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  • Stray Mama Cat Leads Woman to Save Her Kitten Trapped In Storm Drain...

    09/22/2018 9:36:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 37 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 17NOV17 | Amy Bojo
    A stray momma cat led a woman to a storm drain so she could help her save her kitten who was trapped inside.Meet Mama Rayne! Here Kitty Kitty RescueLast Thursday Lisa was walking in her work parking lot when she saw a cat running up to her, meowing. The kitty kept signaling the woman as if she was trying to tell her something. She followed the cat who led her all the way to a tiny drain up by the building. "When Lisa got close to the drain, she could hear a kitten down the hole frantically crying. Because...
  • Grandpa Comes to Shelter to Brush Cats and Kittens and Falls Asleep with Them Every Day for 6 Months

    09/22/2018 5:53:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 39 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 18sep18 | Amy Bojo
    Grandpa Comes to Shelter to Brush Cats and Kittens and Falls Asleep with Them Every Day for 6 Months Terry from Wisconsin came to Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin six months ago, and he just kept coming back. When he returned, he didn't come empty-handed. Safe Haven Pet SanctuaryHe brought his very own trusty brush so he could help groom the feline residents there, but little did he know that his regularly visits quickly became an adorable fixture at the sanctuary. When Terry heard about the cage-free, no-kill cat shelter, which specializes in rescuing kitties with...
  • The Joy When Girl with Special Needs Cuddles Shelter Cat No One Else Wanted

    09/14/2018 4:52:53 AM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 11jan17 | Amy Bojo
    No one at the shelter understood why a cat named Lou couldn't find a home. When a family finally took a chance on the sweet kitty, they knew that Lou is meant for someone very special. Lorca AnimalLou came to the Lorca Animal, a rescue group in Lorca, Spain, hoping for a second chance. He is a very affectionate little guy with a wonderful personality. Lou loves people and is a great cuddler.However, Lou had a hard time finding a home. He waited at the shelter for a long time until a woman named Isa saw something very special...
  • Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill

    09/13/2018 4:59:06 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 77 replies
    WFMY News ^ | 9/13/2018 | Erin Kelly
    Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/nation-now/eating-dogs-and-cats-banned-in-us-in-house-passed-bill/465-040343ab-080f-46e2-8274-9cc075d3a8b8 Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill Eating dogs and cats banned in House-passed bill NATION-NOW Author:Erin Kelly Updated:1:59 PM EDT September 13, 2018 WASHINGTON – The House has passed legislation that would outlaw the slaughter of dogs and cats for food – a practice that, although rare, is still legal in 44 states. The bipartisan bill by Florida Reps. Vern Buchanan, a Republican; and Alcee Hastings, a Democrat; would amend the federal Animal Welfare Act to ban the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption in...
  • This Blind Kitty is a Bit Wobbly But He Surprises His Rescuers with His Special 'Abilities'...

    09/11/2018 5:23:07 AM PDT · by vannrox · 36 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | Feb17 | Amy Bojo
    A little kitty wobbled his way into his rescuers hearts. Despite being blind and a bit wobbly, this little wonder kitty doesn't think he's disabled. Meet Astro the cat! Courtesy: Josh Norem, The FurrtographerLittle Astro was rescued from a hoarding situation by Saving Grace Rescue (in San Francisco, California). He was found blind and infested with fleas. "He was unable to find food in the stench and was losing weight and near death when we got him," Amber Holly of Saving Grace Rescue told Love Meow. Astro cannot see and needs a bit more time to learn to balance...
  • Kitten with Hazy Eyes Who Was Left On the Steps, Finds Someone She's Been Waiting for

    09/10/2018 4:51:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 8sep18 | Amy Bojo
    A tiny tortie kitten was left in a cardboard box on the steps of a shelter in New Jersey. She was in need of foster care, so the Union County animal hospital took her in until they could find her a forever home.She was named after Storm from X-Men because of her eyes. TracyTracy and Derek found little Storm on the animal hospital's Facebook page. "We instantly fell in love. We knew she would need special care because she appeared to be blind," Tracy told Love Meow. "We didn't care. We had to make her part of our family."...
  • Cat Taken in to Be Euthanized But Vet Refused and Saved Her Life Instead

    09/06/2018 7:16:08 AM PDT · by vannrox · 44 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 9-6-2018 | Amy Bojo
    Mischa the cat spent all her life with her previous owner until things started to change when she was nine years old. As the household grew and she continued to age, they had less time to be with her and she started having some urinary tract issues. Chatons Orphelins Montréal"Her former owner contacted a local veterinary clinic to make an appointment, but it wasn't for treatment for the cat. It was for euthanasia," Chatons Orphelins Montréal, a rescue group in Montréal, Canada, shared with Love Meow. The clinic didn't want to put down a cat whose illness was treatable....
  • Shelter Tries to Find Home for Cat Who Has Been Waiting for Over 400 Days..

