John Clare talks to Kati Davis of the Loving Heart Animal Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter and adoption organization. Activities coming up this month include the BOW WOW Film Fest on Sunday, August 6th, and the 2nd Annual Sizzlin' Summer Fest on Saturday, August 19th.

Perry Stein is an intern at The New Republic.

Cats may not be man's best friend, but they're arguably something even better: man's key to instant Internet pageviews. It's a long-established fact that Internet content — whether it's a cutesy video, a photoshopped inside joke, or a longform public health article — has a better chance of achieving coveted "viral" status if it somehow evokes the sound of purring.