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Help us Rescue Displaced Cats from Huricane Harvey

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Help us Rescue Displaced Cats from Huricane Harvey

In recognition of the many pets that have been displaced, due to hurricane Harvey, Cat Arcadia is donating 10% of our proceeds to Austin Pets alive to help with rescue efforts.  As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter Texas with heavy rains and cause life-threatening floods, many are worried about their beloved animals. Local and national organizations have already taken steps to evacuate animals. Shelters in the badly affected Gulf Coast areas had already evacuated animals by Friday evening, when Harvey escalated to a Category 4 hurricane. The Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act was passed in 2006 after Katrina to ensure that...

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Powerful Before & After Pictures of Rescued Cats

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Powerful Before & After Pictures of Rescued Cats

These impactful before and after pictures show how animal rescueres really do change a cat furrever.   Cats bring such love and joy into the home that accepts them, but that love gains a special meaning when the cat has been rescued from the streets. Many of these cats have been saved from the brink of death, so if you're considering getting a cat, we hope these pictures will convince you to to adopt.  #1 This poor kitty, Justin, was saved from a fire.   #2 Shelter found a box of kittens with only one living, but blind, survivor. #3...

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You're my Mommy now!

You're my Mommy now!

One night in June 2000, I happened to turn my head and there she was, this little imp. She was sick, had a gooey eye, so I scooped up all 1.5lbs of her six weeks self and off we went to the emergency vet. The vet gave her a really big shot and asked if I planned to keep her. I said I would think about it, but would definitely keep her through her meds. Ha! Abigail had other plans and already decided she was staying. She easily won over the rest of the human family. She was so small...

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The vet said he probably wouldn't make it

The vet said he probably wouldn't make it

When my husband and I got our first place in 1993 I announced that I needed a kitten. He said he’s not a cat person, but I adopted a baby tabby from the shelter anyway.  He named the cat Jimmi and they quickly bonded. After a year, Jimmi, was clearly he was my Husbands cat! It was mid summer and we had picked up a used car.  Later that night, we decided to go for a drive. On our way back at a stop sign was a kitten standing in the middle of the road! My husband said, "If you...

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Hoppy is Handi-capable

Hoppy is Handi-capable

One cold winter night approximately 17 years ago, a stray gray tabby cat crawled up onto the block of a truck engine to get warm. Not knowing the cat was there, the truck owner turned the motor over, which severely mauled the cat’s hind leg. The owner took pity on the poor animal and brought him to a local humane society, where the cat’s hind leg was amputated at the hip. ‘Bailey’ spent many months living in a cage while he recuperated. Although he was a favorite of the humane society employees, Bailey was never adopted because most didn’t want...

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