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Mystery Cats Become Known When One is Treed and Rescued: Owner is Sought

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

Woman Expresses Thanks to Fire Department That Rescued Kitten

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 Meets Trooper

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

Trash Men Save Boxed Kittens Just in The Nick of Time

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

Monterey County SPCA Deals With Cats From Tragic Hoarding Case Seizure

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.

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Ace the Kitten Gets Out of a Sticky Situation and Finds a Home

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.

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Family Offers $5k Reward for Missing Cat

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: Psychiatric and Behavioral Therapy Cat Shows Value of Animal Companionship

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

Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2012 Revealed

Dingleberry? Really? Some pet owners opt for quirkiness over conventional when selecting monikers. Read more

A Year Spent Helping Pets Displaced By Fires

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

Bindi: Cat Detects Breast Cancer and Saves Her Petmom's Life

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

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