Couple Rescues Cat Who “Walked Into Their Lives,” Then Learn She’s Been Hiding A Secret

Cat lovers know that kitties are often the ones to decide where they’re going to live, not the other way around. So when one couple agreed to take in a new feline friend who had chosen them, they had no idea that they were about to get more than they bargained for!   The Imgur user explained that the tabby just “walked into their lives out of the blue.” He and his wife named her Whiskey and decided that she … Read more

Death Metal Drummer Rescues Kitten From Hurricane Irma

Metal musicians may be tough on the outside, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have huge hearts on the inside! Donald Tardy, drummer for Obituary and Florida resident, noticed a kitten outside his neighbor’s house just before Hurricane Irma struck. He offered to help trap her to bring her in for safety, but the neighbors refused. Tardy recalled in a story by REVOLVER Magazine: “Since they didn’t care about this poor, little eight-week-old baby, I spent two hours with my traps … Read more

This Death Metal Drummer Rescued A Kitten From Hurricane Irma

Metal musicians may be tough on the outside, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have huge hearts on the inside! Donald Tardy, drummer for Obituary and Florida resident, noticed a kitten outside his neighbor’s house just before Hurricane Irma struck. He offered to help trap her to bring her in for safety, but the neighbors refused. Tardy recalled in a story by REVOLVER Magazine: “Since they didn’t care about this poor, little eight-week-old baby, I spent two hours with my traps … Read more

Orphaned Kitten Defies The Odds & Makes A “Super” Recovery

Part of each sale through the iHeartCats store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  In the words of Tommy’s House Animal Rescue: “We were asked to take in a sickly orphan kitty who was five weeks old! We named him Bobby after the vet on duty that day. Bobby had a severe upper respiratory infection, bad eye infections and initially tested positive for feline leukemia.   With great … Read more

5 Common Cat Behaviors And What They Actually Mean

Cats are unique creatures, and that’s why we love them! This also means that they exhibit some feline-specific behaviors, so it’s important for us to understand what they’re “telling” us in order to give them the best life possible. We here at iHeartCats got in touch with Dr. Michel Selmer, DVM, CTCVMP, to answer some questions for us. Also known as “The Caring Vet,” he offers traditional, holistic, integrative medical, surgical, and wellness care to his patients. He’s also the author of The … Read more

Cat Mom Builds A “Kitty Playhouse” So Her Felines Can Enjoy The Outdoors In Safety

When Bernie, who lives in Fallon, Nevada, realized that her cats were in danger by roaming outside, she was determined to solve the problem. The cat mom knew that coyotes, cruel humans, and even her neighbor’s unleashed dogs were constant threats to her beloved pets’ safety. So “out of desperation,” as she explains, Bernie came up with a genius solution: she built a huge “Kitty Playhouse” that her pets could access any time of the day or night!   Using … Read more

5 Things Every Cat Owner Should Have

We pet parents want the best for our cats, and we always try to be prepared. From nutritious food, to safe toys, to daily play sessions and beyond, it’s important to us to make sure that our felines are as happy and healthy as can be. But have you ever wondered whether something was missing in your home or in your kitty’s routine that may improve their well-being? We spoke with Dr. Michel Selmer, DVM, CTCVMP, to find out the top 5 … Read more

Hemingway House Staff Stays Behind To Care For 54 Resident Cats During Hurricane

Good news in Key West: the historic Ernest Hemingway House survived hurricane Irma with little damage, and its resident 54 polydactyl cats are safe, sound, and cared for, thanks to a handful of dedicated staff members. Ten employees chose to remain behind to care for the kitties, despite frightening predictions of dangerous weather, along with urging from actress Muriel Hemingway, the late writer’s granddaughter, to pack up the cats and evacuate. The actress begged manager Jacqui Sands in a video posted … Read more

Here’s How You Helped A Florida Shelter Save More Lives

Part of each sale through the iHeartCats store, such as from our Rescue Rebuild collection, is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  People always see the frontward face of animal shelters, but behind the scenes of every beautiful and spacious shelter is the intake-hold area. When animals arrive at shelters, they are usually quarantined for 10 to 14 days to let their vaccinations take effect and make sure … Read more

Postal Museum Is Seeking ‘Cat-pplicants’ For A Dozen Feline Positions

Do you have a motivated meower at home, or maybe your kitty just needs to start earning his keep? Well, the Postal Museum is calling for a dozen “Post Office Cats” – and they’ll be hiring one feline a month through September 2018! We should say up front that this gig isn’t paid. However, it does come with plenty of other perks: your kitty can work from home, he’ll get a fashionable hat, and lots of adoring social media fans. … Read more