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Excel Conditional Formatting Colors after sorting

I've read a lot and I can't seem to find a solution that works for me. My conditional formatting reads from another table. It colors correctly. But if I try to Custom Sort by color, it looses the color. My table reads for "Animal","Date","Gender". The colors is set to color red if a there is a "Cat" and "Female". I have the conditional format to read the other table with =AND(cell="cat",other_cell="female"), which works. So when I try to custom sort for a color, it moved the row to the top, but the color stays in the row it was previously in. I tried adding a hidden column with "Cat" in one cell and "Female" below it. The cells moved to the top again, but lost all color overall.

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