Orphan Kitten Finds A Second Chance


Meet Rodi the orphan kitten. She was found under a building all alone and starving. “I brought her home in a little box (approx. 2 weeks old). She’s been a trooper and has grown into a bouncy little kitten,” said misstabo via imgur.

Rodi was found under a building starving and alone. This was right after they brought her home.

orphan rescue kitten rodi calico

Baby Rodi cuddling with her human after her bottle.

orphan rescue kitten rodi calico

“She’s been a trooper and has grown into a bouncy little kitten.”

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Rodi at 5 weeks. Happy and loved.

orphan rescue kitten rodi calico

Photos via imgur.

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Tiny Tuxedo Rescue: Then And Now


This little tuxedo kitty has come a long way.

“Rescued him from the wild. When we found him, he was the runt of his litter,” said Gary via reddit. The kitten was very thin with an infection on his leg. They brought him home and nursed him back to health. “Now, he’s treated, vaccinated, and well-fed!”

They named the kitty Artemis. “We thought that Artemis was more appropriate because she’s the goddess of the hunt and wild animals (him being a feral cat).”

Artemis was so tiny when they first rescued the kitty!

rescue kitten then and now

rescue kitten then and now

All grown up now! Happy and healthy!

rescue kitten then and now

99.96% of Tortoiseshell Cats are Female and Harry is a Boy


Harry is a very special cat because 99.96% of tortoiseshell cats are female and Harry is a boy.

“It’s very rare to get a male,” said Nicola Zelent of Lothian Cat Rescue in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian Scotland. “He’s the first tortie boy we’ve had at LCR in our 35 year history, and he is the first of his kind which our vets have seen too!”

“Harry is 12 weeks old and came to us when his previous owners suffered an extreme allergic reaction to the wee one. He arrived with his brother Dennis (a black and white cutie) a few days ago and is settling in well. He displays all the tortie-tude you’d expect from one with his colouring.”

The vet who identified Harry’s gender never came across a male tortoiseshell prior to Harry in her more than 30 year career. “When I heard the cat called Harry, I said to the owners, ‘I think that might have to be a Harriet.’

“I had to change my words when I discovered it was male. I’ve never seen one before and I’ve been a vet for more than 30 years.”

“If it is male, they’re normally hermaphrodite. Harry shouldn’t be fertile, but there’s no way to know for another 12 weeks,” said Zelent.

Harry will be neutered and rehomed when he is old enough.

“Male cats, like male humans, have only one X chromosome in their DNA, as opposed to females who have two. A cat’s colouring is inherited through the X chromosome, so it should be technically impossible for male cats to inherit the mix of hues necessary to produce a tortoiseshell coat.

But male tortoiseshells can be born through a genetic mutation that causes the cat to be born with two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome (XXY).” (Edinburgh News)

99.96% of tortoiseshell cats are female and Harry is a boy.

Harry rare male tortie tortoiseshells cat Lothian Cat Rescue

The 12-week-old kitten came into Lothian Cat Rescue after his owners ­discovered they were allergic to his fur.

Harry rare male tortie tortoiseshells cat Lothian Cat Rescue

“He’s the first tortie boy we’ve had at LCR in our 35 year history, and he is the first of his kind which our vets have seen too!”

Harry rare male tortie tortoiseshells cat Lothian Cat Rescue

Source: Edinburgh News; Lothian Cat Rescue.

The Feral Cats of Disneyland


Many stray and feral cats have settled down in Disneyland since the amusement park opened in 1955. Disney has embraced the feline friends as an important part of the park’s everyday operations.

They have partnered with rescue organizations to run a trap-neuter-return program to keep the feral population under control. “We view them as partners. It’s kind of a symbiotic relationship with them,” said Gina Mayberry of Alley Cat. The cats have become the “natural exterminators” who keep the rodent population in check.

During the daytime, most cats are rarely seen. According to an article in the LA Times, approximately 200 cats came to Disneyland Resort’s overnight after crowds have gone home, prowling the parks’ greenery in search for mice.

With help from local organizations such as FixNation, Disneyland instituted a policy for the humane care for the resort’s cats.

