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5 Famous Cats of War

1. Pfc. Hammer

Even today, a good mouser is still cherished. Pfc. Hammer proved his mettle when he decided to move in with the troops of a U.S. Army unit in Iraq in 2004, killing and chasing away mice that would have devoured or contaminated the soldiers’ food stores. The men were so grateful for Hammerís hard work and affection toward them that they made him an honorary member of their unit, and applied for and received help from Alley Cat Allies and Military Mascots to bring Hammer home to America after their deployment. He now lives in Colorado with his old comrade, Staff Sgt. Rick Bousfield.

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8:52AM PST on Jan 27, 2014

Thanks for sharing :)

2:53AM PST on Nov 14, 2013

I keep getting a blank screen with just the words, "invalid request." If you're going to advertise the article, then please give us access to the whole thing!

8:41AM PDT on Aug 21, 2013

Amazing cats,thanks for sharing

3:54PM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

So awesome!!

7:01AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Thanks

12:25PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

great stories, thanks for sharing :)

8:00AM PDT on Oct 4, 2012

What does this say about today's relentless policy-even by animal tights to destroy "Alley" cats? These wonderful cats wouldn't have existed in many of today's American cities. I have a Chinese friend that feeds about 25 alley cats. A have a Mexican friend actually got ticketed, because he kept water and cat food out on his porch. He still did. On the block behind me are some stray cats that come over and visit.
A friend had her cat escape from the bedroom and out the patio door, when guests were over. They cut the cats ear off to show that it was feral, Then shaved her to spay her. They saw the scar from already being spayed, and then scanned 4 the microchip. My friend takes in foster cats and pays for the food and litter herself, and goes to socialize kittens-and the Humane society did this? They should give them away for $5. For vets. I paid about $500 for my last well vet check for my coonhound.

12:20AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

i love cats but cant have pets anymore... *sigh*

1:31PM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

wow

1:31PM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

wow

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