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April 14, 2014 3:15 PM EDT

It’s a sad and stinky tale —with an ultimately happy ending.

Lenny the cat was found as a stray by the Scottsville Veterinary Hospital and Pet Adoptions in Rochester, N.Y.. The shelter nursed him back to health and set out to find the adorable cat a permanent home.

Happily, he was adopted in March, but, as occasionally happens, the adoption didn’t take and poor Lenny was returned to the shelter after living with his new family for only two days. The reason? He “farts all the time,” reported the Democrat & Chronicle.

Upon his return to the shelter, the supposedly farting feline didn’t display any indicators that he had earned his new nickname of “smelly cat,” however the cat may be best suited to a life outdoors.

Lenny was made a minor celebrity after the Scottsville Veterinary Adoptions’ posted his story to their Facebook page. That’s when one brave — and perhaps hard of smelling — family stepped up and adopted Lenny. Happy trails, happy tails.

[Via Democrat & Chronicle ]

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