102-Year-Old Woman Fell In Love With A Shelter Cat


A 102-year-old woman found her a little companion, a 2-year-old shelter cat, when she held him in her arms for a photo.

“It just filled my heart,” Barbara Bates, the adoption coordinator of Montgomery County Animal Shelter said. “The kitty just snuggled right up to her. Matched her outfit she had on.” (Huffington Post)

“I said, ‘Iona, do you mind if I take your picture? And she said, ‘Honey, I sure hope I don’t break your camera.'”

Iona recently lost her cat that she had had for 10 years. Her son took her to the shelter last week. “I needed a companion,” she said.

When she cuddled with Edward, she was smitten.

“The way he cuddled upon my shoulder reminded me of the cat I’d just lost,” she said. “Oh my, he’s very happy.”

Iona’s son promised to take care of Edward and he would remain a member of the family should anything happen to his mother.

“My photo tells me Edward immediately sensed that Iona had lots of love and security to offer him,” Bates added.

“To me, an animal gives you life, that a person can’t, or material things can’t,” Bates said. “You come home from a stressful day, and they want to kiss on you. It just makes everything bad go away. So it just touched my heart. And I’m just glad that what I felt came out in the photo.”

Iona, a spry 102-year-old, found her a great companion, Edward the shelter cat. She fell in love when she held him in her arms for a picture. “The way he cuddled upon my shoulder reminded me of the cat I’d just lost.”

102 year old woman adopted shelter cat

Source: Huffington Post. Photo by Barbara Bates of Montgomery County Animal Shelter.

A Boy Found a Stray Cat in a Rusty Boat. 13 Years Later, They are Still Together


A stray cat was found in a rusted out boat by a 10-year-old boy 13 years ago. “I fed him some cheese. Been my best bud ever since,” reddit user RRSC14 wrote.

Now at 23, he shared his story: “I found Lester when I went to Wildwood NJ for vacation. We had rented a condo and there was an old rusty boat up on a trailer in the middle of a field by the condo complex. That’s where he dwelled. I first noticed Lester when I saw him leaping in the tall grass here and there. I finally realized he was hunting and eating the grasshoppers that inhabited the overgrown grass.

He was a friendly little guy so he didn’t need much coaxing to approach me so then I fed him some cheese and he followed me inside. I laid on the bed to watch some TV and he curled up on my chest and fell asleep. I was 10 at the time so when my parents came into the room and I immediately shushed them and pointed to my chest where this fist sized kitten was sound asleep they knew we weren’t going home without him. The vet diagnosed him with feline Leukemia, apparently it’s common in strays who have been out in the world a few weeks. Cats with leukemia are thought to only live to 3-4. But Lester is 13 and still rockin’. Been there my whole adult life and my dad jokes that the cat will outlive him.”

A stray cat was found in a rusty old boat by a 10-year-old boy. 13 years later, they are still together.

rescue cat 13 years of friendship

“I fed him some cheese. Been my best bud ever since.”

rescue cat 13 years of friendship

Lester is a lovey kitty who sometimes craves attention. 

rescue cat 13 years of friendship asking attention

He doesn’t really have any personal boundaries. 

rescue cat 13 years of friendship cat on back

“Been there my whole adult life and my dad jokes that the cat will outlive him.”

rescue cat 13 years of friendship

Photos via reddit.

Seven the Cat Found in a Box of Discarded Christmas Decorations on the 7th Floor on the 7th Day of Jan


Seven, a sweet little kitten, was found in a box of discarded Christmas decorations in a communal corridor of a tower block in Wandsworth, London.

She is about 3-4 months old. They named her ‘Seven’ because she was found on the seventh floor of the building on January 7th at around 7PM according to RSPCA.

“Seven was found as a terrified little ball inside a litter tray, on top of a huge cardboard box full of old junk and festive paraphemalia,” said RSPCA.

They brought her into the shelter and treated her infection. “She’s very lovely and purrs at the slightest touch, but is understandably a bit timid. We hope when the time is right, we can find her a new forever home which gives her the kindness she deserves.”

Seven, a sweet kitten, was found in a box of discarded Christmas decorations on the 7th floor of a building on the 7th day of January at around 7PM.

abandoned kitten found in christmas decoration box

She is about 3-4 months old.

abandoned kitten found in christmas decoration box rspca

The RSPCA brought her into the shelter, treated her infection and showered her with love.

abandoned kitten found in christmas decoration box rspca

“She’s very lovely and purrs at the slightest touch, but is understandably a bit timid. We hope when the time is right, we can find her a new forever home which gives her the kindness she deserves.”

abandoned kitten found in christmas decoration box rspca

Source: RSPCA. Follow RSPCA on Facebook.

Louie the Tuxedo Cat and His Twin Milan the Husky


Meet Louie the Cat and Milan the dog. They look like twins from different moms. “My twins. I don’t think they know they’re adopted,” said Jocelyn via reddit.

Jocelyn welcomed a little tuxedo kitten home not too long ago. “I know my dog adores cats so I wanted to make sure the kitten could eventually get along with him. I just didn’t expect it to happen so fast or for the kitten to be SO affectionate towards him!” she added.

“They share toys, water dishes, and sleeping areas and so far everything has been smooth sailing.”

Meet Louie the kitten and Milan the husky. They are like twins from different mothers.

husky dog and tuxedo cat look like twins alike

Soon after Louie was adopted, Milan took him in like a brother. 

husky dog and tuxedo cat look like twins alike

They adore each other.

husky dog and tuxedo cat look like twins alike

Photos via reddit.

Meet Rue the Rescue Kitty. She’s a Little Cross-eyed, but Has So Much Love


Rue the rescue kitty was found when she was just two weeks old.

