Cat stuck on cactus for three days; when you’re in a jam, sometimes you just have to jump

A kitty in a desert area northeast of Phoenix, AZ recently spent three days atop a giant cactus. Residents of the area noticed that cat and were looking for ways to get him down. But when a news helicopter flew overhead, the kitty decided he'd had enough and scrambled down.No one knows how the kitty found his way to the top of the giant cactus, but who among us hasn't found themselves stranded in a difficult situation with no way out.  But as this cat proved, sometimes when you're in a tough … [Read more...]

Featured shelter pet: Mack, the FIV positive black cat

Mack is a sweet, snuggly black cat looking for a forever home!

In honor of National Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, here's another super pet looking for a forever home! This is Mack, a 3 1/2 year old kitty who's currently being fostered by Black Cat Rescue in Boston. Not only is he at a disadvantage when it comes to finding a home because he's a black cat (black cats are about half as likely to be adopted as cats of other colors), but he's also FIV positive. … [Read more...]

Featured Shelter Pet: Meet Tycoon the Maine Coon

In honor of National Shelter (and Rescue) Appreciation Week, meet Tycoon! He's a Maine Coon cat and he has the papers to prove it.Tycoon is a gorgeous purebreed (with papers) red mackeral tabby Maine Coon being fostered by a family in West Milford, NJ.  Although he is shy, he's a super sweet affectionate boy. He loves dogs, but is terrified of children and is looking for a "furever"home where he can be the only cat.You can learn more about Tycoon by contacting Adrienne at s … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, November 6-11, 2011

It's National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, that time of the year to acknowledge the invaluable role shelters play in their communities and to increase public awareness of animal welfare issues and shelter services.The Humane Society of the United States launched National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week in 1996, based on an idea from the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln, Nebraska. So this week, why not take a minute to visit your local animal shelter. You may find your new best fr … [Read more...]

The Cat Duet, as performed by The Little Singers of Paris

This wonderfully amusing video is making the Facebook rounds, and since it showcases not only talent but humor, I thought I'd share it with you.It appears that this is performed by Les Petits Chanteurs A la Croix De Bois, or The Little Singers of Paris, one of the most famous children's choirs in the world. The choir was started in 1906, when two young students, Pierre Martin and Paul Berthier (Father of the composer Jacques Berthier and grandfather of France Gall), were on holidays in the a … [Read more...]

Dogs and cats and spirits, oh my! – Halloween and your pets

For the last 24 hours, our dogs have been unusually worked up. Barking, fighting, and generally squirrely. (OK, I guess I should add "squirrelier than normal.) Last night I made a joke that maybe, on the day before Halloween, the veil between the dead and the undead had lifted a bit early.  A joke, but I do believe that animals are sensitive to spirits. And since this is a very important time in pagan religions, when it's believed that the veil between the dead and the undead is at its th … [Read more...]

Share your pet's Halloween photo!

Is your Fido or Fluffy planning to don a costume and hit the neighborhood looking for treats on Halloween? Head over to our Heavenly Creatures blog Facebook page and upload a photo of your pet dressed in his or her costume - we may feature your pet on the Heavenly Creatures blog! … [Read more...]


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