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Autistic Boy’s Cat Home after 9-Month Adventure
[ 4 ] April 15, 2015 |

Autistic Boy’s Cat Home after 9-Month Adventure

Oreo, a black and white floofball of a cat, is back home with her autistic friend Trevor after nine months on the lam. Trevor, like many with autism, has trouble relating to people. “He was in and out of foster care and that may have contributed to his isolation. Sometimes he doesn’t even want to […]

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Cat Lost in Kansas Turns Up In Texas 2 Months Later
[ 2 ] April 10, 2015 |

Cat Lost in Kansas Turns Up In Texas 2 Months Later

Shadow the Cat is back home with her family in Missouri after a 2-month odyssey that began with a car accident in Kansas and ended at a farmhouse in Amarillo, Texas. She was on vacation with her people, Eric and Julie Davis en route to Arizona when Eric had a heart attack while driving their […]

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Kevin the Cat Heading Home, 2 Years and 3000 Miles Later
[ 4 ] March 31, 2015 |

Kevin the Cat Heading Home, 2 Years and 3000 Miles Later

Kevin the Cat will be returning home to South Carolina tomorrow, ending a 2-year saga that took him all the way to California. A routine ag inspection of a U-Haul trailer led to the discovery of the stowaway orange tabby. Although dehydrated, he was otherwise in good health. He was taken to the Blythe Animal Shelter, […]

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Man Returns to Abandoned Fukushima Town to Care for Animals
[ 1 ] March 27, 2015 |

Man Returns to Abandoned Fukushima Town to Care for Animals

Naoto Matsumura is the sole human resident of Tomioka, Japan, a town in the evacuation zone following the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011. A mere 8 miles from Fukushima, the town was abandoned as residents fled for nearby shelters. Plenty of non-human life forms were left behind. Naoto Matsumura is a caretaker for all […]

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Japanese Catman Seeks Feline Equality
[ 3 ] February 21, 2015 |

Japanese Catman Seeks Feline Equality

Who doesn’t love a really great Cat Guy? In Kita-Kyushu Japan, Cat Guy Extraordinaire, Masahiko Suga, is not your run-of-the-mill Cat Guy. He’s on a mission to persuade Japanese people to treat our fluffy feline friends with the same respect afforded their canine counterparts. He knows that one touch would be all it would take. […]

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Half-tail Tornado Cat Got a Catio out of the Deal
[ 1 ] February 11, 2015 |

Half-tail Tornado Cat Got a Catio out of the Deal

Charles Hawkins walked 30 miles in 12 hours searching for his cat Achilles after a tornado ripped through the mobile home park in which he lived about a year ago. The home next door was flipped upside down atop his own. Miraculously, he found Achilles, stricken with terror beneath his bed. Finding the cat was […]

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Chimney Cat Rescued after Six Week Entrapment
[ 1 ] February 5, 2015 |

Chimney Cat Rescued after Six Week Entrapment

Chloe, a calico cat in Dorset (the UK) is doing well after a 20-foot plunge that left her trapped in a sealed-up chimney for six weeks. Chloe’s adventure occurred while her people were on holiday in Vietnam and Australia. Their neighbor, a veterinary tech, was catsitting for Chloe while they were away. Her instructions were […]

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Stubbs, Retired Mayor of Talkeetna Alaska, Enjoying His Sunset Years
[ 4 ] January 6, 2015 |

Stubbs, Retired Mayor of Talkeetna Alaska, Enjoying His Sunset Years

After staging an unsuccessful last-minute write in campaign for the Alaskan senate, Stubbs the Cat has retired from his post as mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska. He’s the quintessential rough-and-tumble Alaskan, having survived a BB gun attack, falling into a deep fryer (fortunately, not hot at the time), a ride in a garbage truck out of […]

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Tom the Cat is a Hospice Hero
[ 1 ] October 25, 2014 |

Tom the Cat is a Hospice Hero

The end of life is never easy — for the decedent or the family. But it can be better with cats. I’m not being flip. Cats occupy a space within our souls that is different — but just as vital — as that of family members. Well, they ARE family members, after all. If I […]

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Betty the Cat Back with Family 2 Years and 2500 Miles Later
[ 1 ] October 21, 2014 |

Betty the Cat Back with Family 2 Years and 2500 Miles Later

Microchips rock. And one just saved the life of a plucky tortie named Betty. Betty was brought in by a good Samaritan to First Coast No More Homeless Pets in Jacksonville, FL with serious injuries, including a broken pelvis and respiratory difficulties. “Probably had been hit by a car, had fleas, just really needed some […]

