- A man who fell out of
his wheelchair says his cat apparently called 911 for help.
Rosheisen said he got the cat 3 years ago and tried to train him to
call 911, but was unsure if the training ever stuck. When police
arrived, Tommy the cat was lying on the floor next to the phone.
- A cat was reunited
with his owner after six years. Colin, a tomcat, disappeared from
Emma Phillips' home in Barkingside, Essex, in 1999, and lived as a
stray until a woman handed him to pet rescue charity PDSA. He was
identified by the microchip embedded in his neck.
- Czech Airlines had to
fly a cat home on an empty plane after the animal escaped from the
cargo hold. When workers couldn't find the cat, officials decided
it was imprudent to allow the passengers back on board, so the plane
had to fly back to Prague. It was then dismantled, Airlines
spokeswoman Jitka Novotna said, and the cat was finally removed.
- Cats helped to
for survivors in the World Trade Center destruction.
- A suspected
burglar was caught
in Egypt after stepping on the tail of a pet cat as he sneaked
The cat's screech awoke his owner, who went after the burglar.
home owner was stabbed in the chest, but was able to phone the police,
and the burglar was eventually arrested.
- A 10-week-old
17 days without food or water after stowing away in a lorry travelling
from Israel, a 2,000-mile trip.
- A cat called
to eat anything but Chinese take-out. His owner, who eats Chinese
take-out 5 days a week, had started giving Schimmy a small bowl of
shrimp or chicken chow mein each night, and Schimmy now refuses to eat
anything else. Dr Freda Scott-Park of the British Veterinary
told The Sun: "It is strange but not at all harmful to him".
- A cat survived
drive through Belgium stuck under the hood of a car. The cat had
crawled underneath the hood and got stuck in the engine
tortoiseshell kitten, named
Flowerpot after the contents of the crate she was trapped in, survived
for more than a month inside a crate on a ship travelling from Malaysia
to the UK.
- A Canadian cat
that was lost
was found by a woman 4,000 miles from home. The woman who found
cat was able to call his owners from the information on the cat's id
- Boris, a cat,
to order 450 cans of its favourite food on an internet shopping site
its owner wasn't looking. His owner had ordered 6 cans -
Boris didn't think that was enough.
- A Siamese cat
took over the mothering of two 2-week-old wolf cubs from a Russian zoo
after their own mother failed to produce enough milk.
- Bonnie the
cat, upon discovering
that two men were stealing pet food from her owner's Derbyshire
attacked them. The burglars were scared off, after loading just a
few bags of food into their vehicle.
- A cat, named
Felix by his
RSPCA rescuers, survived a several-week journey from the Middle East to
Britain inside a shipping container by lapping condensation from the
- A pet cat in
being tumble dried for 10 minutes. The cat's tail needed to be
sustained badly burned ears and fluid on his lungs. He had crept into
- In Gulfport,
a cat was blown onto the roof of a shop, then fell 60 feet into an oak
tree during Hurricane Georges in 1998. In an interview in May
Ron Roland, Big Boy's caretaker, said Big Boy has never left the tree -
he eats, sleeps, and eliminates in the tree. He climbs from limb
to limb for exercise.
- Two cats saved
in Switzerland after scratching at his bedroom door until he woke
When the man got out of bed to see what was going on, the living
room was already filled with smoke and the TV and curtains were on
Firefighters were able to save the home.
- A UK couple
with their beloved tabby after recognizing its picture in a local
Oliver disappeared when owners Diana and Roger Gerry moved in 1993;
were reunited in 2001, when Mrs. Gerry saw a picture of the cat, who
recently been rescued by the RSPCA after being found on a doorstep, in
her local newspaper.
- Cats and dogs
did the digging
at a groundbreaking ceremony to start improvements at The Humane
Boulder, Colorado animal shelter. (March)
- An intruder
was forced to
flee a house in Malaysia after the owner was alerted to his presence by
her cat. The cat had seen the man crouching on wooden roof beams,
and raised the alarm by staring at her owner, then the roof, three
- A starving cat
water for a month after being locked in an empty house. It had survived
by drinking water from a leaking tap. He was rescued by an RSPCA
inspector who broke into the boarded-up house.
- A cat in
a seven-mile journey trapped beside the engine of a car.
- A Canadian cat
a lift on a truck ended up 600 miles from home. The driver turned Petey
over to animal humane society members who managed to track down his
and later flew him home.
- A motorist in
States found a cat frozen inside a block of ice. Roberta Johnson
was driving by a large ice chunk on a road in Minnesota when she
a feline face inside. Thinking it was dead, she was startled to
a meow. She apparently took the cat to a vet, and the only damage
the cat suffered was frostbitten ears. She named him Car Cat, and
took him home with her to live.
