CatTime’s top 10 cat news stories in 2012

This year had no shortage of news stories about cats — from telephone-pole rescues to abuse. Here is a countdown of the top 10 news stories posted on CatTime that generated the most traffic.10. Cat saved from euthanasia as ordered in owner’s willWhen Georgia Lee Dvorak passed away, she donated her entire $1.3 million estate […]

by Mike Dogtime
December 19th, 2012

Sponge Bob has been adopted

On June 1, reported on Sponge Bob, a 9-year-old cat that was left at a New York shelter after his owner entered a nursing home.The cat weighed 33 pounds; the average cat weighs 7 to 12 pounds. After he entered the shelter, Sponge Bob was immediately put on a diet and exercise program.According to […]

by CatTime
June 12th, 2012

Bigger than Sponge Bob: A 40-pound cat named Garfield

Last week, reported on Sponge Bob, a 33-pound cat that was dropped off at a New York shelter. One online publication reported on the same feline, calling him the world’s fattest cat.They may not be saying that today.A 10-year-old cat named Garfield arrived at New York Animal Care & Control of NYC last week […]

by CatTime
June 4th, 2012

Sponge Bob: A big cat that needs a home

When two cats were dropped off at the Animal Haven shelter in lower Manhattan, the person who surrendered them said one was “a little large.”As in 33 pounds – that’s how much Sponge Bob, a 9-year-old orange tabby cat, weighed when he entered the shelter. The feline’s previous owner had to surrender the cat because […]

by CatTime
June 1st, 2012

Meow’s untold story

On April 25, reported on Meow, a cat that was left with a Santa Fe, NM, shelter. Nothing out of the ordinary with the surrendered pet, except it was a feline that weighed 39 pounds.The quickly cat became a media sensation and the poster child for pet obesity. Meow was called “courageous” and “heroic,” […]

by CatTime
May 16th, 2012

Meow, the 39-pound cat, is dead

On April 25, reported on Meow, a 39-pound cat that was surrendered to a shelter in Santa Fe, N.M. Sadly, the feline passed away on Saturday, May 5.According to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society Facebook page, Meow died of respiratory distress. The cat began wheezing on Thursday, May 3 while living […]

by CatTime
May 7th, 2012

A 39-pound cat needs to lose weight – and gain a home

A 5-year-old cat that weighs 39 pounds recently checked into Santa Fe, N.M., shelter after his 87-year-old owner could no longer care for the feline.The cat, named Meow, was originally dropped off at a shelter outside Roswell, but the animal was too much for the facility to handle. The cat is currently at a temporary […]

by CatTime
April 25th, 2012
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