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Good News Tewsday: Boston SWAT Cat Gets Fancy New Condo
[ 1 ] March 21, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Boston SWAT Cat Gets Fancy New Condo

May I get a round of app-paws for Officer Jamie Pietroski and the Boston SWAT team, who recently gifted their resident stray cat with a fancy new condo? The cat, a calico known as “SWAT Cat,” has been fed and cared for by Boston’s SWAT unit since 2013. They decided she needed a crib to call her […]

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Good News Tewsday: Win for Amur Leopards and Siberian Tigers
[ 0 ] March 14, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Win for Amur Leopards and Siberian Tigers

Chinese government officials have approved plans to establish a mammouth national park in its Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces. The park will provide a sanctuary for two big cats endemic to the area who are perilously close to extinction: the Amur leopard and the Siberian (or Amur) tiger. Part of China’s new national park system, it […]

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Good News Tewsday: Percy’s Survival Miracle
[ 2 ] March 7, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Percy’s Survival Miracle

Percy is a truck-drivin’ tabby based in the Midwest. This week he became something of a Facebook star when his dad, Paul Robertson, described Percy’s most recent adventure. Robertson, a St. Paul truck driver, was sleeping off a nasty case of food poisoning in his truck, parked at a truck stop in Eaton, Ohio. When […]

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Good News Tewsday: Cats Don’t Make You Crazy!
[ 0 ] February 28, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Cats Don’t Make You Crazy!

This just in: Cats are not linked to an increased risk of mental illness. (note to self: cancel shrink appt.) You may recall some recent research that suggested that cat stewardship makes you crazy because cats are host to Toxoplasma Gondii (T. Gondii). The parasite, commonly found in cat crap, is linked to mental health problems […]

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Good News Tewsday: Cat Hero Saves Family in Fire
[ 1 ] February 14, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Cat Hero Saves Family in Fire

A Hero Cat in the Alberta community of Clairmont put the bitey on his owner to wake her up and alert her to a house fire in progress. At first, she just thought Fluffy was poking her to get an early breakfast, but smoke soon enveloped them and they fled the house. In the quote of […]

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Good News Tewsday: Ollie the Escape Artist Back at National Zoo
[ 1 ] February 7, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Ollie the Escape Artist Back at National Zoo

Ollie the bobcat, who escaped from the National Zoo in Washington, DC last week, was located after three long days on the lam. She was found on zoo property. The wild cat, who is only a whisker larger than my 22-lb tabby, Tripper, most likely climbed through a small opening in the mesh net around her […]

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Good News Tewsday: Bronx Cat Burglar’s Criminal Adventure
[ 4 ] January 31, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Bronx Cat Burglar’s Criminal Adventure

A one-eared flamepoint in the Bronx is happy and healthy today because he took the risk of breaking into a stranger’s apartment to get help. Kenia Castellanos, who runs the Hudson Valley branch of animal advocacy group Empty Cages Collective (ECC) explained that the cat entered a stranger’s apartment through an open window. Now named Zebro, […]

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Good News Tewsday: Wild Cat Trafficking Outlawed in UAE
[ 2 ] January 24, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Wild Cat Trafficking Outlawed in UAE

  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has passed a law banning the private ownership and trade of wild and dangerous animals, including cheetahs, tigers, and lions. Those keeping these animals as pets and status symbols will be subject to a $136,000 fine or jail. Anyone seen in public walking his exotic pet–taking your cheetah for […]

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Good News Tewsday: Thomas Jefferson’s Bad Day
[ 4 ] January 17, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Thomas Jefferson’s Bad Day

Thomas Jefferson had a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day. The day started off well enough, with his usual breakfast of Fancy Feast sliced turkey in gravy. But it was downhill from there. Way downhill. He was up doing his usual exploring and defense of the perimeter of his house from the roof, 3 […]

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Good News Tewsday: Cat Rescued from Garage Door Predicament
[ 5 ] January 10, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Cat Rescued from Garage Door Predicament

Bella found herself in a purrdicament. Last Wednesday, Bella’s neighbor in Ascension Parish, LA, called the sheriff to report that Bella was stuck in her garage door. When Deputy Mike Scott arrived, his heart sank. The grey and white moggie appeared to be squashed between the top of the garage door opening and the wall. “Never in […]

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