Meet the Cats of World Animal Protection US
This National Cat Day, get to know our favorite feline friends.
Cats deserve all the affection in the world – and they know it, too. We asked our colleagues to send in photos of their cats for your enjoyment so you can adore our cats as much as we do.
"Grey and Himmy have been best friends since day one. They love snuggles, fresh laundry, and finding new hiding spots. Grey doesn’t allow her mom to be on video calls without her while Himmy judges from afar.” - Lindsay Oliver, Executive Director
"Even with two monitors, Captain demands I take today off! Yes, that is my keyboard under him." - John Karas, Senior Philanthropy Manager
"Luna is checking out our new digs in Los Angeles – she’s loving the birds-eye view of the neighborhood." - Amy Squires, Private Sector Engagement Manager
"I adopted Mrow Mrow from the Capital Area Humane Society in Lansing, MI while I was in college. He's a very snacky boy who loves everyone he meets." - McKenzie Mak, Philanthropy Associate
"Pinguino was thrown out of a car when she was just a few weeks old in Takoma Park, Maryland. Nursed back to health by a Good Samaritan, Pinguino was the first animal to join the household. Though she might be (more than) mildly dismayed at the new arrivals over the years, she is a loyal and loving cat." - Liz Cabrera-Holtz, Wildlife Campaign Manager
"Ripley, named for the hero of the Alien films, was rescued from a shelter in North Carolina along with her mother and siblings at just a month old. A survivor of panleukopenia, a highly contagious and often fatal disease in kittens, Ripley consistently lives up to her namesake as a fierce and brave cat who loves her family but is not opposed to occasionally trying to cause them to fatally trip down the stairs." - Liz Cabrera-Holtz, Wildlife Campaign Manager
"Jabba the Catt, a massive long-haired cat, is the head of the household and has maintained her top spot in the pecking order despite the arrival of two Chihuahuas, two additional cats, and two toddlers over the years. She rules with an iron fist. Prometheus, also pictured, is Ripley’s mother and also named for the Alien franchise. She found the love of her life when she met our older cat, Jabba. She spends most of her time sleeping curled up next to Jabba or enforcing Jabba’s orders to the other household members." - Liz Cabrera-Holtz, Wildlife Campaign Manager