Category: News

Dog Owner Gets Library Cat Fired
[ 2 ] June 28, 2016 |

Dog Owner Gets Library Cat Fired

The city council of White Settlement, Texas, has fired library cat Browser from his job. The former stray has toiled for six long years as the town’s library cat. Lillian Blackburn, president of the Friends of the White Settlement Public Library, was quoted by the Star-Telegram as saying, “That cat has been loved by people of all […]

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Rally Cat Scores One for the SL Cardinals as Angels Weep
[ 3 ] May 17, 2016 |

Rally Cat Scores One for the SL Cardinals as Angels Weep

Last week another cat was added to the long list of baseball lovin’ felines who believe that (baseball) diamonds are the cat’s best friend. Of course, baseball is uniquely well-suited as a feline sport of choice, what with all the nommy blue jays, cardinals, orioles, and yes, even Tigers! The orange tabby seemed to materialize out […]

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Want a Long Life, Kittehs? Move to Texas!
[ 1 ] May 13, 2016 |

Want a Long Life, Kittehs? Move to Texas!

Certified by Guinness as the World’s Oldest Cat, a 30-year-old Siamese in Texas named Scooter is basking in international acclaim. His owner, Gail Floyd, says the key to his longevity is staying active. He not only does regular calisthenics, but also travels widely. Gail takes him on trips and he may be the only cat […]

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Swamp Man to the Rescue!
[ 1 ] May 4, 2016 |

Swamp Man to the Rescue!

Frantic after her cat Sammie had been stuck in a tree for 11 days, Virginia resident Keowna Monger contacted a local television station–CBS6–asking for help. “My children especially are very upset. My daughter texts me from school to ask me if Sammie is still up there,” Keowna Monger said. Brian Carr, aka Swamp Man, was […]

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Royal Mail Puts the Hammer Down on Post-Pilfering Pussycat
[ 1 ] April 29, 2016 |

Royal Mail Puts the Hammer Down on Post-Pilfering Pussycat

We all get excited waiting for the postman to arrive each day. My ears are tuned to the sound of his engine turning off and on as he makes his way up the street. Bella is no exception Over in the U.K., the Royal Mail suspended deliveries to her household because Bella so aggressively snatched mail […]

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Desperately Seeking Good Mojo
[ 2 ] April 26, 2016 |

Desperately Seeking Good Mojo

I was shocked beyond words today to learn that da grate Ted Rheingold, founder of Catster, is seriously ill. He is facing what will seem like an insurmountable struggle — not just for him, but for his wife and family. He’s a great guy, brilliant, funny, charismatic, and more than a little wacky. My heart goes out […]

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Kittehs, Olympic Trials Are Just Around the Corner!
[ 2 ] April 20, 2016 |

Kittehs, Olympic Trials Are Just Around the Corner!

Hallmark Channel, the official home of kitten sports, has just announced that trials have begun for the nationwide sporting event, “Kitten Summer Games,” premiering Friday, August 5 on Hallmark Channel. The nation’s most athletic and adoptable kittens will compete in a series of events including kitten gymnastics, balance beam, uneven bars, rings, floor exercises, de-CAT-hlon, track and […]

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Palmerston Scores Job Heading the UK’s Foreign Office
[ 1 ] April 13, 2016 |

Palmerston Scores Job Heading the UK’s Foreign Office

Today, cats are a few steps closer to world domination. A handsome tuxie named Palmerston has been appointed “Chief Mouser” for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. He’s named after Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, who served as the U.K.’s foreign secretary nearly 200 years ago before going on to serve twice as prime […]

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Muscat Back Home 6 Months after Valley Fire
[ 1 ] April 7, 2016 |

Muscat Back Home 6 Months after Valley Fire

Muscat Canelli–a cat I suspect of being Buckaroo’s brother given the blue eyes and tiger tail–is back home after an epic 6-month adventure. He disappeared after returning home from an evacuation forced by the catastrophic Valley Fire last year. His mom wasn’t home when the neighborhood was evacuated, so security officers from the subdivision removed […]

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Cupcake the Cat Mailed Across Country
[ 3 ] April 5, 2016 |

Cupcake the Cat Mailed Across Country

Can you imagine opening a postal package full of DVDs, only to find a cat inside? Cupcake, a Siamese cat, was dehydrated from an 8-day ordeal during which she traveled by postal mail 260 miles from Falmouth, England, to West Sussex. She’d slipped into the box of DVDs being mailed, and her owner, Julie Bagott, […]

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Supermarket Cat’s Owner Says No to Noms
[ 1 ] March 31, 2016 |

Supermarket Cat’s Owner Says No to Noms

Garfield’s owner has thoughtlessly put the brakes on the Treat Train. Garfield is a pawpular daily visitor to a supermarket in Cambridgeshire (UK) and even has his own Facebook page. But that pawpularity comes at a great price. He’s getting fat. His owner, David Willers, posted a message on Facebook asking shoppers to lay off […]

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Cassidy to Graduate from Roomba to Prosthetic Legs
[ 2 ] March 24, 2016 |

Cassidy to Graduate from Roomba to Prosthetic Legs

Chances are, you’ve watched a videos of Cassidy walking with a custom kitten wheelchair and riding a Roomba. Now he’s about to get a new set of prosthetic legs, the first cat in the world to take that step. Cassidy was found in a colony of more than 200 feral cats on a rural property […]

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Scotland’s First Feline Manifesto Presented to Parliament
[ 1 ] March 19, 2016 |

Scotland’s First Feline Manifesto Presented to Parliament

Scotland’s first ‘Manifesto for Cats’ was delivered to members of the Scottish Parliament on March 3rd, at an event aimed at putting the welfare of cats firmly on the political agenda. Cats Protection, recognized as the UK’s leading cat charity, unveiled its ten-point document at a reception at the Scottish Parliament. It was hosted by Christine […]

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Pete the Cat Drives the Short Bus to Hollywood Stardom
[ 0 ] March 4, 2016 |

Pete the Cat Drives the Short Bus to Hollywood Stardom

If you’re an Angelino and you spot a blue cat driving a short bus on the 405, you’re lookin’ at Pete the Cat, who’s just hit the big time in Hollywood with his own TV show! Yes, Pete fans, Alcon Entertainment has secured the rights to adapt the New York Times best-selling Pete the Cat into an […]

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Wisconsin Cat Says Adios Snow, Found in Florida
[ 0 ] February 28, 2016 |

Wisconsin Cat Says Adios Snow, Found in Florida

Nadia the Cat was found in Naples, Florida this week, after escaping from her home in Sheboygan, Wisconsin over the holidays. “Christmas Eve day, which was a very windy day here in Sheboygan, our back door to the house blew open and the cat got out. We looked for her for days. It was the worst […]

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Limberbutts McCubbins for President: VOTE to Beat Dog!
[ 3 ] February 26, 2016 |

Limberbutts McCubbins for President: VOTE to Beat Dog!

I don’t think I’ve yelled at the TV ever as much as I did watching last night’s debate. I can’t help but think that our country would be better off if it were run by cats. After all, a policy of TNR-ing any illegal aliens would obivate the need for building “The Wall,” I think […]

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Felix the Huddersfield Cat Scores a PURRmotion
[ 2 ] February 9, 2016 |

Felix the Huddersfield Cat Scores a PURRmotion

Felix, a fetching tuxie with career aspirations, has been promoted to Senior Pest Controller at the West Yorkshire Train Station (UK). The well-loved cat was finally rewarded for five years of meritorious service to the Transpennine Express rail network. With the promotion comes a snappy yellow jacket and name badge.     Felix has toiled at […]

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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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