Alamosa's Southern Peaks Public Library is retiring its cat.
Hemingway, or "Hemie" as many call him, fell ill in November and December and had to be fed with an eyedropper.
Now he is going to live with librarian Emily Johnson.
The cat turned up at the library 13 years ago and was unofficially adopted by the library. Library patrons donated money for his food and local veterinarians offered their services at a discount.