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US Shelters Ban Black Cat Adoption On Halloween To Prevent Animal Torture

A black cat crossing your path is supposed to be bad luck, but around Halloween, many animal shelters try to hide black cats from peoples’ paths to keep the animals safe from people, not the other way around.


Some Crazy Genius Hid A Cat In Google Maps

If you’ve been exploring the fine town of Auckland, New Zealand, on Google Maps lately, you might’ve spotted a strange shape just north of the Parnell Cricket Club. It’s a cat. (Or at least, it was cat.) Google’s not exactly sure how it got there.


Architects Designed These Intricate Cat Shelters, Because Cats

Cat folks know their precious furball deserves the very best, but feral kitties are often left to fend for themselves. So FixNation, a non-profit dedicated to spaying and neutering street felines, commissioned a group of LA-based architects to design custom outdoor accommodations for an event raising awareness — and cash — for their cause.


The Alley Cats Of Japan Look Badass

French photographer Alexander Bonnefoy recently traveled around Japan looking for felines. And boy did he find some pretty ones. He found some pretty scrappy ones, too!


Solar Power Company Wants To Make Up For Frying Birds By Neutering Cats

A few months ago, there were reports on an unsettling consequence of running the world’s largest solar plant. The 350,000 mirrors bounce sunlight back towards the atmosphere with such intensity that it basically creates a giant death ray. The poor little birds that pass by don’t stand a chance — they get scorched in midair.


How A Cat Poop Parasite Could Help Scientists Beat Cancer

This week, a team of researchers at Dartmouth announced an exciting, if terribly disgusting, medical discovery. A single-celled parasite usually found in cats’ intestines — and later in their poop — shows unique promise as a cancer treatment. The researchers even think the parasite could enable them to create personalised cancer vaccines.


This Sleek Table Is Hiding A Playground For Cats

Cats love climbing through cosy spaces. That’s why the CATable, a beautifully functional work surface with built in tunnels for burrowing, is so appealing to them. In the words of designer Ruan Hao, “It is a table for us, and a paradise for cats.”


Video Of A Cat Fight As Seen From The Perspective Of One Of The Cats

Someone put a camera on the collar of his cat to see his antics out of the house. The camera captured a cat fight seen from the perspective of one of the cats. Apparently, the owner says, his furry overlord is quite the block bully.


How To Find A Time-Travelling Laser Cat Stuck In The 1990s

This heartwarming tale of friendship and loyalty by Inese Verina follows “over modern future wave guy” as he battles through a treacherous virtual world set in the dawn of the Internet era in search of his faithful laser cat.


Seeing A Cat Walk On A Treadmill Chasing Food Basically Sums Up Life

Seeing a smart cat walk on a treadmill to its plate of food tickles me more than it should. I scream out aww under my constant laughter. I must be a bad person. But let’s be honest. Metaphorically, we’ve all been this cat before.


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