Many pet health experts consider cats to be “senior” after the age of 7. If your cat has reached the age of 20, then he or she is definitely in the senior range. But what about a 32-year old cat? That’s roughly the equivalent of 144 human years! One British cat named Nutmeg reached the ripe old age of 32 before passing on in late August.
According to Nutmeg’s owners, interviewed in a recent People Magazine article, this sweet guy enjoyed very robust health for most of his long life. He lost most of his teeth and did suffer a stroke back in 2015, but he recovered and went on to live two more years. His owners, a couple with no children, considered Nutmeg to be their child. “We both feel like our hearts have been ripped out. He was our little boy,” they said. Anyone who’s ever lost a beloved pet, regardless of age, knows that feeling.
Here’s a video of Nutmeg from back in 2016. His owner lovingly refers to him as a bit of a grumpy grandpa, but it’s obvious that he was a real sweetheart!
Orphaned baby kittens need lots of tender loving care, and Tucson, Arizona’s Pima Animal Care Center has teamed up with the nearby Catalina Springs Memory Care Center in an amazing partnership that benefits both the kittens and the center’s resident seniors. The shelter brings the tiny kittens to be bottle-fed and cared for by the residents.
The heartwarming result? The kittens get lots of love and socialization, making them very adoptable and ready for their future forever homes, and the seniors enjoy cuddling and interacting with their foster fur babies. Check out this adorable video of the program in action!
Meet Piper, a sweet little kitten who got trapped in a storm drain. A large group of very determined individuals spent over 30 hours attempting to rescue Piper. Their heroic efforts to rescue this brave little guy were finally successful. Here’s a heartwarming video recapping the dramatic rescue…and its very happy conclusion!
Friends Jason Frost and Brandon Key went fishing on the Warrior River in Alabama this past Saturday. The last thing they were expecting to catch was cats. The two men heard a splash and turned to see something swimming towards them, then they heard meowing. One orange kitten was pulled out of the water and into the boat.
They then heard a second splash and another orange kitten had jumped from a nearby bank and into the water. This kitten also swam towards the boat and was pulled to safety.
Frost and Key say that there were no houses around for miles, so they suspected the two young cats were abandoned there in the middle of the night. The kittens were not too happy about that, obviously.
The two kittens were adopted by a family with young daughters who quickly fell in love with the courageous duo. You can watch the full video of the rescue here: