Batgirl used to be a rescue kitty. She was malnourished and couldn't see due to an eye infection. Her chances of survival were slim. Linda Walker, who worked at the high-kill shelter in Philadelphia where batgirl was residing, fell in love with her and decided to foster her for the time being. Batgirl required a good deal of veterinary care to get somewhat healthy again. Despite her many health issues, it was obvious to Walker that Batgirl wasn't going to be a mere foster cat. "After a couple of months, a friend asked me when she would be available for adoption because she had someone who was interested. I felt like I was going to throw up. That moment solidified what I already knew: Batgirl was going to be a permanent part of my family." She has since become a Facebook phenomenon and a spokescat for special needs animals.
I found this black cat in front of the restaurant Le Vieux Bruxelles in the Rue des Bouchers in Brussels, Belgium. The Rue des Bouchers is a pedestrian street lined on both sides with restaurants. It's particularly cozy to walk through during the summer months when everyone is dining outside and clams, mussels, oysters, and lobsters are presented on large displays.
The restaurants here are generally mediocre, though, and serve mainly seafood plates and typical Belgian dishes such as steak frites, boudins, tomates aux crevettes, and filet américain. Because of the resident cat, a TripAdvisor reviewer called Le vieux Bruxelles a "CAT-astrophe". Of course, for cat lovers, this would be a good reason to visit.
Is this England's meanest cat?
Residents in Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, carry water pistols for protection against this five-year-old Turkish Van. One victim spent six days in hospital after Oscar the cat mauled his right arm and sank his teeth into his left thumb all the way to the bone. Describing Oscar as 'ferocious', the victim, Mr. Ridgeway, adds: “He can be very aggressive and will attack dogs and people around the village.”
“Children can't walk down the alley to the school,” says another resident. “They all know about the cat and they are all frightened it's going to get them.”
His behavior is so bad even the cat sitter refuses to help out.
When the Turkish Van went missing for a few days, villagers were relieved. Unfortunately, the 'Lion of Wingrave' returned.
Only owner Caroline Hughes says Oscar is a sweetheart. “He's so lovable he even appeared in an Ikea advert in 2010.”
Oscar is now under house arrest.