Family Cat Provides Crappy Addition To Elf On Shelf

Cats are precious darlings to be showered with hugs and kisses, but sometimes the feline dears make it very hard for humans not to lose their cool. The Wright Family learned this in a disgusting turn of holiday events… Katie Wright, mother to four-year-old Oscar and two-year-old Kiki, saw Oscar really getting into the wonder of the holiday season and decided this was the year to debut the iconic Elf on the Shelf in her home. She knew she shouldn’t … Read more

Shelter Comes Up With Purrfect Solution For Senior Cat Who Loves Being Held

Dougie is a 15-year-old ginger cat who LOVES to be held. According to a post on the Facebook page of Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland: “When he’s not being held, Dougie’s meow can be heard from galaxies far away.” The shelter needed to think creatively to allow Dougie to be held while the staff still got work done around the shelter. According to the Facebook post: “We thought creatively and decided a baby bjorn allowed Robert [Weimer] to both hold … Read more

Why Does My Cat Trill?

Cat Communication Cats can communicate verbally in many ways. They can meow, purr, chatter or trill.  Cats have vocalizations that seem to have been tailored for use specifically for interaction with humans and not typically with other cats.  For example when scientist monitor interactions between adult feral cats, many of the sounds and vocalizations that are a part of our daily routine our cats never use. Unsocialized adult cats, living wild, might hiss or growl at one another, but seldom … Read more

5 Ways Your Cats Are Telling You They’re Unhappy

Our cats live with us and make us smile. We want to do the best we can for them, but since they don’t exactly speak the same language we do, sometimes it is hard to tell if they are truly happy. Here are some tips to help you “speak cat” and check the mental health of a cat in your life. 1. Cats that do nothing but lie around. Seems normal, right? Well, not exactly. Cats in a home can be … Read more

Kitten Found Paralyzed & Barely Alive Gets A Second Chance, Thanks To Customers Like You!

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.  Noel was a feral kitten found outside on a cold December day, thin, paralyzed and freezing. A good Samaritan rescued and took him to a local animal neurology center. There, they gave Noel life-saving treatment. He spent months in his foster home going through physical therapy and medical treatment so that he would … Read more

How Your Purchases Feed Rescue Cats & Help Save Dozens Of Feline Lives

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.  Alexander, a semi-feral cat, was found in someone’s garage in 2014. He had been shot in the leg, and the person who found him brought him to her veterinarian and was very kind to have his leg tended to surgically. Baton Rouge Community Cats took him in, and he now resides at a … Read more

Rescue Tabby Carries On 80+ Year Tradition Of Being This Hotel’s Resident Cat

The staff at the Algonquin Hotel in New York have a special tradition: since the 1930’s, they’ve always had a resident cat living in the hotel! The first feline to call the place home was a stray orange tabby who let himself into the lobby. Though originally named Rusty, actor John Barrymore, who stayed the hotel, decided to bestow the dignified name of Hamlet on the kitty, instead! Since then, all the male cats who’ve lived in the hotel have … Read more

Woman Gets A Tattoo Of Her Cat With Ink Made From His Hair

How far would YOU go to make your kitty part of your life forever? Kathrin Toelle, a model from Germany, wants to keep her beloved Maine Coon, Gizmo, “under her skin” forever through the ink of an innovative tattoo! A post shared by 🐺MAKANI TERROR 🐺 (@makaniterror) on Feb 2, 2018 at 11:24am PST No stranger to permanent body art, Toelle learned about a service called Skin46, which “extracts medically clean carbon out of the hair of your loved ones,” … Read more

New Holiday Celebrates Drinking Wine With Your Cat For An Entire Week

Wine. Cats. A week of boozy bliss. Now this is the kind of holiday we’ve been waiting for! Offers.com has declared the week of February 19th-23rd to be National Drink Wine with Your Cat Week, and we say: it’s about time! This week encompasses the pre-existing National Drink Wine Day (February 18th) and Love Your Pet Day (February 20th), and it wraps both holidays into one big celebration! A post shared by Pet Winery (@petwinery) on Dec 11, 2017 at 9:42am PST Of course, our … Read more

Cat Clings To Woman Who Can’t Take Him Home, So She Helps Him Find The Purrfect Family

A tabby cat was waiting to be adopted, but a comfortable cat condo inside a small pet shop couldn’t make up for what he missed most—having a home. The big cat loved to cuddle, and when a couple of cat lovers stopped to give him attention, he took full advantage of the opportunity. Andy Brumagen and his fiance Jessica Parken couldn’t walk past the adoptable cat without saying hello, but they never expected to make an instant connection. As soon … Read more