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Aquaman Saves Cat From Icy Drowning (VIDEO)

Aquaman Saves Cat From Icy Drowning (VIDEO)

Hobart, Indiana's own Aquaman, Darden Schurg, saved a cat from an icy death after the moggy fell through the ice on a semi-frozen lake. The twenty-one-year-old was at his father’s home when he spotted a feral cat walking on ice-covered Lake George. Moments later, the ice gave way and the cat fell in the water. […]

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Fish Skins Saves Kittehs’ Lives

Fish Skins Saves Kittehs’ Lives

Wildfires freak me out, not just because we live in the highest risk neighborhood in the Bay Area, but because I'm sick with concern for the animals impacted by it. Our neighborhood group is working with the park service to mitigate fire risks, but if the 20 miles of tinder dry parkland in our backyard […]

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London Bobby Gives Larry a Helping Paw

London Bobby Gives Larry a Helping Paw

Larry, the cat who runs the UK from #10 Downing Street, was out snoopervising the ‘hood this week while a reporter was broadcasting a report in front of the residence. “B-O-R-I-N-G!” proclaimed Larry. He wanted to go back in the residence, but he has not yet mastered the art of unlocking closed doors. However, he’s […]

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Ken-Chan & Gosaku are Cultured Cats Extraordinaire!

Ken-Chan & Gosaku are Cultured Cats Extraordinaire!

When an orangie and a house panther pair up, there's no telling what shenanigans that may result. (Queue up the Mission Impawsible music….) At the Hiroshima Onomichi City Museum in Japan, a sleek black cat and his ginger buddy have been plotting daily break-ins for the past two years. And every day, a security guard puts the […]

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Space Cats Rock the Vote in Oakland

Space Cats Rock the Vote in Oakland

Just over the hill from us in Oakland, CA, an intrepid band of space cats worked tirelessly to get the vote out in the recent mid-term elections.  Wearing reflective overalls and a paper mache cat heat, Lukas Smithey led the charge. He drove a bread truck that was converted into a mobile sound stage, and […]

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Well, duh, yeah it’s a CATWALK!

Well, duh, yeah it’s a CATWALK!

A stray cat joined the models on the catwalk during the recent Esmod International Fashion Show in Istambul, Turkey. A city famous for its street cats, Istambul seemed the purrfect place for the young moggy to launch her modeling career, and the stroll down the catwalk came naturally to her. In fact, she was so […]

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Embarrassed by Mom’s Tweet, Cat Guy Wows Web

Embarrassed by Mom’s Tweet, Cat Guy Wows Web

I don't know him, but I love Pieter Hanson. This week, his mom took to Twitter to try and make him a #himtoo poster boy. She tweeted, "This is MY son. He graduated #1 in boot camp. He was awarded the USO award. He was #1 in A school. He is a gentleman who respects […]

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Farewell, Rusty

Farewell, Rusty

We were heartbroken this week to learn that Rusty made his trip to the Rainbow Bridge. Rusty was a real cuddlebug, sweet as could be, and he'll be sorely missed by Jan's Funny Farmers and the Mousebreath team as well. If you haven't already, please stop by Jan's Funny Farm and give Jan a big hug […]

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Napping Cat Man Photos Go Viral

Napping Cat Man Photos Go Viral

Endearing photos of Terry, a shelter volunteer in Green Bay, Wisconsin, have gone viral. In the photos, he’s shown napping with the Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary’s cats, whom he comes to brush every day. He doesn’t just brush them. He gets to know them, learning all their likes and dislikes. Wiped out from all that […]

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Your Bucket List is Incomplete Without This Destination

Your Bucket List is Incomplete Without This Destination

The Down in Denver Bookstore is nowhere near Colorado. It’s in upstate New York, hugging the Massachusetts border. The founding owner of the bookstore was a rabid fan of Beat writers and its name is from a Kerouac quote (“Down in Denver, all I did was die.”) If you can pry yourself away from Amazon […]

