Five tiny kittens made big news here in San Diego recently! Workers on a construction site were surprised to hear meows coming from a 60 foot steel column that had traveled hundreds of miles from Hayward to San Diego on a truck.
After failing to coax the kittens out with food, the workers had to tip the long tube over and slide them out. Inside were a litter of 3 males and 2 females, just one week old!
Five years ago, Mufasa was a kitten, living with his owners in Yuma Arizona. He went missing and his owners never gave up hope that they would find him again.
Fast-forward five years to the San Diego Humane Society. Mufasa was surrendered to SDHS by his current “owners.” Standard procedure at the shelter is to scan all pets for microchips. Mufasa’s microchip revealed that he actually belonged to someone else!
Mufasa’s original owners now live in Oklahoma City, and were overjoyed to hear that Mufasa had been found. They immediately flew to San Diego to retrieve Mufasa, who seems to have remembered his first human family!
You can watch a local CBS News video of this amazing story HERE.
The warm weather means that kitten season is here! Kitten season is the time of year when unaltered cats allowed to roam outside will mate and produce litters of kittens. Sadly, many of these homeless kittens (and their moms) will end up in animal shelters.
This is a great time to open your heart and home to a kitten or adult shelter cat. Many shelters and rescue groups provide valuable cat adoption incentives in the spring and summer months.
It’s also a good time to remind cat owners to spay and neuter their pets and keep them safely indoors.
You can search for available cats and read more about cat adoption on the Petfinder website.
Need some inspiration? Check out this adorable and funny “Prescription Cat” drug commercial parody video!
A tabby cat named Pepper was on her way to China with her owner when she escaped her carrier during check in at JFK Airport in New York.
Unable to catch her, Pepper’s owner took her flight without her beloved cat. Pepper spent a week loose in JFK, despite the best efforts of some dedicated rescuers.
She was finally caught with the help of her owner’s roommate and her favorite food. Pepper is safe and sound at the roommate’s apartment, waiting for her owner to fly back from China for a second attempt to fly her to her new home!
Here’s a local news video documenting Pepper’s airport adventure!
Grab a tissue before watching this heartwarming video from The Dodo. A kindhearted couple has made it their mission to adopt special needs cats.
Members of this loving household include a sweet guy with a neurological condition that makes it hard to walk, a cat who lost her eyes to an infection, and another cat who was born with a cleft palate.
Just when they thought their family was complete, they added a fourth cat who’s missing an eye. These sweet cats really do prove that cats are like potato chips…you just can’t stop at one!