Catastrophes Web Series Uses Humor to Help Homeless Cats

August 4, 2014

Bonjour, Guy! Photo: Catastrophes

Bonjour, Guy! Photo credit: Catastrophes

Great news, cat peeps (and cats)! A new web video series has launched that uses comedy to promote an important topic that is oh, so close to our hearts: adoption.

CATastrophes recently made its debut on Discovery Digital Network’s

The series is the brainchild of Alana Grelyak and Michael Gabriele, a Chicago-based husband and wife film making team, along with actor and comedian Kris Flanagan.

You may remember these guys from their other very funny videos, a couple of which were finalists in the Catdance Festival: CATalogue and Inheritance.

Alana also pens a blog called Cat in the Fridge, all about special needs cats, and is a huge animal advocate. Love her. 

This series is poised to do great things to raise awareness for homeless pets in an entertaining and creative way.  Each show features hilarious cat antics and the long suffering couple who has to put up with them (although it’s obvious they really don’t mind!)

Plus, each episode weaves in an important adoption message. “We hope our work will make more people aware of important topics, like adopting special-needs pets, or making sure their kitties are spayed and neutered,” says Grelyak, “but we want to do it in a funny way that will make people want to hear more about it. We feel like it’s a fresh approach to reaching viewers that would prefer to laugh instead of having their heart strings tugged.”

And, all of the stories feature adoptable cats (yay!)

Episodes include Cats vs Zombies – Feeding Your Cat In The Zombie Apocalypse; the hilarious adventures of Wellington, a cat who can time travel, starring none other than LIL BUB, the story of Guy, a French cat who comes to America looking for love, and more.

Plus, you’ll also find shorter videos featuring tips for living with cats (also quite entertaining, I must say).

We love this entire concept and are so excited to support it and know you will, too.

So, what can you do to help this wonderful series spread the good word about adoption?

1. Watch the series. And get ready for some giggles.

2. Subscribe to the videos so you don’t miss any. They’ll be appearing weekly on YouTube and on

3. Share the videos with your social networks.

Thanks, CATastrophes, for your creativity and dedication to helping pets in need – in a fun, entertaining way!

xo, R & P

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Discovery Digital Network. I’m being compensated for helping spread the word about CATastrophies but, like all income we receive from this site, the sponsorship money will go to cats in need! Meow!


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Animal Vines September 10, 2014 at

I do accept as true with all the ideas you have offered on your post.
They’re very convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too short for novices.
Could you please prolong them a bit from subsequent time?
Thank you for the post.

meowmeowmans August 13, 2014 at

We love the CATastrophes Team and their videos. Thank you for featuring them, as they are doing such wonderful work!

Sparkle August 13, 2014 at

The CATastrophes videos are awesome!

The Island Cats August 11, 2014 at

We love CATastrophes and its videos.

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