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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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World Mourns Loss of Stationmaster Tama
[ 1 ] June 28, 2015 |

World Mourns Loss of Stationmaster Tama

Cat lovers around the world are mourning the loss of Tama, the Japanese Stationmaster Cat, who passed away last week at the age of 16. Thousands of Tama Fans attended her Shinto-style funeral today at the station where she served, leaving gifts of canned tuna, sake and bouquets of flowers. During the service, she was […]

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National Hero Dog Award Goes to a Cat!
[ 1 ] June 21, 2015 |

National Hero Dog Award Goes to a Cat!

The SPCA-LA has awarded its annual Hero Dog Award to a cat! The recipient, Tara, was an Internet sensation when she saved her boy Jeremy from a vicious dog attack at their home in Bakersfield, CA. The 4-year-old boy was playing in his driveway when a neighbor dog attacked him and began to drag him […]

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After 3 Years on the Lam, Louie and Owner Reunited
[ 3 ] June 3, 2015 |

After 3 Years on the Lam, Louie and Owner Reunited

Louie the Cat, a huge floofy orange and white tabby, disappeared from his home in Ontario, Canada three years ago. His owner, Nancy Castiglioni was distraught. “I loved that cat so badly,” she said. Despite and extraordinary search effort, he was never found. When she moved, she gave up hope of ever seeing him again. […]

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Russell the Cat Befriends Vishus Deer
[ 1 ] May 21, 2015 |

Russell the Cat Befriends Vishus Deer

A year ago, Russell the Cat was trapped in the rubble after his home burned to the ground. It was four days before he was rescued. Taken to the Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care in Raleigh, NC, he was nursed to health, winning fans from around the world in the process. Like most gingers, Russell is […]

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New World Record Set for Loudest Purr
[ 0 ] May 14, 2015 |

New World Record Set for Loudest Purr

Merlin the Cat, a rescue cat living in Devon (UK) has set a new Guinness World Record for the loudest purr, hitting 67.8 decibels, beating Smokey the Cat’s standing record of 67.68 decibels. He was crowned king of the purrs during recent filming of the UK’s TV show, “Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud 2.” […]

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The Roscoe Rescue
[ 3 ] May 12, 2015 |

The Roscoe Rescue

A few prayers of thanks to St Francis and St Anthony are in order. Roscoe Valenti, a brown tabby, had set out to have an adventure. Spring beckoned after a snowy winter in Oceanside (Long Island), and Roscoe answered the call. But he didn’t anticipate ending up trapped at the bottom of a 10-ft well […]

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Miracle Kitten Found in Ashes of Major Fire
[ 5 ] April 22, 2015 |

Miracle Kitten Found in Ashes of Major Fire

Louisville, KY was recently the site of a devastating apartment fire that left 150 people and pets homeless. “All the pets — they’re like family members,” said Captain Rusty Hall of the Jeffersonville Fire Department. “So it’s just like losing a kid at times.” Days later, Captain Hall found a wee orange tabby kitten, covered […]

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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
[ 2 ] 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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