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  • Family Saw Photos of Their Missing Cat on Shelter Page, Tearful Reunion After 2 Years...

    07/20/2018 9:33:43 PM PDT · by vannrox · 33 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 11APR17 | Amy Bojo
    A senior cat that had been missing for 2 1/2 years was reunited with his family after they found his pictures on a shelter's Facebook page. Meet Jimmy!Sue ZelitskyThe 15-year-old tabby cat was rescued and brought to West Milford Animal Shelter (in West Milford, New Jersey) on March 17. One of the volunteers saw him that night and wanted to help get him to a good home soon."Jimmy was picked up not far from West Milford Animal Shelter and brought in as a stray after the blizzard," RC of The Real Cats at West Milford Animal Shelter told Love...
  • Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Ian McKellen Cast in Movie Version of ‘Cats’

    07/20/2018 7:14:23 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Variety ^ | July 20, 2018 | Henry Chu
    Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen have been cast in Working Title’s upcoming movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash musical “Cats.” Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of “The King’s Speech,” will direct “Cats,” which is set to begin shooting in Britain in November. The screenplay by Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”) is based on Lloyd Webber’s musical, which was itself adapted from a book of children’s poems by T.S. Eliot. Hudson, who won an Oscar in 2007 for her breakout role in “Dreamgirls,” will play Grizabella, the former “glamour cat” who falls on hard times and gets...
  • D.C. Cat-Counting Census to Cost $1.5 Million Over Three Years

    07/18/2018 6:43:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 17, 2018 | 12:35 PM EDT | Craig Bannister
    A three-year, $1.5 million effort to count the number of cats living in the nation’s capital launched Tuesday. The “DC Cat Count” census is being conducted a group of scientists and animal welfare organizations, the Washington Post reports. […] The results of the study will “facilitate data-driven cat population management” and improve the lives of both cats and other wildlife residing in D.C., the DC Cat Count website explains. …
  • Pussy Riot claim responsibility for World Cup final pitch invasion

    07/16/2018 10:47:36 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    http://www.sportingnews.com/ ^ | 7/15/18 | Jon Fisher
    The World Cup final was interrupted on Sunday by four pitch invaders dressed in suits, in a concerted action claimed by Pussy Riot. The intruders entered the field at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, causing a brief stoppage in the game between France and Croatia in the 52nd minute. The quartet were allowed to high-five members of the French team before being accosted and unceremoniously dragged off the playing surface. Russian protest group Pussy Riot quickly claimed responsibility in a tweet which read: "Right now, there are four members of the band in the World Cup final." The punk rock...
  • Anti-communist Polish academic upstaged by his cat in interview about current political tensions

    07/08/2018 3:48:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2018
    What should have been a serious interview about political tensions in Poland has become an Internet sensation after a leading academic was upstaged by his attention-seeking cat . Dr Jerzy Targalski, a leading Polish academic and a former anti-communist opposition activist, was giving an interview to Dutch television broadcaster NTR when his cat Lisio decided he wanted to get in on the action.
  • Feline so sleepy! Weary moggies give a masterclass in CAT NAPS proving they can doze off... anywhere

    07/05/2018 6:03:14 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08:24 EDT, 3 July 2018 | Updated: 11:05 EDT, 3 July 2018 | Xantha Leatham For The Daily Mail
    There’s nothing like an afternoon snooze to get you through the day. But these moggies have truly taken the phrase ‘cat nap’ to heart. This brilliant selection of photographs show Britain’s felines fast asleep in a range of bizarre positions. They were all provided by the charity Born Free, who raise awareness about the plight of the world’s most endangered big cats. Cat lovers across Britain have taken pictures of their pets in the most bizarre positions, including this feline who looks particularly relaxed in its bedAnother cat is pictured here going down for a nap in a plant pot,...
  • Dallas woman says she killed husband for beating their pet cat (TX)

    06/03/2018 3:34:19 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 3, 2018 | FOX News Staff
    A Dallas woman told police she shot and killed her husband because he was beating the family cat, according to investigators. Neighbors said they were shocked to hear Mary Harrison, 47, had been charged with murder in the slaying of her 49–year-old husband Dexter Harrison Saturday morning. “A man got shot over a cat? It’s kind of crazy,” neighbor Carl Phillips told KTVT. “It’s unbelievable. A man loses his life over a cat. I mean, people love their pets, but it ain’t that serious… to die for a cat.” Dallas police were dispatched to the Harrison home in response to...
  • Muscly feline known as 'Buff Cat' wins 14,700 admirers with his toned physique and [tr]

    06/01/2018 5:34:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2018 | Liz Dunphy
    Gym heads and jocks may hiss with envy when they see this giant cat with its power paws, enormous shoulders and post-workout swagger. The furry feline was filmed prowling around the streets of Montreal, Canada and it has built up a dedicated cult following. Buff cat had such an impact on those who saw him that someone set up a Twitter account in his honour which has amassed 14.7k followers. Some people suggested on Twitter that the cat is morbidly obese and perhaps Buff Cat needs to spend a more time on the treadmill, and less time slurping up protein...
  • Curious Cat Hangs on to Van at 60 mph

    05/23/2018 10:50:55 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 29 replies
    KETV Newswatch 7 - Omaha, NE ^ | 5/22/2018 | Chinh Doan
    OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska Humane Society said staff had never seen anything like this until KETV NewsWatch 7 showed them the video. Now, there’s a ‘cat chase’ for updates on the feline or someone who may know what happened. “My daughter says, ‘There's a cat on that van,’ and I was like, ‘Oh no, that's a raccoon,'” recalled Ronda Rankin. “When my husband pulls up closer, I'm like, ‘Oh my God, no, that's a cat.’”
  • Congressman wants answers from USDA on cats allegedly killed during government research

