Tabby is one of Sing Sing’s last fe­lines

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An or­ange OSSINING, N.Y. — tabby named Tiger is en­joy­ing his role as one of the last cats liv­ing at New York’s Sing Sing Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity.

The prison north of New York City once had hun­dreds of res­i­dent fe­lines freely roam­ing its build­ings and grounds. To­day, fewer than a dozen re­main.

Sing Sing is where Julius and Ethel Rosen­berg were exe

cuted in 1953 after their es­pio- nage con­vic­tions. Tiger broke

into the max­i­mum-se­cu­rity fa­cil­ity about a decade ago.

The Wall Street Jour­nal says Tiger turns his nose up at tuna from the mess hall

but will gladly chow down on tuna that in­mates buy for him at the com­mis­sary.

Tiger obeys the of­fi­cers and once scared a ground­hog away from let­tuce in the prison gar­den.

In­mate Jer­maine Archer says Tiger is get­ting old, fat and slow. But Archer adds: “We love him.”

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