"Corey came to us a few weeks ago as an owner surrender in search of his forever home," Lindsay Sanator, development marketing and media coordinator at the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New Jersey, told The Dodo. She described him as a lovable, social cat with no behavioral problems. "He loved to be pet, held and was a very vocal kitty, always soliciting attention."
Kylo Ren wasn't the only comparison Corey garnered as his image started to go viral, making him wanted by many - but also memed by many.
"His photo instantly spread and within hours had hundreds of shares. There were comments saying he looked like Yoda, Dobby the Elf and of course Kylo Ren," Sanator said.