Latest Cats News

Felines’ antics rule the internet as 3 Southern Cats & Momma

Aug. 06, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

AMORY, Miss. (AP) — On Valentine’s Day last year, Kristi Wright-Cates uploaded a narrated video on TikTok of two of her cats acting as if they were mad at each other. Hundreds of talking cat videos and millions of online followers later, she and her three beloved pets are internet stars. ...

'Stray': How a virtual orange tabby is helping real cats

Aug. 04, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation “Stray” doesn't just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real world cats as well. Thanks to online...

'Guard cat' credited with preventing would-be robbery

Aug. 02, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

BELDEN, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man said his pet cat helped prevent a robbery at his home, and he credits the calico with possibly saving his life. Bandit, a 20-pound (9.1-kilogram) cat, lives with her retired owner Fred Everitt in the Tupelo suburb of Belden. When at least two...

Polish institute classifies cats as alien invasive species

Jul. 26, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A respected Polish scientific institute has classified domestic cats as an “invasive alien species,” citing the damage they cause to birds and other wildlife. Some cat lovers have reacted emotionally to this month's decision and put the key scientist...

Cat on the lam: Pet caught after weeks on the run at airport

Jul. 13, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A family's beloved pet cat that's been dodging airport personnel, airline employees, and animal experts since escaping from a pet carrier at Boston's Logan International Airport about three weeks ago was finally caught Wednesday. “Whether out of fatigue or hunger...

Review: 'Paws of Fury' a sad, declawed 'Blazing Saddles'

Jul. 13, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

Writer and director Mel Brooks’ 1974 Western spoof “Blazing Saddles” tackled racism so head-on that Brooks recently mused he wouldn’t be able to make the film today. Maybe, just maybe, he has done just that with “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank,” but at a terrible cost. ...

Chattanooga area wildlife rehabilitators care for animals

Jul. 10, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Now is a time of year when many species of wildlife are having babies, and it’s also a time when humans often encounter orphaned, sick or injured wildlife. “Really, this is our busy season, because baby season is when people tend to get out there...

Virginia cafe owners want community to socialize with cats

Jul. 10, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — What do cats, coffee and community all have in common? They’re all essential parts of a new business coming to Newport News this summer. Cups and Claws Café will offer a chance to socialize with adoptable cats while drinking a cup of...

Children read to cats to help boost reading, adoptions

Jul. 02, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

CARENCRO, La. (AP) — The Thibodeaux family ventured from Breaux Bridge to Carencro to spend part of their Saturday in a small concrete block room reading together and being crawled on by fuzzy kittens. Brylee Thibodeaux, 9, usually sticks to Babysitter’s Club books and big sister...

47 cats living in car rescued from hot weather in Minnesota

Jun. 15, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

HARRIS, Minn. (AP) — Forty-seven cats were rescued from a vehicle that was parked in sweltering heat at a southeastern Minnesota rest area, authorities said Wednesday. The cats discovered Tuesday were living in the car with their owner who recently became homeless and didn’t want...