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Ratted out: Mortal enemies become 'best friends' at Brooklyn cat cafe

Rats might steal mail or dance on poles in New York City, but they also babysit orphaned kittens. Despite being Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sworn enemy, the rats in a Brooklyn cat cafe are sleeping with their enemies —cats —at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe in Brooklyn Heights....

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:10pm

The Oatmeal's new app will help you determine if your cat is a homicidal maniac

The Oatmeal, the cartoon blog that brought you the card game Exploding Kittens, is venturing into public safety (wink, wink) with its new app, “Is your cat plotting to kill you?” According to the instructions, you first need to download the app (right now only available for...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:04pm

‘Kitty Hall’ adoption event finds fur-ever homes for felines

Updated, June 30: More than a dozen cats found their humans during Thursday's "Kitty Hall" adoption event in City Hall Park. It was the first-ever pet adoption put on by a city mayor.   “Kitty Hall is a purr-fect example of our commitment to animal welfare, and we are...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:16pm

Take an exclusive look at 'My Cat from Hell's' big episode, Homeward Bound

Animal Planet’s “My Cat from Hell” is back on Saturday for another episode and we have an exclusive look at the Cat Daddy's upcoming show. And it's a big one with tiny co-stars. Jackson Galaxy, a long-time rescue animal advocate, got his start at a shelter in Boulder...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 2:07pm

New job opening requires you to play with cats all day

Dream job alert: If you love playing with cats all day, and you’re also looking for a career change, then it's time to polish up your dusty resume. A veterinary clinic located in Dublin, Ireland, has a job opening that involves cuddling adorable kittens for a living. If you're a...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:57pm

Find the fur baby your life is missing at Union Square’s Adoptapalooza

If your New York apartment is missing the pitter-patter of a four-legged fur baby, or you’re someone who tries to make eye contact with every dog you see on the street in hopes you can pet it, you’re going to want to go to Adoptapalooza in Union Square Park on Sunday. The annual...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 5:03am

'My Cat From Hell' host Jackson Galaxy talks his new show and road tripping with cats

Jackson Galaxy, the man restoring cat mojo one household at a time, is known as the “cat daddy” by his “My Cat From Hell” fans, but the cat behaviorist/musician has gone to the dogs. Galaxy took some time out from filming his next project for Animal Planet, “Cat Meets...

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 8:58am

NYC animal shelter leads nation in finding fur-ever homes for cats and dogs

Finding a new home can often be a nightmare for New Yorkers, but the process has become a little easier for four-legged residents thanks to Animal Care Centers of NYC. According to ACC’s first-quarter data that was released Wednesday, the center’s overall placement rate for adoptable...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:43am

Photos: NYC's first-ever 'Cat Camp'

Felines in need of a home and the humans who love them met for a two-day catstravaganza: the first-ever Cat Camp, in Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavilion.Organized by Christina Ha — co-founder of New York City's first cat cafe, Meow Parlour — Cat Camp featured speakers including Jackson Galaxy, of "My...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:40pm

NYC hosts first ‘Cat Camp’

Forget the tired “cat lady” stereotype. There are cat people everywhere, especially in New York City, which is home to more than half a million pet cats and up to half a million strays.This weekend, adoptable cats and the people who love them will come together for the first time at Cat Camp, a two...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 5:00am

Celebrate Le Cat Cafe's one-year anniversary

Originating in Taiwan nearly two decades ago, the cat cafe has finally found a place in the city of Philadelphia. Brewerytown’s Le Cat Cafe is Philly’s first cat cafe, which opened its doors nearly a year ago to cat lovers in our fair city. It not only offers comfy seating for you and your new...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:00am

We're 'Keeping up with the Kattarshians'

Kim Kardashian might have needed a sex tape for her reality TV star to shine, but these kittens are making tape that is totally suitable for work."Keeping Up with the Kattarshians" is a popular Icelandic reality show featuring adoptable cats. The four feline divas from the 24-hour lives stream have...

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:09pm

Attn: crazy cat ladies, you’re not as crazy as you think

A new studyfromthe University College London has found zero correlation between owning a feline friend and showing signs of psychosis. Thus, cat people can finally catch a break.Previously, research showed concern for cat ownership leading to mental health problems like schizophrenia. After all,...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 1:36pm

Wine and cats? Yes! National Drink Wine Day falls on a Caturday

It’s National Drink Wine Day and Caturday aka the greatest day in many of our lives aka every Saturday of our lives, but on Feb. 18, it is our duty as cat and wine lovers to celebrate right by inviting our feline friends for a glass of meow-lot.As responsible pet owners, we know that alcohol is...

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 3:45am

PHOTOS: No longer for the dogs, Westminster opens up to cats, too

Hold your growls, folks.It seems dogs and cats can live in harmony — or at least, sans mass hysteria — as proved this weekend at the 141st annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, where felines made their debut appearance.For the first time in the history of the prestigious show, cats joined...

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 8:57pm

Kitten Bowl IV is the purrrfect way to start Super Bowl Sunday

Pro football players may be tough, but nobody is more feisty (or adorable) than these "catletes."Before the big game starts on Sunday, 100 of America's most athletickittens will meet on the field for Kitten Bowl IV. The annual event airs at12 p.m. ET/PT on the Hallmark Channel, with host andanimal...

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:40pm

Cat unharmed after 230-mile ride from Brooklyn to Upstate NY under car hood

A cat from Brooklyn just spared one of its nine lives following a daring journey upstate.After smelling something odd inside her Honda minivan for several days, Dana Esses popped the hood on Monday following a 230-mile trek from Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn to a resort upstate and made a hairy...

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:33am

Cat with a big heart becomes Instagram star

Most cats are adorable and many photographs of felines cause a sensationon social networks like Instagram. But this small kitten called Zoë is conquering the internet thanks to a big black heart she carries right on her chest. Zoë and her sister Izzy have their own Instagram account, where they've...

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 3:19pm

10 photos from 2016 you must see to believe

From flying dogs and crazy frogs, to stirring portraits of tattooed people and ecological projects, this year Metro World News has reported on some striking photographs from around the world. We look at the best from 2016.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 11:29am

This cat trying to catch fish under ice is the perfect video to end 2016

If 2016 has left you disappointed, depressed or just frustrated then you'll understand what this cat is feeling.Determined to catch a fish, it can't reach one because the pond is frozen. But, the cat just can't understand that because it can see the fish, that doesn't mean it can grab one.Life's...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 9:37pm