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I'm just a guy who doesn't give a damn what others think, I love cats.   Lets face it, cats make us happy, so here's some happy.   The standard discalimer applies: none of these photos or videos are mine unless otherwise stated.   If you find your copyrighted content posted here and wish it removed I will happily do so at your request.   Blah, blah, blah.  NOW... on to the kittehs!

Please use the  BULLETIN BOARD  page for notices about kitties in need!

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Hi can you help.me to reblog my recent post concerning cat shelter in malaysia? Thank you very much :) I really hope to help them and I want irhers to join force to help out.
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Of course!  Asking for help not for yourself but for others is the most kind and selfless thing a person can do.  Asking that same thing for kitties is just wonderful!

Please, everyone, check 's post about cat shelters in Malasia.

Kitteh Kats

Tiny Foster Kitten
This little foster kitty has quite a purrsonality.
“I’m fostering four 3-week old baby kittens and this one is my favorite. Giving them back will be incredibly hard no doubt. I’ve fostered plenty of litters and it never gets easier,” said kailynm. (reddit)
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Tiny Foster Kitten

This little foster kitty has quite a purrsonality.

“I’m fostering four 3-week old baby kittens and this one is my favorite. Giving them back will be incredibly hard no doubt. I’ve fostered plenty of litters and it never gets easier,” said kailynm. (reddit)

Read more at lovemeow.com

thetinytabby:

Finally, our store is open!!

We have our 6 varieties of plush kitties for sale, as well as 3 different adorable catnip kitty toys! 50% of your purchase will be donated to animal shelters and rescue groups! Each kitty has a story, so make sure you read about each one to find the right one for you!

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It's a shame that you've listed rescue shelters only in USA and Canada as I live elsewhere and have no clue where shelters are located in my country. (=^ X ^=) But I must say I really love your blog and I too love cats in a passionate way ..
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I do apologize!  The shelters page turned out to be a bigger job than I’d imagined, especially when I insist that all shelters I list be clean, healthy and for certain No Kill and I can’t personally check on each one.

I had kinda hoped people would submit shelters from their areas, especially smaller ones run out of love and kindness, so please pm me the info on these special places, and I’ll list them.  Use google and make sure to mention if you actually went to check it out (I’m certain the kitties would love a visit and some affection, and I’ll even mention your name in the posting with your approval.)

So, there, an assignment for any who care to take it on, and one that might find a kitty a forever home.

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wayfaringfelines:
Adopted!
This is Pismo when he was waiting to find a forever home, and someone to love.  Luckily, wayfaringfelines found him, and now he has that home.
Wayfaring Felines!
a 501-C non-profit cat rescue providing shelter, vetting, medical aide, and everyday care to homeless or abandoned felines until a permanent home can be found.  They also educate the public in proper animal care and the importance of spaying & neutering.
Well, I love anybody who loves and cares for kitties in need, so please signal boost, visit and follow their tumblr blog and give your own cat a kiss and a hug, just because! View high resolution

wayfaringfelines:

Adopted!

This is Pismo when he was waiting to find a forever home, and someone to love.  Luckily, wayfaringfelines found him, and now he has that home.

Wayfaring Felines!

a 501-C non-profit cat rescue providing shelter, vetting, medical aide, and everyday care to homeless or abandoned felines until a permanent home can be found.  They also educate the public in proper animal care and the importance of spaying & neutering.

Well, I love anybody who loves and cares for kitties in need, so please signal boost, visit and follow their tumblr blog and give your own cat a kiss and a hug, just because!

(Source: wayfaringfelines)

Nellie Finds Some Unexpected Love

Kittens see a friend in need.

Shelter cats from Animal Friends Niigata (Animal Friends Japan, part of JEARS) in Japan brought love and warmth to a sick rescue dog as she slowly worked her way back to health.

“Nellie had been lying, unable to move, by the side of the road for two days before being taken in to the hokenjo,” said the shelter on Facebook. After the needed bath and treatment, the shelter cats came to Nellie and thought she needed company.

They continued to accompany the sick dog until she was brought back to health. Having the kitties there might just be the thing that helped her through it. Today Nellie is fully recovered and found her forever home according to the shelter.

Source: lovemeow.com

Photos by Animal Friends Niigata (Animal Friends Japan) and Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support

Izzy & Oki.  Ive got you under my thumb.  Hey! I’ve got thumbs.

Meet Izzy, a lovely kitty with extra toes and thumbs. She had a rough beginning, but a second chance has made all the difference in her life.

“Izzy was found by a friend of mine at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline. It is a dog park. She was found by the water behind a dumpster, pressed against a rock. Her eyes were crusty and infected. My friend was able to grab her and took her in…once I saw her, I didn’t think I could resist,” said Ellen S. whoadopted Izzy into her home with many furry friends. “One of my dogs absolutely loves Izzy.” Her name is  Oki and they are totally inseparable.

Photos: ©Ellen Soohoo

source: lovemeow.com

Itty Bitty Tiny Love - Cheech & Casanova

Tiny kitten adopts even tinier chihuahua.

A little ginger kitten named Cheech used up a couple of his nine lives before he was saved by Amanda and brought to his foster home back in 2009. He was much smaller than his age, but the little guy was getting stronger every day. Then one day, he was introduced to a teeny tiny five day old chihuahua puppy named Casanova who was an orphan. From that point on, something remarkable happened between the two.

Cheech took to the little puppy immediately as if they were meant to be together. He took him in his arms and groomed and cleaned him. The puppy responded to his every touch, snuggling up to his new friend like a pup to his mother. When Cheech was tired, he would climb into the puppy’s box and cuddle with Casanova, sharing his heating blanket. To Cheech, he was “his” puppy and best friend.

