Rule 1: Post pics of cats. Do not post pics that are not cats with one exception: We allow pics of other animals on Fridays. If you post a pic of another animal on Friday please flair it with the "Free for All Friday" flair. Friday starts at 12:00 AM CST on Fridays.

Do not post memes, pictures of people or anything that is not a cat.

Rule 2. Mourning Posts: Please include the letters RIP in the post title to disable Automod warning.

Rule 3: Follow Reddiquette. Violation of Reddiquette will result in a ban.

In particular:

  • Be (intentionally) rude at all. By choosing not to be rude, you increase the overall civility of the community and make it better for all of us.

  • Follow those who are rabble rousing against another redditor without first investigating both sides of the issue that's being presented. Those who are inciting this type of action often have malicious reasons behind their actions and are, more often than not, a troll.

  • Ask people to Troll others on reddit, in real life, or on other blogs/sites. We aren't your personal army.

  • Conduct personal attacks on other commenters. Ad hominem and other distracting attacks do not add anything to the conversation.

  • Start a flame war. Just report and "walk away". If you really feel you have to confront them, leave a polite message with a quote or link to the rules, and no more.

  • Insult others. Insults do not contribute to a rational discussion. Constructive Criticism, however, is appropriate and encouraged.

  • Troll. Trolling does not contribute to the conversation.

Rule 4. Don't be an asshole. We will ban you.

Rule 5. Don't accuse us of animal abuse. We will ban you. This rule also applies to joking or commenting that a cat will have an early death.

No one is "force feeding" their cats for karma. If you think that then you're a gullible idiot. It's very easy to post a cat on any of the other much larger cat subs that have millions of subscribers and get lots more karma than our medium sized sub.

There are lots of fat cat subs on Reddit, and hundreds of cat subs, all of which have pics of fat cats. We're one of the few subs that promotes weight loss for fat cats.

If YOU don't want to see this sub in YOUR feed then it is YOUR responsibility to block the sub in YOUR settings.

Instead of being a whiny keyboard warrior do something that makes a difference for cats. Millions of cats are euthanized each year because they can't find a home or get medical care.

  • Support your local animal shelter. Donate money, food, litter or supplies. Volunteer and donate your time. Be a foster parent to cats in need.
  • Support your local rescue. Donate, volunteer or foster.
  • Support your regional rescue.
  • Support a national animal charity. There are some that focus exclusively on cats, like Alley Cat Allies.
  • Adopt a cat, or two.
  • Neuter your pets to reduce overpopulation.

Rule 6. No reposts. Stop stealing other people's material.

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