Mews and Nips: Glee Star Chris Colfer Adopts a Senior Cat


Our first story features a combination that is hard to beat: cats and firemen who love cats. DNAInfo reports that when Carlow, the five-month-old kitten of a firehouse on Manhattan’s Upper Eastside, went missing after firefighters went out on a emergency call, the frantic crew launched one of the year’s biggest rescue missions, searching for their beloved pet. Thankfully, Carlow was returned after three days. “A woman from around the block stopped in and said she saw a flyer and had our cat,” firefighter David Guilford told DNAinfo via email. “I’m so glad he’s back.” Read the full story on DNAInfo.


I love Chris Colfer on Glee, and I loved him even more when I heard that he adopted an 8-year-old cat earlier this week. “I adopted a cat today from the West Valley Animal Shelter!” the Glee star tweeted on Wednesday. “His name is Brian, he’s 8 years old and 20 pounds!” PeoplePets reports that Colfer didn’t have to interact long with Brian before deciding to give him a forever home. Colfer urged his Twitter followers to consider the shelter as an option for finding pets. “It was heartbreaking to see so many sweet animals needing homes,” he wrote. “Please think about rescuing!” Read the full story on PeoplePets.


Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the day when the Japanese government blocked access to a 20-mile radius around the Fukushima nuclear reactor which was damaged after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, contaminating the surrounding area and forcing residents to evacuate immediately. Countless animals were left behind in the zone. Japan Cat Network is the only rescue group that has access to the zone, and their volunteers continue to rescue and feed as many of the animals as they can. The group will be holding memorial services in Fukushima and Tokyo to mark the anniversary. They also invite people around the world to share a moment of silence for the animals, both those who lost their lives, and those still struggling to live. Japan Cat Network’s rescue efforts continue, and I encourage you to read the story of how they helped one woman whose husband was lost in the tsunami.

Today’s video is full of kitten cuteness! These three-week-old babies and their mom were rescued by our friend Robin Olson of Kitten Associates and Covered in Cat Hair.


Have a great weekend!

Photo sources: photo of Carlow from DNAInfo, photo of Chris Colfer and Brian from, photo of Eggu from Earthquake Pets

6 Comments on Mews and Nips: Glee Star Chris Colfer Adopts a Senior Cat

  1. Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom101)
    April 21, 2012 at 11:30 am (9 years ago)

    Robin’s video shows why we can’t get enough kitten cuteness! Thanks for the reminder of the anniversary. So much work remains to be done, not only physically but culturally. I believe good will ultimately out of bad from this tragedy.

    • Ingrid
      April 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm (9 years ago)

      You’re right, Layla, there’s no such thing as too much kitten cuteness.

  2. Deb Barnes - Zee and
    April 21, 2012 at 9:43 am (9 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing the information on the one year anniversay of the day the Japanese National Government gave up on the animals. The struggle and fight continues each and every day for the surviving animals that still needs help. I am saying my prayers for not only the animals lost, but for those people that have lost their beloved pets. Thank you as well to all the amazing people and volunteers who continue to help as best they can.

    I also loved Robin’s video! So cute!

    • Ingrid
      April 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm (9 years ago)

      Isn’t Robin’s video adorable, Deb?

  3. Max the Quilt Cat
    April 21, 2012 at 7:47 am (9 years ago)

    What a cute video…. And the one with the white paws…. oh…oh…. that’s the star.

    pawhugs, Max

    • Ingrid
      April 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm (9 years ago)

      I’m partial to the one with the white paws, too, Max!


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