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Stand up for humane efforts to protect cats

Stand Up for Humane Efforts to Protect Cats

 

July 31, 2014 - Best Friends Animal Society -  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues its anti-cat campaign. Read more and Take Action...


Kitten Killer Sentenced to Prison

Kitten Killer Sentenced to Prison


July 29, 2014 - www.kktv.com - We now know the fate of a man who tortured and killed a kitten. Investigators say 25-year-old Robert Heckmann recorded himself torturing and killing a 12-week-old kitten named Loki. Heckmann pleaded guilty to the crime back in March. Read more...


ASPCA Rescued Puppy Timmy

You Won't Believe What This Puppy Looks Like Now


July 23, 2014 - ASPCA - It’s hard to believe that this goofy, big-eared boy was once destined for a life of brutal fighting. Thankfully, he was rescued from an almost certain death by the ASPCA and by supporters like you. See Timmy's Progress...


Talented Cat Blossoms

Talented Cat Blossoms to a Beautiful Butterfly from an Ugly Cocoon

 

July 21, 2014 -  livewithcats.tv - Cat lover, advocate, rescuer and volunteer Joan Addison sent us the story of a formerly starving and scraggly black cat she rescued last year. No one showed an interest in the wretched little creature Joan had rescued at first, but as she blossomed into a glorious beauty, people wished her well and tried to help find her family. Read more...


Venus the cat appears to have 2 faces

Venus the Cat Appears to Have 2 Faces


July 10, 2014 - www.turnto10.com - An adorable cat with humble beginnings on a North Carolina dairy farm has found fame on the internet.

"Venus the Amazing Chimera Cat" appears to have two faces because of her distinct fur markings.
 
The left side of Venus' face is black with a green eye, the right side of her face has orange tabby cat markings with a striking blue eye. Read more...

Kitten rescued by Tampa firefighters

Firefighters Rescue Kitten and Find Him a Good Home


July 8, 2014 - lifewithcats.tv - Tampa, Florida firefighters rescued a kitten trapped in a car engine for three days and found him a good home.

Firefighters with Tampa’s Fire Rescue Station 11 made the rescue last week when a couple showed up looking for help. Read more...

Sir Stuffington

Viral Cat Sensation, Sir Stuffington, Found Safe 


June 24, 2014 - www.kgw.com - A one-eyed Portland cat whose Facebook page went viral is back home Tuesday night after possibly being stolen, according to his owner.

Sir Stuffington, as he's called, became an Internet sensation after he was rescued and turned into a cute little pirate on Facebook by his new owner.  The kitten only has one eye and also has a disfigured jaw. Read more...

Sharks in a Jar

Sick Souvenirs


June 24, 2014 - animalrightsflorida.org - This week, Miami New Times reported on t-shirt shops selling dead baby sharks as souvenirs. The sharks, by-products of the commercial fishing industry, are preserved inside bottles of blue alcohol/water solution. Read more...


Alley Cat Allies Calls for Dismissal of Ohio Humane Officer

Alley Cat Allies Calls for Dismissal of Ohio Humane Officer

 

June 17, 2014 - Alley Cat Allies - One year ago, almost to the day, North Ridgeville Humane Officer Barry Accorti was in an Ohio residential neighborhood and shot and killed five kittens in front of children. Just this week, Accorti was at it again. This time his victim was a baby raccoon. Again, children looked on as he shot and killed the defenseless animal. Read more...


Cat Found in Rubble of Twister

Family Cat Emerges From Wreckage After Deadly Twister Strike

 

June 17, 2014 - abc news - Lori Webster was surveying the remains today of her brother’s home, razed by twin tornadoes in Nebraska’s Stanton County, when one of the family’s cats appeared in the wreckage. Read more...


Action Alert - stop indiscriminate killing of animals in national parks

ACTION ALERT! Stop the indiscriminate killing of "domestic or feral" animals in our national parks 


June 12, 2014 - Best Friends Animal Society - A regulation being considered by the National Park Service (NPS), if adopted, could expand and legitimize the indiscriminate killing of domestic cats (and all other animals who might be construed as "domestic or feral") on all NPS land. Take Action...


