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Cat Trapped in Sofa Bed
Wins Hearts, Trophy
Sep 29, 2023 12:42 PM CDT
Cat Trapped in Sofa Bed Wins Hearts, Trophy
Giles the cat nabs Nationwide award for most unusual pet insurance claim
- A cat who was rushed to the vet after being closed in a folding sofa bed has been handed a national award, though one unlikely to ease his trauma. The black cat named Giles is the 2023 recipient of Nationwide's Hambone Award for most unusual pet insurance claim, "...
A Stolen Vehicle Crashed Into
a Cop Car. Inside, a Surprise
Aug 18, 2023 8:50 AM CDT
A Stolen Vehicle Crashed Into a Cop Car. Inside, a Surprise
The owner, a juvenile, fled the crash site and was later arrested; suspect never mentioned the cat
- Connecticut police who found a kitten in a stolen car say they've located the animal's owner: a juvenile suspect who fled and was arrested after the car crashed. The Meriden Police Department said on its Facebook page Thursday that the gray-and-white male cat, believed to be about 7...
Want a Cat to
Come to You?
May 13, 2023 6:00 AM CDT
Want a Cat to Come to You? Do These 2 Things
Researchers find cats come up to strangers more quickly when both visual, verbal cues are used
- A group of researchers out of France took a deep dive into "the nuances of cat-human conversation," with some expected findings and some a little more surprising. For their study published last week in the journal
, a research team out of Paris Nanterre University led by Charlotte...
Cat Travels 7K Miles to Reunite
With Ukrainian Girl in US
Oct 29, 2022 9:30 AM CDT
Cat Travels 7K Miles to Reunite With Ukrainian Girl in US
Arsenii was transported by motorcycle, car, and plane to get back to Agnessa, 10, now in Calif.
- When Maria Bezhenar and her family fled Odesa, Ukraine, in February as Russian forces invaded their homeland, they were forced to leave behind some "precious belongings," per KHON2 . Among those items: their family pets, including their cat, Arsenii. The family of six—Bezhenar, her mother, her husband Aleksander,...
Confrontation Over a Cat
Leads to Murder Charges
Sep 29, 2022 11:43 AM CDT
Confrontation Over a Cat Leads to Murder Charges
Hannah Star Esser, 20, is accused of fatally hitting man with car after she says he tried to run over cat
- A California woman has been charged with killing a man by ramming her car into him after accusing him of trying to run over a cat in the street, authorities said Wednesday. Hannah Star Esser, 20, has been charged with murder in the death of 43-year-old Victor Anthony Luis, per...
Rowdy's 3-Week Adventure in
Boston Airport Has Ended
Jul 16, 2022 9:30 AM CDT
Rowdy's 3-Week Adventure in Boston Airport Has Ended
Cat missing after escaping from her carrier on June 24 after her flight's arrival from Germany is found
- Rowdy the cat has had quite the summer so far. First she traveled on a plane from Germany to the United States, after her family decided to move back to the US after more than 15 years abroad. Then, in a more unplanned adventure, the 4-year-old feline spent nearly three...
Has a First Cat
Jan 28, 2022 7:40 AM CST
America Now Has a First Cat
Willow joins Commander, the Bidens' German shepherd puppy, in the White House
- Commander has a new friend in the White House. Last month, President Biden and wife Dr. Jill Biden adopted the German shepherd puppy and brought him to DC. Now he's got a feline companion. The Bidens welcomed a 2-year-old gray-and-white tabby named Willow to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Wednesday,...
Cats May Have a
More 'Profound Mind'
Than We Thought
in case you missed it
Nov 14, 2021 1:45 PM CST
Cats May Have a More 'Profound Mind' Than We Thought
Research shows cats track their owners' movements around the house
- If you've ever sensed that your aloof cat, who appears to ignore you, nevertheless seems to know just where you are at all times, you may be onto something. A new study out of Japan shows that cats may actually track their owners as they move around the house,...
Binx the Cat
Found 16 Days
Jul 10, 2021 6:00 AM CDT
Binx the Cat Found 16 Days After Surfside Condo Collapse
'A small piece of good news': Kitty has been reunited with family
- In what WSVN calls a "miracle" for one of the families affected by the tragedy in Surfside, Fla., a cat that lived in Champlain Towers South has been found alive, more than two weeks after the condo collapsed. "After 16 long and extremely difficult days, I'm happy...
These 5 Furry Stowaways
Just Took a 400-Mile Trip
May 18, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
These 5 Furry Stowaways Just Took a 400-Mile Trip
Meet Crowbar, Rebar, Chisel, Jackhammer, and Piper.
