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Missing 12 Years, Quincey is Finally Home

Missing 12 Years, Quincey is Finally Home

An adventurous cat in the U.K. who went missing for 12 years has been reunited with his family. Quincey vanished just before Christmas in 2006, and his owner Margaret Smith was devastated. Margaret searched for months and died two years later, aged 64, believing he must have been killed. But this week he turned up […]

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Cats Go to Prison for Freedom

Cats Go to Prison for Freedom

It’s a trend that’s gaining traction in prison communities: sending cats to prisons to help reform inmates. A program at Pendleton Correctional Facility in Indiana has brought about a dozen shelter cats to live inside the prison’s refurbished office, where inmates take turns caring for the felines. This is a big improvement over the cats’ […]

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Police Dept Cat Gets His Pink Slip

Police Dept Cat Gets His Pink Slip

More than 50 people gathered Aug. 20 inside the chambers of the Mocksville, NC Town Board of Commissioners, and several more stood in the Town Hall’s lobby. It was the largest crowd ever to attend the monthly meeting of the town board. The reason for the turnout? Concerns about the fate of Sgt. Butters, the […]

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Katz Catnaps Cat To Save Him from Euthanasia

Katz Catnaps Cat To Save Him from Euthanasia

A Long Island couple, whose former nanny stole their cat to spare him from being euthanized said they want the tabby back. Julie and Russell Berman said their nanny of six years, Rebecca Katz, took Tigger without their consent. The Bermans contacted police after security camera footage allegedly showed Katz leaving their home with Tigger. […]

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NY is First to Ban De-Clawing Statewide

NY is First to Ban De-Clawing Statewide

New York has become the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats statewide. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill into law that outlaws the procedure and imposes a $1,000 fine on veterinarians who perform it. Declawing will still be legal in any case where it’s medically necessary for the cat. “Declawing” is […]

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Is Larry the Cat on Borrowed Time?

Is Larry the Cat on Borrowed Time?

Need another reason to hate Boris Johnson? Here’s the nail in the coffin: He could be giving Larry the boot when he moves into 10 Downing Street. He wants a dog. What was Larry’s response? On his unofficial Twitter account, the tabby tweeted “HELL NO.” Larry, of course, is the cat who runs the U.K., […]

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Hot Hunky Firemen to the Rescue!

Hot Hunky Firemen to the Rescue!

What’s hotter than a hot hunky fireman? How ’bout a cat-rescuing HHF with an Irish accent? Across the pond, the Dublin Fire Brigade from Kilbarrack station tweeted that they saved a cat caught between two cavity blocks (and I have no idea what a cavity block is, other than it’s a tight place no cat […]

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6-week-old Kitten Goes Under the Hood

6-week-old Kitten Goes Under the Hood

Charles the Kitten, just six weeks old, survived a harrowing car ride this week, and thanks to a bold rescue by a couple of Dept. of Public Works employees, he lived to tell the tale. “He was distressed, definitely distressed, like his world got turned upside down,” said Scranton DPW worker Gene Reed. Gene Reed […]

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Facebook FAIL for Pakistani Minister

Facebook FAIL for Pakistani Minister

Oops. On Facebook, the provincial government of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa live-streamed a press conference that discussed important decisions of the provincial cabinet in Peshawar. But they forgot to turn off the cat filter. As a result, viewers saw their leaders decked out with pointy ears and whiskers. Politician Shaukat Yousafzai was soon made a laughing […]

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This Star Hikes with Cats in Backpacks

This Star Hikes with Cats in Backpacks

Season two of Big Little Lies revved up last week (finally!), and it’s time to spend another season with Reese, Nicole, Laura, Zoe, Shailene..and now Meryl! The CCL among them is Nicole Kidman. She’s professed her love of animals for several years and currently owns several alpacas, chickens, fish…and cats. Of all her animals, she […]

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Assange’s Cat Didn’t Go To A Shelter

Assange’s Cat Didn’t Go To A Shelter

When Julian Assange dragged from the Ecuadoran embassy and arrested recently, the Washington Post asked the most important question, “What about his cat? Where will he go? What does he know?” Around the world, cat lovers had the same question. Journalist James Ball tweeted that he had offered to adopt the cat, but the animal […]

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Larry the Downing St. Cat Stages Best Trump Protest

Larry the Downing St. Cat Stages Best Trump Protest

Larry the Cat, who runs the UK from his home at #10 Downing Street, brought the Trump motorcade to a standstill as he staged an impromptu sit-in under “The Beast,” Trump’s limo. Trump was there to visit Theresa May who is due to leave her position as Larry’s assistant shortly. Some say Larry overstepped his […]

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Cat Stuck On Royal Albert Bridge for 6 Days

Cat Stuck On Royal Albert Bridge for 6 Days

A pet cat that was “stuck” on a railway bridge for six days, sparking a major rescue operation, has walked home. Five-year-old Hatty got trapped on the 30ft section of the Royal Albert Bridge (in the UK), which connects Plymouth and Saltash. Firefighters spent hours trying to rescue her while Network Rail planned to close […]

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Daisy and Skeezix: Together at Last

Daisy and Skeezix: Together at Last

Daisy the Curly Cat has joined her soulmate Skeezix at The Bridge. I can picture them, together at last, sharing fashion and wig styling tips and reminiscing about the golden era of cat blogging. Skeezix was dazzled by Daisy. He always said the best day of his life (February 14, 2008) was when she agreed […]

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Cemetery Cat Goes Underground

Cemetery Cat Goes Underground

At St. Sampton’s Parish Church cemetery on the island of Guernsey, England, a 20-year old tabby called Barney comforted mourners who were burying or visiting a loved one. Barney died of old age at the end of February and the entire town is grieving. Barney didn’t always live in the cemetery. He once belonged to […]

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General Store Cat Gets the Boot

General Store Cat Gets the Boot

Stormy, a gregarious black cat who has run the Fritz Creek General Store in Homer, Alaska for the last six years, has been forced out of her job because of a complaint from an anonymous customer. Officials notified the store owners that cat’s presence in the store violated food safety standards. Homer News reported, “The […]

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Hot Hunky Firemen Rescue Wee Kitten

Hot Hunky Firemen Rescue Wee Kitten

It wasn’t a cat stuck in a tree but a black kitten trapped in a water drainage pipe that summoned Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters to Selby Lane in Atherton, CA. A resident called the fire station to report that she had heard a kitten crying all morning and discovered that it had slipped […]

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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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