A dwarf cat, a Munchkin, is the world’s shortest domestic cat according to Guinness World Records. Lilieput, a tortoiseshell-and-white, is 13.34 centimetres (5.25 inches) from the base of the front paws to the top of the shoulders.
Lillieput lives with Christel Young in Napa, California. I know Napa from the wine they grow there and export internationally.
It seems that Christel Young effectively rescued Lillieput because we are told she was an “abandoned castoff”. Christel says she is at about the maximum age for a Munchkin at aged 10. If she is correct this is a considerably shorter lifespan than usual which is nearer 15-18. I presume this is because Munchkins are dwarf cats and that the gene creating dwarfism affects health and lifespan.