Category: Cats

VIDEO: Rats Help Raise Rescue Kittens at This Cat Cafe

Unusual bonds have formed between rats and kittens at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe. It all started when Ivory, a white rat, became a foster parent to a kitten named Ebony. Ebony suffered from an illness contagious among cats, but still needed companionship. Because rats are immune to feline leukemia, Ivory was a perfect match. The unlikely pair were inseparable until Ebony lost her battle at four months old. Ivory continued to fulfill a parental role at the cat cafe after losing his companion. His next task was to help a mother feline care for her litter. Ivory’s affectionate demeanor quickly earned him...

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VIDEO: This Cat May Have One Eye and A Snaggletooth, But He’s Absolutely Beautiful

Born with only one eye and a malformed jaw that caused him to have a snaggletooth, Willie stood out from the other kittens in his litter — but when cat lover Kristen first laid eyes on him, she knew they were meant for one another.  Kristen thought he was adorable and gave him a forever home! Despite his physical differences, Willie is healthy and happy. Kristen shares her bed with Willie and they snuggle to sleep together every night. The two are clearly devoted to one another. Kristen wears a necklace displaying Willie’s baby snaggletooth; and he not only checks...

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Tiny Kitten Found at Gas Station Can’t Stop Snuggling with Rescuer – Who Was Also Abandoned At Birth

Andy, a 6-week-old kitten, was found abandoned at a gas station by Moonglade Rose and her partner. When they found Andy, he was in terrible condition and could barely breathe. But the pair were determined to revive the kitten — so despite his dire situation, they took him home and began nursing him back to health. Moonglade didn’t leave Andy’s side for the first two nights to make sure he was recovering and to keep him company. Sometimes we all need a little love to recover — Andy certainly did. He would cry out for her in the night if...

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VIDEO: Trash Man Rescues the Tiniest Kitten Trapped in Garbage Truck

Mark G. was on the job in Media, Pennsylvania, emptying trash bins into his truck when he noticed something quite unusual — movement coming from inside one of the bags. The kind trash worker opened the bag, and found a tiny calico kitten trapped inside. Mark immediately called animal control, and the lucky kitty was soon taken in by Providence Animal Center. The baby feline was too small to be adopted right away, so workers at the center — who lovingly named her Grundgetta after Oscar the Grouch’s girlfriend — cared for her until she was old enough to...

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How Having an Animal Companion Makes You A Healthier Human

We all know the old saying, “A dog is man’s best friend,” and according to research, this is true in more ways than one. Not only do dogs make loyal and loving companions, but they also help you live longer and can lower your risk of heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, having a dog can help you get more exercise. A study of 5,300 Japanese subjects found that dog owners were 54 percent more likely to get the recommended amount of daily physical activity than non-dog owners. Taking your dog on walks isn’t only good for...

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VIDEO: Tiny Kittens Thrown in Garbage Rescued In the Nick of Time

When rescuers got a tip that crying sounds were coming from a garbage can in Chios, Greece, they weren’t afraid to get dirty and investigate. Upon arriving at the scene and hearing the cries firsthand, one of the team’s volunteers lowered himself right into the deep trash receptacle to help. He pulled out the plastic bag the sounds were c0ming from, and the team proceeded to unwrap the layers of garbage to reveal not just one kitten, but a whole litter of newborns just a day old. Thankfully, the kittens were still alive, and are being well cared for...

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VIDEO: Cat Refuses to Stop Pawing at the Glass…Until She Finally Gets Her Wish

Sienna the cat found herself suddenly without a family when her human passed away. Sent to Tabby’s Place sanctuary in Ringoes, NJ, she was given a comfortable space and was well cared for — but clearly, she missed having the constant human companionship of a forever home. Every time a visitor stopped by, Sienna would press herself against the window and wave her paws as if to say, “Here I am…take me home with you!” When a woman named Terri came to the sanctuary and saw the kitty’s adorable plea, she could not say no. Now named Chloe, the...

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