Feral Cat Mother and Son, Their First Year in a Loving Home


Two feral cats, a mother and her son, had been roaming around a neighborhood for over a year. A family decided to help them out. This is how far they have come since then. It was with a lot of patience and love. “I don’t usually do albums, but it marks a year since this choice and I just can’t believe the first picture compared to the last picture,” they wrote. (via imgur)

“The Calico had been seen around the neighborhood for over a year, but no one knew about her kitten until we saw it run from behind our air conditioner back to wherever they were sheltered (later found to be under a neighbor’s rear, elevated patio). We were feeding them from that point on regularly, and had a security camera pointing out at the area to observe them.”

feral cat one year transformation

First trip to their new home: “After a major snowstorm we decided we had to at least trap them for the sake of getting them shots and spayed/neutered & perhaps bring them to a no-kill animal rescue place near us. Thankfully (and surprisingly), mom and and son both tested perfectly healthy. (Aside for the expected fleas, which were treated) We decided at that point we had to take them in, and mom was spayed immediately following her clean bill of health.”

feral cat one year transformation

“We have an unused room which was where our two new additions stayed until we were certain the fleas were dead and the standard “De-worming” medicine we were provided would be effective. They hid under the dresser in the room, but were very quick to use the litterbox we provided for them. They ate regularly, and our security camera placed in the room caught many instances of them playing around overnight. Mom hissed at us a lot but never attacked. Her son was just very timid, but we got a wand toy for him which helped with his reluctance toward movement.”

feral cat one year transformation

“When the sun began coming in the back doors in the spring, no one was happier than mom & son. They basked in the sunbeams, leading to this amazing picture we absolutely love. They still ran from us if we got too close, but at this point they were camped out under our bed. We found that really funny, as they were scared of us, but spent a lot of their time sleeping directly underneath us.”

feral cat one year transformation

1 Year on Son: “Son is still very scared of us when he is out from under the bed. He comes out a lot and goes everywhere in the house and plays with the other cats. When he is under the bed, we can reach in and pet him non-stop and he purrs and rolls around. Our belief is he still believes at this point he is a very tiny kitten, and is not — in fact — an 8lb tomcat.”

feral cat one year transformation

1 Year on Mom: “The biggest surprise is Momma, Momma comes out every time we go upstairs in order to be pet. She’s still very timid when we’re “vertical”, but when we’re sitting on the steps she rolls around chirps at us to be pet. She just went for her booster shots, and has gained 1.5lb since we took her in and has one of the smoothest coats our vet has seen.”

feral cat one year transformation

“There’s still a long way to go with both of them, but we are both very patient and loving with them and are thankful every day it is freezing, snowy, windy, rainy, etc. that they are healthy and warm.

Taking in ferals is not something done for immediate love and companionship. For us, it’s just the knowledge they are safe and healthy, have other cats they get along amazingly with (thankfully), and generally appear happy with their new situation that make us happy to have them in our family.”

Photos via imgur.

A Young Man Spent 4 Hours Rescuing Stray Kitten from a Car


A stray kitten got into a young man’s car while he was at work.

He wrote: “I was about to leave work when I noticed there was a kitten who had gotten into my car, I was trying to get her out but she was running around the car terrified and she ended up going into hiding on the dashboard.

I was afraid of her getting stuck. I’ve seen her for a while eating my garbage and my first instinct was to save the little guy.

After 4 hours of trying to get the kitten out and removing the dashboard she decided to come out thanks to the amazing power of Tuna. This is the little kitten we saved. She’s a little girl.” (imgur)

The story didn’t just end there. He took the kitten home and named her Noelle.

“A stray kitten got into my car while I was at work. After 4 hours of trying to make it get out of the dashboard, and in the process of removing the dash. She decided to come out. She’s a healthy shy stray kitten. Come meet our little girl!”

stray kitten rescued from car dashboard

He brought the kitten home and named her Noelle.

stray kitten rescued from car dashboard

Peekaboo!

stray kitten rescued from car dashboard

“She now owns the place… and my sister’s wallet.”

stray kitten rescued from car dashboard

Photos via imgur.

Prissy the Cat Who Escaped House Fire is Comforted by Firefighter


It was below freezing temperature when a fire broke out in Lexington, KY. Prissy the cat escaped the burning house and was comforted by a firefighter who used a pet oxygen mask to help her feel better.

Firefighter AJ Johnson held Prissy in his arms while gently applying the oxygen mask on the cat to help her to counter the effects of smoke inhalation from the fire.

