Salem, the Spellmans’ American shorthair cat; Salem was formerly a warlock turned into a cat as punishment by the Witches’ Council for attempting to take over the world. Salem has the ability to talk and possesses a sarcastic and somewhat self-centered attitude. Salem is a cat of indeterminate breed who can only meow, and has no other name except “Salem”. Salem often plays practical jokes on the two dog characters Hot Dog Jr., and Chili Dog. The name “Salem” refers to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.