Category: News

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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Say Farewell to the Grand Dame of Cat Blogging: Sparkle
[ 5 ] August 26, 2014 |

Say Farewell to the Grand Dame of Cat Blogging: Sparkle

Within the cat blogging community, not a single person, feline or cat lover’s significant other has not heard of Sparkle. With her imperious manner, dry wit and Somalian good looks, no one could forget her. She touched everyone in cat blogging. Her mom, Janiss, brought her up to learn the fine art of writing, seasoned […]

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Woman Won’t Give up on Kitten Stuck in Pipe for Days
[ 3 ] 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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