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

This Cat Arcade May Be The Coolest Animal Rescue You’ve Ever Seen!

Cat lovers, gamers, and caffeine fiends alike can find common ground at The Catcade, Chicago’s brand new arcade-themed cat cafe. In fact, the grand opening is today! This cool concept provides digital entertainment for patrons of all ages while they enjoy refreshments, and – most importantly – socialize with adoptable cats! A post shared by The Catcade (@thecatcade) on Aug 15, 2017 at 11:14am PDT Founded by couple Chris Gutierrez and Shelly Casey, the Catcade is equipped with nostalgic arcade machines and … Read more

Epic 31-Pound Cat Draws Fans To Local Animal Shelter

Mr. Handsome, a 31.4-pound cat who was brought to the Chatham County Animal Shelter in Pittsboro, North Carolina as a stray, has become very popular. In fact, the shelter has decided to hold a sort of lottery to decide who will get to adopt him if he is not claimed by his owners by Monday morning. (Anybody interested in adopting the colossal kitty must submit an application, with vet references, from Monday, July 24 at noon through Wednesday, July 26 at … Read more

Discussion: Are Some Shelters/Rescues Making It Too Hard To Adopt Pets?

It has become widely known that millions of dogs and cats get euthanized every year (about 7.6 million, to be specific) due to overcrowding in shelters. As movements and activists urge potential pet parents to “adopt don’t shop,” working to minimize the wasteful death of innocent animals, caring people everywhere have opted to find their furry friends at shelters and rescues rather than pet stores and breeders. Now that “rescuing” is a popular thing to do, animal shelters and rescues may have more say in choosing … Read more

Woman Dies Suddenly, Leaves “Meticulous Records” Of Her 33 Cats

Most cat lovers are dedicated to giving their cats the best lives possible, but 65-year-old Loma Kenner dedicated her entire life to her cats. In the 1990’s, she was living in Sacramento, California with 25 feline family members, until the city passed an ordinance that prohibited locals from owning more than four pets.   “Moose is approximately 2 years old and is slowly coming out of his shell. He likes chin rubs and doesn’t mind other cats or dogs.” Download an adoption application by … 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

Shelter Cats Visit Seniors Who Can’t Have Pets

In Bangor, Maine, the Cats On Laps program brings adoptable cats to visit the residents of the Phillips Strickland House, a senior home. The kitties, who reside at the Bangor Humane Society, get to enjoy the outing, while the senior residents, who can no longer care for pets, get to spend time with their furry friends. Not only does this brighten up everyone’s day, but it helps socialize the cats in preparation for adoption. How cute is this?! Former BHS foster … Read more

Newly-Opened Cat Maternity Ward Is In Need Of Kitten Nurses

Just in time for “Kitten Season,” a new feline maternity ward opened in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control Shelter is running the new nursery, thanks to an $11,000 grant from the ASPCA. It opened in the beginning of April, and they’re looking for volunteer nurses to care for, cuddle, and feed the babies. “All types of volunteers (over age 18) are welcome and the shelter plans to train them in the fine art of bottle feeding weeks-old kittens,” explains a … Read more

This Shelter Is Looking For Volunteers… To Cuddle Kittens

Miami-Dade Animal Services (MDAS) in Florida is looking for volunteers to do what may be the best job ever: cuddle kittens! This is a foster position to help the influx of abandoned kittens that usually accompanies the spring season. In addition to snuggling, volunteers will be trained to bottle feed the babies, and will be equipped with a care kit that contains heating pads, feeding bottles, and a kitten milk replacer, according to WSVN. The news story also reports: “MDAS will schedule … Read more

Special Needs Cat Is Finally Adopted After Spending 7 Years In A Shelter

Scrubbles the cat has had some lousy luck in life, but things are finally looking up for him in a major way. After spending 6 1/2 years as a beloved, but seemingly unadoptable resident at the Sequoia Humane Society (SHS) in Eureka, California, Scrubbles finally has a home to call his own – complete with two humans and two canines. Adopted!!! WOW what can be said about Scrubbles other than he is the perfect cat-cat! Scrubbles had a precarious start… Posted … Read more