“What we do is trap the cats, get them spayed or neutered and make sure they get a wellness check and release them back into the population,” said Mayberry. After the cats have been returned to the park grounds, they continue to receive managed care. (Alley Cat)

The program has been helping kittens get adopted so that the cat population can be well controlled.

Giovanni, trying to find a few samples at the Alfresco Terrace. (by annapetrelli)

Feral Cats of Disneyland

Can you spot the cat?

Feral Cats of Disneyland

Chloe the cat rubbing up a post. (by Amanda Nguyan)

Feral Cats of Disneyland

Hanging out on a dock along the Jungle Cruise in Disneyland park. (by Sam Howzit)

Feral Cats of Disneyland

Hortence enjoying Downtown Disney after most of the humans had vacated. (by Amy Ratcliffe)

Feral Cats of Disneyland

This is why you might want to consider a dinner at Wine Country Trattoria—you never know when Giovanni might decide to pay you a visit. (by Kristina)

Feral Cats of Disneyland

Sometimes they venture out before the park closes. (by Anneth Briones)

Feral Cats of Disneyland

Francisco, a very photogenic cat at the park. (by @dizneyphotoguy)

Feral Cats of Disneyland

Kitty hanging out in Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (by Loren Javier)

Feral Cats of Disneyland

Source: Alley Cat. Follow Cats of Disney via Instagram.

Starla The Kitten Is A Little Fighter


Meet Starla, a tiny bitty kitten who was found with a badly injured leg. As soon as they took her into the Saving Grace Rescue in San Francisco, she started purring and cuddling with rescuers. “She is already gaining weight and enjoying cuddles here at SGR,” said the rescue group via Facebook.

The little lovebug is healing very well. “Starla had radiographs today to look at her injuries… Amazingly, she is… doing much better this week, playing and even running in short bursts.”

Meet Starla, a tiny bitty kitten found with a badly injured leg by the Saving Grace Rescue.

Starla rescue kitten with injured leg saved by saving grace

As soon as she came to the shelter, she started cuddling with the rescuers. 

Starla rescue kitten with injured leg saved by saving grace

Starla hugging her first mouse toy.

Starla rescue kitten with injured leg saved by saving grace

Starla is healing well. Look at that face!

Starla rescue kitten with injured leg saved by saving grace

Amazingly, she is doing much better this week, playing and even running in short bursts.

Starla rescue kitten with injured leg saved by saving grace

Follow Starla’s progress at Saving Grace Rescue.

Photos by Saving Grace Rescue and Josh Norem of the Furrtographer.

The Difference One Day Makes To A Stray Cat


They found a tiny stray. “We took in this beautiful stray last night, the difference a day can make is unbelievable.” (via reddit)

The night of the rescue

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“Minutes after bringing her in from outside. She was scared, hungry, and cold.”

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The little one was in need of a lot of TLC.

rescue kitten one day difference

The next morning

rescue kitten one day difference

Happy to be cuddling with her human.

rescue kitten one day difference

Happy to have a place called home. 

rescue kitten one day difference

Photos via imgur.

A Shelter Cat Gives A Person The Biggest Hug


A shelter cat named Tim started hugging a volunteer and wouldn’t let her go when they met at the Potsdam Humane Society in Potsdam, New York “Today I started crying at the animal shelter because one cat hugged me and nuzzled into my neck,” said Rachel Griggs via reddit.

“I’ve been volunteering at the Potsdam Humane Society, and last time I was there I held this one cat that instantly attached to me. He nuzzled into my neck and hugged me and kneaded his paws in my hair.” (via)

As a college student living on campus, she is not allowed to have pets in her dorm room, but the love and affection from the shelter cat has really touched her, and now she’s in the process of bringing the kitty to her mother’s home.

She was volunteering at the Potsdam Humane Society and a little tabby cat gave her the most affectionate hug. 

shelter cat hugging girl

“I was there I held this one cat that instantly attached to me. He nuzzled into my neck and hugged me and kneaded his paws in my hair.”

shelter cat hugging girl

“It was so sweet and I was the only one he let hold”

shelter cat hugging girl

Though her dorm room doesn’t allow pets, she is in the process of bringing the kitty to her mom’s home. 

shelter cat hugging girl

Photos via reddit.

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