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Millionaires Prefer Dogs to Cats???
[ 1 ] December 1, 2012 |

Millionaires Prefer Dogs to Cats???

Millionaires prefer dogs to cats. (What the duck?) According to Humane Society stats, 39 percent of U.S. households own a dog, compared to 33 percent of households that own a cat. Yet, among millionaires, 58 percent own dogs, vs. 37 percent who are cats’ minions per a recent survey by the Spectrem Group. Why? Maybe […]

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Black Friday Line Queues up At MA Shelter
[ 5 ] November 24, 2012 |

Black Friday Line Queues up At MA Shelter

The lines were out the door and around the block at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield, Massachusetts yesterday as cat lovers queued up to adopt adult cats for $5 each, which included spaying or neutering, micro chipping, vaccination, testing, color and tag, and a starter kit of food. The regular adoption fee […]

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“Genetically Engineered Cat Girls”? Just Say No!
[ 1 ] November 23, 2012 |

“Genetically Engineered Cat Girls”? Just Say No!

My fellow kittehs, I am taking time out of my sooper importunt Blak Friday shopping (what WILL I git my speshul frend Daisy for Krissmiss?) to raze yer awareness of a petishun that has bin submitted to the Wite House. This petishun promotes the genetik engineering of cat gerlz as a way to boost the […]

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Wee Kitten Trapped Inside Abe Lincoln Statue
[ 3 ] November 20, 2012 |

Wee Kitten Trapped Inside Abe Lincoln Statue

A veryveryveryveryvery tiny kitten was heard crying for help from within a statue of Abraham Lincoln at the presidential museum. After 3 days, the fire department was called and a handsome fireman crawled inside to bring out the squealing ball of fur. He’ll be put to work as the residential presidential cat at the museum […]

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Who Won The Friskies?
[ 0 ] November 14, 2012 |

Who Won The Friskies?

UPDATE: Did you miss the Friskies cat video awards show?  Go to TheFriskies.com and find out which cat won the $15,000 prize. Twelve cats are eagerly anticipating The Friskies awards this afternoon. Who will win the coveted statuette (which, by the way, weighs about a squillion pounds) and $15,000? Who’ll win? Hyder the amazing fetcher? […]

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Shelter Cat Hero Wins Tales of Greatness Contest
[ 0 ] November 13, 2012 |

Shelter Cat Hero Wins Tales of Greatness Contest

A shelter cat named Pudding who rescued his owner from a diabetic seizure has been named the grand prize winner in the Purina® Pro Plan® Rally to Rescue® “Tales of Greatness” Story Contest. Pudding’s feline journey to greatness was made possible due to the dedication of a small animal rescue organization, the Door County Humane […]

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Baboon at Israeli Zoo Adopts Stray Kitten (video)
[ 3 ] November 10, 2012 |

Baboon at Israeli Zoo Adopts Stray Kitten (video)

A stray kitten in an Israeli zoo has found an unlikely adoptive mother — a baboon. The kitten wandered into the baboon’s cage at the zoo at Kibbutz Ein Harod and the baboon bonded like superglue to the wee creature. She carries the kitten around everywhere she goes, grooms her, and becomes exceedingly protective when […]

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13 MORE Ways to Help Feline Victims of Hurricane Sandy
[ 4 ] November 8, 2012 |

13 MORE Ways to Help Feline Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Last week, Mousebreath published 13 Ways to Help Feline Victims of Hurricane Sandy. Here are 13 MORE ways to contribute to relief efforts for affected cats. 1) Foster a Staten Island Cat. 2) Donate to the Staten Island Feral Cat Initiative’s SoS (Survivors of Sandy) fund. 3) Help reunite New Jersey cats and their owners: […]

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42-lb Cat Still Living Large at 37 lbs.
[ 1 ] November 7, 2012 |

42-lb Cat Still Living Large at 37 lbs.

