Social media users had speculated at what had happened to Mr Assange’s cat, often referred to as Embassy Cat, James and Cat-stro, following his arrest outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Mr Assange had spent seven years inside the embassy as he sought asylum amid rape allegations he faced from Swedish prosecutors which have since been dropped and Mr Assange vehemently denies. The US were also keen to question the WikiLeaks founder after his group released dozens of secret official documents from its government.
The cat was often seen when Mr Assange made appearances to address his supporters from the balcony of the embassy.
According to Newsweek, dozens of people took to Twitter to ask what had happened to the cat.
One wrote: “I do hope that someone looks after his cat, who must be very confused about all this.”
But WikiLeaks tweeted on Saturday night to put to bed any fears his supporters may be having.
It said: “We can confirm that Assange’s cat is safe.
“Assange asked his lawyers to rescue him from embassy threats in mid-October.
“They will be reunited in freedom.”
Reports suggest that the October date relates to an ultimatum given to Mr Assange over the treatment of the cat.
He was ordered to take better care of it or have it removed and given to an animal shelter.
The 47-year-old was dragged out by police in dramatic scenes on Thursday.
He now faces jail for breaching bail and possible extradition to the US.
Assange faces up to 12 months in prison after being found guilty of breaching his bail conditions when he entered the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012.