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Adopt Me! Homer Wants to Make Himself at Home with You

Adopt Me! Homer Wants to Make Himself at Home with You

Originally posted 06/27/2014 02:30PM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month, and in honor of the wonderful rescue cats out there, we're introducing you to felines-in-waiting all throughout June. Today, we'd like you to meet Homer, a talkative 8-year-old tabby currently being cared for by the Home at Last Rescue of Berkeley, California.

These are the eyes of a curious cat. Though he may be a bit shy at first, when he's given the chance to relax, Homer is easygoing and affectionate.

When he wants attention, Homer is happy to let you know. "He will purr to no end with a little encouragement," reads his Adopt a Pet bio. "He loves to have his head, ears and belly rubbed and will quickly melt into a belly flop to have his soft underside pet."

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Who Needs a Dog? Watch This Cat Welcome Home Its Soldier Owner (Video)

Excited Cat Welcomes Home Its Soldier Owner (Video)

Originally posted 06/21/2014 03:50PM

We all love those videos of soldiers being welcomed home by their loving dogs, but this one of a cat doing the same thing takes it up a notch.

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Credit: Courtesy SPCA of Anne Arundel County
Adopt Me! Scratch Elaine's Ears and She'll Love You Forever | Animals & Pets, Pet News, Adoptable

Adopt Me! Scratch Elaine's Ears and She'll Love You Forever

Originally posted 06/20/2014 02:00PM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month, and in honor of the wonderful rescue cats out there, we're introducing you to felines-in-waiting all throughout June. Today, we'd like you to meet Elaine, a 7-year-old who arrived at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, two months ago.

Sadly, when Elaine's parents divorced recently, it changed everything for her. The domestic shorthair, described as a "snuggler," was given up to the shelter and is hoping to make a connection with a new owner soon.

This kitty definitely knows how to charm people. "Elaine is a love bug and sweetheart, rolled into one," says administrative coordinator Kristen Rygg. "She loves everyone, gets along with dogs and other cats, and has lived with children."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats
Credit: Courtesy Taylor Swift
Meet the Newest (Furry) Love of Taylor Swift's Life | Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's New Feline Friend Is Named for a TV Detective

Originally posted 06/19/2014 09:00AM

Me-WOW, Mariska Hargitay.

It appears that Taylor Swift has welcomed a new cat, and named her fab feline addition after Hargitay's most famous character: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's detective Olivia Benson.

On Wednesday, Swift shared an Instagram of a fluffy white kitten sitting sweetly in her lap with the simple caption, "Meet Olivia Benson." No confirmation on whether or not the cutie is actually her kitty, though the rest of the Twitterverse seems to think so.

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Credit: Eric Proctor
PHOTOS: See Grumpy Cat in Your Favorite Disney Movies

UpdatePosted 06/14/2014 10:10AM

The Daily Treat: See Grumpy Cat in Your Favorite Disney Movies

Originally posted 06/13/2014 01:00PM

What is Grumpy Cat's answer to every question ever?

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Is This Truly the Cat From Hell? | Animals & Pets, Pet News, Pet Videos, Unusual Pets

Is This Truly the Cat From Hell? Expert Tries to Decipher Feisty Feline

Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:05PM

In theory, it certainly seemed like a match made in heaven – the world's leading cat behaviorist and the world's craziest cat.

In reality, however, things turned out differently for Jackson Galaxy, host of the Animal Planet show My Cat From Hell, and a 22-lb. feline named Lux, who made headlines around the planet in March when he allegedly flipped out on his owners, forcing them to call 911 for help.

"In the 20 years I've been doing this, I've never met a cat like Lux," Galaxy tells PEOPLE of his time spent trying to help the troubled feline, which viewers can see in an episode airing on Saturday, June 14. "I can say without hesitation that Lux is the most complicated character I think I've ever dealt with."

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Filed Under: Cats, Pet News
Credit: Courtesy Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter
Adopt Me! Everdeen Is a Diva, in a Good Way | Animals & Pets, Pet News, Adoptable

Adopt Me! Everdeen Is a Diva, in a Good Way

Originally posted 06/13/2014 02:00PM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month, and in honor of the wonderful rescue cats out there, we're introducing you to felines-in-waiting all throughout June. Today, we'd like you to meet Everdeen, a 2-year-old cat living at the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter in Billings, Montana.

Everdeen is gorgeous – and she knows it! Therefore, she's happy to have you brush her to keep her looking pretty. The kitty isn't an over-the-top diva, though – she "prefers to take the Zen approach to life," says activities coordinator Melissa Anderson. "She will take a interest in anything you're doing but is perfectly happy hanging out and supervising the activities of the household."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats

The Daily Treat: Orange Is the New Black, as Told By Cats

Originally posted 06/10/2014 05:00PM

In May, a cat was busted for delivering a bag of marijuana to its owner's doorstep.

This is where those kinds of kitties do hard time.

Behold, Orange Is the New Black for the feline set – and man, is it ruff behind bars (watch the parody video, Tabby Is the New Cat, above). Dogs aren't even dumb enough to come during visiting hours.

Meet Piper Catman. She's in the clink (a.k.a. living life as an indoor cat) for money smuggling and is serving a sentence of nine lives (Re: she's never getting meow-t). Just like the ladies in Litchfield on the Netflix hit – which returned for a second season earlier this month – these kitty convicts are whack-a-doodles (but with whiskers). We're looking at you, Red the ginger kitty, who wields a cleaver like no cat we've ever seen.

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Watch a Baby Prairie Dog & Cat Become BFFs

VIDEO: Baby Prairie Dog and Cat Become the Best of Friends

Originally posted 06/09/2014 11:45AM

Friendship is magic.

Jason Hilt has had a baby prairie dog in his Auburndale, Florida, home for a few weeks now, and apparently, the little guy is getting on better than expected with Hilt's cat.

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Filed Under: Cats, Cute Pets, Pet Videos
Credit: Courtesy of Harvesthills.org
Adopt Me! Shy Cat Mystery Could Show His True Colors to You

Adopt Me! Shy Cat Mystery Could Show His True Colors to You

Originally posted 06/06/2014 12:30PM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month and in honor of the wonderful rescue cats out there, we're introducing you to pets-in-waiting all throughout June. Today, we'd like you to meet Mystery, a handsome boy living at the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg, Maine.

Like his name implies, Mystery is an interesting cat. "The way he looks at you," says kennel technician Genie Blodgett, "he's not afraid but he'll shy away a bit. Trying to get to know him has been very difficult. He's very mysterious."

While some cats reveal their true colors almost instantly, it's definitely been slowgoing with this 4-year-old who's been at the shelter for almost two years. "When people come in they think he's beautiful, but he'll say, 'I'm not interested in you' and turn away. There are people he likes and some he doesn't like."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats

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