Stowaway Cats Saved by Sailors Find Foster Care in the US


A young cat mama stowed away aboard a foreign ship sailing from Algeciras, Spain to Houston, hoping to find a better life for her soon-to-be-born kittens.

“This sly and brave mama found her way into a pallet of food that was loaded onto a launch boat (a small vessel that delivers food and supplies to large vessels offshore) and transferred to the Houston-bound ship. Despite her bright orange coat, she managed to slip onto the ship’s deck without notice as the launch was unloaded,” Friends of League City Animal Shelter wrote in a news release.

When the crew members spotted the orange and white cat on St. Patrick’s Day, she was very weak and soaking wet from a storm.

“After she was dried off and made comfortable, to the surprise of the crew, she gave birth to a beautiful orange and white kitten–a miniature version of herself. The insightful crew members decided to go out into the storm to check the area where she had been found in case there were additional babies. Sure enough, three more tiny kittens were found—wet and cold. They were hustled inside, dried off and placed in a comfortable towel-lined box that was warmed by a lamp. Here mama Frederica took over the care of her tiny charges.”

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stowaway cat and her kittens found home in the US

By the time the ship docked at the Port of the Houston, the crew had fallen in love with the furry family.

“They wanted the American dream for them,” said Monica Millican of the Friends of League City Animal Shelter.

With help from the rescue organization, the cat mother, Frederica and her kittens Bravo, Zulu, Juliet, and India, are now living in the foster care in Millican’s ‘cat room.’

The only request from the crew is that the kittens retain their names, to remind their new humans that they crossed an ocean to find a new life.

“They have a great story that should be passed along.”

stowaway cat and her kittens found home in the US

Cat mother, Frederica and her kittens Bravo, Zulu, Juliet, and India

stowaway cat and her kittens found home in the US

WATCH VIDEO: Stowaway cats find foster home in the US

Source: ABC13 and Guidrynews

Missing Cat Reunited with His Human After Fire Thanks to Neighbors’ Help


Cashew the cat who went missing after a fire Monday at an apartment building in the Plateau section of Montreal, Canada, has been reunited with his human thanks to the kind neighbors that found and rescued him.

Casey Kerr’s girlfriend works at an animal shelter and often brings home rescue cats to care for them.

On the day of the fire, they had eight cats in the apartment. Five of them had been rescued, and they had been looking for the missing three cats.

When Isaac Berman, a neighbor came to check on the building after the fire, he spotted a cat on the second floor balcony. Immediately he decided to help.

Missing cat reunited with owner after Plateau fire

“It was a miracle. The kitty cat came out onto the balcony,” he said. “Now we have to save the cat!”

Berman received help from his friends from across the street. He managed to get into the second floor apartment and safely got the ginger cat out. The kitty was in good shape, but terrified.

Missing cat reunited with owner after Plateau fire

“We gained his trust with snacks and then put him in a cat cage to bring him down,” Isaac said.

Isaac’s friend Raluca Mantu who lives across the street from the burnt building took the cat into her home. “I fed him, I gave him water and then I made posters to print and post around the building in case the owner would come look for the cat,” she said.

Missing cat reunited with owner after Plateau fire

Yesterday morning while Casey was speaking with a police officer about his missing cat, Raluca saw them and told Casey that she had his cat.

“[Casey] was actually shaking and he was hugging the cat, and the cat was very happy,” Mantu said. “It was really emotional, really nice.”

Missing cat reunited with owner after Plateau fire

Source: CBCNews.

Rescue Cat Becomes Nurse at Shelter Purring Animal Patients Back to Health


Meet Rademenesa, a rescue cat who lives at a shelter in Poland and spends many hours keeping other sick animals company and purring them back to health.

When Rademenesa was two months old, he was diagnosed with an inflamed respiratory tract. He survived the ordeal and now is taking care of other patients.

This amazing feline has become the mascot to the veterinarians at the shelter.

Meet Rademenesa! He’s cat nurse at an animal shelter in Poland. 

cat becomes nurse to patients at animal hospital

He was diagnosed with an inflamed respiratory tract when he was 2 months old. After recovering, he now spends many hours every day purring other animal patients back to health.

cat becomes nurse to patients at animal hospital

“You can do it buddy! I’m here with you!”

cat becomes nurse to patients at animal hospital

Keeping his little patient warm.

cat becomes nurse to patients at animal hospital

“It’s time for a quick bath.”

cat becomes nurse to patients at animal hospital

“Everything will be ok.”

cat becomes nurse to patients at animal hospital

“I will keep you company. No worries!”

cat becomes nurse to patients at animal hospital

Photos via imgur.

Firefighter Rescued This Kitten Twice! First by Freeing Him from a Wall…


A tiny kitten trapped inside a wall was saved by a firefighter who developed such a bond with little rescue. She decided she had to adopt him.

Tara Holcomb with the Mount Dora Fire Department responded to a call about the confined kitten.

“My hand landed on a little ball of fur with a thin tail, and my first thought was that I had grabbed a rat!” Holcomb told The Dodo. “After reminding myself that I was already holding it, I pulled out this tiny, precious kitten.”

