Big ‘Little Dude’ The Cat On Mission To Healthier Weight


A big fella named Little Dude weighing in at a whopping 36 lbs (16kg) is on a mission to slim down safely with help from his foster family.

WAGS wrote: “A BIG Little Dude is a Supersized Sweetie looking to slim down and eventually find his forever home. He weighs in at 36 lbs & is in a loving foster home.

In August, 2014, a 5 year old male brown tabby named Little Dude was relinquished by his family to Westminster Adoption Group & Services due to financial hardship. Sadly, this story is quite common, but there was a twist!

No one at WAGS could prepare for what they were about to receive. They were presented with what could be considered the poster kitty for morbid obesity. Adult male cats typically weigh, on average, 12-14 lbs, but this handsome guy is just a bit bigger. Actually, he’s a lot bigger. Little Dude can barely walk, weighing in at a whopping 36.4 lbs!

Right away, they recognized that this supersized sweetie needed an intervention. A call was put out for a foster to step up to help this cat shed the pounds and build his strength.

That call was answered by a wonderfully loving family who has fostered many times over the years, as well as adopted from WAGS. Together, WAGS and the foster family – with a prescription involving lots of love, a healthy diet, playful exercise, and weekly vet checks – will help Little Dude transform into a whole new cat.”

Meet Little Dude. He weighs in at a whopping 36 lbs (16kg) is on a mission to slim down safely with help from his foster family.

little dude big cat mission to lose weight

little dude big cat mission to lose weight

Grooming time in his foster home.

little dude big cat mission to lose weight

“With a prescription involving lots of love, a healthy diet, playful exercise, and weekly vet checks – will help Little Dude transform into a whole new cat.”

little dude big cat mission to lose weight

Follow Little Dude’s progress on Facebook.

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Draven The Inspiring Therapy Cat Changing Lives


A two-year old rescue cat Draven from Pennsylvania spends his time visiting hospitals, convalescent centers, schools, and an Assisted Living Center. He brings comfort, snuggles, purrs and lots of smiles.

“We adopted him as a kitten from an animal rescue called Rainbow Animal Refuge (Butler/Lyndora, PA). As soon as my husband picked him up, he began to purr and we noticed his little pink tongue was hanging out! We knew this was a sign he was a special kitty and filled out the paperwork to take him home that day,” Draven’s human wrote via Facebook.

Draven the Therapy Cat

During his visits to hospitals, Draven rides in a pet stroller so he’s “at a good level for bed ridden folks.”

Draven the Therapy Cat

His sweet demeanor brings happiness to everyone he meets.

Draven the Therapy Cat

He likes to hop on their lap and offer snuggles, purrs and TLC.

Draven the Therapy Cat

Draven the Therapy Cat

Draven is a hugger and a love bug to everyone in the hospital.

Draven the Therapy Cat

He even encourages people with an injured or weak arm to pet him.

Draven the Therapy Cat

Sometimes, a snuggle from a purring furry friend can change a person’s life.

Draven the Therapy Cat

Photos from Draven the therapy cat. Follow him on Facebook. Also seen on Buzzfeed.

Stolen Cat Reunited With Human Mom After 10 Years


There were a lot of tears, happy tears, at the Seattle Animal Shelter last Saturday, when a cat stolen 10 years ago was reunited with his human mom.

Seattle Animal Shelter wrote: “Meet Howie. His mom adopted him when he was a wee lad, and he was stolen near the Burke Gilman Trail about 10 years ago while his mom was on a trip to Spain. Howie was such a smart, friendly kitty, and it took his mom years of searching and crying before she finally adopted another cat.

Fast forward to 2014. A few days ago someone found a stray cat and brought him to SAS. Staff scanned him for a microchip, found his old license record noting he’d been stolen long ago, and started making calls. Saturday, after 10 years of being apart, Howie’s mom opened his kennel door and let him sniff her. He immediately leaned in to be petted and was soon in her arms. Now he’s off to meet his kitty brother and live out his life with his family. Best wishes, Howie!

It’s a great reminder of the power of identification. License, microchip, and nametag – and be sure to keep your information up to date!”

Arlene Larsson wrote: “‘Mom’ was crying with joy, and she said the whole neighborhood was waiting for his return.”

stolen cat reunited with owner after 10 years

stolen cat reunited with owner after 10 years

Photo via Seattle Animal Shelter.

