Socks, former Clinton White House cat, put to sleep
Socks the cat, the former White House cat of the Clinton's was put to sleep today after months battling cancer. He was 20 years old and had been losing weight for quite some time due to his illness. He had mouth and jaw cancer.
Since 2001, Socks lived with Betty Currie, former President Bill Clinton's secretary.
He had been a stray and was adopted by Chelsea Clinton, the Clintons' daughter, when Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas.
"Socks brought much happiness to Chelsea and us over the years, and enjoyment to kids and cat lovers everywhere," Bill and Hillary Clinton said in a joint statement released by the William J. Clinton Foundation. "We're grateful for those memories, and we especially want to thank our good friend, Betty Currie, for taking such loving care of Socks for so many years."
Socks had an online fan club while he lived in the White House.