World’s Cutest Ghost Adventure Has a PURRfect Ending

Published by Alisa Mullins.

Old houses make lots of noises. The doors squeak. The floors creak. The pipes bang and groan. Some people, especially at this time of year, might be inclined to attribute those sounds to spooky specters. But a woman in Portsmouth, Virginia, suspected that the sounds emanating from under her rental home had a more earthly explanation.

Kittens rescued by PETA and looking for a home

So when her landlord had some work done in the crawl space and planned to seal it up afterward, she flew into a panic. What if the all-too-mortal beings she believed had taken up residence there got trapped inside?

PETA-rescued kitten who's looking for a home

She called PETA, and we sent out a crackerjack team of highly trained ghostbusters (well, OK, fieldworkers) armed with proton packs (actually, just cat food) to see if they could determine whether the source of those ghostly sounds was paranormal or purranormal.

Cute fluffy kitten available for adoption

Once the fieldworkers got under the house, they realized that no proton packs were necessary: It’s a good thing they’d brought along several cat carriers as a backup plan. Three pairs of eyes were staring back at them, and the tiny kittens they were attached to seemed rather relieved at being “busted” and removed from their dark, musty lair.

These PETA-rescued kittens are available for adoption

Abby, Jillian, and Winston aren’t having any trouble scaring up a good time at the Sam Simon Center—PETA’s headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia—where their hijinks are putting everyone in high spirits. But what they really need is a new haunt with a loving family. If you’re interested in opening a portal to one, two, or all three of our furry little phantasms, who you gonna call? Well, you know …

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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