    09/05/2018 7:02:06 AM PDT · by vannrox · 46 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 14fed17 | Amy Bojo
    This charming little boy had been waiting for his forever home for over 400 days. A week before Valentine's Day, the shelter decided to help him find love.Meet Champas the cat!Animal Welfare League NSWThis gorgeous five-year old cat came to Animal Welfare League (NSW, Australia) over a year ago in December 2015. He was very shy, hiding in the shadows and didn't want to interact with anyone. Many animals got adopted, but people kept passing him by. The shelter decided to assign him a role to help socialize him, so he became the feline receptionist working alongside a staff...
  • Man Spent 7 Hours Digging in Piles of Wood to Save Litter of Kittens in Dumpster

    09/02/2018 3:59:12 AM PDT · by vannrox · 56 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | Sept 2016 | Amy Bojo
    A kind-hearted man spent seven hours digging through piles of wood to save a litter of tiny kittens in the dumpster.Courtesy: CliffA month ago, Cliff heard meowing coming from a pile of wood in the dumpster. He spotted a little helpless kitten hanging onto scraps of wood, letting out a few faint cries. Soon he discovered that there were more than one kitten. "They got dumped in the dumpster, then there was wood dumped on top," Cliff told Love Meow. He spent hours digging through piles of wood and steels to save the abandoned kittens. They were so young...
  • Buy Stove Top Stuffing Mix or Own a Cat? You’re Probably White, According to a New Study

    08/10/2018 8:02:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 111 replies
    Slate ^ | 07-12-2018 | Rachelle Hampton
    If you’ve managed to make it this far in life without quite figuring out what demographic boxes to tick on the Census form, a recent working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research might have some clues for you. According to the Washington Post, University of Chicago economists Marianne Bertrand and Emir Kamenica “taught machines to guess a person’s income, political ideology, race, education, and gender based on either their media habits, their consumer behavior, their social and political beliefs, and even how they spent their time.” The results are, at times, surprisingly granular and seemingly nonsensical: Owning...
  • Cats Sailed With Vikings to Conquer The World, Says Genetic Study

    08/08/2018 10:58:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    n the first large-scale study of ancient feline DNA, the results reveal how our inscrutable friends were domesticated in the Near East and Egypt some 15,000 years ago, before spreading across the globe and into our hearts. The study was presented at the International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology in Oxford, UK back in 2016, and sequenced DNA from 209 cats that lived between 15,000 and 3,700 years ago - so from just before the advent of agriculture right up to the 18th century. Found in more than 30 archaeological sites in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, these ancient feline...
  • Business students more likely to have a brain parasite spread by cats

    07/29/2018 5:30:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 29 replies
    newscientist ^ | 25JUL18 | Editorial staff
    An analysis of students in the US has found that those who have a certain type of brain parasite are more likely to be majoring in business studies. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite carried by cats. It can infect people through contact with cat faeces, poorly cooked meat, or contaminated water, and as many as one-third of the world’s population may be infected. The parasite doesn’t make us feel sick, but it forms cysts in the brain where it can remain for the rest of a person’s life. Some studies have linked infection with the parasite to slower reaction...
  • Senior Cat Keeps Pawing at Window in Shelter Until Someone Takes Her Home..

    07/28/2018 3:04:00 AM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 16AUG16 | Amy Bojo
    This kitty was 13 years old living a shelter life. Whenever someone walked by, she ran up and started pawing at the window, begging for some love. She kept hoping until someone would take her home.Courtesy: Tabby's PlaceSienna the cat was turned to the Tabby's Place, a cat sanctuary in Ringoes, New Jersey after her human passed away. She missed having a loving home and a companion so much that every time she heard someone go by, she ran to the window and begged for attention. As a senior cat, she has so much to offer.Courtesy: Tabby's PlaceSienna spotted...
  • Shelter Cat Gives Everyone Hugs and Won't Take No for an Answer

