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Adopt Me! Juliette Wants to Be Your Purr-manent Office Mate

Adopt Me! Juliette Wants to Be Your Purr-manent Office Mate

Originally posted 05/30/2014 05:00PM

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 Juliette, a 3-year-old calico who is an office cat at the Upper Valley Humane Society in Enfield, New Hampshire.

Looking for those missing paperclips or rubber bands? Ask Juliette. It's highly likely that she's batted them under a desk somewhere. The cat has been at the shelter for nearly two years, and in that time she's explored every nook and cranny of the office she shares with office manager Michelle Laramie. Besides being a pro at swiping office supplies, Juliette loves to be involved in whatever tasks are at hand.

"She's usually sitting on whatever Michelle is working on, the payroll that she's trying to work on," says executive director Deborah Turcott. "She's quite adventurous. We had to put a screen up to keep her from escaping the room."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats
Hero Cat Update: The Attack Dog Has Been Euthanized

Hero Cat Update: The Attack Dog Has Been Euthanized

Originally posted 05/25/2014 12:35PM

The dog who attacked a 4-year-old boy – which lead to a heroic encounter with a cat named Tara – has been euthanized.

Sources at an Bakersfield, California, animal shelter confirm that Scrappy died on Saturday, reports TMZ.

Meanwhile, the brave and stunning Tara has been thrust into the spotlight since the video of the vicious dog attack went viral earlier this month. Just last week, she threw the first pitch at a minor league baseball game (or so she tried) alongside the boy she saved, Jeremy Triantafilo.

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Filed Under: Animals & Pets, Cats
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Meet a Mountain-Climbing Rescue Cat | Cute Pets, Pet News, Talented Pets, Unusual Pets

The Daily Treat: Meet a Mountain-Climbing Rescue Cat

Originally posted 05/23/2014 04:30PM

Purr-fect is the best way to describe Craig Armstrong's unique mountain-climbing partner.

He adopted the stunning black feline named Millie from an animal shelter in Park City, Utah, and she is all he ever wanted in a sidekick.

"I go on a lot of weekend climbing adventures. I always figured when I have a pet friend, I'll take her with me," Armstrong tells Bored Panda. "It never seemed odd to me, just seems like something I'd do with my pet, take her places."

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New Zealand Cat Delivers Free Bag of Marijuana to Owner's Doorstep

New Zealand Cat Delivers Free Bag of Marijuana to Owner's Doorstep

Originally posted 05/23/2014 12:00PM

Hero Cat, meet Stoner Cat.

A New Zealand woman was shocked on Sunday when she discovered her beloved pet was celebrating 4-tabby: The cat had left her a small bag of marijuana right outside her front door.

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You Have to See Billy Corgan's 'Rock 'n' Roll Cats' | Billy Corgan

UpdatePosted 05/23/2014 07:00AM

Billy Corgan Poses with His 'Rock 'n' Roll Cats'

Originally posted 05/22/2014 07:30PM

Billy Corgan is proud of his adopted pets.

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Watch the Hero Cat Throw Out First Pitch at Minor League Baseball Game

UpdatePosted 05/21/2014 10:55AM

Hero Cat Throws Out the First Pitch at a Minor League Baseball Game

Originally posted 05/21/2014 10:30AM

A cat that became famous for saving a central California boy from a dog attack threw the first pitch Tuesday night at a Bakersfield Blaze baseball game – or at least she tried.

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Filed Under: Animals & Pets, Cats, Sports

UpdatePosted 05/20/2014 09:45AM

10 Hero Pets Who Ran Off with Our Hearts

Originally posted 05/19/2014 03:15PM



Now here's a question we're sure nobody's asked Tara, the cat who has been applauded the world over for saving a 4-year-old boy from a vicious dog: Have you ever considered an acting career?

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Meet the World's Oldest Living Cat, 24-Year-Old Poppy | Animals & Pets, Cats, Pet News, Talented Pets, Unusual Pets

UpdatePosted 05/19/2014 05:30PM

The Daily Treat: Meet the World's Oldest Living Cat, 24-Year-Old Poppy

Originally posted 05/19/2014 02:45PM

Basically, 1990 was a big year for cats. Paula Abdul danced with MC Skat Kat in her popular music video for "Opposites Attract," her dance jam that hit No. 1 in February, and Janet Jackson sang about a hard-living "Black Cat."

And then, of course, Poppy the cat was born.

Twenty-four years later, the elderly kitty from Bournemouth, England, has become a superstar in her own right: She's been named the oldest living feline by Guinness World Records following the death last year of 23-year-old Pinky the cat from Kansas.

What's her secret to longevity? A solid diet and lots of exercise says her owner, accountant Jacqui West, who also shares her home with four other felines, two rabbits and a hamster.

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Tara the Hero Cat Practicing for Her Baseball Debut

UpdatePosted 05/19/2014 03:00PM

Tara the Hero Cat Practicing for Her Baseball Debut

Originally posted 05/19/2014 01:35PM

Judging by her heroic purr-formance that went viral last week, we're sure Tara the cat is going to nail it when she helps throw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game this week.

But really: If you saw the way she protected 4-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo during a vicious dog attack, you get it. (And if you missed it, watch the video below.)

Still, the hero cat is clocking in plenty of prep time before she takes the field at Tuesday's Bakersfield Blaze game in California.

"TARA THE HERO CAT has been practicing for her first pitch on Tuesday!" the team's Twitter account announced Sunday.

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Filed Under: Cats, Hero Pets
Hero Cat's Mom: She Used to Guard Our Son in His Crib

Hero Cat's Mom: She Used to Guard Our Son in His Crib

Originally posted 05/16/2014 10:00AM

Erika Triantafilo says that while Tara the hero cat had never been quite so heroic before this week – famously body slamming a neighbor's dog who viciously attacked her 4-year-old son Jeremy – she was not completely surprised by Tara's protective actions.

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