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In Germany, rescued cows are finally getting the respect they deserve — and now they’re movie stars, too

Former dairy farmer Jan Gerdes at his sanctuary. Photos provided by Hof Butenland

“As a dairy farmer I was…


They’re the closest thing to a dog in the cat world

A sleepy brown Maine Coon with a white nose and paws lounging in a cat bed in front of a sliding glass door.
A sleepy brown Maine Coon with a white nose and paws lounging in a cat bed in front of a sliding glass door.
Photo: Zulie Rane via Instagram

Now, he loves both our cats with his whole heart, but when I was trying to convince him, I found the best method was to find a cat that met his needs.

He said cats weren’t loyal? I found a breed that was. He said he wanted to walk a dog? I found a cat breed that loves walks. He said dogs…


Debunking common misunderstandings with actual scientific explanations for feline behavior

A gray striped cat with green eyes looks up from a round cardboard cat nest
A gray striped cat with green eyes looks up from a round cardboard cat nest
Photo: Ethan Brooke via Pexels

The problem with mysticism, of course, is that it gives rise to conspiracy theories that somehow end up being treated as fact — or even policy, in certain cases. …


From Tortellini to Strudel, these animals named after food are exactly what you need to cheer up right now

Oliebol the dumpling cat. Photo: Lara Campelo

Despite this, pets remain good. They’ve been our constant companions and in many cases, our stand-in co-workers. They’ve been there to warm our laps, lick our tears, and sit on our keyboards so that they can send messages like “////// —” and “bbbbbbnjsdkl” to our colleagues on Slack.

While all pets are spectacular, there’s something about pets with food…


Boosting their traffic can help save lives

A cat sitting on top of a pile of newspapers, against a yellow city wall
A cat sitting on top of a pile of newspapers, against a yellow city wall
Photo: Nathan Riley via Unsplash

What could possibly be better than cute cat blogs?

Cute cat blogs that help cats.

With cat videos forever basking near the top of the viral content pyramid, the entire world loves to be entertained by these amazing creatures to no end. But true cat lovers care about more than just entertainment. We want to see every cat in the world looked after and happy. We want a world where no animals are left hungry and alone.

As per the latest estimate, 10 million cats live abandoned or stray in the UK alone. …


Sanctuary Stories

Fur farms are slaughtering mink by the millions, but Olaf found a way out to the good life

A white-furred, pink-nosed mink looks curiously towards the camera lens from a hammock in a cage.
A white-furred, pink-nosed mink looks curiously towards the camera lens from a hammock in a cage.
Olaf at Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary. Photos provided and taken by Beth Randall, unless otherwise noted

Today, Randall is recovered and well, but also heartbroken to learn that mink can spread the virus back to humans in mutated forms, leading to the culling of…


Our dog died and nothing else has seemed to matter as much ever since — aka where I’ve been for three months

A black dog reclining in the author’s lap in a hammock above bright green grass
A black dog reclining in the author’s lap in a hammock above bright green grass
Jessie. Photos: Summer Anne Burton


Sanctuary Stories

Delilah is a special girl, a beautiful living reminder that turkeys are people too

A person in a blue flannel shirt, mask, and hat holds a cute young white turkey who seems to be looking at the camera
A person in a blue flannel shirt, mask, and hat holds a cute young white turkey who seems to be looking at the camera
Photos courtesy of Zoe Rosenberg


The ultimate tree hugger (Photo: Sergey Gorshkov)

It’s Wednesday, folks!

Hope you’re staying well and enjoying lots of warm and comforting meals at home ❤️ I’m dreaming about/plotting to make butternut squash soup, potato leek soup, and maybe even some vegan broccoli cheddar soup. If you have a soup you’re dreaming about right now, I am definitely not opposed to getting some recipe recommendations in my inbox!

Aside from soup recipes, here are a few things I recommend taking the time to check out this week:


The powerful, expressive photo is truly remarkable, and stands out amongst a field of impressive entries — see them all for yourself

A dramatically-lit photograph of an adult female tiger who seems to be locked in a loving embrace with a tree in the forest
A dramatically-lit photograph of an adult female tiger who seems to be locked in a loving embrace with a tree in the forest
All photos: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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