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Good News Tewsday: Alabama Tornado Cat Found in Rubble

Good News Tewsday: Alabama Tornado Cat Found in Rubble

Grab a hankie, folks! Bugsy the Cat was lost after the Lee County, Alabama tornado this week. Her home was tossed from its foundation and flipped like a pancake. The family survived, but couldn’t find Bugsy afterward. “We searched the whole house by hand the first day and we didn’t find her,” Hunter Lashley said. […]

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Edna Gets Her Day in Court

Edna Gets Her Day in Court

Edna the firehouse cat may be getting another chance to return home. The San Francisco Fire Commission’s meeting on February 27th may be attended by hoards of crazy cat ladies rallying for Edna’s reinstatement as the Station 49 firecat. Edna’s Instagram account has been asking her fans to attend the meeting and speak in favor […]

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Mancats, If You’re Looking for Well-Heeled Heiress…

Mancats, If You’re Looking for Well-Heeled Heiress…

With German fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld’s death died last week, his beloved cat, Choupette, is in line to inherit a portion of his $300 million dollar fortune. In an interview with Numéro last year, Lagerfeld announced that his cherished feline would serve as his heir. Choupette, whose name is French for “sweetheart,” has lived a […]

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Sammy Meezer Has Gone to The Bridge

Sammy Meezer Has Gone to The Bridge

One of the old-time cat bloggers, Sammy Meezer, left for The Bridge early this morning, joining Miles, Skeezix and many other blogging furrends. If you haven’t already, please drop by his blog and share a remembrance. And bring ham. Please follow and like us:

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Feedstore Cat is a Joy Riding Maniac

Feedstore Cat is a Joy Riding Maniac

In Amherst, Nova Scotia, a tabby hired as the boss of a feed store is shirking his duties in favor of snagging joy rides in customers’ vehicles. Hunter patrols the parking lot and sneaks into cars, one time ending up on Prince Edward Island in the next province. He always gets home, but looks forward […]

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Edna Packs Her Bags

Edna Packs Her Bags

A social media campaign and certification as a therapy animal weren’t enough to keep Edna in the only home she’s ever known: Station 49 in San Francisco. In a statement, the San Francisco Fire Department said that “public health and safety concerns counseled removal of the cat from the premises.” This action was taken after […]

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED to Save Fire Dept. Cat from Eviction

URGENT ACTION NEEDED to Save Fire Dept. Cat from Eviction

UPDATE: Edna’s still being evicted, despite the fellas at the station getting her certified as a therapy animal thru the SF SPCA. PLEASE EMAIL a protest to fireadministration@sfgov.org to ask for a stay of eviction and keep Edna in the only home she’s ever known. A sweet tortie named Edna who runs Fire Station 49 […]

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Frozen Fluffy Thaws in Miracle Recovery

Frozen Fluffy Thaws in Miracle Recovery

Fluffy, a long-haired tabby resident of Kalispell, Montana, survived The Big Chill last week. Her owners found her frozen and unresponsive in a snow bank on January 31st as temps approached zero. They didn’t give up, but rushed her to the Animal Clinic of Kalispell. Dr. Jevon Clark said that Fluffy’s temperature was so slow […]

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First Time Ever! Geezer Cats in Cat Bowl

First Time Ever! Geezer Cats in Cat Bowl

I love Beth Stern.   Better known by some as Howard Stern’s wife, Beth is an untiring foster mother to a bunch of furry felines as well as mom to four resident cats: Bella, Yoda, Walter, and Pebble. Over the the last 5-1/2 years, they have fostered nearly 900 cats and have been active in […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside if You’re a Feral

Baby, It’s Cold Outside if You’re a Feral

Save a cat’s life today. If you have feral cats or tend a colony, and you live within the wide swath of the midwest that’s getting hit by the Polar Express, provide them with a shelter. It need not be fancy, can be created in less than an hour, and might not even require a […]

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Silicon Valley Cats Living Large in Their Own Apartment

Silicon Valley Cats Living Large in Their Own Apartment

Eat your hearts out, kittehs! The housing situation is always kinda wacky here in the SF Bay Area. With a tight (and very expensive) rental market, it can be problematic finding a place to live if you have cats. Back in the day when we were renting, we put together a renter’s resume with all […]

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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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