Do Cats Go to Heaven?

When someone loses their beloved cat, it is common to think of them going to Heaven. It is peaceful reassurance we often tell ourselves to make the pain lessen. While there is no proof on this one way or the other be it scientific or Holy, is it possible for cats to go to Heaven at all?

Soul vs Spirit

Cats have the basic senses that most living creatures have; Sense of smell, touch, sound, taste, and sight. The biggest difference between us and cats is that we have a soul and a spirit, where cats only have souls. The difference between the soul and the spirit is conflicting emotions. The soul governs emotions, both good and bad. The spirit, on the other hand, is the head seat, and governs the soul and the body. With a cat, because they only have a soul, they base emotions solely on natural, God-given instincts. They are able to form relationships, become happy, jealous, and so on. Since we have spirits, we have the conflict inside us to choose what is right and what is wrong based outside of instincts or common laws of creation. We have the laws and morals of God in our hearts and learn on higher levels of authority, where cats (and other animals) only use only their soul.

The Soul is the Mind

In essence, the soul is merely the mind. Since the spirit of each man/woman is the highest authority of a being, that is what continues to live on after physical death. The soul, or mind, is the distinctive emotion behind the spirit, it can be changed upon experience, hinder growth and learning, and can be manipulated and tricked based on experiences both past and present. The spirit is the true living individual in the body. It is what gives us the ability to choose freely for ourselves. Cats, on the other hand, only work and choose what they do based on instincts in their mind.

Animals Don't Face Damnation

So based on the Holy Bible, cats and other animals cannot be sent to hell or heaven because that is where the spirit goes. That is not to say their soul does not live on. The mind of each cat distinguishes them from each other. It allows various personalities and unique characteristics. Because God is love and love is God, the purest and highest form, He knows what is in our hearts. We must remember there will be a new physical life, we will have new bodies, and a whole new (refurbished and holy) world to live on after heaven. This is where God’s true love I feel will make it possible for us to reunite with our lost cats and other animals again.

In short, no, cats do not go to heaven but that doesn’t mean God will not allow their soul to live on in New Jerusalem. The Bible never states that they are gone forever, nor does it say they don’t have a special heaven for themselves. Love makes all things possible, and God is love after all.

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J

Ecc 3:21 – clearly reveals about the spirit of animals.

Nicky
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Clarification: By “none of this is in the Koran” I meant the stories about Muhammed’s cat or anything specifically about cats. The idea that cats (and all animals) have souls like people, live their lives in perfect accordance with God’s will (and so go to heaven) — that is in the Koran. But the other things — such as mistreating a cat being a sin serious enough to send someone to hell — are still part of what a Muslim’s believes. It’s a religious matter more than anything and makes no difference to the question here. No Muslim would think… Read more »

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In Islam, all animals go to heaven. That’s because they aren’t considered capable of sin and everything they do is in accordance with God’s will. For that, they are rewarded with paradise at the end of their lives. Cats are especially beloved by many Muslims partly because the prophet Muhammed had a pet cat he loved named Muezza (I think I got that right. It’s close). There are lots of stories about this cat, some of them are very touching. There are also _hadiths_ that feature cats, a famous one concerns a lady who was outwardly very pious but goes… Read more »

Ann
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Ann

Romans 8:11
11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

God’s spirit gives/breathes life unto EVERY LIVING mortal body to which God created. Yes, Animals go to Heaven!

suzy
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suzy

*Goodness, this article is nonsense! OF COURSE THEY GO TO HEAVEN… THEY DO HAVE A SOUL… THEY ARE SPIRIT IN FLESH! JUST AS THEY HAVE FEELINGS SUCH AS LOVE, WHICH THEY SHOW. SHAME ON THE PERSON WHO WROTE THIS ARTICLE! THERE ARE TESTIMONIES OF PEOPLE WHO SAW THEIR PETS IN HEAVEN, YOUTUBE IT. GOD CARES ABOUT ANIMALS, HE CARES ABOUT HIS CREATION & HE CARES ABOUT WHAT WE CARE ABOUT! IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED ADAM & THE ANIMALS WHICH HE LET ADAM NAME. ADAM & THE ANIMALS SPOKE TO ONE ANOTHER. THAT JUST GOES TO SHOW US HOW IMPORTANT… Read more »

Thomas Davis
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Thomas Davis

Youtube doesn’t prove anything.

Tanya
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Tanya

This article is ridiculous. I believe with all of my heart that my kitties are in heaven and I know that we will once again be reunited.

Mark
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Mark

Tanya, God is a loving God and as stated in the bible, he wants his children to be happy. He made it possible for us to form a very strong bond with our pets that make us happy and because of these two reasons, I believe that our pets will be waiting for us when it is our turn to go home. I hope this helps, if even a little and trust in the Lord and lean on him during the times of weakness.

Donna
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Donna

Cats and other animals DO go to Heaven. I have spiritual gifts and I have had visions of passed loved ones who have dogs, cats, etc there with them. I saw a vision of a close friend’s dad, he loved to fish on the Earth, he was in a boat fishing in Heaven, while my friend’s dog who passed over, was running and playing in the water nearby him. They have souls, they are pure, blessed and loved as all of us are.

Kate
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Kate

Does anyone really have answers? No one has died…. gone to Heaven and come back. Spirit and soul? If that is your belief fine….but I believe my pets will be with me.

Terry
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Terry

I am with you Kate 100%. No one can tell me that my animals will not be with me when I die!

Suzy
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Suzy

People have died & come back. Many testimonies on youtube. I have a dear friend who can see in the spirit, she is annointed by God. Animals go to Heaven.

PAW
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PAW

Can you give references to what you’re basing this on?

Dawn johnson
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Dawn johnson

Loved cats and dogs are incarnated,over and over after death. The good ones ( much loved) always come back to you. Keep adopting. No matter how hard the loss is.

Sally
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Sally

I just lost my beloved cat very suddenly. This made me feel a lot better. Thank you.

Izzy
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Izzy

Me too. I just found out today basically and had a total panic attack when i saw this article.