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Cat Gives Birth To ‘Puppies’
imageCassia Aparecida de Souza, a student in the Brazilian city of Passo Fundo, claims that her cat, Mimi, has given birth to three offspring with canine traits, reports say.

Mrs de Souza says that Mimi mated with a neighbour's dog three months ago and, when the cat gave birth, three of the offspring showed canine characteristics and three were normal kittens. The three with cat features died shortly after birth.

A geneticist from the Passo Fundo University will take blood samples to verify that the 'puppies' were part of the litter.

(Thanks, Neo.)

UPDATE: The blood tests show that the cat did not give birth to the 'puppies'.

(Thanks, Cranky Media Guy.)
AnimalsBirth/Babies
Posted by Boo on Thu Nov 16, 2006


Gross. It's very possible that mom found those new pups & took them, replacing her own dead/sickly litter. ...It just happened quickly enough that the owner didn't know.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Thu Nov 16, 2006  at  06:21 PM
Nice puppies... in the background.
Posted by perv the elf  on  Thu Nov 16, 2006  at  06:50 PM
No chance in the world that a dog and a cat could have a litter...either Meagan is right,or it
Posted by nitedrive  in  sweden  on  Thu Nov 16, 2006  at  07:01 PM
I'm going with Meagan's explanation on this one. It seems likely, especially since the kittens died.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Thu Nov 16, 2006  at  09:03 PM
I agree with perv the elf. Nice puppies she's carrying!
Posted by loan ranger  in  Downey, CA  on  Fri Nov 17, 2006  at  06:03 PM
These puppys remind me of the ones i saw in israel, they couldn't be more than 1-3 weeks old.
Posted by Malfunctioned  in  A Giant Pickle  on  Sat Nov 18, 2006  at  04:37 AM
A female cat is very likely to any species. The likelyhood of canine and feline DNA mixing and producing living results is about as likely as roses growing on a turtle's back
Posted by k  in  USA  on  Sat Nov 18, 2006  at  07:14 AM
I believe. And the tooth fairy told me last night that she does too. Or was that just the voices in my head again...
Posted by Faery step-child  on  Sat Nov 18, 2006  at  07:34 AM
I bet the cat's owner is an indigo child.
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Sat Nov 18, 2006  at  08:26 AM
C'mon!! Where's the update? How long does it take to draw blood & find out if a furball is a DOG?
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Sun Nov 19, 2006  at  02:43 PM
This does'nt look hoaxy.The puppens or kippies(I just call them that) were either adopted(this wouldn't be that suprising)or they are just odd kittens.They're fur is actually similar as are several other things.Also they could actually be adoted.......by the woman!This is another likely explanation.So until the test cmes through it's impossible to tell.
Posted by J  on  Mon Nov 20, 2006  at  02:27 PM
Ya perv the elf, those puppies are nice! Only if the picture focused more on them.
Posted by Toby Schnouter  in  Stromvola Beta, Clang Region of Far Space  on  Mon Nov 20, 2006  at  08:40 PM
I've often heard of mother cats adopting stray kittens, puppies, or even mice into their litter. Their maternal instinct goes into overdrive sometimes. I suppose that something like that would be a possibility, if those aren't just some sort of hugely deformed kittens.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Tue Nov 21, 2006  at  01:48 AM
If Klingons and humans can interbreed, why not cats and dogs?
Posted by eovti  in  Sandefjord, Norway  on  Tue Nov 21, 2006  at  04:47 AM
Oh well, it was a nice story while it lasted.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061122/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_brazil_dogcats
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Wed Nov 22, 2006  at  03:51 AM
The owner is either ignorant of feline mothering instincts (highly maternal cats will even abduct puppies or another cat's kittens) or thought the story would be a way of raising some extra cash.
Posted by Sarah  on  Wed Nov 22, 2006  at  06:30 AM
I just saw this photo caption on the Reuters news wire:
"Brazilian student Cassia Aparecida de Souza (L) and her friend Gabriela Santos pat puppies that her owners claimed were her own offspring born out of mating with a neighbor's dog, in the southern Brazilian city of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande del Sur state, November 21, 2006. (Edison Vara/Reuters)"

Hmm, in this version the girl herself gave birth to puppies!
Mary Toft lives!
Posted by Big Gary  in  Venus, Texas  on  Wed Nov 22, 2006  at  05:31 PM
Once again, a story has been debunked, yet remains listed here...

See the link above, and is anyone editing this stuff??
Posted by coit  on  Mon Nov 27, 2006  at  07:15 AM
The status has been updated now, coit.

I presume you don't mean that hoaxes shouldn't be listed in the Museum of Hoaxes, only that they should be labeled as hoaxes.
Posted by Big Gary, MoHDCiCoF  in  Fred, Texas  on  Mon Nov 27, 2006  at  04:06 PM
Sure, no problem to leave them in with the proper clarification that it was debunked or whatever the case may be....
Posted by coit  on  Tue Nov 28, 2006  at  12:45 PM
mmmmmmmmm not likely , these pups are to big to be the offspring of a cat , a cat of this size could never pass a puppy of this size normally , i think its a hoaxe all i can say is THIS CAT HAS ABOPTED THE PUPS COS THE MOTHER DOG REGECTED THEM
Posted by kathy phillips  in  essex  on  Tue Nov 28, 2006  at  01:23 PM
I thought not.The puppies were probably adopted by the cat.I have heard that baboons have done this with humans becaus the mother is greiving.Probably the same reason
Posted by J  on  Wed Nov 29, 2006  at  12:32 PM
its just a scam to get money.
Posted by kathleen  in  essex  on  Wed Nov 29, 2006  at  12:52 PM
cats carry young for 31 days ,, dogs carry for 63 days ,,,, can you really see a cat carry pupies to full term of 63 days, can you imagin the size of her belly it would rip her guts open , and think a bout it ,the puppies would need to be full term of 63 days to be fully developed, and the kittens would certainly die being inside the mother for a further 32 days
Posted by kathy phillips  in  essex  on  Wed Nov 29, 2006  at  02:35 PM
A story shouldn't be listed as false until it has been proven false, no matter how obvious. Let the facts speak when they come out. I for one thought it was an interesting story.
Posted by N E O  in  Everywhere and nowhere  on  Mon Dec 04, 2006  at  03:46 PM
UPDATE: The blood tests show that the cat did not give birth to the 'puppies'.
WELL NEO there's your answer read the artical above and check out the update
Posted by kathleen  in  essex  on  Mon Dec 04, 2006  at  04:17 PM
"Mrs de Souza says that Mimi mated with a neighbour's dog three months ago and"

It doesn't take three months for a cat to give birth. It takes more than that. I don't know which story to believe, and I'm not sure it's this one.
Posted by sensations  on  Sun Mar 18, 2007  at  05:38 PM
To k,

Roses growing on a turtles back is possible.
Posted by reptileLuver  on  Tue Oct 30, 2007  at  03:51 PM
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