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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 in 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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26-year-old Shelter Cat Misses the Ride to the Sausage Factory

26-year-old Shelter Cat Misses the Ride to the Sausage Factory

GOOD NEWS TEWSDAY! A 26-year-old cat is getting a new lease on life after a foster home decided to “take a chance” on him. The elderly cat, named Thomas, was surrendered to the Baltimore County Animal Shelter last month after his owner was no longer able to care for him. A 26-year-old cat with senior […]

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Cat Missing 14 Yrs. Reunited with Owner

Cat Missing 14 Yrs. Reunited with Owner

This might convince you to chip your cat if you haven’t already. T2 (short for Thomas Jr.) went missing 14 years ago just after Hurricane Jeanne. His owner, Perry Martin, moved in with a friend right after the storm and a few days later, T2 escaped. Despite extensive efforts to locate him, Martin was unsuccessful. Martin had […]

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2 Cats Missing after Cat Café  Burglarized

2 Cats Missing after Cat Café Burglarized

Cat Town, the beloved cat café and adoption shelter in Oakland (the first cat café opened in the U.S.), suffered a break-in Thursday night, necessitating what turned out to be a dramatic cat rescue. The intruder was captured on video throwing a brick through a window and entering the shelter at 1:22 a.m., according to […]

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The Kitten Nobody Wanted Finds Home of His Dreams

The Kitten Nobody Wanted Finds Home of His Dreams

When a loving 10-month-old cat named Ivan was repeatedly passed up for adoption during his time at the MSPCA-Angell in Boston, the staff at the shelter knew it was time to give the special needs kitty the spotlight he so deserved. In a press release, the MSPCA-Angell explained that this “super social” feline was surrendered […]

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Wareham Cat Stuck for Days in Tree during Snowstorm

Wareham Cat Stuck for Days in Tree during Snowstorm

[Journalists, please! Find out the cat’s name when writing a story about him!] This week, Wareham Mass. firefighters and the town’s Animal Control Officer responded to the report of a cat stuck approximately 60 feet up in a tree. A crew of hot hunky firemen brought a Ladder truck to the scene. Firefighters navigated with some […]

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2 Max Monday

2 Max Monday

An orange tabby named Max the Cat is the subject of a malevolent move to ban him from a library in St Paul, MN. As we all well know, cats are a superior species, always seeking ways to improve themselves (even though they’re purrfect as they are), and Max the Cat is no exception. He […]

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Good News Tewsday: The Lynx Kits are Back!

Good News Tewsday: The Lynx Kits are Back!

Remember when Alaskan photographer Tim Newton was visited by a Lynx and her 7 kittens last month? THEY’RE BAAAACK! This week, Newton’s wife Cathy heard some weird thunks and knocking outside that she attributed to maybe an owl or a woodpecker. When she decided to investigate, she was delighted to discover that the Lynx family […]

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Grab A Hankie! You Won’t Believe This Good News Fire Story!

Grab A Hankie! You Won’t Believe This Good News Fire Story!

A handsome tabby named Pilot went missing from his Santa Rosa, CA home one night in 2007. “It was not like him to wander and we were hopeful that he would return soon but he didn’t,” said his owner, Jennifer Leigh Thompson. “He had always been a very friendly, social cat so the chances of […]

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Good News Tewsday: Fire Cat Do-Over Rescue

Good News Tewsday: Fire Cat Do-Over Rescue

The fires have produced too many heart-wrenching stories, so it’s a gift finding a few happy-ending tales that have come out of the devastation. As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the things I’m most concerned about when having to make a 3-minute evacuation is being able to find all four of our […]

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Preparing Your Pet For Natural Disasters

Preparing Your Pet For Natural Disasters

As I sit here, sunlight is murky, as if under a solar eclipse. I look at our back yard, thick with leaf litter and tree branches from an epic wind storm two nights ago that fueled a series of massive fires about 60 miles north of here. When I say massive, I mean that a […]

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Now on Deck: 7 Lynx Kits and Ma

Now on Deck: 7 Lynx Kits and Ma

Alaskans get even more wildlife in their backyards than we do, and it’s always way more interesting than ours. Photographer Tim Newton got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this week to welcome seven rambunctious lynx cubs on the deck of his home at the edge of Chugach Park. He heard the pitter pat of little feet, maybe […]

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