08:22 AM EDT 09/13/2014
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."
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.
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."
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.
Originally posted 06/13/2014 01:00PM
What is Grumpy Cat's answer to every question ever?
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."
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."
Originally posted 06/10/2014 05:00PM
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.
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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