03:16 PM EDT 10/30/2014
Originally posted 09/03/2014 02:30PM
Labor Day weekend turned into a labor of love for one terminally ill Utah man.
He walked into the Humane Society of Utah with his best friend of 13 years – a cat named Nefertiti – and did something that would break any pet owner's heart: He gave her up.
The man, whose name is being withheld by the shelter, told a rescue worker he was dying and that his biggest fear was passing away in his home and leaving the cat uncared for, be it several days or more.
Originally posted 08/22/2014 01:15PM
Originally posted 08/19/2014 07:10PM
There are lots of things to be sad about these days (example: We're not having Ryan Gosling's baby) but Pixie the cat isn't bothered by any of them.
This 2-year-old feline, who resides in the U.K., has the eyes of a girl who just spent hours crying over a broken heart. But she's really as happy as a mid-nap cat – meaning her looks are purely for the benefit of others, like us.
"She's happy most of the time," the Persian cat's owner, Sophie Batt, says in an interview with the U.K. Daily Mail. "She's always playing or eating."
Originally posted 08/15/2014 05:25PM
A cat named Gizmo has only minor injuries after a nine-story fall at a Manhattan apartment building.
New York's Daily News reports Gizmo fell off a 12th-floor terrace on Tuesday. He crashed onto a third-floor landing and became wedged between a skylight and a wall.
Originally posted 08/12/2014 04:55PM
When Kellie Pickler gave up her cat for her allergic husband, she knew she'd have to get her feline fix elsewhere.
The country star has partnered with Meow Mix cat food to help local, less fortunate families feed the house cats of New York.
Originally posted 08/01/2014 11:00AM
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Boots, a handsome 6-year-old tabby who is destined to be an Instagram star.
This adorable guy has been at the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover, New Jersey, for quite a while after being plucked from an overcrowded shelter – and no one can figure out why.
"He is incredible: laid-back, friendly, affectionate, and likes other cats. He gives the best headbutts and loves to get massages," says development coordinator Abby Berenbak. "He has a fan following at the shelter where he is adored by the masses."
Originally posted 07/30/2014 05:30PM
Adopting a flea-bitten rescue cat may have been the best decision Matt Clayton has ever made.
Originally posted 07/29/2014 03:00PM
Originally posted 07/25/2014 09:30PM
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to extraordinary adoptable pets every week. Today, meet Sebastian, a 1-year-old cat that was rescued from a feral cat colony earlier this year.
No one knows exactly how this sweet, social boy ended up in a cat colony, where felines tend to be far less socialized. It's believed he was somehow lost or dumped there, but in April he found his way to the Pound Animal Welfare Society of Montclair, New Jersey, and he hasn't looked back since.
This playful guy has found ways to keep busy while waiting for his forever home. "He will hang upside down on his cat condo for attention and to play," says Kristina Olszewski from PAWS. "He loves his feather toys and lives for his treats."
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