Category: Cats

VIDEO – ‘Frowny’ Street Cat Finally Smiles, Thanks to Rescuers

Meet Barney, a 6-year-old alley cat who was rescued on the streets of Montreal after surviving a harsh winter. In pretty bad shape, this kitty was taken straight to Chatons Orphelins Montreal for some much-needed medical care. As well as coping with parasites, ear mites and an eye infection, one of Barney’s ears was frozen and is now permanently folded. He also tested positive for FIV. Barney’s numerous battle scars and several missing teeth were evidence of his difficult life as a stray. Despite his rough condition, Barney was friendly and cooperative during treatment, greeting staff and volunteers with meows when...

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‘Hell’s Kitty’ Movie to Premiere at Chinese Theater in Hollywood to Benefit Cats

In a blend of horror and comedy, Hell’s Kitty, based on the original web series, tells the story of a man, Nick, and his cat named Angel whose inseparable bond leads the bloodthirsty feline into a spiral of possessiveness. This isn’t typical pet jealousy. Angel, who strays further and further from her namesake as the movie goes on, poses a deadly threat to Nick’s human companions as she resorts to gruesome strategies to maintain his affections. The film stars writer Nicholas Tana as Nick, and features appearances from legendary actors like Lee Meriwether (the original Catwoman), Dale Midkiff (Pet Sematary), Michael...

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Kitten Rescued After Hanging by the Neck Under Crawlspace for Hours

It was a lucky end to a harrowing day for a kitten trapped, hanging by her neck in the crawlspace of a house in Saginaw County, Michigan, last week. Courtney Neiderquill returned home from work on the 9th of February and could hear the cries of a distressed kitten. Tracing the sound to a cupboard under the kitchen sink, she discovered a small kitten stuck under the floorboards, its head trapped in a hole. “We looked under the cupboard and you could see there was a tiny hole and its head was popping up through it,” Neiderquill said. Unable to get...

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Vets Called on to ‘Fix’ Cat Overpopulation in the May Spay Challenge

Kitten season is coming. Unfortunately, “kitten season” does not mean happy, loved kittens posing for selfies in warm, caring homes. It means an unmanageable influx of cats brought to shelters and a significant portion of them being put down because of overcrowding. In response, a national nonprofit is preparing for its annual campaign to address the issue. Alley Cat Rescue (ACR) is ramping up for their May Spay Challenge. The Challenge calls on veterinarians to pledge to spay or neuter at least one feral cat each week in May. “Veterinarians are an important part of trap-neuter-return and many cat caretakers...

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VIDEO: Couple Adopts 21-Year-Old Cat Abandoned at Vet, Gives Him the Life He Deserves

 The future looked bleak for a thin and malnourished 21-year-old cat named Tigger when he was abandoned at a veterinary office. Circumstances brightened for the senior kitty, however, when he was adopted by a woman named Adriene and her boyfriend. Despite discovering shortly after adopting him that Tigger suffered from kidney failure and had a tumor, Adriene resolved to provide him with the highest quality of life possible. Although Tigger was terminally ill, being under Adriene’s care restored his energy and vitality to levels typical of a cat half his age. The fortunate feline celebrated his 22nd birthday with...

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VIDEO: Kitten Acts as ‘Guide Cat’ for His Blind Twin Brother

When a kind woman found two stray kittens in her yard, she began feeding them to ensure that they didn’t starve. Shortly thereafter, she made a discovery. The three-week-old brothers had noticeable abnormalities in their eyes, prompting the woman to take them to the vet. The kittens, named Stevie and Isaac, were born with deformed eyelids, causing irreversible damage to their pupils. To avoid infections, they underwent surgeries to remove their blind eyes. Luckily, the vet was able to save Isaac’s one good eye by reconstructing his eyelid. The kittens recovered quickly and were back to playing less than...

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Tiny Kitten Dumped at Pet Supply Store Gets Second Chance Thanks to This Woman

Only four days old and weighing just 80 grams, a tiny kitten was dumped at a pet store in a tissue box. With eyes still closed, her body riddled with fleas and covered in dirt, the helpless kitten had very low odds of surviving. Staff at the pet shop called animal control for help and the ginger was fortunate enough to be handed over to experienced cat lover and foster carer Hannah Shaw.   Known online as the Kitten Lady, Shaw’s project provides educational and training resources to help shelters and individuals provide the best possible care for orphaned kittens....

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