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Prominent Pet Writer, Lorie Huston DVM, Has Passed Away
[ 5 ] September 30, 2014 |

Prominent Pet Writer, Lorie Huston DVM, Has Passed Away

Dr Lorie Huston, a veterinarian, award-winning writer, blogger, and social media consultant, passed away this morning in her home state of Nebraska. She was a gentle and compassionate animal lover I was lucky enough to have befriended as our paths criss-crossed over the last few years. Lorie published her own blog, The Pet Health Care Gazette, and […]

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Say Farewell to the Grand Dame of Cat Blogging: Sparkle
[ 5 ] August 26, 2014 |

Say Farewell to the Grand Dame of Cat Blogging: Sparkle

Within the cat blogging community, not a single person, feline or cat lover’s significant other has not heard of Sparkle. With her imperious manner, dry wit and Somalian good looks, no one could forget her. She touched everyone in cat blogging. Her mom, Janiss, brought her up to learn the fine art of writing, seasoned […]

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Woman Won’t Give up on Kitten Stuck in Pipe for Days
[ 3 ] July 23, 2014 |

Woman Won’t Give up on Kitten Stuck in Pipe for Days

A wee black kitten in Houston owes his life to a cat lady who would not rest until the cat was freed from the underground duct in which he was stuck for 4 days. “It just breaks my heart. I have cats at home,” Bautista said. “I didn’t expect him to be alive when I […]

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“Cat Daddy” Leaves $800K to Marin Humane Society
[ 1 ] July 15, 2014 |

“Cat Daddy” Leaves $800K to Marin Humane Society

A pair of 18-year-old cats, Chelsea and Tarka Kirchoff, will live out the rest of their lives at a Santa Rosa (California) sanctuary after their dad, known as “Cat Daddy” died suddenly of a heart attack at age 63. Last week, Mousebreath reminded readers of the need to provide for their cats in the event […]

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Discarded Cat Finds PURRfect Dad
[ 2 ] June 25, 2014 |

Discarded Cat Finds PURRfect Dad

I’ve never been so intrigued by a cat’s lips as this one’s. And her story will have you reaching for a tissue. The tale begins with William, a widower, wondering about an empty future without his wife. He’d also recently lost his elderly cat, and he was at loose ends. Enter Cindy Lou. Cindy Lou […]

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Cantankerous Calgary Cat has Tale to Tell
[ 1 ] June 5, 2014 |

Cantankerous Calgary Cat has Tale to Tell

Satan is a cantankerous old tabby with a tale — as compelling as Noah and the Ark’s — to tell. The Calgary-based cat vanished last June during severe flooding that resulted in his neighborhood being evacuated. His owner, Ev Neighbour, despaired of ever seeing Satan again. He entered her life 13 years ago, a scraggly […]

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Hero Cat Tosses First Pitch
[ 3 ] May 21, 2014 |

Hero Cat Tosses First Pitch

Social media is abuzz and a-purrin’ this week over “Hero Cat,” a ferocious feline who saved a tricycling toddler from a brutal dog attack. The action was captured on video and CAT-apulted the Bakersfield, CA-based Tara to instant Internet fame. One of the perqs of her new-found fame was getting to throw the first pitch […]

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Lion Cubs Pass Swim Test
[ 1 ] May 6, 2014 |

Lion Cubs Pass Swim Test

Caring for lion cubs falls into the Dream Job category, but the job gets a little tougher when you’re asked to toss ‘em in a pool and give them swimming lessons. Well, actually, the one who has the toughest job is the person who pulls them out of the pool. The best part? The sounds […]

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At Least One Cat Rescued from Tornado-Torn Tupelo
[ 4 ] April 29, 2014 |

At Least One Cat Rescued from Tornado-Torn Tupelo

At least one cat was rescued in the aftermath of the devastation in Tupelo, MS as a tornado ripped through the city on Monday. One of the good guys, Hunter Allred, coaxed a cat out from underneath a demolished home on Clayton Ave in Tupelo. Allred was helping the home’s owner who had returned looking […]

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Dylan the Orangie Walled up in Home Remodel
[ 64 ] April 10, 2014 |

Dylan the Orangie Walled up in Home Remodel

Dylan the Cat was walled up in his own home during a remodel — a remodel that was undertaken while the homeowners were on vacation. His parents left Dylan the tubby tabby and his fursib, Owen, home alone while they went on a week’s vacation, during which a new shower was installed. Returning home in […]

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