This cat of Vancouver is the main inspiration behind Melissa McClone's Christmas novella MISTLETOE MAGIC. When the author was asked to write a short Christmas story, she'd been dealing with a couple sick cats that not only meant trips to the vet but trips to an emergency animal hospital. Shasta was one of those cats.
"Unfortunately, Shasta didn't survive, but for the last weeks of his life, he was comfortable, warm, had plenty to eat and was loved. For me, that's what's animal rescue and fostering senior cats is all about," Melissa McClone says. "But I'm a romance writer and prefer happy endings. Christmas is a time for magic and miracles so in MISTLETOE MAGIC I wrote the ending I wanted for Shasta."
Traveling cat spotted at the dog cemetery Cimetière des chiens in Paris, France.
Submitted by: Allan Worrell, author of A LITTLE DOG NAMED GOLIATH, a true story about good karma and a little dog rescued from a shelter. The author donates 100% of this book's royalties to the pet rescue mission Project Safe Pet in Rock Hill, SC.
Traveling cats spotted in a Christmas nativity scene in Brooklyn, New York, USA. The Christmas nativity scene has become a home to a colony of feral cats over the years. During the warmer months, the creche is placed in the back of the lot, so the cats can stay. The Christmas nativity scene with cats has become a popular attraction in Brooklyn.
Traveling cats spotted at the Caboodle Ranch Cat Sanctuary in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Caboodle Ranch is a miniature city for cats that stretches over 10 hectare of land. More than 500 happy cats live in the city's miniature houses and malls.
Traveling cats spotted in Fez, Morocco. Street cats are overabundant here. There are cats everywhere. That's because Moroccans don't keep cats at home the way they do in many other countries, and because they believe that neutering cats is cruel.