Thanks Kimberly for letting us put the story together for Cheech and Casanova. Photos ©Kimberly Jennery. (More Kimberly’s foster stories here).

source: lovemeow.com

Black (Cat) Friday

If the whole consumerism thing isn’t for you, I started a little tradition about 3 years ago over at icanhascheezburger.com making Black Friday a day of awareness for black cats and kittens, and the bad rap they get.

The name “Black Friday” made it a natural, with the hint to remember built right in the name, and hopefully, the proximity to Christmas might get one or two people thinking about adopting a black kitty for someone’s special Christmas gift.

It’s a well documented fact that black cats are disproportionally overlooked in shelters.Black cats have the lowest adoption rate and the highest euthanasia rate?

Whether because of superstition, prejudice black cats are statistically less likely to be adopted than more brightly colored felines.  Millions of black cats are killed every year simply because they are misunderstood.

  • Of the 1,000 shelters that replied to the National Council’s survey, 5 to 7 million animals were handled.
  • In 1997, roughly 64 percent of the total number of animals that entered shelters were euthanized — approximately 2.7 million animals in just these 1,000 shelters. These animals may have been euthanized due to overcrowding, but may also have been sick, aggressive, injured or suffering from something else.
  • 56 percent of dogs and 71 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized. More cats are euthanized than dogs because they are more likely to enter a shelter without any owner identification.
  • Only 15 percent of dogs and 2 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are reunited with their owners.
  • 25 percent of dogs and 24 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are adopted.

It is estimated that approximately 3.7 million animals were euthanized in the nation’s shelters in 2008. This number represents a generally accepted statistic that is widely used by many animal welfare organizations, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

While superstition likely accounts for a large part of this stigma, black being the color of death and funerals, and that whole “crossing your path” thing, black cats are actually considered lucky in most of Europe, especially England and Scotland.  And I happily sit in a chair with black cats crossing my path all day long to prove the superstition wrong.  I’ve owned several black cats, and suffered no ill luck.

It’s time we got over this, and stop taking it out on the kitties!

Black Friday 2012.  A day for black cats and kittens.

His name is Lupino. I found him one day, six years ago, while coming back from school.

LupinoIt was clear his mother had left him behind as he was trying to jump up a fence but couldn’t. As i approached him he didn’t back away, instead he started meowing very quietly and i slowly managed to take him into my arms and bring him home. At that time we had another cat, 15 years old, and at first they didn’t get along so much, but day after day they became closer and two years ago, when she died, he kept looking for her in places he know he could find her in. Lupino has a little brother now, and he’s grown into a wonderful, sweet and loving kitty. He waits for me to go to bed just to curl up at my side and cuddle, and he loves to sit in the hammock we built him the other day. I love him to pieces and i cannot imagine what my life would be without him. :)

The Story of “Ugly” the Cat

(Warning: this is a very sad story!)

Everyone in the apartment complex I lived in knew who Ugly was.  Ugly was the resident tomcat.  Ugly loved three things in this world: fighting, eating garbage, and shall we say, love.

The combination of these things combined with a life spent outside had their effect on Ugly.

To start with, he had only one eye, and where the other should have been was a gaping hole.  He was also missing his ear on the same side, his left foot has appeared to have been badly broken at one time, and had healed at an unnatural angle, making him look like he was always turning the corner.

His tail has long since been lost, leaving only the smallest stub, which he would constantly jerk and twitch.  Ugly would have been a dark gray tabby striped-type, except for the sores covering his head, neck, even his shoulders with thick, yellowing scabs.  Every time someone saw Ugly there was the same reaction. “That’s one UGLY cat!!”

All the children were warned not to touch him, the adults threw rocks at him, hosed him down, squirted him when he tried to come in their homes, or shut his paws in the door when he would not leave.  Ugly always had the same reaction.  If you turned the hose on him, he would stand there, getting soaked until you gave up and quit.  If you threw things at him, he would curl his lanky body around feet in forgiveness.  Whenever he spied children, he would come running meowing frantically and bump his head against their hands, begging for their love.  If you ever picked him up he would immediately begin suckling on your shirt, earrings, whatever he could find.

One day Ugly shared his love with the neighbors huskies.  They did not respond kindly, and Ugly was badly mauled.  From my apartment I could hear his screams, and I tried to rush to his aid.  By the time I got to where he was laying, it was apparent Ugly’s sad life was almost at an end.

Ugly lay in a wet circle, his back legs and lower back twisted grossly out of shape, a gaping tear in the white strip of fur that ran down his front.  As I picked him up and tried to carry him home I could hear him wheezing and gasping, and could feel him struggling.  I must be hurting him terribly I thought.  Then I felt a familiar tugging, sucking sensation on my ear- Ugly, in so much pain, suffering and obviously dying was trying to suckle my ear.  I pulled him closer to me, and he bumped the palm of my hand with his head, then he turned his one golden eye towards me, and I could hear the distinct sound of purring.  Even in the greatest pain, that ugly battled-scarred cat was asking only for a little affection, perhaps some compassion.

At that moment I thought Ugly was the most beautiful, loving creature I had ever seen.  Never once did he try to bite or scratch me, or even try to get away from me, or struggle in any way.  Ugly just looked up at me completely trusting in me to relieve his pain.

Ugly died in my arms before I could get inside, but I sat and held him for a long time afterwards, thinking about how one scarred, deformed little stray could so alter my opinion about what it means to have true pureness of spirit, to love so totally and truly.  Ugly taught me more about giving and compassion than a thousand books, lectures, or talk show specials ever could, and for that I will always be thankful.

He had been scarred on the outside, but I was scarred on the inside, and it was time for me to move on and learn to love truly and deeply.  To give my total to those I cared for.

Many people want to be richer, more successful, well liked, beautiful, but for me, I will always try to be Ugly.

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