people began filing official complaints about this stray kitten (who could complain about a visiting kitten!?). But the staff didn't want to see their fuzzy feline companion out on the streets again. So they found the purrfect solution: they hired him.

First, they had to give him a name: Dr. Leon Advogato. 

Leon's name is perhaps one of the best puns we've seen: Advogato. Advogado means lawyer in Portuguese and gato means cat. 

I mean, come on, can it get any better than that?! 

Yes. Yes it can. And it does get better. 

He even has his own special ID badge! 


He started out as a receptionist, but soon made his way up through the ranks and his official title is now 'lawyer'! It was clear he had to dress the part to fit his new station.


He's clearly made himself at home ...




And does his part to welcome visitors to the building! 



While giving this adorable kitten a safe place to call his own, the attorneys didn't stop there! According to, a representative for Leon (yes, this cat even has his own representative), an animal rights institute is in the works - inspired by Leon:

"We are finalizing the documents to launch an animal rights institute. It’s called Instituto Dr. Leon. Unfortunately, we cannot house all [the animals], so we will fund the NGOs in town. We will be an example for Brazil [to follow]."




Editor's Note: "Spanish" has been changed to reflect the proper language in Brazil, Portuguese. 

Do you have a Leon of your own at home? Now you can get their photo printed on any custom item, like a mug or blanket! Click below for more details.


  • Trevor

    This article was posted on 25 June 2020. You said she passed away on 4 June 2020? @Dantte

  • Dantte

    I’m sorry to inform you guys but Leon has passed aways in June 4th. T.T

  • Kitty

    Isabel, you are the one making mistakes. The article never mentions Spanish. It clearly talks about the Portuguese word for “lawyer.”

  • Birdman of long beach

    This was one of the cutest stories ever. I have a friend in NYC that helps train lawyers and she will love this. I rescued a kitten that looked like this cat in my shed a couple years ago and found it a great home. Cats are a little misunderstood but then again so are humans. I think most people who do not care for cats don’t like it because they are so independent. This law firm is really the best. Birdman of long beach –

  • Isabel

    Adorable story!! Only 2 errors, they don’t speak Spanish in Brazil, they speak Portuguese. Also, the word for lawyer in Spanish is ABOGADO.

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