In June of 2022, Chisago County police and Minnesota State troopers were notified of a person living in a car at a rest stop in Harris, MN (eastern Minnesota). The person was living with 47 cats in the sweltering heat.

The Animal Humane Society stepped in to rescue the cats. One of those rescues has gone on to be a kitty model for Target cat litter!

Credit: Animal Humane Society
Credit: Animal Humane Society

An animal talent agency was looking for a unique cat, and found one with Hercules. A past injury has caused Hercules' tongue to always stick out (or "blep"), which gave him a permanently adorable look.

Hercules is now the model kitty for Target's Up&Up brand of Fragrance Free Clumping Cat Litter.

I don't know what the deal is with Minnesotans hoarding cats, but at least they're getting rescued and re-homed.

This seems like a great time to remind us all:

Top Ten Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

  1. Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.
  2. Neutering provides major health benefits.
  3. Your spayed female won't go into heat.
  4. Your male dog won't want to roam away from home.
  5. Your neutered male will be much better behaved.
  6. Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.
  7. It is highly cost-effective.
  8. Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.
  9. Your pet doesn't need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth.
  10. Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.
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