Day-old Orphan Kitten Found At Historical Landmark


Maymie was found outdoors at a historical landmark called Batsto in Southern New Jersey. She was just a day or two old. Her mother never returned for her.

Maymie was so tiny that no one was sure if she would make it, but the little kitty was a fighter. “Coincidentally, my husband and I were looking for a kitten to adopt at the same time she was found, and we knew one of the workers at the park where she was rescued,” said Christina M. Carrell to Love Meow.

“She was bottle fed for several weeks before we could bring her home. She was named after the woman who owned the old historical general store where she was found.

Today, Maymie is almost a year old, vibrant, playful, and thrilled to have a mom and dad (and a little human sibling on the way) who love her so much,” Christina added.

Meet little Maymie. She was found at a historical landmark in New Jersey when she was just one or two days old.

rescue tortie cat then and now

Cuddling with her new dad.

rescue tortie cat then and now

Maymie survived the outdoors and made it to her new home.

rescue tortie cat then and now

“Today, Maymie is almost a year old, vibrant, playful, and thrilled to have a mom and dad (and a little human sibling on the way) who love her so much.”

rescue tortie cat then and now

Shelter Cat Picks His New Dad


Shelter cat picks his new dad.

“I adopted a kitten last week, and the shelter got a picture of our first meeting,” said Kyle via reddit.

They named him Mac. “Right now we call him Little Mac. The girlfriend says it’s for mathematician Colin Maclaurin (we’re both math teachers) but I say it’s for the Punch Out boxer,” he added. “He is adjusting very well. He gets along with the dogs great, and has tons and tons of kitten energy!” (Facebook)

“I pick you human.”

man chosen by a shelter cat

man chosen by a shelter cat

Photos by Asheville Humane Society.

“Together We Can See The World”


When grandpa Horst walked into the Best Friends adoption center, a cat with only one eye caught his attention. Just like the cat, grandpa Horst can only see through one eye.

“Horst and Mimi bonded at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Salt Lake City just a few weeks ago,” Best Friends Animal Society – Utah wrote. After meeting Mimi, he knew right away that that was the cat for him.

You can’t see out of your right eye, and I can’t see out of my left, but together we can see the world,” Horst said to his furry companion in his home in Colorado.

My grandfather and Mimi are truly happy together! I haven’t seen him this happy in years,” said Horst’s granddaughter Heather.

Grandpa Horst met Mimi the one-eyed cat at the Best Friends adoption center in Utah. Just like the cat, grandpa Horst can only see through one eye.

one-eyed cat and grandpa best friends

“You can’t see out of your right eye, and I can’t see out of my left, but together we can see the world.”

one-eyed cat and grandpa best friends

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Photos by Heather Castle via Best Friends Animal Society – Utah.

Nurse Turns House Into Sanctuary For Old, Sick Cats In Peru


A woman from Peru has turned her two-story house into a sanctuary for sick and old cats. She treats 175 cats for feline leukemia and keeps them warm in little jumpers when it gets chilly.

Maria Torero, 45, of Lima, Peru, has turned her eight-room house into a cat hospice and spends $1,785 a month on their care according to Daily Mail.

She has built bunk beds for the kitties and are sharing all the furniture in the house with the cats, and her three children.

“I’m a nurse. My duty is to the cats that nobody cares about. People don’t adopt adult cats, especially if they are terminally ill.”

Many street cats she finds in Lima’s streets are sick, flea ridden and malnourished. She takes in adult cats to avoid spreading of the disease to new generations. She gives them medicine, sterilizes them and treats them for parasites.

All the cats are given names and when it gets cold, she gives them little jumpers to keep them warm. She said “each cat has a distinct personality.”

“My best gift of love and respect I give them in life,” she added.

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Maria Torero of Lima, Peru, has turned her two-story house into a sanctuary for sick and old cats.

Peruvian woman turns house into sanctuary for old, sick cats

She treats 175 cats for feline leukemia and keeps them warm in little jumpers when it gets chilly.

Peruvian woman turns house into sanctuary for old, sick cats

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“I’m a nurse. My duty is to the cats that nobody cares about. People don’t adopt adult cats, especially if they are terminally ill.”

Peruvian woman turns house into sanctuary for old, sick cats

Peruvian woman turns house into sanctuary for old, sick cats

She said “each cat has a distinct personality.”

Peruvian woman turns house into sanctuary for old, sick cats

“My best gift of love and respect I give them in life.”

Peruvian woman turns house into sanctuary for old, sick cats

Source: Daily Mail.

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