A quadriplegic cat from Lancaster, England, is bringing attention to pets with disabilities in a very unique way: through his love of trains.
Twice a week the cat – who has no feeling from the neck down – visits the Lancaster train station with his owner to watch the trains pass by. He's become so well known to staff there that they have named him the station's official mascot, according to the Lancaster Guardian, who first reported the story.
"When a train pulls into the station Toby's eye's light up and his ears prick up and he just focuses on the train," the cat's owner, Julie Wilding, tells PEOPLE in an email. "His eyes never leave it. He loves it when the doors open and all the people get off and waits for them to close again and also enjoys it if anyone comes over to say hello and give him a head tickle."
That's not an optical illusion; this kitty's eyes are the real deal.
Matilda the cat is gaining attention for her unusual look on Instagram, where she claims to be an adorable alien sent down to explore Earth and handle her human servants.
The cat never saw it coming.
An Amazon customer dressed her feline in a revealing crop top that her daughter purchased on the website to purr-ove a point – and the wacky post has gone viral.
"My 16 y.o. daughter bought this thing. It is ridiculously small and I probably couldn't legally post a picture of what it looks like if she attempts to wear it. But, so you can see ... here is a picture of our cat wearing it. To be fair, it does cover all of the cats nipples, however, she hates the weave. In summary, do not buy this, even for your cat," reads the message posted by sbo43 from Houston, Texas.
They were put outside like trash.
A mother cat and her four kittens were found in a sealed crate left next to recycling bins in Kirton, England – without food, water, or fresh air.
The terrified group was discovered on Wednesday when a volunteer for Lincs Ark animal rescue heard the cat's cry as she was donating clothes at a nearby charity bin, according to The Standard, who first reported the story.
Felines, those sweet, furry bundles of cute, could be harboring something serious inside their systems.
Two new studies have linked Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) – also known as the "cat poop parasite" – to increased rates of mental illnesses including schizophrenia among cat owners, reports CBS News.
This poop parasite is found in kitties living in developed countries across the world and can infect any other warm-blooded species. Most humans who come in contact with the parasite don't develop symptoms, but once infected with T. gondii, flu-like symptoms, blindness and even death are possible.
Mr. Pickles couldn't explain his predicament himself, so a note did it for him.
"Please look after this cat. It is being mistreated," read the handwritten note, left when the cat was abandoned early Monday morning on the grounds of an animal rescue center in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The semi-long haired cutie, who was named Mr. Pickles by the shelter, is a bit bashful but showed no apparent signs of maltreatment, according to the Scottish SPCA's website.
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A kitten in Hartford, Connecticut, has police to thank after they plucked her from a chilly fate at the bottom of a storm drain.
After it stopped raining cats and dogs in Texas, Pat Joblinsky found herself with a new kitten.
According to KHOU, Joblinsky was on vacation in San Marcos when her trip was cut short after the city ordered a mandatory evacuation due to flooding.
Joblinsky woke up at 1 a.m. to get on Interstate 10 and head to her home in Rosharon, Texas. During the drive she thought she heard meowing sounds coming from the car.