The Daily Treat: Born Unable to Walk, Stockings the Kitten Is Now on the Move | Animals & Pets, Cute Pets, Unusual Pets

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PHOTO: Born Unable to Walk, Stockings the Kitten Is Now on the Move

Update 01/24/2014 06:00 PM Originally posted 01/24/2014 12:40 PM

Once upon a time, a walk in the park was anything but easy for Stockings the kitten, who was born with a deformity that resulted in his hind legs being turned inward and fixed into a "W" shape, like a pretzel.

The kitten, who was rescued from a suspected hoarding situation, was brought to Chicago's Tree House Humane Society last year, where veterinarians embarked on a challenging form of treatment involving multiple surgeries. "A traditional shelter would most likely have viewed Stockings as a lost cause and simply euthanized him," reads the shelter's site. "We, however, believe that Stockings truly deserves to have a chance at a long and happy life."

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Watch Didga the Cat Ride a Skateboard Like It's No Big Deal

Originally posted 01/24/2014 06:00 AM

No car? No problem! Didga the cat was looking for a fun way to sightsee around Coolangatta, Australia, and he found just that in his trusty skateboard, nicknamed Ollie.

The pair, the stars of a Catmantoo production, enjoyed a warm, sunny day visiting a local shopping center, skating past a beach and even making friends (with a Rottweiler!) along the way.

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Behold the Mother of All Cat Mohawks

Originally posted 01/23/2014 05:00 PM

I'm here all day, folks.

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Boo, You Dog! Watch Cats Get Catty in Mean Girls Parody

Update 01/23/2014 05:00 PM Originally posted 01/23/2014 04:30 PM

Cats: They're sorry that people are so jealous of them, but they can't help it that they're so popular.

That's why it only makes sense that someone would do a reboot of the 2004 comedy Mean Girls with felines filling the major roles. (Watch the video above.)

In a purr-formance that could nab an A-Cat-Emy Award, a sweet ginger kitty does her best Lindsay Lohan as 16-year-old Cady Heron, a previously homeschooled teen who tries to fit in at a new high school after a move from Africa.

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Adopt Me! Perry the Cat Escaped Sewer Life

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Adopt Me! Perry the Cat Escaped Sewer Life

Originally posted 01/17/2014 04:15 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, we'd like you to meet Perry, a cat recently found living in a Riverdale, N.J., sewer.

When Marcia Scott got a call from her friend about a sweet adult cat who'd taken up residence in a sewer, she just couldn't say no. The friend lured the feline out of the sewer, where he'd been hiding out as temperatures dipped into the single digits, and Scott made room for the "very friendly" pet at her Happy Cat Rescue, based in Albany, N.Y.

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Kitty Gives Baby Bath, Our Computer Explodes

Update 01/16/2014 08:00 AM Originally posted 01/15/2014 04:35 PM

Bath time is never an easy time for parents – but not with Hoover the cat around.

This kitty isn't afraid to hop into 1-year-old Hazel's crib and lend a paw ... er, tongue. Just like Hoover would do to a kitten of his own, he lovingly cleans Hazel one lick at a time.

But before you watch, beware: The cuteness of this video could overload your computer or affect your ability to speak coherently at the office (For the record, we can't stop saying 'Aww!' and smiling).

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The Daily Treat: These Dogs Are Out to Ruin Your Day

The Daily Treat: These Dogs Are Out to Ruin Your Day

Originally posted 01/14/2014 06:30 PM

It's time to come clean. Here at PEOPLE Pets, there's a certain animal kingdom stereotype we've sometimes helped promulgate: That cats are jerks.

But in light of new evidence, we've decided to amend our stance. Turns out, cats aren't the only ones who can sometimes make life at home for their owners a living nightmare. Dogs are just as guilty of it. And the ones we've brought to your attention below, they might even be doing it on purpose.

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Thin-spiration 2014: Pets Who Achieved Double Digit Weight Loss

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Pets Who Achieved Double Digit Weight Loss

Update 01/07/2014 09:45 AM Originally posted 01/06/2014 09:00 AM

The start of a New Year often means one familiar resolution: to get in shape. This year, PEOPLE is honoring five individuals who managed to lose half of their weight, but they're not the only ones worthy of some applause – or should we say ap-paws.

Over the past year, these three overweight animals also decided to get back on track (with a little help from their human friends) and shed their excess weight. Much like with their owners, obesity in pets can lead to a variety of health issues and complications, some of which were at fault for for the death of 33-lb. cat Sponge Bob in August 2012. Check out how this trio turned things around:

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Keyboard Cat, Lil Bub to Appear on Puppy Bowl

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Keyboard Cat, Lil Bub to Appear on Puppy Bowl

Originally posted 01/03/2014 09:30 AM

Just when you thought Puppy Bowl couldn't get any cuter ...

For the show's 10th year, Animal Planet has booked some very familiar faces to make an appearance: YouTube stars Keyboard Cat and Lil Bub. The musically inclined cat will perform during the halftime show, reports EW, while Lil Bub will "check in throughout the game."

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Adopt Me! Abandoned on Christmas Eve, George Seeks Wonderful New Life

Credit: Courtesy of Helen Woodward Animal Center

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, we bring you George Bailey, a cat abandoned at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., on Christmas Eve.

George's former owner didn't leave much explanation for why he had to let the black-haired feline go, just a heartbreaking note left alongside the cat.

"I cannot take care of him anymore," the anonymous letter read. "He is a great indoor/outdoor cat that loves people ... I didn't know what to do with him and I know you are a no-kill shelter. I'm sorry."

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