    05/09/2018 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    edition.cnn.com ^ | May 9, 2018 | Juana Summers
    A Republican lawmaker wants answers from the Department of Agriculture about taxpayer-funded research experiments at a Maryland facility that have allegedly led to the deaths of hundreds of cats and kittens. Citing documents reviewed by his office, Michigan Republican Mike Bishop described a decades-old research project at the USDA's Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, in which hundreds of kittens are bred, fed meat that is infected with Toxoplasma, and later killed and discarded by "incineration." In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue dated Monday, Bishop wrote that he was "shocked to hear that the USDA, the very...
  • Bobcat kittens mistaken for domestic kittens, 3 people injured

    05/08/2018 11:41:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    khou.com ^ | May 7, 2018 | Sharon Ko
    Three people were injured after two bobcat kittens were mistaken for domestic kittens. Animal Care Services said a family living off Eisenhower road near Salado Creek discovered the felines at a back alleyway. The homeowner decided to bring them inside her home. "She tried to feed them some kitten milk and during the process of doing that, three people were bitten," said ACS spokesperson Lisa Norwood. "Bitten on the hand. Not bad bites but bites nonetheless. They're seeking medical attention right now." Norwood said the family decided to look online and noticed the kittens were bobcats. "Once they started taking...
  • Cat watching horror movie

    04/13/2018 5:19:18 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 30 replies
    This cat is watching Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic “Psycho” and it’s the funniest thing you will see on the internet today.
  • Why Humans Are Obsessed with Cats - We Love Cats and Kittens

    04/05/2018 10:53:55 AM PDT · by Twotone · 116 replies
    WeLoveCatsandKittens.com ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    In this eye opening and informative video we see how felines have taken over not only the Internet, but our homes, and of course, our lives. It points out that it is us that are obsessed with cats and not the other way round. This is a must see for any cat lover as it explains a lot about our relationship with cats and how that relationship has evolved.
  • Daily Mail Cats to Segovia's Classical Guitar - Bach

    03/27/2018 10:04:38 AM PDT · by mairdie · 17 replies
    Andre Segovia plays Bach's 3 Pieces from Violin Partita No 1. Hot off the video editor.
  • The cat with two faces: British short hair has a flawless split of grey and black facial fur [tr]

    02/21/2018 8:36:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 21, 2018 | Julian Robinson
    This adorable cat was born with a flawless split of grey and black fur divided almost perfectly down the middle of her face. The rare markings on the British short hair, pictured at her home in France, are thought to be the result of two embryos fusing together. She has both light grey and black fur on her face, separated evenly in a remarkably straight line.
  • Sneaky cat breaks two misbehaving dogs out of pet carrier before patting them [tr]

    02/10/2018 3:40:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2018 | Dianne Apen-Sadler
    This is the adorable moment a sneaky cat broke two misbehaving dogs out of a pet carrier their owner placed them in for acting up. In the clip Tuxedo the cat wrestles with the door, pulling it sideways to create a slight gap as the camera zooms in on his antics. The opening proves too small for the two pooches trapped inside, so the black and white cat pulls the entire door off, finally releasing the canine inmates.
  • Dream job: Ireland vet clinic looking for a ‘cat cuddler’

    01/19/2018 11:47:16 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Kate Winkle
    A company is looking to hire someone to shower little kittens with love and snuggles. The Just Cats Veterinary Clinic & Cattery in Dublin, Ireland is looking for a cat cuddler. The job description reads: “The ideal candidate must have gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time. They need to be softly spoke and capable of cat whispering to calm the nerves of some of our in patients. An ability to understand different types of purring is a distinct added advantage in helping you secure this position with us.”
  • Are these the brrr-avest cats EVER? Farmer captures amazing photos of the Siberian fur-balls

    12/18/2017 3:22:57 PM PST · by mairdie · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 December 2017 | Jo Tweedy
    When you're in the midst of a blizzard in deepest, darkest Siberia, you're going to need a bigger coat. At least that seems to be the approach taken by the 'millions' of cats that have made their home on Russian farmer Alla Lebedeva's land. The land-owner, based in Prigorodny, close to Barnaul in Siberia, has made capturing the icy fur-balls on film a dedicated hobby - and they're now YouTube stars in their own rights, with more than 2,000 people following their every move.
  • Inside India's first dog hotel: Pampered pooches enjoy velvet beds, spa treatments

    12/05/2017 7:27:28 PM PST · by mairdie · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 December 2017 | Jennifer Newton
    With velvet beds, a relaxing spa, 24-hour medical care and a fully stocked bar - Critterati sounds like the ultimate luxury hotel. But rather than cater for humans, the hotel in the Indian city of Gurugram is the first in South Asia to be exclusively for dogs. Owners can book in their pets for a $70-a-night stay (£52) in one of the suites at Critterati or send them for a day trip.
  • Cats vs dogs: Which pet is smarter?

    12/04/2017 3:15:54 PM PST · by mairdie · 88 replies
    Daily News ^ | January 19, 2012 | Kate Greene
    Posted for Daffynition: Researchers at CanCog Technologies, a private institution in Toronto that studies behavior and aging in companion animals, have tested dogs and cats on the same tasks, using cats that show the same level of interest in food rewards as the dogs. They found that cats make more errors than dogs and require more trials to learn the same tasks.