- Five kittens that stowed away on a 400-mile trip to San Diego are looking for new homes. The San Diego Humane Society says the kittens somehow wound up inside a 60-foot steel column that was trucked from Hayward in the San Francisco Bay Area to San Diego, per the AP...
Cat Causes Power Outage
Sep 17, 2018 4:58 PM CDT
Cat Causes Power Outage Affecting Thousands
Animal got into a New Orleans substation, did not survive
- Thousands of New Orleans residents who lost power for more than an hour Monday have a cat to blame,
reports. The animal got into one of Entergy New Orleans ' substations, touched the equipment, and caused a flash. Outages started around 8:30am, and by noon, all customers...
Dead Cats Being Found
With Their Spines Removed
Aug 6, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
Dead Cats Being Found With Their Spines Removed
Thurston County, Washington, is up to 7 such deaths
- Something macabre is afoot in Washington's Thurston County. Seven cats have been found killed and mutilated there in recent months, and brutally so. Q13 cites Animal Services Officer Erika Johnson as describing the "extremely horrific" methodology: The animals were sliced from their stern to their genitals, and their...
Cops: Woman Admits to
Killing Husband for Beating Cat
Jun 4, 2018 4:03 AM CDT
Cops: Woman Admits to Killing Husband for Beating Cat
Dallas woman faces murder charge
- If cats could talk, one of them might be called as a witness in a Dallas murder trial. Mary Harrison, 47, was arrested early Saturday for allegedly shooting husband Dexter Harrison, 49, to death during an argument, the
Dallas Morning News
reports. She told detectives that she shot her husband...
Judge Sues Over Neighbor's
Urinating Cat, but With a Twist
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
May 13, 2018 6:47 AM CDT
Judge Sues Over Neighbor's Urinating Cat, but With a Twist
The case records ended up sealed, and a law professor is trying to reverse that
- It falls under the umbrella of typical neighborly quarrels: Homeowner 1 is angered at Homeowner 2, whose cat is peeing on Homeowner 1's back porch. What elevates the argument occurring in Spokane, Wash., isn't just that a lawsuit was involved—but that it was sealed. The
'Pawfficer' Gets Sworn In
May 12, 2018 11:19 AM CDT
'Pawfficer' Gets Sworn In
Michigan police will use it partly for therapeutic purposes
- A suburban Detroit police department is giving another cat a chance to take the law into her own paws, the AP reports. A cat named "Pawfficer Donut" was sworn in Friday by a judge, a day after a cat named Badges was removed from the Troy Police Department due...
'Keyboard Cat' Has
Tickled His Last Ivory
Mar 20, 2018 8:21 AM CDT
'Keyboard Cat' Has Tickled His Last Ivory
Internet sensation Bento has died at age 8
- An online memento to Bento is how many fans found out some sad news late last week about one of the internet's most famous cats.
reports that a six-minute tribute to the renowned "Keyboard Cat" was posted Friday, announcing the musically inclined feline's death on March...
Springs Into Action
When Cat Thrown
Jul 29, 2017 2:44 PM CDT
Boat Captain Springs Into Action When Cat Thrown From Bridge
He not only rescued the cat but plans to adopt it
- A Florida charter boat captain couldn't believe his eyes when he saw a creature falling from a bridge Thursday, the AP reports. According to the
Panama City News Herald
, Capt. Jordan Smith was traveling near a bridge in Destin when an animal was apparently thrown off. The 35-year-old Smith...
Cat Has a Taste for Kangaroo
May 18, 2017 1:03 AM CDT
Potentially Record-Setting Cat Has a Taste for Kangaroo
Omar may be the world's longest cat
- What's it take for a cat to grow so long it's in contention for a Guinness World Record? Good genes, a good home, and lots of raw kangaroo meat, apparently. "It's the only meat we could find that he actually wants to eat," Stephy Hirst...
Alleged Cat-Shaver on
the Loose in Virginia
Apr 29, 2017 11:06 AM CDT
Alleged Cat-Shaver on the Loose in Virginia
Police are investigating
- Someone is shaving cats in Virginia, and police and pet owners alike are at a loss. The
reports at least seven cats in a Waynesboro neighborhood have been shaved, apparently with some type of razor, since December. The cats are being shaved on their lower abdomens and groin...
Tripping Nebraska Dad
Insults Family Cat
Aug 17, 2016 4:45 PM CDT
Tripping Nebraska Dad Insults Family Cat
He accidentally ate his kids' pot brownies
- A middle-aged Nebraska dad who found himself accidentally tripping on pot brownies this week was apparently finally feeling free enough to tell his cat how he really feels. The
reports the unnamed 53-year-old man's adult children left their marijuana brownies in the back of his car. He...
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