In a story full of dramatic twists, a Spokane woman trying to help a treed cat got help when an arborist rode in like the calvary. Then a nearly identical cat turned up at the scene and the woman is looking for the pair’s owner. We hope they are being missed by someone. Read more
A grateful woman sent a note of thanks to the firefighters who saved a kitten trapped for two days in a pipe. The FD came when no one else would, Read more
Trooper the cat gained international fame when he was found frozen to the ground in Newfoundland last winter. The cat and his friends recently met Canadian rock band Trooper, with whom they share a special relationship, at a concert venue. Read more
Holly Hedge Animal Shelter is caring for two young cats whose lives were saved when two bin men heard meowing from a taped up box about to be crushed in their trash truck. The beautiful kittens, thankfully, appear to be fine. Read more
The Monterey CA SPCA is caring for 51 live cats removed from a hoarder’s two properties. The discovery of 113 dead newborn kittens in the seizure has turned the case from one of a hoarder nabbing and then neglecting cats, to one with an overwhelming air of tragedy.
Ace was found in an Oregon parking garage, stuck in floor epoxy. The fire department, Salem Friends of Felines, Willamette Valley Animal Hospital and an Ace Hardware manager all came to his aid. Most of the adhesive has been removed and one of his rescuers will adopt him.
A Chicago family whose Savannah cat went missing 2,000 miles from home in La Jolla, CA has plastered the area with missing posters, hired a pet detective and offered a $5,000 reward. News coverage in the San Diego area has made this a high profile case. Read more
Schnookums had an immediate effect on patients when she went to work with her psychiatrist petmom, Laxmi Kathuria, who says “Where words fall short, a purr soothes away the pain.” Read more
Poll Results Run 60-40 Against Experiments that Kept Kittens in Darkness and Sewed Their Eyelids Shut
Despite public outcry against the kitten experiments, online poll results show 40% of respondents think there’s nothing wrong with that. The poll remains open; we include the link to vote for those who’d like to impact the results. Read more
Dingleberry? Really? Some pet owners opt for quirkiness over conventional when selecting monikers. Read more
Red Paw Emergency Relief Team celebrates a busy first year helping cats and dogs displaced by fires in Philadelphia. The Team saves lives and keeps pets out of shelters by caring for them until their families can reclaim them. Read more
Valerie Lubbock was told “I think you can thank your cat for saving your life,” as she left the hospital after her mastectomy. Read more