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

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.

Bradley Cohen

It makes sense. Not what i would want to hear but it does put a understanding of why. I do hope…. No, I Pray, that i will see them then when it comes. My kitties now are young, but also the ones ive lost in the past


All cats go to Heaven.

John Toombs

When the Master returns for His church, riding a white horse, that’s proof enough for me that animals do go to Heaven.

Bradley Cohen

No i take back what i said. This makes sense. If there are horses, there are other Pets, animals. I didnt see this before i typed. I know that love comes from and goes to Heaven, and my cats are love

Evelyn Pendall

My Cat is in my Heart & Soul she is part of my life for about more or less 10 years or so. I have seen many gost video’s on You Tube of cat’s cought on servalance camera’s is that ALL made up too. And there are BOOKS written on this spitual riligeous subject that we will meet our beloved Pets and our darling fur babies in Heaven.