Loving Dog Adopts Orphaned Baby Opossum

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From Rumble 10/26/16

Hantu, a white German Shepherd, adopted Poncho, an orphaned baby opossum after animal rescuers found the infant opossum clinging to the side of his mother after she had been tragically hit by a car. The two now live together at the Rare Species Fund.

Watch this video and see this adorable pair’s story.

Check out http://www.RareSpeciesFund.org and http://www.MyrtleBeachSafari.com for more stories and information.

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‘Klepto Kitty’ Goes Viral For Stealing Neighbors’ Belongings

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There is an adorable thief (I mean, look at that face!) roaming around in Portland, Oregon named Snorri. While he takes may types of “goods”, he does seem to have a bit of a shoe fetish!

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The following is his story – written by Eliza Murphy for Good Morning America:

A life of crime has turned one cat burglar, now appropriately nicknamed the “klepto kitty,” into an overnight Internet sensation.

Snorri, an orange tabby cat from Portland, Oregon, has earned notoriety for being the neighborhood shoe-napper, snatching up innocent soles form their owners and bringing them home.

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The cat’s stealing problem got so bad that his owner, Gabbie Hendel, decided to take action, installing a “cat collar camera” on the feisty feline to help determine where the random objects were coming from.

“The weirdest thing he has stolen was a baby costume,” Hendel wrote to ABC News. “I believe it is a monkey costume for baby.”
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The camera was paid for by cat-lovers all over the country on a GoFundMe page and has successfully helped catch the cat’s sticky-pawed ways in action, allowing Hendel to more easily return the obscure belongings to their rightful owners.

Snorri isn’t snobby about what he chooses to cat-nap, either. He’ll take everything from shoes, to hats, stuffed animals and even gardening gloves. His personal favorite, however, is definitely flip-flops.
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“I think he is such a funny guy, so much character,” Hendel wrote. “I’m glad that others get a kick out of it!”Sometimes though, her cat’s peculiar hobby can be a bit too much to handle.

“It’s a little time consuming, I am a medical student, so we will see how long I can keep it up,” she explained.

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The videos of Snorri’s shenanigans are so compelling that Hendel has created a YouTube channel and Instagram account for his newfound followers to stay entertained (and locate their missing items).Despite the extra work, Hendel has cared about Snorri since the day she found him shivering in a stairwell.

“I thought that if he was still there in the evening I would take him in and try to find his owners,” she recalled. “He was there when I got home, in the same spot, so I brought him in and fed him. He scarfed down some food and fell asleep upside down. Looks like he steals hearts as well as shoes!”

 

Merlin the Cat Sets New World Record for Loudest Purr

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I thought my guys were pretty loud (you can hear them purr across the room!), but this cutey has them beat!

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Merlin the Cat Sets New World Record for Loudest Purr (ABC News)

Merlin the cat is giving dishwashers strong competition in the noise department with his record-setting purr.

The black-and-white house cat belonging to Tracy Westwood of Torquay, England, registered a purr measured at 67.8 decibels, setting the record for the loudest purr by a domestic cat, Guinness World Records announced on Wednesday.

Merlin narrowly beat the previous record of 67.68 decibels set in 2011 by Smokey, another British cat.

Loudest Cat in the World?.Merlin, a housecat from Britain, has set a new world record for the loudest purr by a domestic cat. According to Guinness World Records, Merlin's purr...

Merlin, a housecat from Britain, has set a new world record for the loudest purr by a domestic cat. According to …

The average house cat’s purr reportedly measures 25 decibels.

Merlin, who is 13 years old, can be so loud that Westwood says she occasionally has to repeat herself in conversation. In a preview clip for “Cats Make You Laugh Out 2,” Westwood said her cat’s purr has previously been measured even louder.

“When you’re watching films, you have to turn the telly up or put him out of the room. If he’s eating he’ll purr loudly. I can hear him when I’m drying my hair,” she said in a news release from Guinness. “If he’s cleaning, he gets louder. And sometimes if the telephone rings, I do get people asking me what’s that noise in the background. I tell them it’s the cat, but I don’t know if they believe me.”

Westwood adopted Merlin from a local shelter.

There was no indication that Merlin’s loud purr is due to a medical problem.

 

 

 

 

Grieving Mama Cat Who Lost All Three Babies Matched With Three Abandoned Kittens

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This story just hit my heart on so many levels and I had to share it. I hope you get feels from it as well. So special…

From the Huffington Post

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This is a true story of a very depressed and grieving mama cat, brought back to a happy maternal state thanks to some very loving people involved in the rescue and foster care of cats, complete with gorgeous photos of this miraculous match. (Here and at the end.)

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Mikey, an eight month old cat, was inconsolable. She had three kittens, born too early. They were weak and one by one, they died. Mikey’s owner Hillary tried everything she could think of to save the babies.

After the last of Mikey’s kitten’s passed away the cat was searching frantically for her offspring, acted very depressed, and her breasts were engorged with milk.

Watching her cat suffer, Hillary was desperate for help and called Dori’s Darlings, a cat rescue organization run by Dori Hillman in Houston.

This is where Amanda Lowe comes in. She is a foster mother to abandoned kittens, through Dori’s Darlings. Just days before Mikey lost her last kitten, Amanda received three baby kittens to foster that were just a few days old, that still had their umbilical cords attached.

Amanda and another foster, Kelli Nicole, provided around the clock care for the three kittens, who she named Teddy, Abby, and Lily for four days. That’s when Amanda received the call from Dori about Mikey losing her brood of kittens.

Reaching out to Hillary immediately, Amanda offered to bring the kittens to Mikey the cat that same evening. After a conversation, they decided Mikey could make it through the night and Amanda went to her first thing the next morning.

Before showing Mikey the kittens, Amanda, who says she talks to cats and animals all the time, told Mikey how sorry she was about her babies.

Speaking to her in a soothing voice, Amanda told Mikey the cat, “I have some babies for you so you can be a mommy again.”

Amanda said she could tell Mikey liked her and trusted her, and then she placed the kittens in front of the mama cat.

Immediately, Mikey started licking them, grabbing them, hugging them. Around 15 minutes later, the cat spread out and rolled over giving the three kittens a nursing invitation.

Lily was the first to latch on.

After two hours, Amanda knew that with Mikey cuddling her new kittens, bathing them, and falling asleep with them, that she was leaving a very happy mama cat and giving the abandoned kittens a new home. She said they even looked like they belonged to one another.

As Amanda explained, the kittens are more important for Mikey, as lots of kittens are raised by human foster moms. “This was just an awful thing she went through (losing all of her babies) and this will be healing for her,” Amanda explained.

Here are some beautiful photos of this heartwarming rescue operation, all taken by Kelli Nicole, who is a professional photographer.

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The King of Bottle Top Mountain

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Proof that if you put your mind into doing a good deed, it will happen!

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INSPIRING: Boy with special needs collects nearly 50,000 bottle caps for charity

Yuteru Domon, a 15-year-old junior high school student in Japan, has collected 49,512 plastic bottle caps for a charity that gives children in developing countries access to polio vaccines.

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Some kids are just exceptional. Yuteru Domon, a special needs student at a junior high school in Date City, north of Fukushima, took charity to a whole new level by collecting almost 50,000 bottle caps all by himself to save children from polio. Starting last June, his goal was to get polio vaccines for 50 children in developing countries. With 800 caps equalling one vaccination, his goal was to collect 40,000. By the time winter vacation rolled around, Yuteru achieved that goal, but he kept on going. He asked for help from his schoolmates, and they brought him whatever caps they could find. The 49,512 bottle caps netted him…

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