Category Archives: Advocacy

Does a Cat Make a Good Gift? The Answer Isn’t As Obvious As You May Think.

cat as a gift

Your friend tells you how much she adores your cats and frequently comes over to play with them, your young niece asks Santa for a kitty, an elderly neighbor living alone loses her cat of 20 years. Saving a life by … Continue reading

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Cat Woman Wednesday: The Kitten Lady

Kitten Lady interview

In honor of Cat Woman Wednesday I’m excited to share with you our interview with Hannah Shaw (aka The Kitten Lady)! For those of you who don’t know about Hannah it’s time that you did! And for those who do who do, … Continue reading

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Inside Brooklyn’s First Cat Cafe

Brooklyn Cat Cafe

Upon visiting the latest addition to the NYC cat café a week after its opening (by which they’d already made 6 adoptions!) I noticed a few things that make Brooklyn’s first cat café distinctly different from its counterparts on the island of … Continue reading

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Koneko: There’s a New Cat Cafe Coming to NYC!

Koneko

***UPDATE*** While originally slated to open on September 15th, the Grand Opening has been delayed but the hope is it will still be in September or early October.  Very soon NYC will have a kitten all it’s own. And by kitten … Continue reading

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Black is Where It’s At! A Black Tickle Pickle of Course!

Black Cat Appreciation Month

According to Black Cat Rescue, a no kill rescue group in Boston, black cats are only half as likely to get adopted as cats of other colors. If you know a black cat it’s a hard fact to swallow because … Continue reading

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#EmpireStateBuilding #EndangeredSpecies

Endangered Species Projection - Cheetah

This past Saturday I was privy, along with tens of thousands of Manhattanites, to an impressive light show (costing $1MM) in honor of endangered animals. We congregated at prime viewing spots jockeying for the optimal viewing furiously clicking and filming … Continue reading

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Help Shelter Cats Get Adopted By Sharing Your Stories! #MyRescueStory

Purina Cat Chow Building Better Lives

If you weren’t already aware, I’m excited to share with you that June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, which happens to coincide with the peak of what’s commonly referred to as “kitten season.” As part of its “Building Better … Continue reading

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Life Lessons We Learn From Our Cats

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Today’s guest post is written by Claudia Tietze. Claudia has graced the pages of this blog in the past writing about the wonders of owning a “specially-abled cat” (What is Less Adoptable Anyway?), which I urge you to read after … Continue reading

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Book Buddies: Cats Helping Children Read

cats help children learn to read

About a year ago I wrote a piece for Cat Channel (Cat Fancy’s website), about an innovative program at Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Mohnton, PA called “Book Buddies” where children read to shelter cats.   Besides the obvious benefit to … Continue reading

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Crazy Cat Lady Concoctions

I adored the two balms - lavender and chamomile that I tried. YUMMY!

Crazy Cat Lady Concoctions is a line of natural skin products by a self-proclaimed Crazy Cat Lady with a line of all natural beauty products. They make great Mother’s Day gifts if you still haven’t gotten one (order by Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Denver Cat Company (Cat Cafe)

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We’ve done our best at I HAVE CAT to report on the cat cafés sprouting up around the world – including the United States – over the past months. Thanks to IHC fan, Jeannie Menor, today we bring you an … Continue reading

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Cat Woman Wednesday: Living in The Meow (+Giveaway!)

Cat Woman Wednesday and a Valentine's Day Giveaway of a Cat T-shirt

Valentine’s Day “season” seems to be popular for giveaways I guess it’s another occasion for gift-giving? We really have to do something about that dry spell between February and December! Unless you are fortunate enough to have your birthday during … Continue reading

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Dog Cafes: Food + Dogs = Questionable

source: The Dog Cafe Indiegogo campaign page

Yes, there is in fact a post about dogs from I HAVE CAT in your news feed or inbox today. I just couldn’t help myself when I heard about the latest crowd-funding trend: Raising money to open Dog Cafes in … Continue reading

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Four Cat Books That Give Back To Cats (great gifts!)

4 books that give back to cats

We’re fortunate to live in a time with a plethora of fabulous cat books to peruse and purchase for ourselves or to gift to our cat-loving friends. A wealth of riches! If it seems a tad overwhelming and you need a way to … Continue reading

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We’ve Got ’em! Pictures Inside NYC’s Meow Parlour!

Meow Parlour opens in NYC

I was SO excited to open my email and see I’d received photos of Meow Parlour, New York City’s first cat cafe, in advance of their opening this Monday December 15th! I couldn’t wait to share them with you! Nothing like a West … Continue reading

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Cat Woman Wednesday: Tina Modugno, Oreo Cat’s Mom

CAT LADY TINA MODUGNO with The Oreo Cat

Today’s Cat Woman Wednesday (CWW) is brought to you by Tina Modugno, who is proud to call herself Mom to “The Oreo Cat” (along with three other fur babies!). She’s has an amazingly creative and giving soul. Her post not only describes … Continue reading

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Exclusive Peek Inside “Cat Town”: 1st US Cat Cafe!

First ever cat cafe in America opens in Oakland

  I’m excited to be writing about Oakland’s Cat Town Café today. I had the pleasure of speaking with one of the founders, Adam Myatt on Tuesday, and in addition to sharing the story of how the café came to … Continue reading

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CAT MAN MONDAY: Lil BUB’s “Dude,” Mike Bridavsky

Tamar Arslanian, Mike and Lil Bub

While on the West Coast last week to attend the “LA Feline Film Festival,” I had the good fortune of sitting down with Mike Bridavsky (aka. Lil BUB’s “Dude”) at “Adopt and Shop” in Culver City (a nonprofit pet retailer). Mike has seen me … Continue reading

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CATastrophes: Funny Things Happen When Cats Appear

CATastrophes

  If you think the Internet is out of room when it comes to cat videos you’re wrong. Well, maybe you’re right. Perhaps there are an adequate number enough cat videos after all. But there are most definitely NOT enough cat webisodes. … Continue reading

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Neko Cat Cafe: Inside Italy’s First Cat Cafe

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Marcela Senise – also known as la Foodsitter – works with children educating them about food, and lives for food experiences around the world! She lives in Turin, Italy but travels for work & pleasure getting to know the world of … Continue reading

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