Their kidneys are specially adapted to filter out salt meaning they can drink seawater and survive. However, cats don’t have any taste buds for detecting sweet things. A life without tasting sugar? Perhaps that wouldn’t be too bad after all. As if that wasn’t enough, cats are only awake for about a third of their lives. The more we think about it, the more these felines are starting to feel like our spirit animal. These are now some of the most Instagrammable pets and for a good reason. Their large eyes and curious behavior leads to plenty of happy memories. Sadly, not all of these cats get to enjoy life on the right side of the catflap.
It is believed there are over 70 million stray cats living on the streets of America, but it is impossible to tell how far the epidemic has spread. All around the world, feral felines begin to take over the abandoned buildings and empty allies. Although around 3.2 million cats make their way into American shelters every year, only around half of them are ever adopted or picked up by their owners. However, it may not be all bad as fewer cats find themselves in shelters with each year that passes. There are so many reasons to adopt a cat, including the social interactions you can enjoy with your new feline, the love you can feel from your new lap edition, and the hours of entertainment from their adventurous ways. Who could really resist those big eyes looking up at them?
Cats can quickly become a part of the family thanks to their varying personalities. This is why they are a hugely popular choice for many families. Unfortunately, not all the felines get to come home to a cozy bed and roaring fire every night. Instead, many grow up living their entire lives on the street as they fight to survive. With everything against them, who will be there to lend them a hand? Thankfully, there are some kind-hearted people in this world that dedicate their entire lives to helping animals on the street. Although they may be wild animals, it can be hard not to grow attached to their unique ways. So when one of the homeless cats was acting strange, the entire team was quick to notice. Were they doing something wrong, or was this feline hiding one of their nine lives?