Law Firm Hires Stray Cat After Lawyers Complain About It Wandering Around the Office

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What should you do if you have a stray cat or dog wandering around your office? Well, you adopt them, of course! And that’s exactly what a law firm in Brasília, Brazil did with a little fella who goes by the name of Leon.

Leon was just one of the many stray cats wandering the streets of Brasília when he somehow snuck into the Order of Attorneys of Brazil office building. Leon hung around the reception area for a while, but when some people started to complain about the frisky feline, the company found a unique way to keep Leon around: they hired him as a lawyer.

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O Chefe mandou me chamar, acho q serei promovido….ou demitido! ? ajudem aí com a hashtag #LeonPromovido

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Per the Facebook post they wrote:

“After a heavy rain, this little guy here seeking shelter from the storm went inside the OAB building (the Brazilian equivalent of American Bar Association) and decided to stay. Unfortunately some people started to file some complaints about the fact that at the reception desk there was a stray cat hanging around and trying to make friends with the newcomers. In order to avoid some new complaints the board gave the solution: Hire the cat as an employee.”

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Pq em junho somos obrigados a trabalhar assim…juninos! Se rir vou bloquear ?

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Dr. Leon now has his own ID card, his own Instagram page, and he’s grown quite a bit since he first wandered into the office. Leon’s become such a hit that the Order of Attorneys of Brazil decided to launch their own animal rights institute called Instituto Dr. Leon.

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Dia de evento formal na OAB/AP. Tem q parecer sério…

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I love this story!

And I think Dr. Leon needs his own reality TV show ASAP.