Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Monday, November 9, 2020

This absolute unit from the Orange County Animal Services shelter found TikTok fame and a new home, in that order

Posted By on Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 7:19 PM

click to enlarge Oh lawd she coming ... it's Ohno - SCREENGRAB VIA OCAS FACEBOOK VIDEO
  • screengrab via OCAS Facebook video
  • Oh lawd she coming ... it's Ohno
The Orange County Animal Services shelter knew they had a sweet, sweet hunk of chonky on their hands when they took in Ohno ... but they didn't know that after they posted her photo on their website, they also had a bona fide celebricat.

They made a special adoption video for her with "Officer Danielle," thinking she might have a harder time finding a home, and posted it with this description:
"This gorgeous 6-year-old tortie girl tips the scales at nearly 23 pounds. She is in need of a diet to trim down to a healthier size. Ohno is incredibly affectionate and is looking forward to finding a new home, where she'll be far more comfortable than she is here with limited space."
(The SHADE of that last line, frankly.)



Then someone alerted them to the fact that Ohno had in in fact gone viral on TikTok, after being roasted in this clip by user @alyskittlezoffici, who called her a "chungus" (affectionately, because she actually hoped to adopt Ohno). Sound up:


We exchanged email with a representative of the shelter today who let us know that Ohno found a home, although not with Aly. (Aly tells us she adopted another shelter kitty named Finn! All the happy endings!)

In the meantime, the Ohno TikTok clip has gained 1.1 million views and counting. A star is born!


Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly newsletters, and consider supporting this free publication. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you Central Florida news, and every little bit helps.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 20, 2021

View more issues

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation