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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted 04/11/2013 01:00PMHope someone's pushed back the call time on The Vampire Diaries set!
The CW show's leading lady, Nina Dobrev, Tweeted on Thursday about a late-night feline emergency.
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.
Originally posted 03/27/2013 02:15PM
Grumpy Cat's off-put expression is known far and wide – even The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder is a fan – but owner Tabatha Bundesen says the cat is quite the opposite in person.
"She's a normal cat. She's really sweet," Bundesen tells PEOPLE. "She sleeps like 18 hours a day."
Real name Tardar Sauce, Grumpy Cat became a phenomenon when Bundesen's brother Bryan posted a photo of her on Reddit.
Originally posted 03/21/2013 01:30PM
Things are not all purr-fect at the Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany's, which opened Wednesday night in New York City.
Only hours before the show's evening bow, it was announced that Montie, a black-and-white male that served as the play's main understudy, was fired after failing to obey instructions.
But "while there are others who are joining the production as understudies and covers, Montie will remain at the theater indefinitely," publicist Rick Miramontez said in a statement, a nod to Montie's owner, Babette Corelli, who is in charge of training cats for the show.
Originally posted 03/15/2013 02:30PM
"She's precious," he tells PEOPLE. "One gaze into those beautiful blue eyes of hers, and she's got you."
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