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Politics can be so tiresome! But if you haven’t already heard about him, there is one politician out there who’s got my vote: Hank the Cat (unfortunately his site seems to be unable to handle recent traffic, I couldn’t get the page to load! But definitely check him out on facebook), running for U.S. Senate in Virginia.
Hank’s first inspiring Campaign video tells us he’s ready to lead:
From his campaign site, Hank seems perfectly qualified to lead us to a better future: “Hank’s story and dedication have inspired all who know him, and he realized that his ideas and unique life experiences could help his community, his state, and his country.”
But it’s just come out that Hank has enemies trying to smear him. The “Canines for a Feline-Free Tomorrow Super PAC” have released an attack ad questioning Hank’s ability!
Will Hank answer these allegations? Can his campaign survive these malicous ads? For now, Hank’s campaign manager says Hank won’t even dignify such outrageous accusations with a response: “Hank is refusing to respond to baseless attack ads. Hank states that this is exactly the type of advertising and wastefulness in Washington that he is running against, and absolute proof that he is scaring those in charge.”
I definitely support Hank, and why stop with the Senate? HANK FOR PRESIDENT 2016! Who do you trust more: a Republican, a Democrat, or a Housecat? Given the options and what we’ve seen the last few years, I have to go with the Housecat.
This little guy is four-weeks-old and requires 24-hour care from Busch Gardens’ animal team, as unfortunately his mother wasn’t able to care for him.
He sounds like a baby bird!
According to Zoo Borns,
Once he is old enough, he will join the group of cheetahs living in Cheetah Run, the innovative new habitat opening alongside the Cheetah Hunt launch coaster that will bring guests face to face with these agile predators. Upon reaching maturity, he may also become an important part of Busch Gardens’ plans for a cheetah breeding program that will help boost the population of these critically endangered animals.
Today’s Big Cat isn’t a big cat at all. In fact, it’s really quite small, weighing only about 2.5 to 4.5 pounds! (That’s less than half the size of Kudzu!)
The African black-footed cat, also known as the anthill tiger, is one of the smallest wild cats in the world. Because they are nocturnal and solitary, they are rarely seen in nature, and there aren’t even many in captivity. According to ZooBorns, there are only nineteen in zoo collections in the United States, and only 40 around the world.
On February 13, two male kittens were born to a surrogate mother, who underwent in-vitro fertilization with a frozen embryo.
Some adorable newborn kittens at Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species have no idea just how special they are. Two African Black-Footed kittens, members of an endangered species rarely seen in captivity, are the first of their kind to be born from a frozen embryo via in-vitro fertilization. This ground-breaking birth is the latest advance in assisted reproduction for endangered species from Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans.
How cute! Here are a few more shots of these beautiful little cats.
This Maneki Neko Monday is dedicated to Japan, home of the maneki neko, and to all the people and animals affected by the earthquake.
These maneki neko statues were knocked down and broken by the earthquake. Though these certainly aren’t the most tragic photos of the destruction, it’s still a sad sight to see.
Please keep Japan in your thoughts, and if possible, please consider making some donations. Below are some organizations that help with animal rescue, and they are all accepting donations.
WorldVets is a non-government organization (NGO) that provides veterinary aid around the globe. They are coordinating their efforts with a coalition of animal rescue groups in Japan and are accepting donations to help them aid the animals affected by this disaster.
American Humane Association is accepting donations for a relief fund they’ve set up to help animal victims of this tragedy.
Animal Refuge Kansai is accepting donations to assist with the huge influx of animals that they are expecting.
Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support is a coalition of three groups—HEART-Tokushima, Animal Garden Niigata and Japan Cat Network—who have combined forces to focus information, rescue and support for animals in crisis due to the March 11 disasters.
The Animal Miracle Foundation & Network is collecting cellphones to send to volunteers helping animals in Japan.
The Search Dog Foundation is sending over Canine Disaster Search Teams so they can put their skills to use in finding people (and hopefully animals!) buried and trapped under rubble.
Felis Ristorante and Cat Lounge is a cat cafe that was not harmed during the earthquake but is suffering from the aftereffects. Because they aren’t getting many customers, they are not making any money and may have to close their doors. Please consider making a donation, even a small one, so that the 30 cats that live there don’t lose their home.
This snow leopard is so fuzzy!
Speaking of snow leopards, check out this little cutie!
She’s over at the Chattanooga Zoo, which is not too terribly far from here. I may just have to make a trip to see her!
While at first thought this might seem silly, superficial, or downright crazy, these two boy cats actually have quite a heartwarming little story.
Apparently, they have been at the new york cat shelter, Ollie’s Place, for a very long time, and have grown closer than even many of the sibling cats who come in together from the start. the orange Solomon protects and cares for the gray Bruno. Because the shelter feels that separating these two kitties would be awful, they are officially “marrying” them and making them only adoptable as a couple.
The kitty-wedding is going to be an actual celebration with fun things for humans to do, in order to raise more awareness about the no-kill shelter and to hopefully find the kitty couple a loving home. The article above says they are even registered at a couple of stores for those who want to make some donations (always, always needed) to the shelter, which benefits all the kitties!
I actually think this is an adorable, creative way to have an awareness-raising event for a shelter. Hopefully many kitties will get homes and people will have a blast. I wish I could attend! I wouldn’t be able to stop myself from adopting Solomon and Bruno. I need two boy cats to balance out my two girls…. haha!!