Working Cats

  • “Kitty” the Library Cat Gets the Axe

    Kitty the Library Cat is a library cat no more. After a brief 2-week tenure as top cat at the Musser, Iowa, public library, Kitty was handed her pink slip. Her fleas were her undoing. The nasty critters got the best of Musser Public library director Pam Collins’ allergies. Collins consulted with a vet and …

  • Lilly the Lifesaving Cat Won’t Leave Master’s Side

    U.K. college student Nathan Cooper suffers from epilepsy, but is lucky enough to have a lifesaving tabby keeping him out of harm’s way. The cat, Lilly, is only 14-months old, but already she has saved Cooper’s life on at least one occasion. After suffering an unusually severe epileptic fit, the 19-year-old Cooper stopped breathing. According …

  • Larry the Cat Assumes Role of Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office

    Larry the Cat, a 4-yr-old grey and white tabby rescue, is now in residence at 10 Downing Street in London. His new furever home comes with an unofficial title: Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office. Quite a step up for a street smart stray cat. Last month there was rampant speculation that a mouser should …

  • Rex the Cat is King of Santa Barbara Elementary School

    Rex the Cat is the campus king at an elementary school he adopted in Santa Barbara after he lost his home in the Montecito fire. He’s no freeloader, though. Rex works hard as the resident exterminator, greeter and go-to cat when students are having bad days. Take a look at Rex in action: In a …

  • Cat Survives Owl Attack to Get Job at Auto Parts Store

    Last summer, Richard and Monica Johnson went searching for the Rooster Cogburn of cats, one who could ruthlessly track and eliminate the mice who infested their Carlsbad, CA auto parts shop. They adopted a scrawny, beat-up tabby who’d miraculously survived an owl attack. They named him “Auto”, and he found a home. Admittedly, Auto’s not …

  • Harvey the Dog-Testing Cat Retires

    BUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A fearless feline — whose job it was to test dogs to see if theyre cat-friendly — will move on after starring danger straight in the eyes for three years at an Albuquerque animal shelter. Sam Blankenship with Animal Humane said Harley, 12, had a comfortable life that included sunbathing on desks …

  • Celebrity Radio Cat Wiffler Thanks The Cat’s Meow Readers

    Hey, evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. I am hoping to interview lots of werking cats around the globe this yeer, and my first interview is with Wiffler the Cat, who werks at Radio Station WFLR in Dundee, NY in the Finger Lakes area up neer Rochester and Sirrakyooz (not far frum ware Miles and Sammy Meezer live). …

  • Moorea the Therapy Cat Works Miracles [video]

    In a reader? Click here to watch video. Moorea, a therapy cat, is a miracle worker. Adopted from a shelter, her owners found she had a ‘talent’ for comforting people. Here’s Moorea in action.

  • Romeo, Romeo, Who Ya Raising Money for, Romeo?

    If you don’t know who Romeo the Cat (photo, left) is, you should. Romeo’s blog (romeothecat.com) is devoted to micro-fundraising for animal charities. Each month he selects a different charity to be the beneficiary of his efforts. The name of his fundraising program is FURPOWER. Some of the charities he’s raised money for include Animals …

  • Deputy Jade Maintains Law & Order in Texas

    In Lumberton, Texas, there’s a three-legged green-eyed deputy who works harder than Barney Fife at maintaining law and order. Deputy Jade, we salute you! By: Associated Press – Texarkana Gazette LUMBERTON, TexasThose visiting the Lumberton Police Department are carefully evaluated by one member of the office staff. The question in those big green eyes: Do …

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