Nothing warms the heart quite like two victims of circumstances beyond their control, finding solace in the companionship of one another.
At 10-months-old Scarlette Tipton lost her left arm to cancer. Her parents desperately wanted little Scarlette, now two-years-old, to have the chance to grow up with a little kitten just like her; and they couldn't have found a better match. Meet Doc: a rescue kitten who had her right paw amputated following a car accident.
On Christmas Eve the two were united at a shelter in California. That very Wednesday, Doc had already been welcomed aboard as the new member of the family.
Scarlett's mother, Simone Tipton, told Love Meow that Scarlette "did notice that Doc had staples on her side and said 'owies'. I let her know that she had owies just like her, and she placed her hand on her side and just nodded. She recognizes that the cat has similar struggles as she does."
San Francisco police tried for hours to talk a suspected car thief out of jumping from a third-floor window of a building. When they realized that a family member had brought the man's cat to the scene they used the pet to assist in calming him down.
via @CHPSanFranciscoThe love of his pet brought him to his senses and out of a crisis.
Finally, Lil Bub is close to dropping her debut album, Science & Magic. 25% of the net proceeds from the sales of this album will go to Lil Bub's Big Fund which helps the ASPCA grant funds to help special needs pets.
Lil Bub's CD will feature the music used in Lil Bub videos. To use the words of Andrew W.K. to better explain the concept of the album, "This is music made by a magical space cat."
Earl Grey is a cat who means business and he is campaigning for better animal rights all over Canada. His platform statment says it all:
Earl Grey, leader of the Tuxedo Party of Canada, asks the question, "Who stands on guard for me?"
Animals in Canada are currently NOT afforded adequate protection under the law. Due to loopholes, outdated wording (from 1892), and inadequate laws, convictions of animal cruelty are unlikely. Action is needed to change the laws and protect animals; without legal protection they are defenceless against mistreatment.
Good luck on the campaign trail, Earl Grey.
A brave volunteer went headfirst into a drain pipe filled with rushing water to rescue a kitten in danger. Safety precautions were taken to protect the volunteer, a makeshift dam was used to slow the amount of water in the storm drain and she was tied to a rope so that she could be saved if the rescue didn't go as planned. Luckily for the kitten, who has been named Stormy, everything went well. A firefighter helped Stormy recover by giving her a little oxygen mask that helped her breathe. She's now doing well in foster care and someday she'll be able to be adopted by a loving, permanent home. She looks like she's recovering quickly.
via The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Haifax, Nova Scotia had a special employee named Erik the Red. He worked as a particularily effective rodent control officer aboard the CSS Acadia, a 102-year-old ship moored outside the museum for display. He has become loved by visitors and coworkers alike but at around 18-years of age, he's ready to retire to a quit life in the country.
via CBC News
They aren't about to let him go without a party of course so the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is organizing a big send off on September 20 on his behalf.