They Heard a ‘Mew’ from Inside the Car, Pulled Over and Found This Cutie


“Heard a ‘mew’ come from inside the car while driving. Pulled over and found this in the engine,” reddit user Ayzkalyn wrote. (reddit)

“I was driving to Oklahoma City with a friend (as a passenger) when we pulled over at a Quiktrip. As we were pulling in we heard a meow. I got out of the car and checked in the road for a cat. After no luck we slowly parked. After gassing up we prepared to leave, and heard the noise again. We thought perhaps it was in the car, so we decided to look in the hood of the car.

Unfortunately neither of us were educated in the methodology of opening a car hood, so we had the Quiktrip staff do it for us. We told them that we heard a cat while the hood lay open, and they look at us as if we were crazy. Without any luck, we left again.

A few miles down the highway, the noise started again, louder. It was definitely with us, and this was proof. We had already turned our cellphones to mute to make sure it wasn’t that, and we were now on full alert. We pulled over next to a large semi-truck on the side of the road, and my friend explained our situation to the driver. He seemed really concerned for a burly bearded semi driver. He helped us open our car hood (cause we still didn’t know how) and looked with us. He grabbed a flashlight and shined it into the engine.

The creature went silent whenever we opened the door. I noticed that the edge of the car hood was fluffy. I thought it was kind of weird, and stared at it for an embarrassingly long amount of time. Then it moved. I jumped, and yelled for the others to look. It had crawled into a very small space (about the size of a soda can) and it was hard to get out. We grabbed a leg each, and began to pull. It pulled against us, determined to stay in. As it stretched out over the car hood, it looked rather long and in poor condition. I was really hoping it was a cat and not a ferret or some other creature.

Finally it came loose and I held it as tight as I could, as hundreds of cars were blazing past us every minute. We thanked the driver, and returned to the car, where it viciously tried to escape. I had to hold it down, and try to keep it calm.”

“After about an hour, it fell asleep in my lap, and I took this…”

kitten rescued from car

They helped the kitten find a good home.

kitten rescued from car

Kitten giving her new mom a kiss.

kitten rescued from car

Photos via reddit.

Cat with No Eyes Finds Hope and A New Home


Hope, the cat with no eyes, has found a happy home after being rescued from the Ikea parking lot.

The 16 week old kitten was found abandoned in the Ikea parking lot in December by the Burlington Humane Society along with her mother and sister Charity and Joy.

“This sweet 4 month old kitten suffers from Microphthalmia, which literally means ‘small eye’. Hope was born with two very tiny non-functional eyes and is completely blind,” the shelter wrote. They shared photos of Hope on Facebook. “She definitely caught the hearts of a lot of people,” Janet Cappus, the adoption counsellor said. “She’s incredibly intelligent and can find her way around.”

“She’s the most playful kitten… anything with a spring or a ball, if she could hear it, she was playing with it. She would run all around the room,” she added.

Hope’s mother and sister got adopted together, but she was still waiting for her forever home due to her special needs.

Then on Thursday, she found her match. “Her new (dad) says she’s already found her favorite spot on the couch,” Cappus said.

Meet Hope. She can’t see, but she doesn’t let it stop her.

Cat with no eyes happy in new home

They found Hope at a Ikea parking lot along with her mother and sister.

Cat with no eyes happy in new home

“She definitely caught the hearts of a lot of people,” Janet Cappus, the adoption counsellor said. “She’s incredibly intelligent and can find her way around.”

Cat with no eyes happy in new home

Hope’s mother and sister were adopted and she was still waiting for her new home… then on Thursday, she found her match.

Cat with no eyes happy in new home

“Her new (dad) says she’s already found her favorite spot on the couch.”

Cat with no eyes happy in new home

Source: thespec.

Fancy the Rescue Cat Clings to Her Rescuer Every Time He Comes Visit


A man rescued a cat from an abusive home and helped her trust again. Now every time he comes to visit Fancy the cat, she snuggles up to him. “My rescue cat stayed with my parents when moved out, she gets so clingy when I visit!” he wrote. (reddit)

“Due to her last home being very abusive, her emotional state is very quirky. It took me about three months to get her to come out from under the bed. I placed her food and water and litter box under there until she was ready.

