Selasa, 13 Desember 2016
A 7-weeks old kitten spent five days trapped inside a sewage pipe in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
After big efforts of efforts of Abu Dhabi Police, Civil Defence and the Animal Welfare Abu Dhabi group, the kitten was pulled out alive! The team spent several hours trying to take the kitten out.
The kitten was noticed first by a volunteer from the Animal Welfare. They tried for 5 days to rescue the kitten but they couldn’t reach her as there were two interconnected pipes and she was moving around. They found a small opening on one end of the drain and they left her food and water.
The rescue was really impressive. The authorities blocked the traffic on one lane, and removed the cover of a manhole to take the kitten out to safety. The kitten is healthy even if she is skinny. At the moment she is in a foster place. She was named Pippa.
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Old cats are special, they are always so grateful when they are rescued! There are many stories with old cats that were abandoned with happy ending. Like Tigger’s story who was abandoned at 20 years old he he found a wonderful family who adopted him.
Pappy is an oldie who was found on the street all alone skinny, sniffly, scraggly, and scabby. He was rescued by Karyn Poplin of Kitty Adventure Rescue League and now he is into her cat sanctuary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Pappy has a lot of affection to offer now and he is very thankful to have a place to call home. Nobody know what is his history, if he had an owner before or how he ended on the street. They believe he is over 13 years old.
“We don’t know how long he’s been without love, but we know that he will never have to wonder if anyone cares about him ever again or where his next meal will come from.”
After 2 weeks of good treatments Pappy is much healthier and happier. “His wounds have healed nicely, he’s starting to see some new hair growth, and he’s put on some good healthy weight!”
Please SHARE this wonderful story with your friends! Old cats deserve a good life too!
via : lovemeow
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A Canadian couple decided to share the most special day of their lives with 1,100 cats at a cat sanctuary in Parlier, California.
Dominic Husson and Louise Véronneau are both animal lovers, who met in Quebec, Montreal. After dating for about three years, they decided to tie the knot at the place they had fallen in love with - the Cat House on the Kings, a cage free, no-kill cat sanctuary.
"We are both animal lovers. She's a great person, and that's why I wanted to marry her," Husson told KSEE24 News.
The couple share a strong passion for animals, especially cats. Véronneau had visited the sanctuary back in 2012 and was inspired by the rescue work Lynea Lattanzio, founder of the cat sanctuary, and her team did for the cats there. It was a dream come true for the couple to be able to share this special event with the feline friends they are so passionate about.
"Cat House on the Kings kitties follow Lynea and visitors everywhere. One white kitty even followed the bride as she walked from the Senior House down to the bench by the river where they were married," Harvie Schreiber of the Cat House of the Kings, told Love Meow.
"Lynea Lattanzio is like the Pied Piper for cats. They know her and she has a following of kitties wherever she is on the 12-acre property!"
Courtesy: The Cat House on the Kings
"During the ceremony, the kitties either watched, or were busily rubbing up against legs for attention - Lynea's legs, the bride and groom's legs, their photographer's legs, the cameramen's legs, staff legs, etc! They always want to be part of what's going on. They are curious and nosy!" Schreiber told Love Meow.
"Many people have music for their wedding. In this case, it was the peaceful sound of wind in the trees, the sound of water flowing down the Kings River, and the wonderful 'music' of kitty purrs!"
What a purrfect wedding! Share this story with your friends!
via : lovemeow
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A man has saved over 300 homeless cats and is determined to give all of them a happy life in honor of his son.
A retired train conductor from Long Island, NY, has saved over 300 cats and cares for them so they can have a happy life that they so deserve.
Chris Arsenault started rescuing homeless cats in 2006 after his 24-year-old son Eric lost his life in a tragic motorcycle accident. One day he came across a cat colony of 30 sick kittens, and knew he had to help them.
From that day on, he decided to remove all the kittens from the colony and nurse them back to health.
He turned his home into a cat haven for the felines. It was then he knew saving cats was his calling, and he opened Happy Cat Sanctuary.
"I wanted to do something good with my life," he said. "This sanctuary is in memory of my son."
Now the sanctuary houses around 300 rescue cats, each with a different story.
"We have saved cats from terrible hoarding situations, from condemned homes, and even from gangs who try to trap them for use as bait in dog fighting rings," the sanctuary said.
Chris has done many projects to keep all the sanctuary kitties happy from little cat doors to towering, heated outdoor structures and even an area where the cats can watch chickens as their daily entertainment.
"All cats are neutered, have access to vet care, and are regularly brushed and given lots of love and attention. Cats and kittens are available for adoption."
Happy cats enjoying their jungle cat gym!
These happy kitties always know when its dinner time!
"Like clock work, waiting for wet food!"
Not only did they build structures, ramps, and perches, but they created paths for all the cats to get to their food, litter boxes and water easily.
