How the Arctic cat saved the world from climate change
The world’s smallest cat, named Phoebe, was the first animal ever rescued from the frigid Arctic in a world first in 2013.
Since then, thousands of Arctic cats have come from all over the world to the Northern Hemisphere to live and breed.
Today, there are more than 50,000 Arctic cats in the world.
Phoeis life in the Arctic is unique.
She is a hybrid, and was bred from both wolves and polar bears.
“Phoebe is very cute and very smart,” says her breeder, Phoebs mother, Amy.
“She was born as a wolf, and we had to have her reared as a polar bear, so she was just a mix of both of those.
She was a really, really cute puppy.”
The Northern Hemisphere is currently experiencing the most extreme conditions ever recorded.
The average global temperature is over 32 degrees Celsius.
In the Arctic, that translates to a temperature of minus 46 degrees Celsius, which is about minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Phaece was brought to New Zealand to breed for the first time on December 4, 2018.
“When we got here, she was already on the grid, so it was a great moment for us,” Amy says.
Phace was born with a condition called spruce body syndrome.
When the temperature is below zero, spruce trees, which are the trees closest to the Arctic Ocean, begin to die off, and they will not grow anymore.
When temperatures start to rise, these trees start to rot and start to collapse.
This means that when Phoeces mother died, Phace and her brother, Phaebe, went into labor without any care in the house.
“They had to do everything themselves.
They had to take care of their baby.
It was really heartbreaking,” Amy said.
Phaye is currently in the care of the New Zealand Animal Care and Control, and will be put up for adoption in the coming weeks.
Phaea and Phaebes mother is currently on life support, and she is not expected to survive the winter.
Amy and Phoebes mother, Phaye, is still working on getting her to the hospital.
Phaybe is a special breed because she is a mix.
“There are some wolves and some polar bears, but the ones that are more like Phoees are a mix,” Amy explains.
Phye’s sister, Pha, is also a hybrid.
Phoebes sister, Prayce, is a purebred Siberian Husky.
These dogs, like Phaebs, have very unique traits.
“This was a very special situation,” Amy recalls.
“The dogs are just such a beautiful breed.
We’re really happy to be able to share this with the world.”
Phoece is the first cat rescued from a climate change-affected country.
The other animals in Phoebes story include: A Russian female who died in the snow in Siberia in 2018, and two male Siberian Huskies, both of whom died in captivity.
A Siberian Huskie who survived being frozen to death for two months in Russia in 2016.
A female Siberian Huski who was rescued from freezing to death in Antarctica in 2015.
A male Siberian husky who escaped freezing to die in Alaska in 2014.
A rescue dog named Phae-Bees who lived in New Zealand, but was released into a kennel where he froze to death.
Phaimen, Phayme and Phaae are not the only ones rescued from Arctic conditions.
Phaibe’s family is also raising money to raise awareness about climate change in their native country of Iceland.
“It’s very important to spread the word about climate in general.
I think it’s really important to share the message that climate is a serious issue, and it’s affecting people and it has an impact on the environment,” Amy adds.
“I think the most important thing we can do is to not take this lightly.”
In 2017, Phaea’s parents and Pha’s mother, also Phoebec, took their two cats to Iceland to live as tourists.
Phaine’s family had been traveling for several years, and Phaea was still living in a kitty kennels and had been neglecting her.
“We really didn’t know how to raise her, we just tried to keep her on the streets.
It’s been quite a challenge, because she’s such a cute little girl, but she just didn’t have the personality of a cat,” Phoeebes mother, Lisa, says.
Lisa was also raising Phae, and her husband was also visiting.
The couple had a lot of pets and wanted Phae to be a part of their family.
“My husband and I were very close and really looked after her,” Lisa says.
“At the end of the day, she needed a home, and I think that she’s found it.”
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