“We found her abandoned. She’s a little cross-eyed, but we love her,” said Rue’s human mom (reddit).

“We found her next to an abandoned barn when she was only about 2 weeks old. She was so tiny, really dirty, and so scared she was shaking. We only found her because we kept hearing a tiny little mewing noise. We gave her lots of love and a warm bath and she perked right up.

Here’s some pictures of her growing up in the past year and gaining a new best pal -Simon! The first few are on the first day we found her.”

This is Rue. She was found next to an abandoned barn when she was 2 weeks old. She’s a little cross-eyed.

abandoned cross eyed kitten finds new home

“She was so tiny, really dirty, and so scared she was shaking. We only found her because we kept hearing a tiny little mewing noise.”

abandoned cross eyed kitten finds new home

“We gave her lots of love and a warm bath and she perked right up.”

abandoned cross eyed kitten finds new home

They set up a comfortable warm bed for Rue. She loved it.

abandoned cross eyed kitten finds new home

“Look at my mittens!”

abandoned cross eyed kitten finds new home

Today Rue’s grown into a beautiful lady cat.

abandoned cross eyed kitten finds new home

And she is the boss in the house.

abandoned cross eyed kitten finds new home

They found her a friend, Simon… 

abandoned cross eyed kitten finds new home

…and Rue took him in like a brother.

abandoned cross eyed kitten finds new home cuddles

Photos via imgur.

Homeless Kitten Phil Born without Eyelids Can See Again after Life-changing Surgery


Phil the kitten who was born without upper eyelids is able to see with new eyes after life-changing surgery that helped him save his sight..

This brave little kitten was born with a condition called Agenesis which makes it impossible for him to blink. Without the surgery, constant irritation brought on by dry and itchy eyes could lead to ulceration and, eventually, complete blindness.

When Phil came to MSPCS’s Boston adoption center, he was such a joy to everyone at the shelter. “I was immediately struck by Phil’s personality… Even though his lack of eyelids caused painful irritation, he was still a typical and playful kitten. We were eager to get him back to Angell (Animal Medical Center) where we knew he could get the operating he needed to save his sight,” said Alyssa Krieger of MSPCA’s Boston.

phil Homeless Kitten Born without Eyelids Gets Sight-Saving Surgery“A cat’s upper eyelid is very similar in form and function to the tissue in their lip,’ Dr. Martin Coster from Angel Animal Medical Center said. “By taking some tissue from Phil’s lip and attaching it to the muscles that enable him to blink, we can, in effect, reconstruct his missing eyelids.”

While Phil was at the adoption center, he met Vixen the cat. The two became best friends and can’t be separated.

On Jan 8, the shelter shared the news at Facebook that Phil the kitten had been adopted along with his feline bestie, Vixen. “Phil and Vixen are now at home!”

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Meet Phil, a homeless kitten, who was born without upper eyelids. He got a life-changing surgery that helped him see again.

phil Homeless Kitten Born without Eyelids Gets Sight-Saving Surgery

Phil is a brave little guy with an infectious personality.

phil Homeless Kitten Born without Eyelids Gets Sight-Saving Surgery

While he was at the adoption center, he met Vixen the cat. The two bonded and can’t be separated. 

phil Homeless Kitten Born without Eyelids Gets Sight-Saving Surgery

WATCH VIDEO: “Vixen and Phil were separated for weeks while Phil was recovering from his eye surgery. We couldn’t put them together for fear that Vixen would try to groom Phil just after his sugery. But as soon as the two were reunited…THIS happened!”

On Jan 8, Phil and Vixen went to their forever loving home together.

 Source: MSPCA’s Boston Adoption Center. Follow them on Facebook.

Stray Cat Comes Up to Man for a Pat and a Home


He may look like a tough guy, but this man has a soft spot for cats. When a skinny stray cat came up to him two years ago asking for a pat and some love, the next thing he knew he was on his way to the vet with his new cat.

Doxxus from Melbourne, Australia wrote via reddit: “This little thing came up to me as I was about to pull out some broken glass, started mewing and wanting a pat. I had a look at the girl and her fur was mottled in places, she was bones, looking tired, but very approachable. I gave her some of my water and she lapped it up. I gave her some scratch time on the belly and when I went to my van to get some tools, she followed and jumped in.

I decided to have another look at her. Her coat was dirty (except her chest), but she didn’t seem to have any fleas. I kept her in my van with the aircon going, and once I had finished my job, took her to a pet store to get a cardboard carrier and some treats. After that, I took her back to my factory to show my wife, who agreed we should see if she were chipped.

Once at the vet, the vet’s wife told me she was not chipped but once her husband came back he can have a good look at her, and if we wanted to keep her they can proceed with all the things… have to add, she enjoyed jumping on me.” They named the kitty Sous.

“When I was 6, my grandmother surprised me with a cat. She had lived until I was 12 but died of cancer which broke my heart.” His daughter was 6 month old at the time, and when he took the kitty home, he introduced Sous to her little human sister.

Today, Sous is all grown up, healthy and very loved.

A skinny and tired stray cat came up to this guy two years ago asking for a pat and some love, the next thing he knew he was on his way to the vet with his new cat.

tough man rescues stray cat soft spot

The cat didn’t have a family, so they took her in. They named her Sous.

tough man rescues stray cat soft spot

This is Sous in the garden with her fluffy tail up in the air.

stray cat found tough man rescue

She loves to take walks with her human dad and has grown so much. “Sous can’t fit all her paws onto the post she sits on.”

tough man rescues stray cat soft spot

Sous and her favorite person in the world.

tough man rescues stray cat soft spot

Photos via reddit.

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