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Holiday Party with 13 dogs and 1 cat

Festive Dinner Party with 13 Dogs and One Cat Wins the Internet

December 18, 2014 - - By now, you've probably seen a YouTube video showing a dog eating with human hands.

This one, posted by Freshpet, puts all of those other videos to shame. Read more...

Top Ten Holiday Dangers for Cats

Top Ten Holiday Dangers for Cats

December 16, 2014 - - The holiday season is upon us and the CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working on behalf of cats, is reminding cat owners that there are some things they need to be wary of during this festive time of year. 

To help keep our feline friends safe and healthy this holiday season, the CATalyst Council suggests you keep the following top 10 seasonal dangers for your cat in mind. Read more...

New York City's Cat Cafe

New York City's First Cat Cafe, Meow Parlour, is Up to Scratch 

December 9, 2014 - - Cradle a cup of coffee while cuddling a kitty.

That’s the selling perk behind Meow Parlour, the hotly anticipated Lower East Side cafe where customers can grab a snack and hang out with lovable and adoptable kittens.Read more...

Grumpy Cat's Owner is a Multi-Millionaire

This 29-Year-Old Was a Waitress —Then She Got a Cat with Dwarfism, Quit Her Job, and Became a Multi-Millionaire

December 8, 2014 - -  Tabatha Bundesen, 29, is the owner of feline internet sensation Grumpy Cat. She lives in Arizona. Grumpy Cat has a form of dwarfism and an underbite that yields a perpetual frown.

On Sept. 22, 2012, Bundesen's brother changed her life. Read more...

Cat Petting Simulator

Cat Petting Simulator is a Slice of Fluffy Heaven

November 11, 2014 - - There's something very soothing about a purring cat: running your hand over the plush fur, feeling the rumble deep within the chest. There are many instances, however, when the option of enjoying a nice time petting a happy cat is simply not available.

For those times, there's Cat Petting Simulator.

Florida Bears Need Your Help

Florida: Black Bears Need Your Voice

November 10, 2014 - - Florida black bears were once forced to the brink of extinction due to over-hunting and habitat loss. These typically shy forest dwellers have only recently started to rebound, thanks in part to a 1994 statewide ban on bear hunting. Read more...

LiveSave App

LiveSafe: Mobile App to Report Animal Cruelty

November 5, 2014 - - LiveSafe is designed to help animals by letting you report abuse and neglect right from your phone. Your animal abuse crime tips will immediately alert your local law enforcement when animals are in need of help—and justice. Join forces with ALDF in protecting animals and stopping animal abusers!  Read more...

Ashley's Story - from a lab to a lap

Ashley's Story - from a Lab to a Lap!

November 4, 2014 - - Ashley’s life has had its ups and downs to the extreme.  She was a caged lab animal, then she beat the odds to become a family pet, then she was dumped by her family at a high kill shelter, and finally, she was rescued and eventually found a good home where she can happily live out her days. Read more...


Morris the Cat is Back. Move over Grumpy Cat.

'Morris the Cat' is back. Make room, 'Grumpy Cat.'

October 29, 2014 - Chicago Tribune - Move over "Grumpy Cat." Morris, the original finicky feline and star of countless TV commercials, is back to take his place among digital "It Cat" contenders online.

Created by Chicago-based Leo Burnett in 1969, Morris — as cats do — has had several lives as the spokescat for 9Lives cat food. The latest incarnation is a digital-only campaign with all the contemporary accouterments: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, a blog and an interactive video, hoping to connect with cat fanciers online. Read more...

San Francisco Area Cat Cafe

The Cat’s Meow: Feline-Friendly Cafe Opens in San Francisco Bay Area

October 28, 2014 - - What's better than a good cup of Joe? How about a coffee date with the purrfect feline companion.

Cat Town Cafe & Adoption Center in Oakland, Calif., which is being billed as the first of its kind in the U.S., opened its doors on Saturday. Read more...

After 7 years, wayward cat reunited with owners

After 7 Years, Wayward Cat Reunited With Owners

October 22, 2014 - - Moka, the Siamese cat, is finally home.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head ( reports the cat lived with four members of the band the Fresh Hots on the resort island but wandered away in 2007.
The band later broke up. But last week, a tow truck driver found a wandering cat and took it to the vet. Veterinarians were able to track down the old owners through a microchip. Read more...

2014 is the year of the ginger cat

Why 2014 is the Year of the Ginger Cat

October 20143 - - Hit movie Gone Girl has marquee names: director David Fincher, actor Ben Affleck and a music score by Trent Reznor.

But the breakout star is a cat who, heretofore, has remained uncredited. Read more...

21st Century Cat

Cat Watch 2014: The 21st Century house cat

October 6, 2014 - BBC News - Cats are at a crucial point in their evolutionary journey as they transform from solitary hunters to domestic pets, a study by the BBC and the Royal Veterinary College has revealed.

Our felines are adapting quickly to life in densely-packed cities, changing their behaviour to fit in with our 21st Century lives. Read more...

Cat Gets Blood Transfusion from Dog

Cat Gets Lifesaving Blood Transfusion...From a Dog

October 6, 2014 - abc news - A sick cat in Florida got a lifesaving blood transfusion from an unlikely donor: a dog.

Buttercup is now recovering at home after the procedure at Marathon Veterinary Hospital in the middle Florida Keys last month. Dr. Sean Perry, who performed the transfusion, told ABC News that cross-species blood transfusions, called xenotransfusions, aren't common in veterinary medicine but are an option in certain cases. Read more...

Russian Bank Offers Cat with Mortgage

Russian Bank Offers Cats with Mortgages

September 1, 2014 - - Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank (SBRCY), is offering to deliver cats to the doorsteps of new mortgage clients as part of a quirky promotional campaign.
In Russia, it's considered good fortune if a cat enters a new home ahead of the owners. Read more...

Multi-State Dog Fighting Bust - Where are they now?

Multi-State Dog Fighting Bust - Where Are the Dogs Now?

August 28, 2014 - ASPCA - It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since more than 300 dogs were rescued from lives of misery and horror in one of the largest federal dog fighting busts in U.S. history. The August 2013 raid spanned Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas, and resulted in ten arrests and the rescue of 367 dogs, ranging in age from just several days to 10-12 years. Read more...



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