5 Celebrity Cat Lovers

By Barbara Sharnak
CarrieAnnInabaCarrieAnnInabaWe often see pictures of celebs out strolling with the dogs, but it's rare to get a peek inside their homes, where we know most cat-loving takes place. Even though we might not get to watch the stars cuddle with their purring furballs, rest assured there is a large cat-loving population in Hollywood.

Here are just a few of them:

Russell Brand: His ex-wife Katy Perry might have taken her cat - named Kitty Purry - when they split, but Brand has felines of his own. He once told Rachel Ray, "One of them, Morrissey - the oldest - he's on Valium, cat Valium. I didn't think I'd ever have a cat psychiatrist in my house, let alone a man waving a crystal over my cat's head."

Related: Tim Tebow Changes Dog's Name From Bronco To Bronx

Jenna Fischer: Good thing she's not married to Dwight in real life. (Does anyone remember when he "took care" of Angela's cat?) The Office star once described a night of relaxation with her cat Andy, saying in an interview "I love to sit by the fire and watch a movie with him on my lap all covered up. I love just anything that's sleeping and cuddling and relaxing."

Carrie Ann Inaba: Any cattiness on Dancing With the Stars is peanuts (or tuna) compared to the cat-yness in the rest of this judge's life. A multiple cat owner, Inaba also hosts an Internet show on Petsami called Crib Cat, in which she helps shelter cats find forever homes. Each episode spotlights a different feline who needs a crib - hopefully leading to a successful adoption.

Related: Carrie Ann Inaba: How To Help Shelter Pets Without Adopting

Eva Longoria: Desperate Housewives might be ending, but Eva Longoria still has a job: The actress is the new spokesmodel for the British cat food company Sheba and stars in the brand's new ad campaign with a gorgeous gray cat named Nick. "[He's the] best costar I've ever had," Longoria said of Nick. "He's really cute and cuddly and loving. Of course, having cat food in my hand helps."

Lea Michele: Glee has provided Lea Michele with more than an A-list career - the show is responsible for introducing her to Claudia and Sheila, the two cats she rescued from the Paramount Studio lot. She reportedly discovered six little kitties on the site, but found other homes for four of them.

Check out the original article on CatTime.com.

Photo courtesy of Weintraub Photography