She’s been with my parents for nearly two years and they spoil her rotten, plus her Boston Terriers love Fancy to death. When I moved in with my wife she had a little dog that plays way to rough and I fear Fancy would not be able to handle him. Every time I visit my parents I spend as much time as possible with Fancy.”

Fancy the cat clinging to her rescuer when he comes for a visit.

rescue cat holding onto her rescuer

Fancy letting him know she’s ready to be brushed.

rescue cat wants brushing time

Photos via reddit.

Special Needs Kitty Learns to Walk on Her Own Despite Her Limitations


Tumbelina is a very special kitty. She has the will to move and run but not the ability, but that doesn’t stop her. Now she is learning how to get around despite her limitations thanks to a specially designed wheelchair.

Tumbelina has cerebellar hypoplasia according to Valley Cats Inc in Woodland Hills. The rescue organization saved Tumbelina from being put down.

Now she’s given a chance to move and walk around on her own thanks to the 4-wheel buggy. The next step is to find Timbelina a forever loving home.

Meet Tumbelina. She’s a very special cat who has the will to move but not the ability.

Four-Wheel Buggy Give Special-Needs Kitten Second Chance at Life

She has cerebellar hypoplasia but it does’t stop her.

Four-Wheel Buggy Give Special-Needs Kitten Second Chance at Life

They are determined to help Tumbelina walk on her own.

Four-Wheel Buggy Give Special-Needs Kitten Second Chance at Life

They custom designed a 4-wheel chair for Tumberlina

Four-Wheel Buggy Give Special-Needs Kitten Second Chance at Life
The four-wheel buggy will allow Tumbelina to propel herself forward without the help and support of her caregivers.

Four-Wheel Buggy Give Special-Needs Kitten Second Chance at Life

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The next step is to find Tumbelina a forever loving home.

Source: KTLA5.

Edward the Stray Cat Wandered to Front Door, Asking Help


Meet Edward! He was just a little kitten when they found him outside their apartment door back in 2004. “an abandoned kitten found me, and my roommate and I nursed him back to health!” (imgur)

“Roommate found him outside our door. He meowed once but was silent after that. He could fit in the palm of my hand, and was so light I couldn’t feel any weight. He was in bad shape.” (reddit)

rescue cat progress

“It was cold out, so he was grateful to be somewhere warm. He wouldn’t eat or move, but finally dozed off after about an hour. Took him to the vet the next morning.”

rescue cat progress

2 weeks later: “he gained tons of weight almost instantly. Within 2 weeks he was romping around like a crazy healthy kitten, had his shots and was free of fleas.”

rescue cat progress

“He would always jump into my closet and sleep in my clothes bins.”

rescue cat progress

He loved the comforter.

rescue cat progress

Rawr!

rescue cat progress

All grown up!

rescue cat progress

Edward was then adopted by the roommate when they moved out of the apartment. Today Edward is living happily with his human at the age of 10.

Company Adopts Rescue Cats to Help Employees Unwind and Improve Productivity


A Japanese company in Tokyo hoped to help their employees unwind and increase productivity by adopting rescue cats into their office. In a cramped and hectic city like Tokyo, having a pet is often a luxury. Most apartments do not allow pets and residents have to visit cat cafes to get their pet fix.

The company named Ferray Corporation, an internet solutions business, has taken in nine rescue cats that are allowed to roam freely in the office. They become cute little balls of stress-relief.

According to rocketnews24, the employees think the cats have been an enormous net positive. Office communication has increased dramatically. The cats have brought them together and lowered everyone’s stress.

The company also encourages their workers to bring in their pets, so every day is Bring Your Pet to Work Day. If they don’t have a pet of their own, the company pays out a monthly “cat bonus” of about $42USD to anyone who adopts a cat that needs a home.

Ferray says that the most important quality they look for in new hires is a “love of felines.”