Grumpy Cat Movie coming at Christmas

Grumpy Cat, The Movie to Premiere at Christmas


June 12, 2014 - The Telegraph - The Internet's grumpiest cat will star in a festive film described as "a little Home Alone and a little Die Hard." Read more...


Cat Returns Home One Year After Flood

Cat Returns Home One Year After Flood


June 6, 2014 - lifewithcats.tv - Satan’s back! The cat disappeared during last year’s High River, Alberta flood of June 20, 2013 when authorities conducted a house-to-house search. He returned home this past Monday. Read more...


National Hug Your Cat Day

How To Hug A Cat -- Perfectly, Every Time


June 4, 2014 - The Huffington Post - You promise yourself (and your cat) that you'll be better next time. You'll remember to shower your beloved pet with affection. You'll rub her belly and pat her on the head 100 times tonight. But then, the business of life gets in the way. The sun sets, another day comes to an end and your cat carries on without the attention she deserves. Read more...


Hoarder steals back cats from humane society

Cat Burglar! Hoarder Allegedly Steals Back Felines from Humane Society


May 29, 2014 - NY Daily News - Lee Ann Shore lost eight cats to animal rescue workers after they deemed her house unsuitable for pets earlier this month. She allegedly broke into the Coulee Region Humane Society to get her cats back — and took a few more while she was at it. Read more...


Paintings made better with cats

The Paintings "Made Better By Cats"


May 26, 2014 - www.bbc.com - Russian artist Svetlana Petrova has become known for her online artwork of famous portraits featuring her big ginger cat Zarathustra.

Ahead of a new exhibition bringing the internet meme into a physical setting, the artist tells the BBC why she first created the artwork and how digital technology is helping to create new art forms. Read more... 

Cat Saves Boy from Dog Attack

California Boy, 4, Attacked by Dog is Saved by Family Cat


May 15, 2014 - foxnews.com - A cat was credited for defending a California boy, 4, who was attacked by a dog in his driveway Tuesday while playing on his bicycle.

The incident was caught on a security camera and showed the dog, described as a Labrador/ chow mix, attacking the boy from behind and grabbing his pants. Read more...

ADA/Service Dog Public Announcement

ADA/Service Dog Public Announcement


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PETA offers reward for finding Lakeland cat killer

PETA Offers Reward for Finding Lakeland Cat Killer


April 30, 2014 - www.wtsp.com - Lakeland, Florida -- After three cats were found cut in half in Polk County, PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these crimes. Read more...

 

Kittens shipped in cardboard box to cable company

Kittens Packed Into Cardboard Box, Shipped to Cable Company


April 26, 2014 - nbcnews.com - Two newborn kittens are recovering at a Humane Society facility after they were accidentally packed into a cardboard box in Los Angeles and shipped to a cable company in San Diego. Read more...


Easter Lillies Toxic for Cats FDA Warns

Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns


April 16, 2014 - www.cbsnews.com - Easter lilies are popular in homes at this time of year, but they can be deadly for cats, a veterinarian warns.

The same is true for Tiger, Asiatic, Day and Japanese Show lilies, said Dr. Melanie McLean, a veterinarian at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more...

Baby Squirrel Joins Litter of Kittens

Baby Squirrel Joins Litter of Kittens


April 12, 2014 - lifewithcats.tv - A rescued baby squirrel named Peanut has been welcomed into a little cat family of a mama and her kittens.

The Washington Post reported on the heartwarming story of Peanut, the family who rescued him, and his adoptive cat family. Read more...

Three Siblings' Journey of Love and Loss

Three Siblings' Journey of Loss and Love


April 10, 2014 - lifewithcats.tv - When Mary (name changed) was diagnosed with a brain tumor that would eventually kill her, she did not know what could be done with her three precious little kitties.
 
