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Cat Video Takes Over Times Square. Next Stop: World Domination!
[ 2 ] February 2, 2016 |

Cat Video Takes Over Times Square. Next Stop: World Domination!

Imagine spinning around Times Square, with a cat video greeting you on 15 ginormous billboards. Now through the end of February, a cat video by Peter Fischli and David Weiss (which was originally commissioned in 2001 by Creative Time as part of The 59th Minute project) will be displayed for three minutes each night. It’s not […]

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Chained Cats are Unshackled
[ 5 ] January 15, 2016 |

Chained Cats are Unshackled

A couple of months ago, the story of a colony of Virginia cats chained to wooden crates made its way to social media and went viral. The landowners explained that the cats had warm shelter and that the chains were for their own safety, keeping them safe from speeding cars on a road that borders […]

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Cecil the Safeway Cat Prompts Community Campaign
[ 2 ] December 3, 2015 |

Cecil the Safeway Cat Prompts Community Campaign

If you lived in Southeast Portland, a trip to the supermarket was, until recently, a happy opportunity to see Cecil the Safeway Cat. The Safeway supermarket at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Powell blvds was the daily hangout for Cecil, a grey and white tabby who wanted nothing more than to work in the […]

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Slow Down Cat Keeps Traffic Purring
[ 1 ] November 20, 2015 |

Slow Down Cat Keeps Traffic Purring

In the heart of Sebastopol, a small artists’ farm town in Northern California, a cat is an official traffic director, telling motorists to SLOW DOWN! The massive orange tabby was created by artist Patrick Amiot, who approached the police chief asking what he could do to help the community. The chief suggested something to help […]

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Supermarket Cat Won’t Leave Junk Food Aisle
[ 1 ] November 19, 2015 |

Supermarket Cat Won’t Leave Junk Food Aisle

This week in the U.K., tweeters were abuzz with the antics of an orange tabby named Ollie in Sainsbury’s Supermarket. He wandered in and settled onto a shelf in the junk food section. Store security ushered the cat out, but he padded right back in to his favorite spot in the junk food aisle. Ollie […]

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3 Cats Take Center Stage at G20 Summit
[ 2 ] November 17, 2015 |

3 Cats Take Center Stage at G20 Summit

The somber tone of this week’s G20 Summit was lightened by the impromptu appearance of three cats. Giving further credence to the suspicion that cats are poised to take over the world, the three cats–presumably strays–surveyed the stage area in a futile search for stinky goodness and nip before wandering off in disgust at the […]

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13 Military Cats Who Buoyed Sailors’ Spirits
[ 4 ] November 11, 2015 |

13 Military Cats Who Buoyed Sailors’ Spirits

Historically, veterans (and their families) of wars prior to the current middle east conflicts had it worse than present-day fighters. Communications were slow (letters took weeks or months to arrive), they were often hungry, and there was a lot more brutal hand-to-hand combat. Many more lives were lost. Cats provided a welcome respite from the […]

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World’s Greatest Cat Painting Sold for $826,000
[ 4 ] November 5, 2015 |

World’s Greatest Cat Painting Sold for $826,000

The world’s greatest cat painting–weighing in at 200 pounds–just sold for $826,000. The 1893 painting, ‘My Wife’s Lovers’ by Carl Kahler, portrays the cats of San Francisco resident Kate Birdsall Johnson. In 1891, San Francisco millionaire Kate Birdsall Johnson commissioned an artist to paint 42 of her favorite cats. The finished work measured six by […]

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Kittens the World Uber Celebrate Ntl Cat Day
[ 0 ] October 29, 2015 |

Kittens the World Uber Celebrate Ntl Cat Day

Can’t get to a Cat Cafe? Uber will bring the cat cafe to you–a basket of kittens, eager to cuddle. For just a $30 snuggle fee, you’ll get 15 minutes of kitteh playtime. If you’re stuck in a veal pen of a cubicle all day, this provides a welcome respite. To celebrate National Cat Day, […]

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Cat Joins Hostage Team to Save Suicidal Man
[ 3 ] October 16, 2015 |

Cat Joins Hostage Team to Save Suicidal Man

When the standoff between San Francisco police and a suicidal car thief crept into its third hour last week, officers found a novel way to talk him down: they brought in his orange tabby cat. Within 45 minutes, the standoff was over. He surrendered without incident. It all began when the man was stopped while […]

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Cat Survives 400-ft Cliff Fall
[ 1 ] October 8, 2015 |

Cat Survives 400-ft Cliff Fall

A white and brown tabby slipped from the edge of the crumbling chalk cliff at the Birling Gap in the UK this week, falling onto the beach’s boulders below. Miraculously, the cat escaped serious injury in the fall near Beachy Head in Eastbourne, East Sussex, suffering just a broken tooth and fractured jaw. The National […]

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Harley is Back Home after 2 Years on the Lam
[ 5 ] September 29, 2015 |

Harley is Back Home after 2 Years on the Lam

Harley is a 10-year-old tuxie with a tail to tell. Missing for two years, he survived by his wits, returning home courtesy of a microchip and a cat lover who knew he wasn’t feral. Harley was mostly an inside cat, but he always enjoyed basking on the porch of his home in Pinesburg, Maryland. When […]

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Erik the Red Retiring after 16 Years of Service
[ 0 ] September 24, 2015 |

Erik the Red Retiring after 16 Years of Service

On September 20th, a one-eyed ginger tabby named Erik the Red celebrated his retirement as Rodent Control Officer aboard the CSS Acadia in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He’s held the post since 1999 when, as a stray kitten, he followed shipkeeper Stephen Read back to the vessel. He’s been there ever since, vigilantly fighting rodentia. Dozens […]

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Big Cats Forced by Fire to Evacuate
[ 1 ] September 13, 2015 |

Big Cats Forced by Fire to Evacuate

California is on fire, and 34 big cats at Project Survival’s Cat Haven west of Fresno have been forced to evacuate. Wendy Debbas, president of Cat Haven,  said she they moved two bobcats and a lynx to Fresno Chaffee Zoo last Wednesday, and 31 other animals will be transferred throughout California at three other facilities and […]

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Science Says: Cat Don’t Need Owners
[ 2 ] September 10, 2015 |

Science Says: Cat Don’t Need Owners

Cats do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, according to a new scientific survey by researchers at the University of Lincoln that was just published in the journal PLOS One. They concluded that cats, unlike dogs, do not need humans to feel protected, instead preferring to look after themselves. “The domestic cat has recently […]

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Bubba the Cat Has Back-to-School Fever
[ 1 ] August 20, 2015 |

Bubba the Cat Has Back-to-School Fever

It’s back to school time, and Bubba couldn’t be happier. Bubba, a ginger tabby, attends classes at Leland High School in San Jose, CA. He’s a full-fledged student body member with an official Student Body card: Unlike poor Skeezix the Cat, Bubba doesn’t have to wait for the short bus to pick him up for […]

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Oregon Cat is World’s Oldest
[ 2 ] August 16, 2015 |

Oregon Cat is World’s Oldest

A geezer cat in Oregon is now officially the World’s Oldest Cat, receiving the award from the Guinness World Records folks. Corduroy was born August 1st, 1989, and found his furever home when selected from a litter by then-7-year-old Ashley Reed Okura. The handsome Maine Coon is a connoisseur of mice and the occasional chunks […]

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Black-Footed Cat Kits a Hit in Philly
[ 2 ] August 4, 2015 |

Black-Footed Cat Kits a Hit in Philly

A trio of Black-footed Cat kittens born in April has charmed and delighted visitors to the Philadelphia Zoo. They were the first Black-Footed Cats to be born at the zoo. The Black-footed Cat is one of the smallest wild cat species in the world, weighing between 2-1/4 and 5-1/2 lbs. Its coat is soft and dense, with […]

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Cat Custody Battle: Whose Side Are YOU On?
[ 5 ] July 19, 2015 |

Cat Custody Battle: Whose Side Are YOU On?

Pet custody battles are nothing new. You see them waged during contentious divorces all the time. David/Whiley is a handsome tuxie with two moms. One bottle-fed and raised him in his early years, the second has been his caregiver for seven years. Mom #1 is suing Mom #2 for custody. It presents a conundrum: Who does […]

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UK’s Oldest Rescue Cat Can’t Find a Home
[ 9 ] July 14, 2015 |

UK’s Oldest Rescue Cat Can’t Find a Home

Pops the Cat, Britain’s oldest rescue cat at 19 years of age, can’t find a forever home — pawsibly because of her “terrifying” eyes. A good samaritan found the sweet geezer cat stumbling and disoriented at the side of a road two months ago. Her ginger fur has a few mats, she has a hard […]

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