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12 Feb

Gato Malo: The Cat That Doesn't Give A Damn (VIDEO)

Paging Jackson Galaxy! We just discovered a cat in dire need of a house call.

While it’s safe to say cats aren’t the most playful or affectionate pets, this feisty feline (who we’re calling Gato Malo after the YouTube video) is just straight up cruel. See for yourself:

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29 May

VIDEO: Cat Plays Jenga, Wins Hearts

95xg7In a truly amazing video captured by YouTube user Alan Palesko, a cat named Moe masters the game of Jenga.

Considering we have a hard enough time getting our fingers to nimbly remove the blocks, Moe's talent is remarkable. Though it looks like he might have more fun batting the block around after removing it.

Watch the video below and see how Moe completes the game.

Want more cats? Tune in as My Cat From Hell returns this Saturday at 8PM E/P!

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24 Apr

Is Cat Shaming the Last Acceptable Form of Prejudice?

They're popping up everywhere—pics of unsuspecting fur balls sitting next to cute little "confessions" broadcasting their sins to the entire world. This relentless vilification of feline exploits has become fair game in pop culture today. As if depravity and bad behavior are a choice cats consciously make. But what if cats live by a different set of rules? Maybe we should try looking at things from their 12-inch high point of view. Either way, we're getting in on the action. Post your cat shaming photos on Instagram and tag them #MyCatFromHell. The baddest of the bad will make it on air LIVE during My Cat From Hell, airing at 8 PM E/P on Saturday nights!

Now, back to the shaming ...



1.  "All squiggly snake-shaped objects must be destroyed and immediately ingested. It’s a safety thing."

[Tune in for an all-new season of My Cat From Hell this Saturday at 8PM E/P!]

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8 Apr

Help Us Spread the Word on Whaling: Vote for Webby-Nominated Whale Wars: Blood and Water


Animal Planet's interactive experience Whale Wars: Blood and Water has been nominated for a Webby Award in the "Web: Television" category. Not familiar with Blood and Water? It follows the life of Paul Watson and his journey to end whaling.

If you're a Whale Wars fan, consider casting a vote in the people's choice award for the Webbys in order to help raise awareness for the program that shined a light on the important issue of whaling.

Cast Your Vote Now >>

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28 Feb

Two-Legged Kitten Shows Us Nothing Is Impossible With A Few Steps

This is Mercury.

Mercury has two functioning hind legs. (Screen capture taken from YouTube)

Mercury is a kitten with only two functioning hind legs. As you can imagine, getting around can be difficult for this fluff ball, but as you’ll see in the video below, he can do whatever he puts his mind too.

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9 Dec

Introducing 'Cat Mojo with Jackson Galaxy'!

Hey Cat Lovers - if you're a Jackson Galaxy fan, definitely check out Cat Mojo With Jackson Galaxy on Animalist! He just launched his own brand new series where he talks all about cats, mojo, cat mojo and more cat mojo cat stuff...oh and he plays guitar too!

Check out Episode 1 below:

You can see him spread the Mojo every Monday on as well as Jackson's YouTube channel! Share it with your friends and leave your thoughts in the comments section!

See even more content from My Cat from Hell!

James Williams is a mammal at who has no interal conflicts accepting he's both a cat AND a dog person at the same time.

5 Dec

Study Shows Cats Understand Their Owners…But They Don't Care

Just keep talking to your cat. He's listening…sort of. (Photo Credit: iStockphoto/Thinkstock)

Do you ever pour your heart out to your cat? The good news is that your cat is in fact listening and understands what you’re saying. The bad news is that he doesn’t care.

A study conducted at the University of Tokyo and published in the journal Animal Cognition came to that conclusion by studying 20 cats for 8 months, according to a report by Paw Nation. During that time, each cat listened to audio recordings of 4 people—3 strangers and its owner—calling his or her name. After observing the cats and their physical responses, researchers discovered that 15 of the cats had an increased response to the owner’s voice, according to the study abstract.

In essence, your cat listens and knows who you are, but that’s where the interest ends. Here’s what Paw Nation quoted from the study:

"These results indicate that cats do not actively respond with communicative behavior to owners who are calling them from out of sight, even though they can distinguish their owners' voices," Atsuko Saito and Kazutaka Shinozuka wrote in the study.


How can we figure out our cats? Check out tips on how to solve cat behavior problems and consult our healthy cats guide on You can also get tips from our resident Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy in his Words of Wisdom video series.

12 Apr

WATCH: It's CATurday!

Cat lovers unite! We're turning Saturday into CATurday for all you feline fans out there. Tune in for your cat-favorites and more! The cat fest begins at 6AM E/P!

12tuoHere's the complete line-up (all times E/P):

6AM: Big Cat Diary
: Must Love Cats
: Cats 101
: Too Cute Kittens
: My Cat From Hell (New episode at 8PM!)
: Too Cute Kittens
: My Cat From Hell: Scratch Tracks (New!)

See what's in store for you on My Cat From Hell:


11 Mar

Animal Planet and Internet Cat Video Fest Play at SXSW



Animal Planet staffers with Jackson Galaxy and representatives from the Walker Art Center at Animal Planet's SXSW happy hour.

 It’s not the internet without cats, right? So you can’t possibly have the largest interactive festival in the country without a few, too. That’s why Animal Planet, in conjunction with the Walker Art Center, originator of the Internet Cat Video Festival, presented “The Cats Live Here” happy hour this week at South by Southwest. 

The goal? To highlight the best of internet cat videos –and bring some cat-loving, cocktail drinking folks together for one [my-cat-from]-hell of a night. Guest appearances by Jackson Galaxy, host of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell,” and musician Emily Bell rounded out an evening filled with some of the most famous cat videos of all time, including the “Henri” series (below), Maru and one of the oldest internet cat video legends, Keyboard Cat.

 Here's what Jackson had to say:


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14 Sep

Animal Planet Fan Favorite "My Cat From Hell" Renewed!

Season4-mcfh-400Yesterday, Animal Planet announced a fourth season of My Cat From Hell. The fan favorite will be returning in 2013 with 17 hour-long episodes. The series has become an Animal Planet fan favorite with more than ONE MILLION of you tuning in to each episode.

In My Cat From Hell, cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy helps cat owners find the source of conflict with their furry friend by utilizing his more than 15 years of experience, a proven training program and his signature guitar case filled with cat toys.

Is your cat's behavior driving you or others crazy? Are you at your wits end? You're in luck! My Cat From Hell is casting for season four. Click here or e-mail for a chance to be on the show and have Jackson try and transform your hellish cat into an angelic kitty. 

Check out video from the most recent season of My Cat From Hell!

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