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The Richest Cats in the World

Posted by on Aug 27 2009 | Cat Facts, Cats In The News

Rich Cats

Many people have been leaving their fortunes to their beloved pets ever since the 19th century. Many countries don’t allow wealthy people to leave money to their pets. Owners have found a way around this restriction by setting up a charity foundation that would provide care for their pet after they are gone. Today there are over a million wills in the US that have animals in them. Would your pet happen to be one of them?
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Cat Sounds that Manipulate Humans

Posted by on Jul 17 2009 | Cats In The News


You may already be aware of you cat’s trickiness, but we found an interesting article on researchers studying cat sounds who have discovered that cats are using a soliciting purr to bend us to their will. Whether it’s for attention or food, cats have found sounds that are difficult for humans to ignore.

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It’s a purr that is not a normal purr. Instead this purr incorporates a ‘cry’ with a similar frequency to a human baby’s cry. The purr is more insistent and can become annoying after a while.
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The Secret Healing Powers of Cats

Posted by on Apr 04 2009 | Cats In The News

The secret healing powers of cats

This is an interesting story that shows us just how amazing cats are. Scientists have recently discovered something new about a cats ability to heal themselves. While researching a mysterious neurological affliction in cats, scientists have found a cat surprising ability to repair its central nervous system and restore function.

“The fundamental point of the study is that it proves unequivocally that extensive remyelination can lead to recovery from a severe neurological disorder,” says Ian Duncan, the UW-Madison neuroscientist who led the research. “It indicates the profound ability of the central nervous system to repair itself.”

Nine Lives: Cats’ Central Nervous System Can Repair Itself And Restore Function

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Home 4 the Holidays is at 760,599 Adoptions and Counting!

Posted by on Dec 16 2008 | Cats In The News

The magic of the Holidays is truly in full swing as the Home 4 The Holidays pet adoption program is coming very close to reaching their goal of 1 million adoptions. They are currently at an amazing 760,599 adoptions. That is a lot of very happy orphaned dogs and cats in new homes. If you’re among any of the lucky new pet owners, we applaud you and thank you for your generosity.

Bring an orphaned Dog or Cat home for the holidays!
Bring an orphaned Dog or Cat home for the holidays!
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Give a Cat or Dog a new Home this Holiday Season

Posted by on Nov 11 2008 | Cats In The News

Be a part of the largest pet adoption drive in history!

You can become part of the largest pet adoption drive in history by bringing a new cat or dog home this holiday season. You can find a wonderful new pet through the Iams Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive! Partner shelters will work together to match the needs of the pets with the desires of their new families.
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Miracle Cats

Posted by on Nov 07 2008 | Cats In The News

Miracle Cats
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There have been a run of stories recently about cats that have survived unbelievable situations. I always hate to hear about bad things like this happening to any animal, but it’s always nice to read a story with a happy ending.
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Hey, wanna see a 4 eared Cat?

Posted by on Aug 22 2008 | Cats In The News, Pictures of cats

That’s right, a 4 eared cat! It’s no joke or a photoshop trick. This is Yoda, the 4 eared Cat. His vets have never seen anything like it before, and neither have we. He’s a cool looking cat. Maybe he’ll be cast in the Batman film?

Yoda, the Cat with Four ears
Yoda, the Cat with Four ears

He lives in Chicago with his owners Ted and Valerie. They found him in a local bar where they were passing around a kitten in a cage in hopes of finding someone to take him home. When Ted and Valerie walked in, the kitten crawled up on Ted’s shoulder and fell asleep. It seems that Yoda chose his new owners without giving them a choice in the matter.

But all was good as Ted and Valerie fell for the kitten on the spot and the rest is history.

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Feral Cats cleaning up the streets

Posted by on May 29 2008 | Cats In The News

A modern day Rat Patrol has been created to rid the streets of rats in a program designed to save the lives of these cats and put them to work doing what comes naturally.

The Working Cats program is a Los-Angeles based animal rescue group and has placed feral cats in a handful of rat and mice infested areas. Rather than killing the rats the scent from the cats drive them away. It’s a very humane way of dealing with the problem.

Holly scares the rodents away at home, a deli in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Holly scares the rodents away at home, a deli in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The Los Angeles Police Dept has started using feral cats in parking lots and building of various divisions with great success. Read more about feral cats in the Los Angeles Police Dept.

You can find out more about the Working Cats program here.

More about Feral Cats in New York city.

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Two blind cats find their way home.

Posted by on May 28 2008 | Cats In The News

This is a heart warming story of 2 brother cats that received a great amount of support from their community. They were placed in a foster home through Cat assistance and after numerous calls and donations eventually found their way home.

Here is the full story:

ARDSLEY – Two blind cats who took refuge at an Ardsley animal shelter have found their way home.

The two domestic short-hairs – Mr. Peaches and Mischief – were placed in a foster home through Cat Assistance until the shelter received a flood of calls inquiring about the two brothers.
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Jeter the Cat saves owner from a devastating fire!

Posted by on May 05 2008 | Cats In The News

Jeter the cat is being called a hero for alarming and waking up his owner early Saturday morning.

Morris said that Jeter pounded on the bedroom door, eventually waking him. Morris said he woke to sounds of wind and could see flames. He escaped the fire, but initially could not find his cat.

Eventually, Morris was reunited with Jeter at a shelter. The cat only suffered singe marks on its whiskers and soot on its paws. Morris and Jeter have settled into a new apartment and are both doing OK.

Volunteers are helping to reunite other owners with their pets.

Read the full story here.

More articles on this story.
Man reunited with hero cat
Dozens of pets lost in Norwich fire

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Cat keeps Miami Firefighters on their toes.

Posted by on Feb 13 2008 | Cats In The News

Cat pulls a fast one on firefighters

MIAMI – It was the stereotypical firefighters-try-to-rescue-cat story, but with a twist. Firefighters from the South Florida city of Weston spent a sopping hour in pouring rain Tuesday trying to extract a kitten squeezed in the undercarriage of a stranger’s Volvo.

The crew tried jacking up the car and taking off a wheel, all for naught. The feline ducked out of reach at each attempt to grab it.

At some point, the cat escaped undetected, prompting the crew to spend another hour peering in bushes and scouring a Walgreens parking lot.
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This Cat is a real ‘Tiger’!

Posted by on Jan 11 2008 | Cats In The News

This may be the closest you’ll get to owning your own Tiger. This is a purebred cat that has been registered with the International Cat Association (TICA) under the name “Toyger”.

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The Toyger was created by Judy Sudgen to inspire more people to help more with wild tiger conservation.

The image above is from a National Geographic New Photo Gallery that was one of the top ten news photo galleries of 2007.

Click here for the ”Toygers” vs. Tigers” news photo gallery.

It would be interesting to see how the Band of Cats would react to a Toyger in the house. It would definitely take some getting used to for them and things would, well, be rather ‘interesting’ for a while to say the least.

Prices start around $800. and go all the way up to $3500. for ‘show quality’ toygers. With those prices I don’t think Spooky, Dax, Jasmine and Jade have to worry about any Toygers around here for a while.

Primaeval Cattery is a breeder of Toygers. Check them out for more great pictures and if you’re interested in learning more about these mini-tigers.

You can find a complete list of Toyger breeders at the Toyger Cat Society web site.

Do you know of anyone with a Toyger? Send us a comment and let us know what you think of this relatively new breed of cat.

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