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Bruno Strikes a Pose to Score His Ticket to a Furever Home

Bruno Strikes a Pose to Score His Ticket to a Furever Home

Bruno is a chatty, chunky 25-lb Russian Blue who likes to stand on his back feet like a blubbery Buddha. And he doesn’t just come with a couple of extra pounds–he’s got extra toes as well. Bruno is one of the adoptable pets at Wright Way Rescue in Morton Grove, Il. Here are some of […]

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Cape Cod Cat Back Home–7 Years Later

Cape Cod Cat Back Home–7 Years Later

When Rebecca Collins West got the call that Tigger, her cat who had gone missing seven years earlier, had been located via a microchip, she was over the moon. “I look at my husband and I say, ‘I told you so!’ We listened to the message three times to make sure it was true,” she […]

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Fire Makes Fast Friends of Cat and Hen

Fire Makes Fast Friends of Cat and Hen

A cat seeking refuge from a raging Northern California wildfire found a fine-feathered friend as he awaited rescue from the heat and flames. The Grass Valley Fire Department said Thursday a cat and chicken it rescued this week are recovering from burns with the help of the SPCA. The buddies were found huddled together on […]

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Be PURRPared

Be PURRPared

Here in Northern California, we’re watching a sickening rerun of last October’s wildfires. This time, the Ferguson Fire outside of Yosemite and the Carr Fire in Redding are sending tens of thousands of people and pets to evacuation centers. More wildfires are sprouting like mushrooms in Mendocino, Napa and Lake counties. Jynx, the calico in […]

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Kittehs Living in D.C. Are Standing Up to Be Counted

Kittehs Living in D.C. Are Standing Up to Be Counted

It Will Take 3 Years And $1.5 Million, but Washington D.C. is going to count every single one of its cats. A coalition of groups, including PetSmart Charities, the Humane Society, The Humane Rescue Alliance and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are collaborating on “The D.C. Cat Count,” whose goal is to more accurately estimate […]

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Simon the Cat Rescued after Harrowing Entrapment

Simon the Cat Rescued after Harrowing Entrapment

This week, the Burtonsville MD Volunteer Fire Department responded to a “Firefighter save my cat!” plea. The cat, Simon, was lodged in an air conditioning duct and after five days, the owner had given up hope of getting him out without professional help. The department’s chief, Michael Ryman, led a team armed with power tools […]

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Aussie Cat Missing 14 Years Reunited with Family

Aussie Cat Missing 14 Years Reunited with Family

After disappearing from her home when she was 4 years old, this cat spent the next 14 years as a feral on the streets of Sydney, Australia. Yes, you read that right. FOURTEEN YEARS! But the story has a happy ending, and Her family, who assumed the cat had died after failing to find her […]

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Toby Walked 12 Miles to Get Back to the Family That Hated Him

Toby Walked 12 Miles to Get Back to the Family That Hated Him

Grab a hankie. Toby the Cat’s owners didn’t want him anymore. They rehomed him. Toby got confused. Why did his people leave him behind in somebody else’s house? So he quickly exited and walked the 12-miles back to his home. But his old family was done with him. They took the 7-year-old cat to the […]

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Free Tree Planting to Memorialize Your Cats

Free Tree Planting to Memorialize Your Cats

In the last few years, a couple of services have been launched that provide alternatives to the standard bury-Fluffy-in-the-backyard or keep-Fluffy’s-ashes-in-an-urn-on-the-mantle solutions. One of these is Rooted Now, and as a purrmotion, you don’t need to make a purchase; they will plant a free tree in Fluffy’s memory┬áin a local park or National Forest. You […]

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Kitten to be a New Police Recruit

Kitten to be a New Police Recruit

The Troy, Michigan Police Dept. is recruiting kittens for its first-ever ‘Feline Unit’ Five kittens and one adult cat are in contention to be what TPD says will be the first-ever police cat in its new Feline Unit. The winner of this pawsition will be selected today. It all began on March 6th, when Troy […]

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