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.

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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

“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.

Woman Goes On A 2 Month Mission To Get Rescue Kitten From Greek Island To Britain


Squeak the Greek tabby cat found with half a tail and an injured leg has melted the heart of a woman from Britain. Ali Gill spent over £1,000 (over $1600) and started an international rescue mission to bring the kitty back to her home in Cornwall.

Ali met a little stray cat in an abandoned house, when she was traveling in the tiny island of Tilos in Aegean. The poor kitty was rejected by the mama cat and caught in a cat fight which left him with an injured leg.

Natacha, a French visitor, found the kitty and had been keeping him safe and treating his injury. “I arrived at the end of May for a holiday, and helped to feed him and I quickly fell for him,” said Ali. “He was very vocal as being playful, affectionate, plucky and determined to survive. He was amazing – right from the start, as soon as he saw me he started making this crying sound which is why I called him Squeak.” (Daily Mail)

“Despite his injuries he looked so lovely and healthy.” Ali knew right away that she wanted to find a good home for Squeak.

“The local people feed as many cats as they can, but they don’t believe in neutering them.” After visiting several potential homes for Squeak without luck, Ali realized how much she had grown attached to Squeak. She started calling airlines that would provide a service to transport pets. “The cost was high, but at least I knew he’d be safe, and would only have to endure a few hours of distress for a comfortable, healthy life.”

Ali went on a two month long rescue mission to fly the kitty back to her home in the UK. “Squeak the survivor made i through…. Now he’s settled in at our home. He’s very cuddly but still playful. He’s bigger and stronger, and the wound on his leg hasn’t healed completely but he no longer limps….”

“And after his long, complicated and expensive journey, he’ll have a good, healthy life where he won’t have to fight for food and shelter.”

Squeak the kitten was found on the Greek Island of Tilos with half a tail and an injured leg.

Holidaymaker spends £1,000 and two months rescuing starving kitten on greek island

Ali Gill from Britain met the little tabby in an abandoned house. When she started feeding the little kitty, she quickly fell in love.

Holidaymaker spends £1,000 and two months rescuing starving kitten on greek island

Ali couldn’t find a perfect home for Squeak on the island, and that’s when she realized how much she had grown attached to the kitty. She started a rescue mission to bring Squeak back to her home in Britain.

Holidaymaker spends £1,000 and two months rescuing starving kitten on greek island

Squeak survived the long and tough journey home, and has settled down in his new home in Cornwall.

Holidaymaker spends £1,000 and two months rescuing starving kitten on greek island

Relaxing in the sun on a comfy chair.

Holidaymaker spends £1,000 and two months rescuing starving kitten on greek island

“And after his long, complicated and expensive journey, he’ll have a good, healthy life where he won’t have to fight for food and shelter,” said Ali.

Holidaymaker spends £1,000 and two months rescuing starving kitten on greek island

Source: Daily Mail

Tiny Meowy Rescue Kitty: Then & Now


This is when little 3 week old rescue kitten just came to her new home.

“This is a my 3 week old kitten that I found, abandoned by its mother. Trying to get it to eat out of bowl for the first time,” Michael wrote via YouTube.

Kitty is all grown up now. Fetch is her favorite game:

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