Name of hanging house plant
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Your photo looks like a pothos. You might want to look at some in Google Images and see if it matches up with what you saw.
Can you suggest a similar plant that is not toxic to cats?
Another plant with a similar growing habit and nontoxic to cats is Plectranthus australis , ( Swedish ivy ) Two varieties available are P. australis and P coleodes , the variegated form , 'Marginatus' is a popular variety and readily available .