BUB is a very special, one of a kind critter. More specifically, she is the most amazing cat on the planet. Discovered in the summer of 2011 as the runt of a healthy feral litter in a tool shed in rural Indiana, she was taken in as a rescue when it was clear that she would require special care. Since then, BUB has overcome great challenges and is now a published author, a talk show host, a TV and movie star, a Billboard-topping recording artist, and founded Lil BUB‘s Big FUND – the first national fund for special needs pets. Since 2011 BUB, has helped raise well over $500,000 for animals in need.
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Pudge is a girl with a fabulous mustache who is conquering the world of social media. One of her many talents include crafting on her YouTube channel, where she shows you how to make cat-centric DIY projects from toys for your cat, to cat accessories for yourself.
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Klaus has been Oskar the Blind Cat’s faithful sidekick since 2011, and the two have shared countless adventures together all over the country! Klaus’ story, however, goes back much further. Before being saved by a no-kill shelter in 2005, he was a starving stray with a damaged ear searching for scraps of food. He was adopted by Mick Szydlowski in December of 2006 and spoiled rotten with the finest snacks and the most interesting Netfilix documentaries ever since. Yes, Klaus does love a good documentary.
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Nala was left at the shelter when she was 5 months old. The shelter said her previous owner has too many cats and can’t take care of them all. I went to a shelter that day without planning to adopt a cat but when I saw Nala in a tiny cage, I couldn’t resist her and had to take her home with me. When I started her Instagram account, I just wanted to share her photos with my friends and family. I have never imagined that we will be the most followed Cat on instagram!
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Hannah Shaw is a kitten rescuer, humane educator, and unwavering animal advocate who has dedicated her life to finding innovative ways to protect animals. Her project, Kitten Lady, strives to create global change in the way we perceive and treat the tiniest and most vulnerable felines: orphan kittens.
Kitten Lady provides educational media, training resources, and instructional workshops and consulting services that help individuals and animal shelters learn how to save the lives of kittens–in a fun and engaging format.
Shaw has been featured as a guest expert on Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell, and her work has been profiled in People Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and other media outlets around the world. Shaw was awarded the 2017 Advocate of the Year award by CatCon Worldwide.
Kitten Lady has amassed a viral social media following. Shaw shares inspiring and adorable images from the daily life of a kitten advocate on her Instagram and Facebook, and educational videos about kitten care through her YouTube channel.
Shaw, along with her partner Andrew Marttila, also operate Kitten Lady Inc, an organization which provides rescue and adoption services to orphaned kittens in the Washington DC area.
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Teddy & Dexter (Hobbikats)
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Teddy defines cuteness overload! The 2-year Oriental Shorthair, is a native of the Jersey Shore and has captivated his social media audience with his unique honk for a meow and uncanny resemblance to the actor Adam Driver (think Kylo Ren / Star Wars!) and Dobby from the Harry Potter franchise. Teddy also enjoys showing off his very long legs and agility in pictures and videos which have now toppled the 10 million mark.
Dexter is new to the social media scene but has taken it by storm with his black cat attitude and adorable smile that includes some serious fang action! The one-year-old Oriental Shorthair is the cutest Jersey Shore house panther you will ever lay your eyes on and his antics in front of the camera and on video has made him a vampurr to cuddle and adore. When not showing off for the world to see, he can be found in a pile with his brothers Teddy, Stache and Bindi.
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Paul The Cat Guy
It began by feeding a single can of cat food to a couple of cats by the Acropolis in Astoria. Then one can turned into two, then four, then six each night. Before I knew it, I began caretaking a colony of cats and that is where I began my quest. Within a few months of that I began Trap-Neuter-Return of those cats along with rescuing a litter of four kittens from one of the females I was feeding. That was in August 2014. Since then, I have been actively responding to reports of kittens in alleyways, colonies of unfixed cats in back yards, and other cat-related projects. Since August 2014 Cats Trap-Neuter-Returned Kittens Rescued and Homed Stray/Feral Cats Rescued and Homed Total cats’ lives directly saved and improved: 1200 and countless others indirectly.
Amanda Brennan is a internet librarian who specializes in researching tag data to better understand the inner workings of online communities. She has also done extensive work on meme culture, focusing on the historical trends within meme history and famous internet cats. In her current role as Tumblr's Senior Content Insights Manager, she runs The Fandometrics, which ranks fandoms in nine different entertainment categories. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Drew University and a Masters of Library & Information Science, specializing in social media, from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She blogs at memelibrarian.com and is found everywhere else as @continuants.