After the rescue, she handed the kitten over to the homeowners who fed the kitten and hoped the mother would return. But the mother never returned. “Holcomb checked back with the homeowners who stated the kitten was recovering, but that they were unable to keep it.” (Orlando Sentinel)

“That little kitten was all I could think about the rest of the night at work,” she said, “and I even thought of a perfect name: Wall-E.”

So the next day, she returned to the homeowners and asked if the kitten still needed a home. They said she could have the kitten if she wanted.

“I immediately turned around and headed home with the little guy sleeping in my lap, nestled inside a sock,” she said.

Firefighter Tara Holcomb rescued this little kitten twice. First by saving him from being trapped in a wall…

Florida firefighter rescues tiny kitten trapped in wall Wall-E

Look how tiny he is!

Florida firefighter rescues tiny kitten trapped in wall Wall-E

Second by giving him a forever loving home!

Florida firefighter rescues tiny kitten trapped in wall Wall-E

“Our animals seem to have found us, each in their own way, and we are grateful to be able to give them happy homes. In return, they give us more love than we could ever ask for!” said Tara.

Florida firefighter rescues tiny kitten trapped in wall Wall-E

Photos by Tara Holcomb.

Watch As This Adopted Kitten Meets Dalmatian. It’s Love at First Sight!


Look at these new best friends!

A tiny three week old kitten Uno recently adopted by a family meets a kitty loving Dalmatian. It’s love at first sight.

This curious kitten walks up to Louie the dog and ends up nuzzling affectionately with his big friend.

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Uno the kitten nuzzling with his new big friend Louie the Dalmatian.

three week old kitten snuggle with Dalmatian dog

Uno was just three weeks old when the Pogue family adopted him.

three week old kitten

The tiny little guy pokes his way around his big friend’s body, and settles under his floppy ear for a snuggle.

three week old kitten snuggle with Dalmatian dog

Uno’s mother who was also adopted by the family is overseeing the encounter approvingly!

three week old kitten snuggle with Dalmatian

WATCH VIDEO: Uno the kitten meets Louie the Dalmatian

Source: Daily Mail.

Four Kittens Found in a Box Rescued by Caring Officers


A litter of four kittens was rescued from the extreme heat by two caring law enforcement officers who discovered them in a box at the side of a road in South Florida. The temperatures of last Thursday hit 91 degrees (32.8 degrees C).

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office wrote via Facebook: “At 2:46 this afternoon, Captain Keith Day and Deputy Justin Adams were patrolling in the area of Santa Maria Dr. and S. Tamiami Trail. Captain Day saw a cardboard box off to the side of the road. Inside the box was a litter of kittens that had been abandoned. The kittens are currently enjoying the comfort of Captain Day’s car (and air conditioning) as they await the arrival of Lee County Domestic Animal Services.”

All four kittens have been placed in foster care. They were a bit shy and “hissy” when they arrived in the shelter, but they appeared to be healthy.

The kittens are 3-4 weeks old and will be put up for adoption when they are ready.

Four tiny kittens were rescued during a near-record hot day by two caring law enforcement officers.

florida officers rescue abandoned kittens

“Captain Keith Day and Deputy Justin Adams were patrolling in the area of Santa Maria Dr. and S. Tamiami Trail. Captain Day saw a cardboard box off to the side of the road. Inside the box was a litter of kittens that had been abandoned.”

florida officers rescue abandoned kittens

They transported the kittens to a nearby rescue group. The kittens got to enjoy the car ride in Captain Day’s car and the comfort of the air conditioning. 

florida officers rescue abandoned kittens

Look at those fabulous whiskers! 

florida officers rescue abandoned kittens

They are a bit shy and “hissy” but all got a clean bill of health.

florida officers rescue abandoned kittens

These kitties have been placed in foster care and will be available for adoption when they are old enough.

florida officers rescue abandoned kittens

Stray Cat Looked for Shelter During Ice Storm Then Gave Birth to Seven Very Hungry Kittens


Meet Lucy and her seven very hungry kittens.

She was looking for shelter during an ice storm when she was pregnant.

Robyn Anderson of Love and Hisses writes: “Lucy (est’d date of birth 3/19/12) came to us on March 19, 2015. She’d shown up almost two weeks previously at someone’s house during an ice storm looking for shelter. When it became clear that she was planning to stick around AND that she was pregnant, they called Challenger’s House for help.

When she came to us, we expected her to give birth at any moment. Almost TWO WEEKS later, she finally did, on April 1, 2015.”

Lucy’s belly on March 20th (left) and April 1st. “Lucy is a small cat and her belly was really large, so we expected she’d have a largish litter.”

stray cat mama and her 7 kittens

“In the space of three hours, she gave birth to SEVEN kittens. We weren’t expecting quite that many!”

stray cat mama and her 7 kittens

“Lucy is a wonderful and attentive mother, and her kittens more than doubled their weight in their first week of life.”

stray cat mama and her 7 kittens

“There are SO MANY of them, and all they wanna do is EAT.”

stray cat mama and her 7 kittens

I think it would be safe to say that these are not going to be tiny kittens.”

stray cat mama and her 7 kittens

Shecky opens his first eye, checking out the world.

stray cat mama and her 7 kittens

 They are all starting to see now! Let the fun begin!

stray cat mama and her 7 kittens

WATCH VIDEO: Lucy the mama and her very hungry babies

WATCH VIDEO: Specky opens his first eye and already has something to say.

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