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Cat Missing 14 Yrs. Reunited with Owner

Cat Missing 14 Yrs. Reunited with Owner

This might convince you to chip your cat if you haven’t already. T2 (short for Thomas Jr.) went missing 14 years ago just after Hurricane Jeanne. His owner, Perry Martin, moved in with a friend right after the storm and a few days later, T2 escaped. Despite extensive efforts to locate him, Martin was unsuccessful. Martin had […]

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2 Cats Missing after Cat Café  Burglarized

2 Cats Missing after Cat Café Burglarized

Cat Town, the beloved cat café and adoption shelter in Oakland (the first cat café opened in the U.S.), suffered a break-in Thursday night, necessitating what turned out to be a dramatic cat rescue. The intruder was captured on video throwing a brick through a window and entering the shelter at 1:22 a.m., according to […]

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The Kitten Nobody Wanted Finds Home of His Dreams

The Kitten Nobody Wanted Finds Home of His Dreams

When a loving 10-month-old cat named Ivan was repeatedly passed up for adoption during his time at the MSPCA-Angell in Boston, the staff at the shelter knew it was time to give the special needs kitty the spotlight he so deserved. In a press release, the MSPCA-Angell explained that this “super social” feline was surrendered […]

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Wareham Cat Stuck for Days in Tree during Snowstorm

Wareham Cat Stuck for Days in Tree during Snowstorm

[Journalists, please! Find out the cat’s name when writing a story about him!] This week, Wareham Mass. firefighters and the town’s Animal Control Officer responded to the report of a cat stuck approximately 60 feet up in a tree. A crew of hot hunky firemen brought a Ladder truck to the scene. Firefighters navigated with some […]

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2 Max Monday

2 Max Monday

An orange tabby named Max the Cat is the subject of a malevolent move to ban him from a library in St Paul, MN. As we all well know, cats are a superior species, always seeking ways to improve themselves (even though they’re purrfect as they are), and Max the Cat is no exception. He […]

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Good News Tewsday: The Lynx Kits are Back!

Good News Tewsday: The Lynx Kits are Back!

Remember when Alaskan photographer Tim Newton was visited by a Lynx and her 7 kittens last month? THEY’RE BAAAACK! This week, Newton’s wife Cathy heard some weird thunks and knocking outside that she attributed to maybe an owl or a woodpecker. When she decided to investigate, she was delighted to discover that the Lynx family […]

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Grab A Hankie! You Won’t Believe This Good News Fire Story!

Grab A Hankie! You Won’t Believe This Good News Fire Story!

A handsome tabby named Pilot went missing from his Santa Rosa, CA home one night in 2007. “It was not like him to wander and we were hopeful that he would return soon but he didn’t,” said his owner, Jennifer Leigh Thompson. “He had always been a very friendly, social cat so the chances of […]

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Good News Tewsday: Fire Cat Do-Over Rescue

Good News Tewsday: Fire Cat Do-Over Rescue

The fires have produced too many heart-wrenching stories, so it’s a gift finding a few happy-ending tales that have come out of the devastation. As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the things I’m most concerned about when having to make a 3-minute evacuation is being able to find all four of our […]

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Preparing Your Pet For Natural Disasters

Preparing Your Pet For Natural Disasters

As I sit here, sunlight is murky, as if under a solar eclipse. I look at our back yard, thick with leaf litter and tree branches from an epic wind storm two nights ago that fueled a series of massive fires about 60 miles north of here. When I say massive, I mean that a […]

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Now on Deck: 7 Lynx Kits and Ma

Now on Deck: 7 Lynx Kits and Ma

Alaskans get even more wildlife in their backyards than we do, and it’s always way more interesting than ours. Photographer Tim Newton got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this week to welcome seven rambunctious lynx cubs on the deck of his home at the edge of Chugach Park. He heard the pitter pat of little feet, maybe […]

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Hemingway Cats Ride Out Storm Safely

Hemingway Cats Ride Out Storm Safely

I’m a little ashamed to admit that the main worry I had when I first heard about the Irma threat was how The Hemingway Cats would fare during the storm. The Hemingway Cats are a tribe of 54 polydactyl and polydactyl-gene-carrying felines who reside at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum on Key West. Some of […]

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Kitty Puts the Skids on a.m. Rush Hour in NY

Kitty Puts the Skids on a.m. Rush Hour in NY

Cats seeking a more adventurous life might look to a torbie in New York for inspiration. The daredevil feline found her way onto the train tracks at the Rockaway Ave. station in Bedford Sty. She timed it well: the rescue operation commenced at 7:30 am, and took about a half hour. Morning commuters on the […]

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Good News Tuesday: The Spotted Cheetah is a CHEETOS Restaurant!

Cheetos just announced plans to open “The Spotted Cheetah,” a fine-dining pop-up restaurant in New York City, bringing together two of my very favorite things: Cheetos and Cheetahs. It’ll be all-Cheetos-all-the-time at The Spotted Cheetah. Even better: there will be BACON!!!! But boohoohoo, it will only be open August 15th-17th, bolting from the culinary scene […]

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$50 Off Kitty Clones

No DNA required, just lotsa photos (and room on your credit card). A new company, Cuddle Clones creates life-size* plush copies of your favorite fluffy friend. You send in one (or many) photos from all angles, choose ear shape/position, describe any oddities like pawpad colors, and a clone of your kitteh will be on your […]

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Vodka Saves Cat’s Life

An Australian cat suspected of drinking antifreeze survived the ordeal with the help of a bottle of vodka. Yes, you read that right. The stricken cat was found outside of a tire shop in Brisbane last weekend. They took him to the RSPCA post-haste, and when he tested positive for renal failure the veterinary team […]

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Firehouse Cat Saves Firemen

A South Carolina tabby whose orange coat mimics the flames his firefighting pals extinguish is being hailed as their savior. The firefighters at the Belmont Fire Department in Greenville rescued “Flame” a couple of years ago when they found him near the firehouse, scared and skinny as a rail. Firefighter engineer Jordan Lide won’t forget […]

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White Lion AND Tiger Cubs Born in Polish Zoo

White Lion AND Tiger Cubs Born in Polish Zoo

Seven rare white lion and tiger cubs (three lions, four tigers) have been born in just the last week at Zoo Safari, a private zoo in Borysew, Poland. All are doing well. Their genders are not yet known because zookeepers have not yet touched the babes. Here’s some raw footage of the white lion cubs: The […]

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Italian Cat Quake Victim Rescued After 16 Days

Italian Cat Quake Victim Rescued After 16 Days

Pietro is an Italian cat whose walls came crashing down in the recent devastating Italian earthquake. Miraculously, he was rescued 16 days later from the pile of rubble under which he was trapped. He is thought to have survived on rainwater. Firefighters were excavating a collapsed house in Amatrice to retrieve personal items from the […]

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Meet Nacho Flay and Bella De Laurentiis

Meet Nacho Flay and Bella De Laurentiis

Food Network stars Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis are cat people. Bobby has a ginormous ginger Maine Coon, and Giada has a ragdoll named Bella. These cats eat well (Bella gets fresh-poached salmon every morning), and are well-adored by the two chefs. Here’s the video interview:

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World-Famous Istanbul Feline to Get Memorial Monument

World-Famous Istanbul Feline to Get Memorial Monument

Her furchin launched a thousand memes, and she was beloved in her neighborhood, Ziverbey’s Güleç Çıkmazı street in Istanbul. This luscious well-loved grey and white tabby named Tombili went to The Bridge on August 1st after a long illness. (The name ‘Tombili’ is a common Turkish nickname for full-figured pets.) Residents announced her passing away by hanging posters that […]

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