Prissy is said to have escaped the fire on her own before receiving care and help from firefighters. “Thank God everybody got out; nobody got hurt,” Verdis Pennginton said. “I just appreciate everything everybody has done. I thank God for the fire department. They have a hard job; they do a good job.”

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Firefighters rescue multiple dogs and cats as flames gut Lexington house

Firefighters rescue multiple dogs and cats as flames gut Lexington house

Firefighters rescue multiple dogs and cats as flames gut Lexington house

Firefighters rescue multiple dogs and cats as flames gut Lexington house

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Stray Cat Jumps into Man’s Car to Stay Warm. He just Couldn’t Leave the Cat


A stray cat decided to jump into a man’s car to stay warm. “This little guy climbed into my work van yesterday in downtown Detroit to stay warm. They choose you right?” said Jonny (via reddit).

This beautiful black cat settled himself in his work car and didn’t want to go. So Jonny asked around the neighborhood to see if the cat belonged to anyone, but couldn’t find any. “The guy whose house I was at said it had been outside his place meowing for about two days. Also the neighborhood I was in had about 4 houses that weren’t abandoned, and Vet checked for a microchip.”

Jonny knew by then that the kitty needed a home, so he decided to adopt him.

A stray cat jumped into a man’s car to stay warm. When the man found out that the kitty needed a home, he had no hesitation to help him out.

stray cat jumps in worker's truck

He took him home and he’s there to stay forever.

stray cat jumps in worker's truck

Photos via reddit.

Mr. Cat – The Incredible Rescue Journey and Recovery of a Blind Cat


It has been nearly a month since they discovered Mr. Cat. “We gave Mr. Cat the opportunity to live and thrive as the kitten that he should have been. This is Mr. Cat’s story and we would like to share it with the world,” reddit user darkkon wrote via imgur.

“While heading to my car, my colleague and I discovered a small furry thing plopped on the grass near where I worked. When we went up to inspect it, we discovered that it was an emaciated, blind, and dying kitten, much less than a year old. We were able to coax it to slowly get up and walk a few meters where it stopped. My colleague brought a can of cat food and fed it a portion while gently petting it’s skeleton-like frame.”

 “We initially did not want to bring in the cat because we had two indoor cats of our own. We also did not know what kind of disease, parasites, and other pests the cat may have,” they wrote. 

Mr. Cat - The Story and Recovery of a Dying, Blind Cat

“Although we knew the cat was likely feral, he seem to understand we were trying to help him. His fear of us waned and he began acting as if we were his guardians. “

Mr. Cat - The Story and Recovery of a Dying, Blind Cat

“Despite the risks, we created an outdoor shelter made of cardboard to keep it from the cold. Some more food and water, and the cat seemed to be thankful.”

Mr. Cat - The Story and Recovery of a Dying, Blind Cat

“After discussing it with my partner, we decided to bring him in. A level 10 containment field was setup in our bathroom and a force field was established in the shower.”

Mr. Cat - The Story and Recovery of a Dying, Blind Cat

They took the cat to the vet the next day. “The cat was in very poor health and severely underweight, but we knew surrendering him to the shelter would only result in him being euthanized,” they wrote. “There were many problems with the him besides the obvious malnutrition, fleas, and dehydration. A severe scabie and mite infestation made him vulnerable to bacterial infection and as a result his eyes were infected and sealed. There were also skin infections caused by lacerations probably from other animals.”

Mr. Cat - The Story and Recovery of a Dying, Blind Cat

With support from Reddit and hitbox, they were able to raise fund to cover his major care and bring in the supplies needed to keep him comfortable.

Mr. Cat - The Story and Recovery of a Dying, Blind Cat

“As time passed on, we knew Mr. Cat was getting healthier. The parasites were dying and he was gaining weight. However, one major thing we wanted to overcome was his blindness,” they added. “Lesions and scabs continue to fall off as we aggressively treat the scrabie and mite infestation on Mr. Cat.”

Mr. Cat - The Story and Recovery of a Dying, Blind Cat

“Nearly three weeks after we discovered Mr. Cat, we did something we would have never imagined when we first got him: We actually touched his fur and gave Mr. Cat a belly rub!” they wrote. “After a final cleaning and haircut, Mr. Cat was beginning to look more and more like a playful, happy kitten. He will be forever blind in his right-eye but with luck, Mr. Cat has full vision on his left-eye. ‘One is better than none’…”

Mr. Cat - The Story and Recovery of a Dying, Blind Cat

“We took Mr. Cat out to our living room for the first time. A few sardines to get him acquainted outside of the quarantine zone seems to work rather well.”

