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In 2008, army soldier, Christine Bouldin, saw a tiny kitten named Felix. She was in her final deployment in Afghanistan after eight years of service in the US Army. When she saw the special needs tabby cat, it was love at first sight for her. She refused to leave the kitten behind. One day, Christine was told that a cat and...
A deaf cat was surrendered into a local shelter by her owners as she was about to give birth. The cat, named Honey, was taken into Humane Society of Whitley County in Columbia City, Indiana. A few days later, she delivered four kittens at a foster home. One was stillborn and another one passed away the next day. Honey stayed put...
Kathryn van Beek spotted a tiny, soaking wet animal crawling along the road in Auckland, New Zealand during an especially torrential rainstorm. He was so small that she had almost overlooked him. “I wasn’t even sure he was a cat,” van Beek said. “He looked much more like a mouse.” When she approached him, she discovered that it was a newborn kitten....
Smushie was just a kitten when she was abandoned on the streets in Virginia. The poor kitten was left to fend for herself. Due to some congenital conditions, Smushie looks a little different than most cats. She has a smushed-in face, a cleft palate and an underdeveloped nose. She may appear somewhat scary to some people because of her...
Gypsy the cat stays true to his name. He comes and goes as he likes, vanishing from home for weeks at a time. The cat loves his freedom, and relies on the kind people in Phoenix, Arizona to leave food and water out for him. That is why nobody thought anything was wrong when he went missing for a few...
Cases of animal hoarding never fail to give chills, no matter how often you hear them. 111 animals were being kept in a house in Keller, TX. They were dehydrated, malnourished, and suffered various other medical conditions. They would still be suffering were it not for the Humane Society of North Texas. Humane Society were called in when a neighbor...
Recently, Harrison County Animal Control Shelter in Indiana bore witness to something historic. The small shelter has been operating for 13 years. But for the first time since their establishment, the place is finally silent. And it is quite a good sound! The scuffle of paws in the dog kennels has gone still and there is no purring to be...
Dogs are some of the most incredible animals in the world. It comes as no surprise that they are adopted into so many households all over the world. And the same goes for cats as well. Cats make great companions, don't they? Sadly, people try to stereotype these two species as being the mortal enemies of one another. Dog...
Meet Hoonie. This 16 year old kitty has gone through many changes in his life recently, but the one thing that remained constant was his favorite stuffed toy, a gray and white cat. When Hoonie's owner passed away, leaving the poor feline without a home, he was taken in by the owner's daughter. Unfortunately, she and her son are allergic...
Meet Thomas. This little cat is 26 years old. When his owner fell ill and could no longer care for him, he was surrendered to a shelter. The moment he arrived at Baltimore County Animal Services, the staff straightaway started searching for a rescue that would take him in. Because of his age, they concluded that Thomas was a...