It’s a Cat … on a Door: Just Another Day at the PETA Office (Photos)

Published by Alisa Mullins.

They called her “Creepy.” We don’t know why, because she isn’t creepy in any way, shape, or form. She doesn’t even “creep” when she walks. A more apt description would be “float.” Like a woodland sprite, this little cat flits around the PETA office without ever seeming to touch the floor—bouncing from desk to chair to filing cabinet and even to the top of a door as gracefully and effortlessly as a dandelion seed drifting on a spring breeze.

Pippa, a cat available for adoption

Our fieldworkers had been visiting the little black-and-white cat’s indigent owners in rural North Carolina for years, transporting the family’s two dogs to their spay and neuter appointments at our mobile clinics and providing them with free doghouses, dog food, flea treatment, and other services upon request. So when the family needed to find a home for “Creepy,” they knew they only had to pick up the phone and PETA would be there to help in whatever way we could.

Pippa, a cat available for adoption

Even though she’s only about 1 year old, Creepy, whom we have given the more dignified moniker “Pippa,” has already had a litter of kittens, and it would have been only a matter of weeks before she got pregnant again, so we were glad that the owners called us when they did.

Pippa, a cat available for adoption

Pippa is making herself quite at home at PETA’s headquarters, the Sam Simon Center in Norfolk, Virginia, napping in staffers’ laps …

Pippa, a cat available for adoption

… and spying on them while they work.

Pippa, a cat available for adoption

But as much as we love having this little pixie around to work her magic, we don’t want to keep her magnificence all to ourselves. That would be selfish. So if you believe in fairies, drop us a line at [email protected] to find out how you can be the first one on your block to have your very own fairy godkitty.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind