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Welsh Cat Sets Frequent Flier Record
[ 0 ] October 16, 2013 |

Welsh Cat Sets Frequent Flier Record

In what has got to be a frequent flier record, a cat from Wales recently chocked up a whopping 63,000 miles in ten days. He escaped from his cage on a flight from Qatar to London. Owners Jonathan Boyd and Katie Deacon paid £220 to fly him back home, but were told he had vanished between […]

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Shoko Named Cat Scout of the Month
[ 0 ] October 1, 2013 |

Shoko Named Cat Scout of the Month

The Cat Scouts’ High Council announced today that the recipient of this month’s Cat Scout of the Month Award is Shoko, a member of the Canadian Cat Scouts. In bestowing this honor, Cat Scouts cited Shoko’s embodiment of Cat Scout ideals, and her involvement in the Cat Scouting community. In the month of September, Shoko […]

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Alaskan Mayor Stubbs Recovering from Dog Attack
[ 2 ] September 6, 2013 |

Alaskan Mayor Stubbs Recovering from Dog Attack

Stubbs the Cat, mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska (115 miles north of Anchorage), is recovering at a veterinary hospital following an attack by a dog. Saturday’s vicious attack left the orange tabby with bruised hips, a punctured lung, a long gash on his side and a fractured sternum. His sternum may need to be repaired with […]

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Earless Cat Gets New Lease on Life
[ 6 ] September 4, 2013 |

Earless Cat Gets New Lease on Life

Nine-year-old Carmen was first spotted by one of Cat Town’s adopters, Angela, who saw her trying to cross a busy Oakland, CA street in traffic, oblivious to the honking horns. Once she got the cat safely inside, she saw the fungus growing in Carmen’s ears. Carmem had tumors growing inside her ear canals and outside […]

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RIP, Homer 1997-2013
[ 6 ] August 26, 2013 |

RIP, Homer 1997-2013

Homer, the eponymous star of the New York Times bestseller, Homer’s Odyssey, has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. He’d suffered from a liver problem for some months, but was generally active, with a healthy appetite for fresh deli turkey, until He was helped to The Bridge by a gentle house-call vet, and he passed peacefully […]

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Cat’s DNA Nabs Murder Suspect
[ 3 ] August 22, 2013 |

Cat’s DNA Nabs Murder Suspect

Got some murderous impulses? Then you might do well to invest in a good lint roller.  Scientists in the UK recently used a  cat DNA database to identify cat hair found on the corpse of David Guy. His dismembered body was found stuffed into a bag on a beach last year.   Hampshire police worked […]

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Info Sought on Calico Cat Dumped in Wheelie Bin
[ 2 ] August 19, 2013 |

Info Sought on Calico Cat Dumped in Wheelie Bin

The Scottish SPCA is seeking information on whomever tied up a calico cat in a trash bag and dumped her in a wheelie bin this week. They say the cat is “lucky to have survived” her ordeal. Someone walking along Edinburgh Road in Bathgate heard her cries for help Wednesday morning. She was rescued and […]

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Graeme Riley, Ace of Cats, Has Gone to The Bridge
[ 2 ] August 18, 2013 |

Graeme Riley, Ace of Cats, Has Gone to The Bridge

Graeme Riley, Ace of Cats and Station Cat Extraordinaire, has gone to The Bridge. Graeme was catapulted to international fame when his penchant for hanging out at a Melbourne train station was broadcast by the Herald Sun. Graeme broke the news on his Facebook page: Hello all my wonderful friends from around the world, I […]

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28-Lb Tabby Finds Home and Purrsonal Trainer
[ 0 ] August 15, 2013 |

28-Lb Tabby Finds Home and Purrsonal Trainer

Fat Albert needed a home. But not just any home — he needed to live with someone committed to helping Albert lose half of his body weight. Because Albert isn’t just fat; at 28 pounds, he is morbidly obese. Enter Mary Barker. She heard about Albert via social media when his photos went viral after […]

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End of an Era and the Feline Americans
[ 8 ] August 10, 2013 |

End of an Era and the Feline Americans

Any longtime cat blogger knows and loved Daisy Mae Maus and the Feline Americans. DMM and the boys were a mainstay for many years. One by one the Feline Americans went to The Bridge, and DMM followed, leaving just Charmee behind to look after his mom. Quite unexpectedly, Charmee decided to go The Bridge on Thursday. […]

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Shih Tsu Saves and Mothers Lookalike Kitten
[ 3 ] July 24, 2013 |

Shih Tsu Saves and Mothers Lookalike Kitten

Nobody knows what the story is behind this unlikely pair, but this has got to be the “AWWWWW” tale of the year. Anderson County SC Animal Control Officer Michelle Smith was on a rescue mission to save a yelping Shih Tsu tangled up in a knot of briar bushes. But she was taken aback when […]

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Cat Survives Fire by Hiding in Dresser for a Month
[ 1 ] June 3, 2013 |

Cat Survives Fire by Hiding in Dresser for a Month

Fairfield, Ohio was the site of a survival miracle as an orange tabby survived a fire and was hidden for a month afterward in a dresser in the burned out building. Grab a hankie and watch the video report.

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Grumpy Cat Signs Movie Deal
[ 1 ] May 30, 2013 |

Grumpy Cat Signs Movie Deal

MSNBC crowned her the Most Influential Cat of 2012. She is so in demand that her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, took a leave of absence from work to accomodate her schedule. Yes, we’re talking about the ubiquitous Grumpy Cat. Her real name is Tardar Sauce, and she just inked a big screen movie deal, with Will […]

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Ulysses the Ginger Tom a Breakout Star at Cannes
[ 3 ] May 22, 2013 |

Ulysses the Ginger Tom a Breakout Star at Cannes

Maybe they’ll stop talking about Uggie, now. This year, the buzz at the Cannes Film Festival was all about Ulysses, the ginger tom who stars in Joel and Ethan Coen’s new movie “Inside Llewyn Davies”.  Obviously, those associated with the movie were jealous of the attention the cat has garnered. Director Joel Coen dissed the […]

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Obituary: Gracey the Tiniest Tiger
[ 6 ] May 20, 2013 |

Obituary: Gracey the Tiniest Tiger

BlogPaws was bittersweet this year. My dear friend, Joanne McGonagle, could not attend because her boss and muse, Gracey the Tiniest Tiger, had a health crisis which ended in her journey to The Bridge. Gracey gained national attention when she won Bissell’s MVP Contest in 2010 and donated $10,000 to PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary — a […]

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Skittles Home after Eight Years Thanks to Microchip
[ 1 ] April 19, 2013 |

Skittles Home after Eight Years Thanks to Microchip

Skittles, a Davis, CA cat, is back home with his family eight years after he was lost, thanks to a HomeAgain™ microchip. His mom tells the story via the HomeAgain website: Almost 8 years ago, in the process of moving our cat Skittles, he freaked out when he saw our house empty. He ran outside […]

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Sweet Ginger Boy is Stuck atop a Freeway Sign
[ 7 ] April 18, 2013 |

Sweet Ginger Boy is Stuck atop a Freeway Sign

A terrified tabby cat finally has been rescued from his perch on a freeway sign in Elhart, Indiana, after being stuck for more than two days. He was wearing a flea collar, but no tags or chip. Officials suspect that he was thrown over the side of the St Joseph Valley Parkway overpass. Though scared […]

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Turner Found after Missing for 2 Years
[ 1 ] April 4, 2013 |

Turner Found after Missing for 2 Years

Turner Hafner, a handsome orange tabby, has been reunited with his family after two years on the lam. Found by a rescue group about five miles from his home in Marin County, California, the 11-year-old cat’s family was identified via a microchip implant. Turner’s Dad David was stunned when he got the word that Turner […]

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Cat Found under Hood during Oil Change (VIDEO)
[ 2 ] April 4, 2013 |

Cat Found under Hood during Oil Change (VIDEO)

Mike Kerkman took his truck in for an oil change when the mechanic discovered a terrified tabby trapped inside the engine compartment. Watch the video for details of the amazing rescue operation.

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The Beltway Piper Says, “Bring Treats!” and “Stay Frisky, my Friends”
[ 0 ] March 19, 2013 |

The Beltway Piper Says, “Bring Treats!” and “Stay Frisky, my Friends”

Some feral cats have it better than others. Really better than others: a place to call home and all the trappings of a happy modern life: a comfy, safe place to sleep, a mailbox that’s exploding with fan mail, a Facebook Page, a Twitter account, catered food and fresh water daily. Such is the life […]

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