StovePipe The Traveling Cat


I was born around April 1, 2014 in South Central Los Angeles. I was at a "kill" shelter (an oxymoron) with less than one hour left to live. Pat the Shelter Manager called Joan a rescue volunteer, to come get 3 other cats. Joan saw me and my 2 sisters and rescued all 6 of us.
Joan fosters her cats with The Stray Cat Alliance, "SCA". The good people at the SCA thought me and my siblings were so cute, she got us into a photo shoot with a gorgeous lingerie model. Then I was adopted by a married couple with grown children and an older step-sister cat.

I am so happy to be alive with my new owners! The first day I went to my new house, I was a scared little guy. I was 12 weeks old, had just been neutered and it was the first time being away from Joan and my litter mates. Within maybe 3 minutes of being left to explore the enclosed kitchen, I disappeared. Six people searched for 5 1/2 hours for me. They found me in the housing inside the stove. So I earned my name, Stovepipe.

A week after I was adopted, I left on a 20 day, 4,000+ mile road trip from L..A to Dallas to Portland to Las Vegas and back. I am a natural traveler so now I go everywhere the humans go including the bank, Post Office, Walmart, Best, Buy, Target and business meetings. Accordingly, my name evolved into Stovepipe The Traveling Cat.

I have been to Palm Springs, Flagstaff, Abuquerque, Dallas, Denver, Twin Falls Idaho, Portland, Sacramento, Oakland, Reno Las Vegas, Mt. Shasta and numerous other places before I was 8 months old and I have incredible pictures to prove it. Check them out at

My adopters want everybody to know how cool rescued cats can be and put an end to the systematic killing of household pets in the USA and the rest of the world. More importantly, I want to thank all of the rescue volunteers in the world and show them how much their efforts are appreciated.

Just to list a few of my accomplishments as a rescued cat, I am the first cat to ever have had a Cat Litter named after them. My brand, StovePipeCat's Almost Invisible Cat Litter, was the 2014 Pet Product News Editor's Choice for Best Cat Litter. You only need to put 1" of material in your litter tray and StovePipe will guarantee no litter box odors for 4 full weeks. Check it out

Here is the rest of my accomplishments:

The first cat to testify at an L.A. City Council Committee Hearing, and City Councilman Paul Koretz called me "The Most Well-Behaved Cat in The World" on record, during the hearing.

I have been in 13 States west of the Mississippi (as of 12/23/2014) and the first cat to be photographed in front of 9 State Capitol Buildings. I intend to be the first cat to be photographed in front of landmarks in all 48 states before September 2017.

I am the first cat known to have ridden the open area of the San Francisco Cable Cars without being in a cage.

I promise lots more accolades and accomplishments over time, of which, none would have been possible if I was not rescued from that shelter.

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