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Stray Cat In Turkey Brings Her Sick Kittens To Vets For Help

There's no love like a mother's love! And that just continues to be more apparent and true with each passing day. 

In a hospital in the Karabaglar district in Izmir, Turkey, the staff often feed a pregnant stray cat and they weren't aware she had given birth until she came straight up to them carrying her kitten. Let's call it mother's intuition, when it comes to making sure your little one is safe, parents' instincts will naturally kick in. And that doesn't matter if you're not human, as we can tell from this amazing story. 

In an incredible video currently making noise on social media, this stray mother is filmed carrying her kittens into the vet. In the beginning, veterinarians in Izmir didn't understand the stray cat's motive. The stray cat had brought them a kitten one day, and another one the following day, said to be constantly meowing. 

Story via Daily Sabah


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Animals Of Instagram Spotlight Of The Week: Aloş, The Gorgeous Turkish Van Cat

Once a week, we will be featuring an extraordinary animal account on Instagram! Their story, the adorable pictures, and pawesome videos! This week's spotlight goes to  -- Aloş, the gorgeous, yet derpy cat!

Aloş is a Turkish Van, a breed of domestic cat commonly seen in various cities of modern Turkey.

Fun fact! The Turkish language has letters for "ch" and "sh" - they are "ç" and "ş" respectively. This means Aloş is pronounced "ah-loe-sh!" We were forunate enough to have reached Aloş's owner and got an inside look into Aloş's story as well as his hilarious purrsonality! 

When Aloş's owner first found Aloş, he was found as a stray on the street, said to be very neglected, weak and very, very stubborn. Aloş's owner took him in and has told us that Aloş completely lives by his own rules, stating, "He doesn't listen to me but I love him so much."

Even though Aloş himself is very fond of sleeping, he never lets his owners sleep at night. If Aloş has three characteristics to sum him up, his owner gave the words, "beautiful, angry, and funny."

Aloş is a gorgeous white cat with heterochromia, a groovy mutation that leaves each eye to be a different color. And both of Aloş's colors are quite striking against that gorgeous white fur of his! Get ready to fall in love with Aloş! And be sure to follow him on Instagram for all the adorable, gorgeous and derpy pics of this floof. 

Read up on last week's star on Instagram, Casper And Romeo, the dymanic duo

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Stray Cat In Istanbul Takes Sick Kitten To The ER For Help

There's no love like a mother's love. This brave stray cat lives on the streets of Istanbul and seems to have no fear of humans, so when her kitten got sick -- this incredibly intelligent cat shows up at emergency room asking for help. 

There are only four images of this incredible moment, and according to the post, it mentions the emergency doctors helped by taking them to a vet. 

Love is powerful and a beautiful sight to behold, this mama cat truly loves her kitten. However, it's more than just the love she has for her kitten, it's also the level of trust she has in humans and apparently, the stray cats of Istanbul are mostly this trusting due to Turkey taking such wonderful care of their strays

Scroll down for all the info and stories about this mama cat and her kitten along with how wonderful it is to be a stray in Istanbul: 

cats istanbul sick kitten ER emergency room turkey mom mother love trust | r/aww Posted by u/belkigeliryarin 20 hours ago Istanbul stray cat mom took her baby ER. Doctors and paramedics helped baby and took them vet | mama cat carrying a kitten by its scruff inside a hospital
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With Thanksgiving finally here we thought we'd share last year's Thanksgiving treat for these gorgeous wildcats! Hopefully, the crew at BigCatRescue is cooking something delicious up their selves for the cats this year as well! 

And if you're thankful for cats this year, and wish to help out in any way -- "You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile."

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 

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Right Before Thanksgiving: USPS Worker Has a Turkey Stalker

"Our poor mail carrier has been dealing with this for a month!" Sherry Michaels wrote Monday on Facebook, sharing a video of the bird running after Bryne's USPS truck on Tacoma Drive in Waukesha, per ABC News. The bird follows the truck from house to house, stopping next to mailboxes as Byrne delivers letters. The worker is trying his best to be respectful of his stalker because, after all, "it's Thanksgiving."

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Say Hello To The Beautiful Stray Cats Of Istanbul, Turkey

In Istanbul, Turkey, swarms of cats follow you wherever you go. This is because cats are very much respected in this predominantly Muslim society. Islamic tale tells of a cat thwarting a poisonous snake that had approached the Prophet, Muhammad. In another tale, the prophet found his cat sleeping on the edge of his vest. Instead of shifting the cat, the prophet cut off the portion of the vest that was free and wore it without disturbing the pet. Here are some of the most beautiful cats living in Instanbul, the purr-fect city for cat lovers.  


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Gli is a cross-eyed adorable cat that has been living in Hagia Sophia for the past 15 years. Hagia Sophia, also called Church of the Holy Wisdom or Church of the Divine Wisdom, cathedral built at Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) in the 6th century CE under the direction of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. By general consensus, it is the most important Byzantine structure and one of the world's great monuments. The Hagia Sophia is more than 2,000 years old and is one of the most extraordinary structures ever built. It has been a temple, church, mosque, and museum throughout its long history. 

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In Turkey, There Is a Town Built Just For Stray Cats

Many places around the world are trying to combat the massive problem of homeless pets, especially cats and dogs, mostly by campaigns encouraging owners to spay and neuter their pets without hesitation. But this time we bring you the incredible story of the northern province of Samsun, Turkey, where they came up with a much more creative and inspiring solution- building a "Cat Town". 

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5 Animals That Are Part Of The American Culture And Deserve Our Appreciation On 4th Of July

You may not realize it, but patriotic animals appear often in our everyday lives — on the coins we use and the stamps we send our mail with. These animals have a more symbolic meaning to our country than we probably think about during the rest of the year, so this holiday is a great time to honor them. Via: Vet Street

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In Litchfield, New Hampshire, a turkey fully stopped traffic and stood guard until all the other turkeys crossed safely! The turkey guard did not cross until the last turkey was passing. Thanks to resident Donald Pomerleau for capturing the incredible footage! 

Story found on Storyful.

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Woman Creates Ladder For Stray Cats So They Can Come Home To Escape The Cold

There are millions of stray animals that roam our city streets. What do they do when the weather gets cold? They have to find shelter somewhere, or they may die. One kind hearted woman from Turkey built a ladder for the neighborhood stray cats to use. Call it a stairway to heaven.

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