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Cat-shaming: Russian loses airline miles over fat pet swap

Moscow - Russia's Aeroflot on Tuesday stripped a passenger of his air miles after he boasted online of sneaking his overweight cat on board by switching him for a slimmer cat during check-in.

Malaysia hands jail term to laundrette cat killer

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian man who killed a pregnant cat by putting it into a laundrette dryer has been sentenced to 34 months in jail, official media reported, in a case that sparked outrage.K.

Internet star Grumpy Cat dies at age of seven

Los Angeles - Internet star "Grumpy Cat" has died at the age of seven, her owners said early Friday."We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat," they said in a statement on Twitter.

No, sadly a French minister didn't call her cat 'Brexit'

Paris - Despite reports to the contrary, French Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau has not named her cat "Brexit", her office said on Tuesday.

World's oldest cat dies aged 30

A Siamese cat from Mansfield, Texas, called Scooter, claimed the record for the world's oldest living cat. Scooter lived to be a sprightly 30 years old.

Japan's cat island finds purr-fect solution to food crisis

Toukyo - An army of cats ruling a remote Japanese island are licking their whiskers after a plea for food aid triggered a flood of donations from across the country.

Refugees bring along their pet cat

Images of a cat and its family have been going viral on social media. The cat and its owners made the journey by sea from Syria to Europe.

Cat says 'no more' while getting a bath

A video has recently surfaced, and it shows a cat that is apparently not happy about getting a bath. It makes it known by saying "no more."

Drug suspect puts GPS bracelet on cat, fools officials and flees

Highland Springs - A Virginia man who was being held on a drug charge and wearing a GPS tracking device may have fled the state, and possibly the country because he may have found a novel way to confound authorities.

Is this tabby cat walking upstairs or downstairs? [Photo]

The image shows a tabby on a flight of stairs. Is the cat going upstairs or downstairs? First posted to, the image has sparked a debate splitting viewers into two camps, and inspired multiple YouTube attempts to find a definitive solution.

Homeless Russian cat 'saves' abandoned baby boy

Moscow - A homeless cat in Russia has won praise for keeping warm a baby boy abandoned in a chilly entrance-way.

Cat receives breath of life after fire destroys home in Oregon

Prineville - With flames crackling in the windows of an Oregon home and time growing short, firefighters battled the blaze and struggled to save three dogs and a cat trapped in the home.

Officials trying to find out why city smells like cat urine

New Castle - Residents of New Castle, Pennsylvania, hope that some air sample tests will reveal why their city smells like cat urine.

First cat cafe in United States opens in Northern California

Oakland - Think Americans are a little pet obsessed? Think the "Hello Kitty" craze was over the top, even before we all found out "Hello Kitty" was not a cat at all? Well, hang on -- you ain't seen nothin' yet!

Recap of latest viral videos, from dogs in costumes to Ed Sheeran

A dog and a cat making out, pugs in Halloween costumes, a little girl that wakes up and starts dancing to an Ed Sheeran song, and a man that trained his dog to bring him beer from the refrigerator--those are some of the latest viral videos online.

Family gets $140K more for home after including cat in deal

Melbourne - Last weekend a family in Australia auctioned their home off for $2,060,000 Australian dollars, but they ended up selling it for $140K more after including their cat in the deal.

Op-Ed: When kitty gets cancer: A detour of grief, a lesson for humans? Special

Sonoma - The unexpected detour or perhaps life-journey began over two months ago back in May. And, while most people know about cancer in some way, it is seldom ever anything this reporter considered on the list of common pet diseases.

Woman calls 911 as cat turns on couple, trapping in bathroom

A woman from DeLand, Florida, called 911 on Saturday evening after her cat "freaked out" and began attacking her and her husband.

Japan: The cat came back—three years after the tsunami

Ofunato - If only cats could talk. Especially Suika. The black, short-furred cat lived with Kazuko Yamagishi and her husband Takeo in Ofunato, which is in the northeastern Iwate Prefecture.

Man mailed cat feces to companies that didn't hire him

On Friday a man in St. Louis received two years probation for mailing cat feces to companies that didn't hire him. He plead guilty to mailing injurious articles.

Mystery Spanish cat found in Scotland reunites with owner

Muchalls - When a short-haired tabby mysteriously appeared in a garage in Scotland recently, she was taken to the vet for identification. The cat's microchip showed she was from the Spanish Canary Island, Fuerteventura. So how on earth did she get to Scotland?

Dell will fix laptops that smell like cat urine

On Wednesday Dell issued a statement to their customers last week, saying that it will replace a part in their laptops that smell like cat urine.

Video: Cats stealing dogs' beds compilation goes viral

A compilation of YouTube videos appears to show that cats stealing dogs' beds has become a problem. In the videos dogs can be seen adopting a variety of tactics in order to regain their bed from the offending cats.

Video: Brave cat chases fox off property in Norway

Lillepus, a one-year-old cat living in Florø, western Norway, is now famous for protecting his property from a fox. A passerby caught the incident on camera.

'Best Internet mistake of the day' goes to the Chicago Tribune

Chicago - Apparently it's now fixed, but for a while there on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune had one big boo-boo on their home page. Cute kitten though.

Cat running for mayor in Mexico?

Xalapa - Meet Morris, a candidate running as mayor in the Eastern Mexican city, Xalapa. But there's one exception; he's not a person, but a cat.

Watch man rescue cat from boa constrictor's choking hold

The video shows a man rescuing a cat from the crushing and choking hold of a boa constrictor that captured it in Costa Rica. The man literally wrestles the constrictor away from the cat which escaped with its life

Cat busted for trying to smuggle cellphones into Russian prison

Guards at a Russian prison nabbed a cat trying to make its way inside the jail through the fences. The animal had cellphones and adaptors strapped to its body.

Boy rescues buried cat from Oklahoma rubble 6 days after storm

Geoff and Jo Humann of Moore, Oklahoma lost their home in the tornado that swept through their community this month. Hard to accept but harder still was the loss of a family-member, their pet cat Egor.

Grumpy Cat finally hits the big time with a Hollywood movie deal

Los Angeles - Having gone totally viral on the Internet, that famous cat with the permanent scowl finally has a reason to smile. But will she? Probably not, as according to her agent, she hates movies too.
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