RIP, Lil Bub: Brands and fellow cat influencers pay tribute

The famous feline died on Sunday.

Special needs cat Lil Bub, an influencer with 2.3 million Instagram followers and 3 million Facebook subscribers, died on Sunday at age 8.

Her owner, Mike Bridavsky, broke the news on social media on Monday and sent a newsletter to the cat’s fans, explaining that she died following a battle with a persistent and aggressive bone infection.  

"She has literally saved thousands of lives (both pets and humans), she started the first national fund for special needs pets, she was the subject of groundbreaking genetic and biological research, she's helped raise over $700,000 for animals in need, and has spread a message of determination, positivity and perseverance to people all over the world," Bridavsky wrote.

Lil Bub worked in partnership with organizations such as the ASPCA and was hired as a spokescat by PETA and Halo.

Just a few months ago, fellow feline influencer Grumpy Cat also passed away.

Here is how brands and other animal influencers honored Lil Bub on social media. 


— PETA (@peta) December 2, 2019

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