Sick cat demonstrates willpower in animal shelter

Rescue cat with terminal cancer shows extraordinary tenacity in California shelter

Since being taken in by a California animal welfare group, a cat in critical condition has provided everyone who comes into contact with him with an essential lesson on the value of perseverance. Rescue cat Santana came to a shelter in a precarious condition. The cancer-stricken feline urgently needed treatment. With the shelter staff’s love … Read more

White cat with one bad eye

Kitten with bad eyes rescued from the middle of a busy road

This kitten was literally rescued from the streets. Although he had bad eyes from an infection, he was able to heal in his foster home and learn how to live his best kitten life. Saved from the street A stray kitten was crossing the road and would have probably been hit by a car, but … Read more

Tabby kitten with cast on back leg.

Kitten loses leg in a car engine and receives the surgery he needs

This kitten needed a lot of help when he was rescued. He had lost part of his leg and needed to have surgery. According to Jessica Thompson, a cat foster mom and veterinarian, the kitten was hiding in a very dangerous place in a car when he was rescued. She said: “He thought an engine … Read more

This sweet kitten was injured by a dog – but she got the special care she needed

Belle was attacked by a dog as an eight week old kitten. Thankfully, an onlooker was able to break them apart before any lethal damage was done, but Belle had sustained injuries to her face, and she nearly lost an eye. She was taken to a nearby shelter where staff immediately started reaching out for … Read more

A tabby cat with a facial disfigurement sleeps in the sun.

Meet Figaro: who doesn’t let his facial injury stop him from living a joyful life

Figaro is a three-year-old tabby who was rescued as a kitten with a severe facial injury. He was taken to an animal hospital immediately after he was found, put on pain relief, and booked in for reconstructive surgery. It is not known what caused the injury to little Figaro’s face, but whatever it was cut … Read more

A white and gray cat looks directly at the camera.

This man was ‘not a cat person’ until he met a disabled cat and fell in love

Scooter’s owner, Sam Tochtrop was still a medical student when he came across Scooter and her sister Minnie as kittens in 2015. The two kittens were found by one of Sam’s friends after a storm, and at the time Sam’s ex-partner was looking to adopt two cats. As Sam explained: “It seemed like fate” They … Read more

An orange tabby cat with a cleft palate.

Smush is an internet star- who uses her fame to spread the love

Smush the cat was rescued when she was found on the side of the road as a kitten. She was brought to a local animal hospital, and a veterinary student named Lindsey ended up taking her home after hearing that the only other option besides full-time care was to euthanize her. Smush needed to be … Read more

A black cat sits on a fluffy pink blanket.

Meet Java the special needs cat who is spreading joy across the internet

Java the special needs cat was rescued as a kitten along with her sister Mocha just before they were set to be euthanized. Both kittens had upper respiratory infections, but there was something else wrong with Java, she had no mobility in her back legs. But Java never let that hold her back. As soon … Read more