Beloved UT cat Domino dies after more than a decade living on campus

The University of Texas community is mourning the loss of Domino, a tuxedo cat who lived on campus for more than a decade and was beloved by the campus community.

The 13-year-old cat spent the vast majority of his time living outside the Peter T. Flawn Academic Center at UT, where he provided comfort to many students, staff and faculty. He died on Tuesday, shortly after he was diagnosed with feline immunodeficiency virus, an upper respiratory infection and a potentially cancerous mass in his throat.

Dozens of UT students gathered at a short memorial service Wednesday evening at the lawn where Domino lived to honor the cat’s legacy and say their goodbyes. The UT Tower carillon played songs such as “Amazing Grace” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” during the memorial, with multiple students crying or holding back tears as they mourned his loss.

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