During winter, cats make their way into the house to stay warm. They have heated structures for other cats that want to stay outside.
When it's bedtime, all the kitties try to squeeze in Chris' room to snuggle with him.
"It's unconditional love, you know, the cats they just know that you're helping them," he told CBS NY.
via : lovemeow
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A tiny kitten came to an animal hospital with the saddest looking face. A kind woman took a chance on her and brought joy back into her life.
"I work the front desk at an animal hospital in St Petersburg, FL. One day a young woman came in with a tiny few-week-old kitten," imgur user CaroLion4 said.
"She was willing to find [her] a home but was going out of town and needed someone to board or keep her for the weekend."
The hospital couldn't keep a stray kitten with no vaccinations. "I grabbed her, put her on my shoulder, and agreed to take her... We nicknamed her Squeaks because her meow sounded like a creaking door."
First day home, the kitten looked really tired and hungry. They planned to care for her for the weekend, but soon that was about to change.
The kitten came with infections in her eyes, but the vet techs at the animal hospital got her liquid antibiotics and an ointment, so CaroLion4 could treat her at home. It was an around-the-clock effort, but so worth it.
"Her favorite place is on your shoulder. Every time you pick her up, she climbs right up and stays," she said.
The little fur buddy quickly crept her way into their hearts.
"At this point I had stopped asking Tom (boyfriend) if we could keep her and just started acting like we were. I could tell he was falling in love with her, too."
They named the kitten Sara as she officially became part of their family.
As Sara became healthier, stronger and bigger, the sad face faded away.
Gone are those sad eyes, as her eyes turned into a light green "with kindness and love in them."
Their resident cat Marbles adopted the kitten as her own. "When she was 9 months old and a stray, she had a litter that didn't survive due to cold weather and fleas."
Now Marbles has Sara. They share the cat tower together every night.
She's cool as a cucumber.
With a loving home and plenty of cuddles, Sara is no longer that sad little stray.
Look at her now!
What a difference love can make. Share this story with your friends.
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It took a village, all day and evening to get this tiny gray kitten from under the city streets to the safety and comfort of a new home.
A few good samaritans heard a kitten's crying when they were walking in to work in the morning. They started calling for help.
Itty Bitty Kitty Committee shares the story with Love Meow: "There was a kitty in a drain under the streets of downtown Charleston. City workers had blocked the street and had gone into the drain to get the kitten, but they had no luck. The kitten ran farther into the stone drain under the city streets.
We got inside the drain and set a live trap. When we went to check it a couple of hours later we finally saw the kitten...she was too small to make the trap close.
We did not want the kitten to run from us when we went back into the drain so we came up with a crazy plan. We bought fishing nets and attached them to long poles. We opened a man hole and worked together to trap her in the nets and lift her to safety."
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"She was eating some food we had dropped in the center of the drain so she was preoccupied while we lowered the two nets. We were able to close them up around her. We were thankful she didn't run to the third tunnel since we only had means of blocking two."
"We know that the kitten was in that drain under the streets of Charlesron for over 12 hours. And we thought about her every minute of that time. We did not give up and we got her out!
Officer Matt Petty stopped to assist us. Not only did he help us with traffic, but he jumped right in and helped us lift her to safety."
Her name is Catlyn and she is estimated to be around 6 weeks old.
"Catlyn is doing great and is a healthy and happy little girl. She has quite a bit of growing to do."
The veterinarian who treated her that night took her home to foster, and it didn't take long for them to realize they couldn't part with her. Now they are in the process of adopting her.
Share this story and help kitties like Catlyn find their forever loving homes!
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A tiny kitten proved that she was stronger than she looked when she survived a typhoon in Taiwan earlier this year. A chef at Just Diner, a local Italian restaurant, had been hearing her cries for a couple days but couldn’t find her. Still, he kept returning to the area to search for her. Eventually, the wee kitten began to trust him and left her hideout in the bushes to scamper into the safety of his arms, where she was lovingly named Gnocchi.
The chef took Gnocchi back to his restaurant, where the staff doted over her and gave her all of the love and care she had been missing while fending for herself outside. Soon, as she became more comfortable, she began to curl up in their laps to purr and cuddle. The original plan– to find a home for her once she was big enough– quickly began to unravel as the staff and customers began to fall in love with her. Customers even began to stop by more often, just to spend time with her! Now it looks like little Gnocchi has found her forever home in the big heart of an Italian restaurant in Taiwan.
Look at her big, sweet eyes!
Now that she’s comfortable, this little lady isn’t shy about demanding dinner.
Gnocchi wasn’t the only kitten rescued by the staff of Just Diner. A while later, they found Chili! According to their Facebook page, Chili is “a beauty when sleeping, and a devil awake.” Sounds like Chili understands kittenhood pretty well.
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