Hurricane Matthew Survivor Becomes Tube Sock Wearing Internet Sensation

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Pipes has charmed the world with her adorable looks and tube sock wardrobe. (All photos: Pipes in Sock Facebook)

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She may be tiny, and wearing a tube sock, but this little dynamo and Hurricane Matthew survivor has taken the Internet by storm and wants to use her stardom for good.

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Found in some bushes, the sweet kitten was between 3 and 4 weeks old when she was brought to a pet supply store near Raleigh, NC, where other rescues had been gathered. The precious tabby was so little, she was fitted with a makeshift sweater out of a tube sock to keep her warm.

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According to Paw Culture, when Rodrigo Greco saw her, he fell head over heels. in spite of their family, who already had a dog, not even considering adding a pet to the family.  But once wife Andressa saw the tube sock-clad kitten, it was all over.

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When Pipes photo started going viral, a tiny ray of hope in the aftermath of the destruction left by Hurricane Matthew, the family thought it the perfect opportunity to use her celebrity for a special cause…that of animal adoption.

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“We’ve been talking to a lot of shelters and rescue groups, trying to partner with a few key ones,” Greco says. “Pipes is trying to help other cats and dogs that are homeless—just like she was. She wants to make a difference by helping increase adoption rates and diminish euthanasia in healthy animals.”

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Like Pipes on her Facebook page, follow her on Twitter, and see her current pictures on Instagram as she does what she can to bring awareness to animal adoption.

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