Lolcats: The Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty Network

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Cheezfrend Sylviag recently shared with us her volunteer experience with the Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty Network, an organization that aims to help foster kitties find new forever homes.

We encourage you all to read more about the URRKN on the Cheezburger blog! It is a great organization with a great mission, so we hope you'll understand the interruption to our regularly scheduled LOLing. Many thanks to Sylviag and to all of the people out there volunteering with amazing animal organizations!

Click here to read more about the Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty Network!

Animal Videos: Cat Immersion Therapy at Seattle Children's Hospital

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OMIGOSH! What an amazing thing to do for a little girl! This made my day :) From Seattle Children's Hospital:

Maga is a cat-loving teen patient with cancer at Seattle Children's Hospital. She's had to be in the hospital many times, and during her stays what she misses most is her own cat Merry. We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite cat photos with us, and got an awesome response -- 3,000+ photos! We used these pictures to create this "cat immersion" for Maga -- an audio/visual experience to bring thousands of "virtual" cats to Maga's room.

Our thoughts are with you, Maga!

Like a Boss: Roosevelt, the Two-Wheeled Dog

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Meet Roosevelt, a Border Collie whose two front legs are deformed. But Roosevelt's disability isn't stopping him from enjoying life! His owner, Stephanie Fox, had a special wheelchair created just for Roosevelt, and now this special dog can run and herd as he was meant to do.

The only difference between Roosevelt and other dogs is that instead of a collar I snap on his wheels to take him out. … People think he should have been put down because they think he's suffering," she said. "But he wakes up happy every day. If you had a child with a disability you'd try to enrich them, give them opportunities. So why not do the same with a dog?"
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