Cats in the news:
Nine years later…
Piper the cat went missing in Henrico, Virginia, nine years ago. Her owner looked for her for hers but never found Piper. Henrico County Animal Protection received a call about a stray cat and took it to a shelter. After checking the cat, they found a microchip, and it was Piper! Piper’s owner was called, and she was delighted to be reunited with her beloved cat.
Famous Tuxedo Cat
A tuxedo cat named Gacek is admired by tourists in his Polish city, Szczecin. The street cat, Gacek, is a black and white tuxedo cat that many tourists seek out and say hello to – because he has become a top tourist attraction on Google as one of the top things to do in Szscecin – garnering a 4.9 out of a 5-star review on Google. A sign says not to feed the cat, and he looks pretty healthy – but tourists sneak him treats whenever possible.
100 Cats Rehomed!
Thanks to Tik Tok, the founder of My Grandfather’s Cat, Angela Rafuse helped rehome 100 cats. The non-profit organization helps people that are terminally ill and seniors find a new home for their pets. She started the organization after her grandparents passed away and ended up adopting their 14-year-old cat, Mackenzie. She saw a need for pet owners who could no longer care for their pets and helped them find a new family to take care of them. Mackenzie was a grumpy cat of sorts, so Angela made a Tik Tok video of Mackenzie and it immediately went viral – garnering tens of thousands of views. Since then, Angela has helped rehome 100 cats with new families.