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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

(Newser) - 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...

Ukrainian Firefighters Make an Adorable Rescue

'We found a beauty:' Rescuers gently pull a kitten from a building hit by Russian shelling

(Newser) - Ukrainian firefighters understandably weary from rescuing people from buildings hit by shelling in more than six months of war instead found themselves helping a small, furry survivor this weekend—a gray-and-white kitten, reports the AP . The rescuers, wearing full firefighting gear, battled raging flames and smoke to pull the kitten...

3 Abandoned Kittens Saved by a Cup of Coffee
3 Abandoned Kittens
Saved by a Cup of Coffee

3 Abandoned Kittens Saved by a Cup of Coffee

Quick-thinking Alberta man frees them from ice, then finds them a new home

(Newser) - Never has a cup of lukewarm coffee done so much good. A man in Alberta, Canada, used his coffee to free three kittens stuck to the ice, reports the BBC . (See video here .) The best part: He posted about his unusual rescue on Facebook , and now all three kittens...

These 5 Furry Stowaways Just Took a 400-Mile Trip

Meet Crowbar, Rebar, Chisel, Jackhammer, and Piper.

(Newser) - 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...

Happy Ending for Kitten Found Glued to Road

'Sticky' finds forever home with rescuer

(Newser) - There's no more appropriate name for Chuck Hawley's new kitten than "Sticky." The tiny furball, thought to be no more than 8 weeks old, was stuck in the middle of a road, covered in glue, when Oregon's Hawley spotted it while traveling from Silverton to...

Lawmakers Agree on One Thing: Kittens Need Protecting

They want to amend the Animal Welfare Act to protect cats used in research

(Newser) - In a clash of kittens versus medical testing, the kittens are winning. For five decades, the US Department of Agriculture has been breeding and using kittens to study toxoplasmosis—a disease that is particularly dangerous in pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. The kittens are fed meat infected...

Kitten Pulled From Fire Will Melt Your Heart

Velcro was given oxygen to aid recovery

(Newser) - "There was heavy smoke in there, so the fact that they survived is pretty remarkable," says a fire official after a kitten and snake were rescued from a cooking fire at an apartment in Washington state on Monday. Firefighters initially pulled two dogs from the fire, one of...

Kitten Experiment in 4th-Grade Textbook Outrages Parents

India science primer tells kids to suffocate cats to illustrate how living beings need air

(Newser) - A textbook has sparked outrage in India for instructing fourth-graders to suffocate a kitten to show how living beings need air. The experiment described in the environmental science textbook for 9-year-olds tells the students to place two kittens in separate boxes, one of them without air holes, and wait to...

Video Shows Man Save Kitten Stuck on Highway

It's purrrrty cute

(Newser) - A surveillance video of a busy highway in Russia is melting hearts around the world: In it, a tiny kitten can be seen in the middle of the road in Kaliningrad on Monday as several vehicles drive around it, in what look to be near-misses at times. The kitten had...

Sink-Loving Kitten Suspected of Flooding Animal Shelter

Florida Humane Society sustains at least $5,000 in damage

(Newser) - A 6-month-old kitten is suspected of causing at least $5,000 in damage at a Florida animal shelter, the Miami Herald reports. According to WPLG , staff at the Florida Humane Society in Pompano Beach discovered their facility was seriously flooded last Thursday morning. They initially thought a pipe had burst...

Tiny Kitten Rescued From Recycling Plant Conveyer Belt

He was spotted by a worker sorting recyclables

(Newser) - A worker at a Northern California recycling center saved a tiny kitten from certain death when he spotted the animal heading down a conveyor belt. Tony Miranda tells television station KCRA he was sorting recyclables Tuesday when he found the pink-nosed, white-pawed cat between the debris and scooped it up....

Uber Will Bring You a Kitten. Right Now

It costs $30 for a 15-minute cuddle session with proceeds going to shelters

(Newser) - Have 15 minutes to fill and $30 to spare? Get on Uber. From 11am to 3pm Thursday, Uber will deliver kittens to the place of your choosing in 50 cities across the US and Canada just so you can get in a 15-minute cuddle session on National Cat Day, reports...

Abandoned Kittens' New Mom: Male Cat With Brain Disorder

Henry has 'taken a shine' to 6 kittens named after 'Brady Bunch' kids

(Newser) - Six abandoned kittens are getting a nurturing boost from an unlikely source—a male cat with a slight neurological disorder. The 3-week-old kittens—named after Brady Bunch kids Jan, Marcia, Cindy, Greg, Peter, and Bobby—have been adopted by Henry, an 8-month-old male cat in the southeast Alaska community of...

Heroin OD Antidote Saves Drugged Kitten

DA says addict tortured cat, injected it with drug

(Newser) - A quick-thinking veterinarian saved the life of a kitten after a "depraved" man tortured it and injected it with heroin, authorities say. A Pennsylvania clinic had considered euthanizing the abused kitten, which was lethargic and suffering head trauma, but it revived after it was treated with Narcan, a drug...

NYC Subway Shut Down for Hours by ... 2 Kittens

They're eventually rescued

(Newser) - The appearance of a pair of feline friends temporarily halted two New York City subway lines yesterday in Brooklyn, DNAinfo New York reports. When officials noticed the kittens shortly after 11am, they shut down the power running to the Q and B lines, and a boss unsuccessfully "tried to...

Kitten Survives Shanghai-to-LA Journey Locked in Container

3-month-old cat went without food, water

(Newser) - A 3-month-old kitten survived a journey across the Pacific, traveling from Shanghai to Los Angeles without food or water while locked in a freight container on a ship. The orange-and-white short-haired kitten traveled 6,500 miles before arriving Wednesday. It was unclear how many days the kitten was in the...

Kitler: Kitten Who Looks Like Hitler Can't Find a Home
 Hitler Kitten Can't Find a Home 

Hitler Kitten Can't Find a Home

6-week-old kitten repeatedly overlooked for adoption

(Newser) - Adolf Hitler's legacy of evil is taking its toll on an unlikely victim—a 6 week-old kitten in England. "Kitler," an abandoned black and white cat with markings that make her resemble you know who, is struggling to find a home, reports the Telegraph . The kitten was...

Newborn Kitten Has Two Faces

Birth defect reduces chance tiny feline will survive

(Newser) - A newborn kitten is turning heads because she has an unusual birth defect—two faces. The funky feline, inventively named Two Face by her startled owner, has a condition called diprosopus , her veterinarian tells WCHS , the ABC affiliate in Charleston, WV. "I gave her about a 50-50 prognosis, and...

Kim Kardashian in Catfight With PETA

Reality-TV star says she'd never harm an animal

(Newser) - Congratulations, Kim Kardashian: You managed to piss off PETA without wearing fur or eating meat! After the reality TV fixture tweeted a photo of herself holding a kitten by the scruff of the neck, the animal rights organization was quick to respond: “Kim Kardashian isn't the only person who...

Kitten Dies After Being Glued to Highway

$1,000 reward offered for information on who did it

(Newser) - A $1,000 reward is being offered for information on whoever glued a young kitten to a remote stretch of highway in southern Minnesota. A woman found the animal glued by the nose and "extremely stressed out," the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. She took it to a shelter,...

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