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This Photographer Fights Rat-Phobia With Irresistibly Cute Pictures

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Silver Belle, a Senior Siamese Cat, Gets a Second Chance

When a beat-up minivan pulled into the Farmington Pet Adoption Center’s parking lot, shelter manager Wendy King greeted the middle-aged couple who had lost their jobs in South Carolina and had traveled to the Midwest to live with relatives. When that arrangement didn’t work out, they were forced to live in their van. The accommodations …

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5 Stupid Things Cat Owners Confessed on Social Media

The internet loves cats. It’s guestimated that a staggering 15 percent of all traffic on the web is cat-related, with about 310 million cat videos and about 6.5 billion feline photos in cyberspace — a number that’s grow- ing while you’re reading. But, social media sites are also “giant confessionals” with cat owners admitting to some …

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Why Do Cats Groom Humans?

Why do cats lick people? And what about kitties who brush their human’s hair? Here’s my own experience with being groomed by a cat and a few reasons why cats groom humans: I rarely spend money on grainy beauty products that rub away dead facial skin cells. Why would I, when I have my namesake …

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Get to Know the Devon Rex: A Social and Curious Cat Breed

The Devon Rex looks as if he sprang straight out of a Japanese anime film. His triangular head, oversize ears and zany personality do little to deny that this is one unusual cat. He’s the fascinating result of a natural mutation — one that obviously included a gene for silliness. He likes to ride on …

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Why Do Cats Purr? Some of the Reasons Might Surprise You

Cats are evolutionary masterpieces of design. They have evolved in such a way that many of their characteristics, including behaviors, are multifunctional — helping to increase the odds of survival. Scratching marks territories, it communicates conflicted feelings and it maintains nail health. Whiskers feel wind directions, broadcast moods and help cats navigate. Cats purr to survive …

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You Found a Stray Kitten — Here’s What to Do

Summer coincides with the height of kitten season, which means that around the country, people are encountering stray kittens more than any other time of the year. Here’s what you should do if you find a stray kitten.  Investigate — does the stray kitten have a mother? Helping orphaned kittens will first require some detective work. …

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The Internet Is In Love With This Enormous 'Stray' Cat Named Mr. Handsome

At 31.4 pounds, he'll need to go on a diet when he's adopted. Read More >


Saving Cats in Mexico — Overcoming Stigmas and Outdated Beliefs

Sometimes an issue appears black and white — when it’s really a complicated calico, a mix of hues and colors. Cats haven’t always had an easy time in Mexico. In many parts of the country, though, their welfare has improved and continues to evolve for the better. But in other places, their situation remains dire. …

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Is It Better to Have Two Cats (or More!)?

Although cats hunt alone, that does not mean they want to live alone. Some people mistakenly assume cats are loners and that they prefer to keep their own company and not socialize with other felines. Because of this, many cats are destined to live alone, without the benefits that come from socializing with their own …

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9 Weird Cat Sounds and What They Mean

Children’s books teach us that cats make one sound and one sound only: a polite meow. This isn’t true. As anyone who’s ever owned a cat knows, our talkative kitties are capable of communicating in a fantastic array of sounds that transform and mutate far beyond the basic meow. Here are nine of the more …

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Traveling with Cats: What Your Kitty Thinks

Have you ever thought about traveling with cats? Good for you! You’re an enlightened cat owner. Second question: Are you nuts?! I asked my cat, Stella, if she was up for a weekend getaway: Stella, I’ve got some news. I’m going on vacation for a few days, and I was wondering if you’d like to …

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United Airlines Misplaces Rapper Schoolboy Q's French Bulldog Pup

The artist says his doggy was put on the wrong flight. Read More >


Why Your Cat Can’t Go Without Food

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Signs of Stroke in Cats

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Missed Prime Day? These 11 Items Are Still A Good Deal

And, they're all under $70. Read More >


People Are Very Impressed With This Stag Beetle Who Creates Art

Spike has the soul of an artist. Read More >


The Scary Reason Animal Shelters Get So Busy On The Fourth Of July

The holiday results in a lot of lost pets. Here's how to protect yours. Read More >


Cats Are A Strong, Independent Species That Don't Need No Human

New research reveals that cats domesticated themselves, choosing to spend time with humans when our early farming endeavors started attracting rodents in 4400 B.C. Read More >


Cannabis For Canines: A New Treatment For Anxious Pets

Medical cannabis isn't just for people. Anxious canines can now benefit from cannabinoid products. Read More >


11 Unfortunate Doggy Haircuts That Will Make You Giggle Endlessly

It's "ruff" out there. 💇 Read More >


Lost Dogs Found When Desperate Owners Cook Sausage To Lure Them Home

Not the wurst idea. Read More >


We Went Undercover At The 2nd Largest Chicken Company. What We Found Will Shock You.

The Humane Society of the United States released details of a multi-state undercover investigation into Pilgrim’s Pride. Read More >