Skinny, a tubby Texas tabby who weighed in at 42-lbs when taken in by a shelter in September has found the road to becoming a lean mean mouse-hunting machine to be a long one. Now tipping the scales at 37 lbs., Skinny still has a way to go before he loses enough weight to be […]

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Jeter Harris Reports from Long Island
[ 5 ] November 7, 2012 |

Jeter Harris Reports from Long Island

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mousebreath staff writer Jeter Harris was in the thick of Hurricane Sandy at his home on Long Island. Although he weathered the storm safely indoors, he is still without power which means he cannot blog and he is suffering from other inconveniences, including NO CAN OPENER FOR FRESH TOONA JOOSE. Here’s his report, […]

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Hank Loses Bid for Senate
[ 1 ] November 7, 2012 |

Hank Loses Bid for Senate

Although cats have had a setback in their quest for world domination with Hank the Cat‘s loss in Virginia’s senate race, Hank was buoyed by the support of the nearly 7000 votes he did receive. With still some localities not reporting, but 99% of the vote counted, we are at 6,832. That is a Virginia […]

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Teal Cats Benefit Feral Cat Hurricane Victims
[ 1 ] November 6, 2012 |

Teal Cats Benefit Feral Cat Hurricane Victims

The Teal Cat Project is putting another litter up for adoption to raise funds for Neighborhood Cats and their Hurricane Sandy Feral Relief Fund. The Hurricane Sandy Feral Relief Fund will provide food for New York City feral cat colonies, winter shelters to replace those lost in the storm, new feeding stations and other equipment […]

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Gus survives 70-ft viaduct fall
[ 1 ] November 4, 2012 |

Gus survives 70-ft viaduct fall

Gus, an 18-month-old Bengal, is home safe after a life-threatening fall from a 70′ viaduct in Glouchestershire UK. He had to have a front leg amputated, but was lucky to be found six days after he took the plunge.  He was found hiding under a trailer. Gus’ owner, Caroline Bush, said,  ”I cried with relief when […]

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Over $1000 Found Stuffed in Cat Cage
[ 3 ] November 3, 2012 |

Over $1000 Found Stuffed in Cat Cage

A $1230 stash was found last week inside a cat’s cage at the Rabies Control Office in Madison County, TN. An unidentified person found the wad of cash hidden inside a syringe box. Spike, the cat in whose cage the cash was found, claims he knew nothing about it. “I’m just in here on a […]

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Mr Nuts calls the presidential election
[ 5 ] November 3, 2012 |

Mr Nuts calls the presidential election

Mr Nuts has made his call, and Mitt Romney is destined to lose the election. The San Francisco Bay Area tuxedo cat has a penchant for picking losers. And he picks them from the sandy confines of his litter box, crapping on the loser. Mr Nuts’ owner, Michael Ostrofsky, touts the cat’s ability to determine […]

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Atlantic City boardwalk cats weather Hurricane Sandy
[ 4 ] November 1, 2012 |

Atlantic City boardwalk cats weather Hurricane Sandy

Good news. Remarkably, one of the country’s most renowned feral colonies, the Atlantic City Boardwalk Cats, has weathered Hurricane Sandy. Alley Cat Allies reports that the cats are returning to their sandy home, hungry and battered, but generally healthy. Boardwalk cats in Atlantic City are showing up at each of their colonies, including this hungry […]

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13 ways to help 4-pawed Sandy victims
[ 4 ] November 1, 2012 |

13 ways to help 4-pawed Sandy victims

If you’re wondering how you can come to the aid of the furry victims of Frankenstorm, here are 13 ways you can help: 1) KittyKind: This NYC cat rescue center was flooded. All cats were relocated, but two of the center’s most active foster families lost their homes. Aside from monetary donations, addtional foster homes […]

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Joplin Tornado Cat found 18 mos. later
[ 5 ] October 31, 2012 |

Joplin Tornado Cat found 18 mos. later

Many pet owners on the Eastern seaboard are struggling right now as they search for pets caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy. This story may give them hope. A year and a half ago, the Kent family’s cat Simba went missing during the Joplin tornado. Their home was destroyed, and after a while, it […]

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Feelin’ Friskie?
[ 2 ] October 31, 2012 |

Feelin’ Friskie?

The twelve finalists in “The Friskies” Internet cat video award contest have been announced! A bleary-eyed selection panel made the preliminary cut, wading through over 1400 entries to come up with the 12 finalists — three in each of four categories. In addition to Internet fame and glory and the magnificent catuette shown above, category […]

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giantz … werld seriez championz
[ 3 ] October 29, 2012 |

giantz … werld seriez championz

heer izza pikshur uv sergio romo, hoo hazza grate name fer a cat, an hoo iz celebratin after winnin da werld seriez! congratulashunz to da san francisco giantz. i think i called it wen i sed da giantz hav sum grate namez fer catz! heer iz sum infermashun u mite find intrestin abowt da san […]

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