- Simba, seven
went out as usual one night, but didn't return. A month later,
owners received a phone call from a pub 200 miles away - Simba had just
walked in. It was believed he had climbed into the engine of a
and got out when the car stopped.
- A cat in
for 26 days trapped between two walls without food or water.
lost five and a half pounds but apart from the weight loss is only
from dehydration. How he was trapped, and why it took so long for
him to be rescued is unknown.
- A cat saved
her owners from
an arsonist-set blaze at their home in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
jumped up and down on owner Margaret Hayward's bed to wake her. A
spokesman said: "There is no doubt they were saved by the cat because
was no smoke alarm and they were all sleeping."
- A UK kitten
survived a 300-mile
journey stuck under the hood of a car. The driver of the
heard the the 10 week-old grey tabby meowing after he had driven from
to Carlisle and back, via Manchester.
- A 60 foot
had to be called in to rescue a cat in America which had spent 11 days
at the top of a tree, ignoring all efforts to lure her down to earth. A
three-man crew used the crane's bucket to pluck the black and white cat
from the top of the 70 foot tree at Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
- A kitten had
the drive of
her life when a nap in the warmth of a car engine landed her 400 miles
from home. The six-month-old black and white cat, who has been
Megan, was found curled up next to the engine of the Peugeot 406 by its
new owner. Apart from being slightly shocked, the kitten did not
seem harmed by the journey.
- A Chinese
man says his cat can clearly pronounce his own name. Mr Sun, from
Beijing, says two-year-old Agui says his name when he gets
frightened. The Fangzhuang Pet Hospital has filmed Agui saying
his name when Mr Sun
pretended to give him a bath. A hospital spokesman said repeatedly
hearing his own name would have made an impression on Agui which comes
out under stress.
- A cat and
a mouse have become unlikely best friends in China. The City
Evening News said the mouse played with the cat continually,
climbing onto its back and sitting on its head, while owner Chen was
- A pet cat
in China adopted a rat which she nursed alongside her four kittens. Sun
Shujun, of Yantai City, said the rat had been living with her cat since
the kittens were born.
Schonberg, 67, from Rosdorf in Schleswig Holstein, Germany, mailed a
birthday parcel without noticing her Felix had crawled inside
for a catnap. The mistake was spotted when a postman at the central
office realised there was an animal inside the parcel and called police.
- A cat set
up home in a bird's nest in Norfolk. The cat only leaves the cherry
tree to ask for food at Wendy Hobbs' back door, then climbs back up the
- A cat
adopted a bird which hurt itself when it fell out of its nest in Brazil
and cannot fly. The cat, called Chiquita, has reportedly raised the
bird as if it was its mother in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The cat's owner,
named the cat Chiquita and the bird Pitico. Mrs Souza said: "Pitico has
even started to eat meat, because the two of them only eat
together. "But Chiquita uses Pitico to help her catch other
birds, it is really unbelievable!"
farmhouse cat has adopted a chicken after she became the only survivor
of a fox attack. Tiny chick Gladys was brought into the house by
its owners when many of its nest-mates were killed by a fox.
Snowy the cat took over the job of looking after the traumatised
chicken and now the pair are inseparable.
- A cat has
been reunited with its owner after six years. Colin the tomcat vanished
from Emma Phillips' home in Barkingside, Essex, in 1999. Colin
lived as a stray until a woman handed him to pet rescue charity the
Birmingham woman has been reunited with her missing cat - after nine
years. Gilly Delaney was distraught after hearing her beloved pet
Dixie had been killed by a car in 1999. So it came as a big surprise
when RSPCA officers turned up on Mrs Delaney's doorstep with Dixie 9
years later. The officers, who scanned Dixie's microchip, returned her
after they found her wandering less than half-a-mile away.
- A woman
whose cat had gone missing a few hours earlier was astonished find out
that it had made an impromptu appearance on a weekly live UK political
debate program. That week "Question Time" was being recorded at a
community college in Newquay, close to where owner Jackie Ellery lives.
She was wondering where Tango the cat had got to when he walked
unnoticed into shot behind the host and his panel of MPs. "My friend
phoned me to say, 'Have you seen your cat on the telly?' And there he
was," said Ellery.
Illinois mechanic Dana Underwood spent 90 minutes tearing apart the
dashboard of a van belonging to an animal shelter before finding a
kitten. Shelter workers tried on their own to reach the kitten for more
than a day before calling on Underwood. And the good luck didn't end
there for the kitten, now named Dash. Someone at the dealership adopted
him on the spot.