Mini Cat Town Is Everything the World Needs Right Now

Admit it—we all want to live in a place called Mini Cat Town populated entirely by kittens. Fortunately, that place already exists in San Jose, California, and all of the kittens there need homes. March to October is known to those in the animal rescue community as kitten season. When the weather warms up, stray female cats go into heat and sixty days later give birth to litters of kittens. Shelters become overwhelmed with more baby kitties than they can … Read more

Your iHeartCats Purchases Helped Kittens Orphaned By Hurricane Harvey

Sarayo and Selena were just three weeks old when Hurricane Harvey brought them to Austin Pets Alive! (APA!). Safe and sound from the hurricane and flooding, these adorable siblings cuddled up in APA!’s kitten nursery, no longer scared and alone. The nursery specializes in caring for orphaned kittens, a pet population that typically faces euthanasia in traditional shelters because of the constant care and frequent feeding they need. In Austin, APA!’s kitten nursery provides a vital safety net for these babies, giving them … Read more

Over 100 Kittens Have Found Comfort In This Doting Rescue Dog

If Zuca was born to do one thing, it was to be a mother. When the rescue dog was found wandering the streets on her own, she was heavily pregnant and in need of help. Animal Control took her in, and she gave birth to her puppies in the comfort of a foster home. Zuca loved mothering her babies, and she was so good at it, she even became a surrogate mother to a few other puppies in need. Posted … Read more

Woman Adopts Lovable Stray Who Turns Out To Be “8-Cats-In-1” !

Cats have a way of prancing right into your heart and changing your life forever. Rachel – known as EnigmaWearingHeels on Imgur – had no intention of adopting a kitty until a petite ginger and white cutie appeared on her porch with a belly full of kittens. Before she knew it, Rachel was the pawrent of eight-cats-in-one!   Rachel fed the mama-to-be and offered her shelter inside her home. After enjoying her meal, the cat expressed her gratitude by purring and “making … Read more

Rescue Kittens Grow Up Together But Never Outgrow Their Favorite Bed

Siblings from Japan, Amelie and Canele, are inseparable best friends. They live with a loving family, but life wasn’t always as comfortable as it is today. They were rescued from an uncertain fate when they were two months old, and they’ve clung to each other through it all.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Rie (@riepoyonn) on Apr 29, 2017 at 4:49am PDT It didn’t take long for Amelie and Canele’s rescuers to realize their … Read more

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

Kitten Mills Are A Real Thing, And With Your Help, We Can Stop Them

Most people know about puppy mills. They may think they are “rescuing” a puppy from a mill by buying from a pet shop (they’re not), but at least they’re aware of the problem. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about kitten mills. Few people are aware of the existence of kitten mills and the terrible conditions cats are forced to live in for the sake of producing kittens that usually have more health problems than the average cat. Just like … Read more

Ingenious “Kitten Bjorn” Helps Shelters Socialize Feral Kittens

Get ’em while they’re young! That’s the key to transforming hissing, frightened feral kittens into snuggly, spoiled house cats. Thanks to a savvy seamstress, the Animal Rescue League of Boston now has the perfect tool to help them socialize their young feral rescues while still performing the necessary tasks of their hectic jobs. Introducing: the Kitty Bjorn! The shelter posted a photo of one of their technicians modeling the device to their Facebook page this past Friday. Ever since, local … Read more

The Purrfect Mother’s Day Gift Saves A Stray Mama Cat And Her Kittens

Flowers, chocolate, and jewelry are what you’d expect from Mother’s Day, but one lucky mom got a little something extra. Renee, the Feline Care Manager at Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters in Atlanta, Georgia, was in a difficult situation. She found a sick mother cat with a litter of kittens struggling to survive in Jasper County. Posted by Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters on Monday, May 15, 2017   Extremely dehydrated, the new mama was unable to care for her defenseless … Read more

Fierce Former Feral Cat Has Surprising Reaction To Foster Kittens

When feral cats are brought in from the street, the “solution” to their problems is usually euthanasia. They’re unaccustomed to being around humans, and scratching, biting, and hissing are their ways of communicating their distrust. But when an aging feral cat with advanced kidney disease was found in October of last year, his rescuers wanted a better future for him. The cat, later named Mason, was trapped as part of a Feral Fix-a-Thon that intended to help control the large … Read more