Here are the 9 rescue cats they have adopted:

nine-cats

They have all grown up now. Here, one is enjoying the lap time with an employee and the other one supervises.

japanese company fills office with cats to help employees with stress

A typical day in the office.

japanese company fills office with cats to help employees with stress

Kitty consultation.

japanese company fills office with cats to help employees with stress

Meeting time. Kitty joins in for the power point presentation.

japanese company fills office with cats to help employees with stress

“We brought you some snacks humans!”

japanese company fills office with cats to help employees with stress

Purry phone manager.

japanese company fills office with cats to help employees with stress

He also manages the copier.

japanese company fills office with cats to help employees with stress

They guard the books.

japanese company fills office with cats to help employees with stress

The supurrvisor is taking his job very seriously!

japanese company fills office with cats to help employees with stress

She’s always the first to come into the meeting room and the last to leave.

japanese company fills office with cats to help employees with stress

We know who is really running the meeting.

japanese company fills office with cats to help employees with stress

Everyone needs that dose of kitty love.

japanese company fills office with cats to help employees with stress

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Feral Cat Mother and Son, Their First Year in a Loving Home


Two feral cats, a mother and her son, had been roaming around a neighborhood for over a year. A family decided to help them out. This is how far they have come since then. It was with a lot of patience and love. “I don’t usually do albums, but it marks a year since this choice and I just can’t believe the first picture compared to the last picture,” they wrote. (via imgur)

“The Calico had been seen around the neighborhood for over a year, but no one knew about her kitten until we saw it run from behind our air conditioner back to wherever they were sheltered (later found to be under a neighbor’s rear, elevated patio). We were feeding them from that point on regularly, and had a security camera pointing out at the area to observe them.”

feral cat one year transformation

First trip to their new home: “After a major snowstorm we decided we had to at least trap them for the sake of getting them shots and spayed/neutered & perhaps bring them to a no-kill animal rescue place near us. Thankfully (and surprisingly), mom and and son both tested perfectly healthy. (Aside for the expected fleas, which were treated) We decided at that point we had to take them in, and mom was spayed immediately following her clean bill of health.”

feral cat one year transformation

“We have an unused room which was where our two new additions stayed until we were certain the fleas were dead and the standard “De-worming” medicine we were provided would be effective. They hid under the dresser in the room, but were very quick to use the litterbox we provided for them. They ate regularly, and our security camera placed in the room caught many instances of them playing around overnight. Mom hissed at us a lot but never attacked. Her son was just very timid, but we got a wand toy for him which helped with his reluctance toward movement.”

feral cat one year transformation

“When the sun began coming in the back doors in the spring, no one was happier than mom & son. They basked in the sunbeams, leading to this amazing picture we absolutely love. They still ran from us if we got too close, but at this point they were camped out under our bed. We found that really funny, as they were scared of us, but spent a lot of their time sleeping directly underneath us.”

feral cat one year transformation

1 Year on Son: “Son is still very scared of us when he is out from under the bed. He comes out a lot and goes everywhere in the house and plays with the other cats. When he is under the bed, we can reach in and pet him non-stop and he purrs and rolls around. Our belief is he still believes at this point he is a very tiny kitten, and is not — in fact — an 8lb tomcat.”

feral cat one year transformation

1 Year on Mom: “The biggest surprise is Momma, Momma comes out every time we go upstairs in order to be pet. She’s still very timid when we’re “vertical”, but when we’re sitting on the steps she rolls around chirps at us to be pet. She just went for her booster shots, and has gained 1.5lb since we took her in and has one of the smoothest coats our vet has seen.”

feral cat one year transformation

“There’s still a long way to go with both of them, but we are both very patient and loving with them and are thankful every day it is freezing, snowy, windy, rainy, etc. that they are healthy and warm.

Taking in ferals is not something done for immediate love and companionship. For us, it’s just the knowledge they are safe and healthy, have other cats they get along amazingly with (thankfully), and generally appear happy with their new situation that make us happy to have them in our family.”

Photos via imgur.

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