Mr. Cat - The Story and Recovery of a Dying, Blind Cat

“Mr. Cat has so strongly associated safety with his box that we created a second vacation home for him outside of the ward. He immediately walks in and makes himself comfortable.”

Mr. Cat - The Story and Recovery of a Dying, Blind Cat

“Mr. Cat has come a long way, but rehabilitation will be key in getting him comfortable with his new guardians. He may have recovered physically to an extent, but he deserves the kitten-hood that was taken away from him.”

Mr. Cat - The Story and Recovery of a Dying, Blind Cat

 “Mr. Cat shows his affection and gratitude for a little head scratching. At this point we know that he’s happy and comfortable in his new environment.”

Mr. Cat - The Story and Recovery of a Dying, Blind Cat

“Mr. Cat will always have guardians to watch him now, until he grows and lives a long and happy life.”

Mr. Cat - The Story and Recovery of a Dying, Blind Cat

Full story at imgur.

Orphan Kittens Nursing on Dog who Starts Producing Milk for the Babies, Warms Our Hearts!


A litter of orphaned kittens were rescued in the woods. When Shannon William’s daughter brought them home, their Boston Terrier began to nurse them despite not having been pregnant.

The kittens were found outside, cold and wet, when they were about a week old. Memory the dog used to be afraid of cats, but took in the little orphan babies and began nurturing and cuddling with the days-old kittens.

“She’s nursing them, cleaning them, carrying them around, everything.” Shannon wrote via Facebook.

“She’s been very protective from day one,” she told The Huffington Post. “On the second day that we had them, my daughter had one of the kittens in her hands. And Memory my dog took it out of her hands and carried it back to her dog bed with the other kittens.

“She would carry them up on the couch with her. If they got up and started to walk to the edge of the couch she got up, picked them up with her mouth and laid them down with her.”

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PHOTOS: Memory with her adopted kittens.

Boston Terrier Nurses Orphaned Kittens

Boston Terrier Nurses Orphaned Kittens

Boston Terrier Nurses Orphaned Kittens

Photos by Shannon Williams. Source: Huffington Post and WMBF News.

Man Rescues Cat From an Empty House While Touring Properties. “Didn’t buy house. Did take cat.”


A man rescued a cat from an empty house he visited while touring properties with a Realtor. “House was empty, but smelled funny. Found a full litter box in the kitchen and a cat with cabin fever on the 2nd floor. Didn’t buy house. Did take cat. His name is Scoopy,” said brianadler via reddit.

“He was hiding in the shadows and had been sleeping in a duffel bag in the closet. Scoopy was starved for attention. He drooled all over me and had gnawed all the fur off his forearms. His fur was matted and he was very obese. He was very happy to be petted.

The Realtor called the owner who said she had tried to find him a home, but no one would take him. She had been stopping by the property to feed him and change the litter box three times a week. I’m not sure how long Scoopy had been alone like that. The property has been on the market since September.

I brought Scoopy home. I couldn’t in good conscience leave him alone in that house. The owner was grateful and said I could take him.”

Scoopy hasn’t stopped purring since they brought him home. “I went to PetCo and asked the very jovial clerk what she recommended for diet food. She suggested this brand and a can of fruit. Scoopy likes it well enough.”

When a man visited an empty house while touring properties with a realtor, they discovered a cat hiding in the shadows and had been sleeping in a duffel bag in the closet. 

Scoopy the cat rescued from house

“Didn’t buy house. Did take cat. His name is Scoopy.”

Scoopy the cat rescued from house

“His fur was matted and he was very obese. He was very happy to be petted.” Here they are helping Scoopy trim his matted fur. 

Scoopy the cat rescued from house

“Scoopy didn’t like being brushed below the equator and would impulsively chew his forearms.” So they gave him a catnip carrot to play with. He loved it.

Scoopy the cat rescued from house

Scoopy learning to get along with other cats in the house.

Scoopy the cat rescued from house

“Scoopy goes to the vet. He had a check up and got shots for both rabies and leukemia, just to be safe. The vet said the skin irritation on his back was caused by fleas.We haven’t seen any, but bought Frontline for all three cats, just to be safe.” 

Scoopy the cat rescued from house
This is Scoopy now!

Scoopy the cat rescued from house

Photos via reddit.

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