Children Read To Shelter Cats To Soothe Them


At Animal Rescue League of Berks County, children can read to shelter cats to soothe them. The cats adore them and are always delighted to have these little humans there to keep them company.

Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level are welcome into the shelter to read to the cats at their adoption room. “The program will help children improve their reading skills while also helping the shelter animals. Cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing,” the shelter wrote.

Colby is cuddling with the kitty and reading him “I Will Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Isabel is reading to a very playful kitty.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Sam, 1st grade & Ben, 2nd grade stopped by and became Book Buddies! The kitties loved them.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Cassandra, 1st grader, is reading to two rambunctious kittens who are very excited to see her.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

8 year old Mattighan, a second grader, absolutely adores her furry friends and enjoys reading to them.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Cohen, 1st grade, comes in to read to the kitties, giving them some cuddle time and him some practice with his reading skills.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Cheyenne stopped in to read to the cats! She is working through some animal fear, and reading to the kitties is a nice relaxing way for her to get comfortable!

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Seth, a kindergarten student, is showing his kitty friend the book he’s reading.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Timothy, a 5th grader, is reading a story to his 4-legged friends.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Riley enjoyed his first volunteer experience and reading to the kitties.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Photos by Animal Rescue League Of Berks County. Follow them on Facebook.

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Hunky Men Volunteer For Kittendales 2014 Calendar Raises Money For Shelter


A group of hunky men from all walks of life volunteered their time posing with their furry kitten friends to help their shelter in a fundraiser and bring up the awareness of shelter animals and adoption.

“The Kittendales project was conceived in early 2007 when the board of directors at Hull Seaside Animal Rescue was brainstorming about how to raise money for their cat shelter. Chris Crotty, one of the founding members of the shelter decided it would be a good idea to put together a calendar of hunky men and cats. The concept was proposed to photographer Joanne Berman, who offered to shoot the calendar at no cost. Susan Davis, a board member at the time, offered to coordinate and give freely of her time to make the calendar happen. Susan and Joanne made it their “pet” project, and in the Spring of 2007, their hunt for a few good men began! The response from the guys was overwhelming. Their willingness to donate their time, and desire to be a part of this venture, for the benefit of the kitties, was extraordinary!” (Kittendales.com)

Some of the Kittendales 2014 Calendar Photos

2014 kittendales hunks calendar for hull seaside animal rescue

2014 kittendales hunks calendar for hull seaside animal rescue

2014 kittendales hunks calendar for hull seaside animal rescue

2014 kittendales hunks calendar for hull seaside animal rescue

2014 kittendales hunks calendar for hull seaside animal rescue

2014 kittendales hunks calendar for hull seaside animal rescue

2014 kittendales hunks calendar for hull seaside animal rescue

See gallery of calendar photos from 2008 – 2014.

Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, in Hull Massachusetts, is a non-profit, no-kill cat shelter that rescues, houses, and places cats in need. HSAR has found “forever homes” for hundreds of cats since the year 2000!

Photos by Joanne Berman of Hull Seaside Animal Rescue. Follow HSAR and Kittendales on Facebook.

Kitty With Big Feet


This beautiful kitty with giant toes and feet was taken in by Panda Paws Rescue. This is her being held by the veterinary staff, showing off her big feet and many toes. That facial expression is simply too cute.

Holy TOES!

rescue kitten with big feet from panda paws rescue toes

She is now with a good home.

Photo by Panda Paws Rescue.

Shelter Cat With Cute Mustache And Extra Toes


Meet Bruno the cat. He has a cute mustache and extra toes on his paws. He came to San Francisco at Animal Care & Control one day, hoping to find someone to love him unconditionally. At 6 months, Bruno loves people and enjoys lap time. He is the perfect cat.

Now what he needs is a forever loving home.

Meet Bruno the cat who has a cute mustache and extra toes

shelter cat with mustache and extra toes

shelter cat with mustache and extra toes

shelter cat with mustache and extra toes

Photos by The Furrtographer (Follow it on Facebook).

14 Year Old Brother And Sister Cats Get Adopted Together


Two 14 year old cats were left behind and couldn’t find a home. They were often overlooked at the shelter because of their age. “No one wanted them because they are older, but I think they are pretty cool,” said their new human via reddit.

They were brought to a no-kill shelter where they were there for about one and a half years till they met their human. “…I saw them and instantly fell in love with them…. [The shelter] didnt want to charge me for them because they are older and wanted to get them into a home.”

“They are brother and sister. These guys have been amazingly chill. They sit back and sleep while I do work and they play around with each other. Best cats I have ever met.”

“They are 14… but they are energetic as a 2 year old.”

14 year old brother and sister cats find their forever home after living in the shelter for one and a half years

senior cats get adopted together

Her own toy box

senior cats get adopted together

He has taken over his human’s bed

senior cats get adopted together

At their comfortable home

senior cats get adopted together

Photos via imgur.

Ex-Serviceman Finds His 4-legged Best Friend


An ex-serviceman always wanted to have a 4-legged companion when he served in the Navy. After finishing his service, he went to the shelter one day, looking to adopt an animal, then a cat came to him and chose him to be his forever human.

Malev0 from reddit said: “When I was in the Navy, all I wanted was an animal of my own, but I was unable to get one due to deployments. After getting out in 2011, and getting financially stable in 2012, I went to the shelter and found my best friend. Meet Maximus.”

“He’s a sweetheart, probably the most interactive cat I’ve ever met. When I went to the shelter and was looking at cats he pawed at me through the cage as I walked by. I knew I had to have him then, it was like he chose me.”

The first day he got Maximus from the shelter, tired from his neutering

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

Max wasn’t terribly tiny, but he still has grown a bit.

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

He likes to be with his human dad, whatever he’s doing

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

He likes to climb on his shoulders from time to time.

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

…sleeps there…

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

…or grooms him.

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

Lap time

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

When he sleeps, Max snuggles in.

veteran ex navy man find cat best friend after deployments

Photos via imgur.

Mustache Cat Couldn’t Find Home Until Someone Saw Something In Him Other Didn’t


Meet Hamilton – a dashing looking kitty with a stache… it’s hard to believe that Hamilton had a difficult time finding a home.

He was born around 4th of July, a rescue cat who was taken in by the Humane Society Silicon Valley. Being shy and a little nervous and skittish, no one wanted to adopt him until Jay S. who saw something in Hamilton that others didn’t.

“I learned early on that I will never be able to compete with Ham’s mustache,” Jay says. “It’s just easier to let him be the debonair one in the house … I started his Instagram because I had never seen a cat with a perfect mustache.” (SFgate.com)

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Photos via Hamilton’s instagram. Follow him on Facebook. Story courtesy of Cuteoverload.

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