Category: Cats

VIDEO: Firefighters Use Tiny Oxygen Mask to Save Cat Pulled from Fire

After extinguishing a house fire in St. Louis, Missouri, firefighters discovered a cat struggling to breathe. The cat, named Steven, had been home alone during the fire. The firefighters immediately took Steven outside and administered an oxygen mask specially designed for pets. Thanks to the swift efforts of rescue personnel, Steven has recovered from smoke inhalation and is reunited with his loving...

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Loving Pit Bull Becomes Foster Mom to More than 100 Orphan Kittens

When it comes to maternal instincts, pit bull Zuca is an expert! Having cared for nearly 100 orphan kittens in the last four years, Zuca has become the ultimate inspiration for adoption, and even has her own Instagram page. After losing her best friend, Stout the cat, to kidney disease in 2013, Zuca became depressed and lethargic until owner Ronda Layne decided to foster Monkey the kitten from an animal shelter in Portland, Oregon. As a rescue animal herself, Zuca has stepped up to the responsibility of nurturing boxfulls of abandoned kittens until they grow old enough to be adopted...

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United Suspends Flying Animals in Cargo, is Reviewing Animal Policy after Dog Mix-Ups and Death

Following several major incidents involving animals, United Airlines is temporarily suspending all pet transport inside the cargo holds of its airplanes. Although they will honor existing bookings, they will not accept new reservations. “We are conducting a thorough and systematic review of our program for pets that travel in the cargo compartment to make improvements that will ensure the best possible experience for our customers and their pets,” said a statement released by the airline this week. “To achieve this outcome, we will partner with independent experts in pet safety, comfort and travel.” This follows the death of a 10-month-old French...

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VIDEO: Woman Quits Her Day Job to Foster Kittens Full Time

Fostering kittens is hard work — and nobody knows that better than Chrissy Morris, who dedicated her home to caring for rescued cats from her local shelter. But it’s also a dream job. That’s one reason Chrissy quit her day job to care for these cats in need. And while the adorable felines with their “kitten emergencies” can be a handful, she says that nothing else could make her so happy. Thank you, Chrissy, for saving these kitties and giving them the loving care they so desperately...

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Cruelty Free ‘Clean Meat’ will Soon be Available in Pet Food

Cruelty-free meat for our pets is on the way, with biotech company Wild Earth, Inc. about to release a new pet kibble developed entirely from cultured proteins. Their first product line is made from a fungus called koji, which is renewably sourced and environmentally friendly. Used by humans for centuries, the fungus can yield simple and clean proteins and carbohydrates. “Wild Earth has found a novel way to deliver protein and will have a great nutritional profile, to meet the same requirements as meat-based pet foods,” says Wild Earth chief veterinary officer Dr. Ernie Ward. “Pet lovers want healthy, humane,...

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VIDEO: This Handsome Rescue Cat Runs His Own Hotel

 The Algonquin Hotel in New York City has a long-standing tradition of “employing” a resident cat known as “The Algonquin Cat.” The unique tradition dates back to the 1930’s, when the hotel took in a stray cat named Billy who wandered into the lobby. Since then, the hotel has had seven Hamlets and three Matildas. All of the Hamlets at the Algonquin have been orange tabbies, and all of the Matildas have been ragdolls. The current cat in residence is an orange tabby named — surprise! — Hamlet. He’s the eighth of his namesake and the eleventh Algonquin Cat....

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VIDEO: Stray Kitten Roams into Yard to Find Food — Then His Life Changes Forever

When a kitten was spotted searching for food outdoors in Jackson County, WV, just weeks before Christmas, rescuers from Operation Fancy Free knew they had to act fast. They set traps in hopes of catching the tiny fuzzball before temperatures dropped dangerously low. Once they caught the kitten, they took him to the vet. Much to his relief, they shaved off his matted and knotted fur. The kitten, named Sid, was initially very shy around humans due to his limited contact with them – he’d most likely spent his entire life as a stray prior to being rescued. His...

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