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Recovered Shelter Cat Spends His Time Helping Other Animals Heal

Credit: Bydgoszcz Animal Shelter

He may have the best bedside manner in the game. Meet Rademenes the healer cat of Poland's Bydgoszcz Animal Shelter.

The doting black feline first arrived at the shelter as a patient, according to the New York Post. Rademenes was dropped off with a serious respiratory infection. His chances of recovery looked bleak for a while, but the feline pulled through.

After helping to save Rademenes's life, veterinarian Lucyna Kuziel-Zawalich decided to keep the kitty and let him hang around the shelter. That's when Rademenes started doing something rather remarkable.

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From Simba to Cinnamon, Find Out the Top Cat Names Right Now

From Simba to Cinnamon, Find Out the Top Cat Names Right Now

Originally posted 04/12/2015 10:15 PM

Just like snowflakes, every cat in the world is unique. But when it comes to what we call our felines? Not so much.

Among the millions of pet cats in the world, there are plenty who share the same name. How do we know? Rover.com put its top researchers to work to discover which names are the most popular with kitty parents.

The results, organized into male and female names, draw influences from all over. Some of the winners are popular baby names, while The Lion King's Simba also remains a top choice.

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Check Out the Cat Pic That Is Boggling the Internet (PHOTO)

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Check Out the Cat Pic That Is Boggling the Internet (PHOTO)

Originally posted 04/10/2015 09:10 PM

Stop asking yourself "blue and black or white and gold?" The Web's biggest question right now is, "Up or down?"

An image of a cat posted to photo and video sharing websites 9gag and Imgur has caused a debate across the Internet, reports USA Today.

The optical illusion shows a feline climbing a set of stairs, but what's hard to decipher is whether the cat is walking up or down the staircase. While it is possible to see both options in the picture, online viewers are developing strong opinions about what the "right" answer.

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Adopt Me! K.D. Wants to Cuddle and Chat with You

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Adopt Me! K.D. Wants to Cuddle and Chat with You

Originally posted 04/10/2015 01:00 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet K.D., a 1-year-old cat currently being fostered through Alley Cat Allies of Bethesda, Maryland.

This sweet and curious girl appeared one day in a feral colony in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was filthy, emaciated and suffering from a severe upper respiratory infection. After noticing that she was well socialized, the people feeding the cats determined she was not actually feral at all and contacted Alley Cat Allies for help.

After a few days of good food, solid sleep, vet trips and lots of TLC, K.D. was feeling much better.

"She is a very active kitty who loves attention and is very chatty," reads her Petfinder bio. "She has spent her foster time taking care of two foster kittens, and likes the company of people and other cats."

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Lucy Liu the Chihuahua – not the Charlie's Angel – is making headlines for her mothering skills.

The little dog recently adopted two kittens into her care, reports WRIC. Both of the baby cats had been found abandoned on the side of a road near New York City.

The 10-week-old felines were rushed to Hi Tor Animal Care Center for treatment, where they were later taken in by veterinary technician Jamie Apfel.

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Kitten Survives 16 Day Journey in Shipping Container

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Kitten Survives 16 Day Journey in Shipping Container

Update 04/06/2015 08:25 AM Originally posted 04/03/2015 03:05 PM

If you have to spend 16 days trapped in an overseas shipping container, this is how you should do it.

An 8-month-old kitten named Sinbad survived for that long in a container full of luxury linens that hailed from Egypt and made its final stop in Hereford, England.

The cat, named for Sinbad the sailor, hopped on the container on March 8 and was discovered by workers 16 days later when he was unloaded in Moreton-on-Lugg.

"I think he gave the [truck] driver and the staff at Mediterranean Linens quite a shock when they found him back in Hereford! They called the RSPCA and we obviously came out to rescue him," Pippa Boyd, an inspector for the RSPCA, said in a statement on their website.

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Fuchsia the Purple Cat Is Up for Adoption in Texas

Originally posted 03/31/2015 07:35 PM

You have probably heard of a Purple People Eater, but how about a Purple Kibble Eater?

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Who Knows Ricky Gervais Best? Hint: She's Furry

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Who Knows Ricky Gervais Best? Hint: She's Furry

Originally posted 03/31/2015 03:55 PM

Judging from his Golden Globe hosting gigs, funnyman Ricky Gervais may offend people from time to time. But someone he can always count on? His cat Ollie.

The comedian, 53, who stars as an oddball retirement-home worker in Netflix’s Derek Special (out April 3), shared secrets only his cat Ollie knows in the new issue of PEOPLE.

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Escapee Exotic Cat 'Boo' Allowed to Stay with Delaware Family

Update 03/31/2015 12:40 PM Originally posted 03/30/2015 03:40 PM

Boo, an African Savannah cat, will continue living with his family in suburban Delaware.

The exotic pet caused a stir last year when he escaped his home and remained missing for two weeks, according to NBC 10.

While Boo was eventually found and safely returned to his owner of nine years, Richard Todd, the incident caused Todd's neighbors to worry about their safety.

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The Daily Treat: FDNY Firehouse Cats Have Their Own Must-See Instagrams

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Many know that the Fire Department of New York is considered New York City's bravest, but have you meet New York's furriest? Now you can.

Two different FDNY firehouses have created Instagram accounts for the adorable kitties that keep them company at the station, Gothamist reports.

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