    07/23/2018 9:50:07 PM PDT · by vannrox · 46 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 18MAY18 | Amy Bojo
    Zorro the stray cat was eager to be loved but when he was brought to a shelter in Philadelphia, he could barely tolerate being touched. When staff found out what was bothering him, they soon discovered a cute little quirk that he does to everyone he meets. Pennsylvania SPCAZorro came to the Pennsylvania SPCA four months ago for a chance at a better life. "He was being fed by a Good Samaritan for some period of time, and he was so friendly that she was trying to find him a permanent home," Gillian Kocher Director of Public Relations of...
  • Security footage shows cats reacting to an earthquake before it hit an Osaka cafe

    07/23/2018 7:28:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 67 replies
    https://pickle.nine.com. ^ | 7/18 | Dannielle Maguire
    We’re not saying that every time your cat does something weird it’s a signal of an impending natural disaster, but you might want to start paying attention. Because, as this security footage shows, cats apparently have a sense for that kind of thing. This footage was take at the Cat Café Catchy in Japan, when an earthquake struck Osaka in June. Moments before the café started to shake, the cats seem to react to a loud noise or a thump. They jolt awake, looking around as if expecting to see what woke them from their naps. Then the building begins...
  • Family Saw Photos of Their Missing Cat on Shelter Page, Tearful Reunion After 2 Years...

    07/20/2018 9:33:43 PM PDT · by vannrox · 43 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 11APR17 | Amy Bojo
    A senior cat that had been missing for 2 1/2 years was reunited with his family after they found his pictures on a shelter's Facebook page. Meet Jimmy!Sue ZelitskyThe 15-year-old tabby cat was rescued and brought to West Milford Animal Shelter (in West Milford, New Jersey) on March 17. One of the volunteers saw him that night and wanted to help get him to a good home soon."Jimmy was picked up not far from West Milford Animal Shelter and brought in as a stray after the blizzard," RC of The Real Cats at West Milford Animal Shelter told Love...
  • Kitten Saved by Loving Dog Now is Part of Husky Pack...

    07/19/2018 5:09:40 PM PDT · by vannrox · 70 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 20JAN16 | Amy Bojo
    Rosie the rescue kitty was saved by a husky who changed her life forever! Now the kitty thinks she's part husky and is living her life in a pack with her canine buddies. Photo: @lilothehusky Rosie the kitten was found when she was 3 weeks old. Lilo the Husky dog took to her when she was very sick and brought her back to life. It was quite a miracle! (See: full story) Today Rosie is all grown up and is part of the husky clan of four. She goes on walks with her canine family and shares every adventure...
  • D.C. Cat-Counting Census to Cost $1.5 Million Over Three Years

    07/18/2018 6:43:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 17, 2018 | 12:35 PM EDT | Craig Bannister
    A three-year, $1.5 million effort to count the number of cats living in the nation’s capital launched Tuesday. The “DC Cat Count” census is being conducted a group of scientists and animal welfare organizations, the Washington Post reports. […] The results of the study will “facilitate data-driven cat population management” and improve the lives of both cats and other wildlife residing in D.C., the DC Cat Count website explains. …
  • Kitten with Special Needs Clings to Foster Dad for Love After He was Saved

    07/18/2018 12:11:45 AM PDT · by vannrox · 56 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | Jul 17 18 | Amy Bojo
    A teeny black kitten came to a veterinary clinic, in need of foster care. He was very wobbly and extremely tiny for his age. Danielle @fostercatsandkittensAbout a month ago, Gus the kitten was taken into The Poppy Foundation at Bonanza Cat Hospital in Las Vegas after he was found on the streets in the brutal summer temperatures. "It was thought that Gus had Cerebellar Hypoplasia because he was very unstable. He would fling his head around and showed all the signs of having this neurological disorder," Danielle, an avid foster based in Las Vegas, told Love Meow. "I have...
  • Russia’s ‘psychic’ cat Achilles predicts the winner of the opening World Cup game

    06/14/2018 7:09:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 14 June 2018 • 10:37am | Staff
    A Russian cat reputed to have psychic powers has predicted the result of the first game of the World Cup. Achilles, whose day job is catching mice at the St Petersburg's Hermitage Museum, plumped for his home nation of Russia, who play Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the tournament today. The feline garnered a reputation as a psychic last summer by predicting a number of results correctly in the Confederations Cup, which was also held in Russia. Yesterday Achilles, who is deaf, was presented to the world’s media for his first prediction of the tournament. The cat was...