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PHOTO: When Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cuddles a Kitten, We All Win

UpdatePosted 09/13/2013 04:15PM

The Daily Treat: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cuddles a Kitten and We All Die Happy

Originally posted 09/13/2013 02:00PM

There's a lot to love about Joseph Gordon-Levitt: his charming turn in 500 Days of Summer; his determination to do the right thing in The Dark Knight Rises; his face. But just when you think you've hit peak JGL appreciation, the sexy star of Don Jon, which he also wrote and directed, gives us one more reason to pine over him: he cuddles with a kitten.

The actor adorably cradles the tiny furbaby in a new spread for the October issue of Out magazine, which he also covers. Inside, Gordon-Levitt heaps praise on his late brother Dan, who passed away in 2010, and talks about how his parents raised him to be compassionate.

"They both instilled into me and my brother the feeling that we're part of the world, and that that's important – that we're all connected and everyone's well-being is tied to each other," he says. "They're hippies, but they were not so much about being flower children as getting something done, trying to stop this war, or changing civil rights or the feminist movement – and they still are that way."

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UpdatePosted 09/09/2013 04:00PM

Men Dressed as Batman and Captain America Rescue Cat

Originally posted 09/09/2013 05:00PM

Who says superheroes aren't real?

When a Milton, W. Va., home caught fire, trapping a kitten inside, it was Batman and Captain America who came to the rescue.

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The Daily Treat: Mandy Moore Introduces Her New Rescue Cats

The Daily Treat: Mandy Moore Introduces Her New Rescue Cats

Originally posted 07/15/2013 02:05PM

Here's an Adams' Family we'd love to join!

Over the weekend, Mandy Moore and husband Ryan Adams became pet parents to two new rescue cats.

"Welcome Addison and Maddie to the Adams' Family!" the singer Tweeted on Sunday, posting a family photo with the furry pair. "[Thank You Los Angeles Animal Rescue] for allowing us to give them a home."

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The Daily Treat: Kitten Dressed as Mushroom Is What You've Been Missing

The Daily Treat: Kitten Dressed as Mushroom Is What You've Been Missing

Originally posted 07/13/2013 02:30PM

Who says couture can't be fashionable and practical?

A rescue kitten named Wasabi-chan is proving that statement true after photos of the itty-bitty furball went viral showing her dressed as a mushroom and in other adorable crocheted ensembles.

But the stylish kitty's purr-recious sartorial selection stemmed from necessity more than vanity. Wasabi-chan was attacked by a crow on June 2, reports Mashable, and suffered a fractured upper jaw and split tongue. She required a catheter to feed, but kept wiggling the tube out of her mouth. Thus, her owner, who goes by the Twitter handle @jessiepon, crafted a series of costumes to keep Wasabi-chan still during feedings.

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Brooke Burke-Charvet: My Cats 'Rule the House'

UpdatePosted 06/13/2013 04:30PM

Brooke Burke-Charvet: My Cats 'Rule the House'

Originally posted 06/13/2013 02:30PM

With four kids at home, Dancing with the Stars host Brooke Burke-Charvet has a full household. But if you ask her, it's really run by her other two little ones: cats Tazzy and Willow.

"They kind of rule the house," she tells PEOPLE of her pets, whom she rescued four years ago. "They love to lounge outside in the backyard. They love to eat. They love to hang on the couch with the kids. They kind of do whatever the heck they want to do in the house, to tell you the truth."

Though she originally intended to only bring home one cat, the star says she was swayed after meeting the pair of felines – to her children's delight.

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Cat Rescued After Spending Six Days Under the Rubble in Oklahoma

Cat Rescued After Spending Six Days Under the Rubble in Oklahoma

Originally posted 05/31/2013 01:30PM

Thanks to the efforts of a 13-year-old Boy Scout, what once was lost is now found in Moore, Okla.

Justin Hulme Rangel, who accompanied his Boy Scout troop from Texas to the site ravaged by a tornado on May 20, proved to be a savior for a couple whose cat Egor was presumed dead.

Rangel was searching through the remains of Geoff and Jo Humann's home on May 26 when he came upon a litter box, and correctly guessed Egor may have hidden in it.

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The 5 Best Animal Rescue Photos from Oklahoma

The 5 Best Animal Rescue Photos from Oklahoma

Originally posted 05/22/2013 05:45PM

Amid the death and destruction facing families left displaced by the tornado that struck several suburbs of Oklahoma on Monday, a handful of residents have been fortunate to return to the sites of their homes and come face-to-face with their furry friends.

Earlier in the week, Barbara Garcia was reunited with her missing dog during an on-camera interview, in which a member of the CBS News crew spotted her pup struggling to escape the debris.

Garcia's story is just one of many touching reunions, such as that of June Simson (above). Upon returning to the remains of her home, she discovered her cat, Sammi, covered in dirt but alive, standing atop the rubble.

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Adopt Us! Meet Three Kittens Who Will Steal Your Heart

Adopt Us! Meet Three Kittens Who Will Steal Your Heart

Originally posted 05/16/2013 02:00PM

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. Say hello to Oreo, Sunshine and Stripes – three adorable 8-week-old kittens who love causing trouble.

It's kitten season, so sweet faces like these are a dime a dozen at shelters across the country. Oreo, a black-and-white male, Sunshine, an orange female, and Stripes, a tabby male, recently came in as strays to the SPCA of Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., and have been causing quite the fuzz – er, fuss – ever since.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats
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Beth Stern: I'm Becoming a Crazy Cat Lady

Beth Stern: I'm Becoming a Crazy Cat Lady

Originally posted 04/20/2013 06:30PM

It's becoming an animal house for TV personality Beth Stern and her husband, America's Got Talent judge Howard Stern.

"I'm turning into one of those crazy cat ladies," Stern jokingly tells PEOPLE. "Right now my husband and I have four rescue cats from the North Shore Animal League and we will hopefully adopt a dog this summer. So we definitely have a full house of pets and I absolutely love it."

Stern, the host of Nat Geo Wild's new show Spoiled Rotten Pets, premiering on April 20, says she was "born with the love" for animals. In fact, her pets are her babies.

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Adopt Me! Nory Wants an Owner Who Respects Her Space

Adopt Me! Nory Wants an Owner Who Respects Her Space

Originally posted 04/11/2013 03:00PM

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. Meet Nory, a sweet cat who wants to be someone's companion.

When she arrived at the ASPCA in December, Nory had her paws full: she had recently birthed a litter of kittens, and was carefully tending to each one.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats

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