Heartwarming Video: Dog Cares for Foster Kittens After Losing Cat Best Friend

A sweet dog named Flora was inconsolable after her best friend, a 20-year-old rescue cat named Dexter passed away.  Her human family took in 4 foster kittens and Flora found some new kitty friends to help her get over the loss of Dexter.  Watch the adorable video, courtesy of The Dodo, here:

 

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A Superhero for Street Cats

There are many caring animal lovers who work hard to help the homeless cats in their communities, but one little boy in Philadelphia is a true superhero for cats!  A recent article in The Dodo brought a smile to a lot of people’s faces around the world when it went viral on social media.

A 5-year-old boy named Shon began caring for the street cats in his city when he was just 3, asking to accompany his aunts on their trips around town, feeding and helping multiple colonies of stray cats.  The women were hesitant at first, but to their surprise, Shon was a true “cat whisperer”—with even the most feral cats allowing him to approach and pet them.

Shon has graduated from pets and head scratches to helping the women serve treats, dry food, and water to the cats.  He also loves to dress up in superhero costumes, because “he said it makes him feel like a superhero for animals” …we couldn’t agree more!

Check out the full story on The Dodo’s website, including information on how you can follow (and help) Kolony Kats, the grassroots feral cat organization made famous by Shon!

 

Images:  Kolony Kats via The Dodo

Clear the Shelters Day is Saturday, August 19th!

It’s coming…the annual event known as Clear the Shelters Day is happening this Saturday, August 19th at animal shelters around the U.S.  Clear the Shelters is an event sponsored by local NBC and Telemundo television stations around the country to encourage shelter pet adoptions.  Many shelters will waive adoption fees on Saturday, so it’s the perfect time to open your heart to a shelter pet in need of a loving forever home.

Check out this map on the Clear the Shelters website to find a participating shelter in your community.  And here’s a cute video from sponsor VIP Pet Care to get you in the mood!

 

Happy International Cat Day!

Today is International Cat Day, the purrfect time to celebrate our love of cats.  The International Fund for Animal Welfare started this tradition back in 2002. The staff at Time/Life have put together a collection of 25 iconic cat photographs from their archives.  Be sure to check them out HERE and post a picture of your classic cat on social media with the hashtag #InternationalCatDay!

Image:  Sharon Adams, 10, playing in a snow drift as her cat maintains its comfortable perch atop her head. (Photo by A. Y. Owen/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

 

Heartwarming Video: Seniors Care for Orphaned Shelter Kittens

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!