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Woman Won’t Give up on Kitten Stuck in Pipe for Days
[ 2 ] 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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Farty Feline Finds Furever Home
[ 11 ] April 9, 2014 |

Farty Feline Finds Furever Home

A shelter cat in upstate New York was returned to the shelter two days after adoption in February. Not for inappropriate peeing or scratching or putting on the bitey, but for excessive flatulence. According to intake papers, “he farts all the time,” and the 2-day owner suggested that the frequency and pungency of Lenny’s exhaust […]

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Would You Believe… a Flying Cat Tornado?
[ 1 ] January 28, 2014 |

Would You Believe… a Flying Cat Tornado?

Niles Weatherby, a ginger tabby in the UK, repurrted that he and three of his friends were sucked six feet off the ground by a rogue tornado this weekend. “It was both terrifying and exhilarating,” Niles said. “I’ve always had flying dreams — it’s so much easier to catch birds that way — but I […]

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Home Depot Kicks out Cat after 13 Years
[ 6 ] January 21, 2014 |

Home Depot Kicks out Cat after 13 Years

An old cat who has called a Bluffton, South Carolina Home Depot home for the last 13 years has been evicted, and is likely to end up at the sausage factory unless adopted. The friendly cat — appropriately enough named “Depot” — has worked hard since 2000 keeping the premises free of bugs, snakes and […]

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Welsh Cat Sets Frequent Flier Record
[ 0 ] October 16, 2013 |

Welsh Cat Sets Frequent Flier Record

In what has got to be a frequent flier record, a cat from Wales recently chocked up a whopping 63,000 miles in ten days. He escaped from his cage on a flight from Qatar to London. Owners Jonathan Boyd and Katie Deacon paid £220 to fly him back home, but were told he had vanished between […]

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Shoko Named Cat Scout of the Month
[ 0 ] October 1, 2013 |

Shoko Named Cat Scout of the Month

The Cat Scouts’ High Council announced today that the recipient of this month’s Cat Scout of the Month Award is Shoko, a member of the Canadian Cat Scouts. In bestowing this honor, Cat Scouts cited Shoko’s embodiment of Cat Scout ideals, and her involvement in the Cat Scouting community. In the month of September, Shoko […]

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Alaskan Mayor Stubbs Recovering from Dog Attack
[ 2 ] September 6, 2013 |

Alaskan Mayor Stubbs Recovering from Dog Attack

Stubbs the Cat, mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska (115 miles north of Anchorage), is recovering at a veterinary hospital following an attack by a dog. Saturday’s vicious attack left the orange tabby with bruised hips, a punctured lung, a long gash on his side and a fractured sternum. His sternum may need to be repaired with […]

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Earless Cat Gets New Lease on Life
[ 6 ] September 4, 2013 |

Earless Cat Gets New Lease on Life

Nine-year-old Carmen was first spotted by one of Cat Town’s adopters, Angela, who saw her trying to cross a busy Oakland, CA street in traffic, oblivious to the honking horns. Once she got the cat safely inside, she saw the fungus growing in Carmen’s ears. Carmem had tumors growing inside her ear canals and outside […]

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RIP, Homer 1997-2013
[ 6 ] August 26, 2013 |

RIP, Homer 1997-2013

Homer, the eponymous star of the New York Times bestseller, Homer’s Odyssey, has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. He’d suffered from a liver problem for some months, but was generally active, with a healthy appetite for fresh deli turkey, until He was helped to The Bridge by a gentle house-call vet, and he passed peacefully […]

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Cat’s DNA Nabs Murder Suspect
[ 3 ] August 22, 2013 |

Cat’s DNA Nabs Murder Suspect

Got some murderous impulses? Then you might do well to invest in a good lint roller.  Scientists in the UK recently used a  cat DNA database to identify cat hair found on the corpse of David Guy. His dismembered body was found stuffed into a bag on a beach last year.   Hampshire police worked […]

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Info Sought on Calico Cat Dumped in Wheelie Bin
[ 2 ] August 19, 2013 |

Info Sought on Calico Cat Dumped in Wheelie Bin

The Scottish SPCA is seeking information on whomever tied up a calico cat in a trash bag and dumped her in a wheelie bin this week. They say the cat is “lucky to have survived” her ordeal. Someone walking along Edinburgh Road in Bathgate heard her cries for help Wednesday morning. She was rescued and […]

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Graeme Riley, Ace of Cats, Has Gone to The Bridge
[ 2 ] August 18, 2013 |

Graeme Riley, Ace of Cats, Has Gone to The Bridge

Graeme Riley, Ace of Cats and Station Cat Extraordinaire, has gone to The Bridge. Graeme was catapulted to international fame when his penchant for hanging out at a Melbourne train station was broadcast by the Herald Sun. Graeme broke the news on his Facebook page: Hello all my wonderful friends from around the world, I […]

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28-Lb Tabby Finds Home and Purrsonal Trainer
[ 0 ] August 15, 2013 |

28-Lb Tabby Finds Home and Purrsonal Trainer

Fat Albert needed a home. But not just any home — he needed to live with someone committed to helping Albert lose half of his body weight. Because Albert isn’t just fat; at 28 pounds, he is morbidly obese. Enter Mary Barker. She heard about Albert via social media when his photos went viral after […]

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