Not one member of Mary’s family could take in her babies who had been with her for over 8 years! Read more...
MMA Fighter Offers Reward for Lost Cat

UFC Champion MMA Fighter Offers Reward for Lost Cat


April 9, 2014 - krqe.com - He’s known for his knockouts in the ring but UFC championship fighter Jon “Bones” Jones also has a softer side.

Now, the fighter is asking for help finding his very rare cat who’s gone missing in Albuquerque. It’s not every day that a cat like Jones’ goes missing. The cat is an exotic crossbreed cat that can be worth up to $25,000. Now Jones is offering a reward to get it back. Read more...

Dog Fighting Bust in Wisconsin

Breaking News: Dog Fighting Bust in Wisconsin


April 2, 2014 - ASPCA - The ASPCA is currently on the ground assisting the Milwaukee Police Department and the District Attorney of Milwaukee County with a multi-site dog fighting raid in the City of Milwaukee. Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission is transporting, sheltering and caring for the dogs. Read more...


Utah No-Kill Bill

BREAKING: Utah Governor Signs Best Friends BDL Preemption Bill

 

April 2, 2014 - blogs.bestfriends.org - What an amazing week for Utah’s animals! Over the weekend, we launched No-Kill Utah (NKUT), the initiative to take the entire state of Utah to a collective 90 percent save rate. The response has been phenomenal, as we knew it would be, including an editorial endorsement from the Salt Lake Tribune supporting no-kill as a policy. Read more...


Missing Cat Found In Couch

Missing Cat Found in Owners' Donated Couch After 5 Days


April 2, 2014 - lifewithcats.tv - Corringham, Essex, UK residents Pauline and Bill Lowe were distraught with worry after their 10 year old cat Crockett went missing last week. The beloved cat was not known to stray and his petparents cold not fathom how and why he had suddenly disappeared.

The mystery was solved five days later when the couple got a call from St Luke’s Hospice charity shop in Grays, nearly 20 miles away. Read more...

RSPCA is at full capacity

What a Cat-astrophe: RSPCA "full to capacity" after Britain's cat population reaches crisis point 


April 2, 2014 - www.mirror.co.uk - The RSPCA says it is 'full to capacity' with abandoned cats. 

Frisky felines are causing a kitten boom which has the RSPCA overrun because fewer people can take them in or adopt them. It has caused the cat population in the UK to reach crisis point and the animal welfare charity have published a startling new report. Read more...

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month


ASPCA - One of our most important events is the celebration of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Read more...

Prevent Puppy and Kitten Mills in Florida

FL: You Can Help Stop the Cruelty of Puppy and Kitten Mills Today 


Best Friends Animal Society - At the moment, there are few protections for dogs and cats in Florida’s commercial breeding facilities. As a result, substandard and negligent breeding has flourished, allowing inhumane puppy and kitten mills to operate virtually under the radar, and causing countless animals to suffer. Read more...


Inventor of Web is Astounded by Cats on Web

Inventor Of Web Astounded By All The Cats Online


March 13, 2014 - www.huffingtonpost.com - Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is both worried and optimistic about the future of his creation. Read more...


Humane Lobby Day 2014 Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL: Humane Lobby Day - March 26, 2014 


action.humansociety.org - Florida's animal advocates will soon fill the halls of the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee for Humane Lobby Day 2014. You can be in on this exciting action, too! Join your HSUS state director Kate MacFall for one day that can make all the difference for animals. The Legislator Humane Awards will be presented and lunch will be served. Read more...

Florida Take Action to Protect Pets and Consumers

FL: Please Take Action to Protect Pets and Consumers


Best Friends Animal Society - For too many years in Florida, irresponsible and unscrupulous breeders have profited from selling their animals at swap meets and flea markets. There is no guarantee of the animals' health or conditions under which they were bred, and little opportunity for recourse if the purchaser is dissatisfied. Read more...

Florida Greyhounds Need Your Help

Florida Greyhounds Need Your Help


Greyhound Racing is currently being discussed by our state legislators.
Senate Bill 7052 is a comprehensive gambling bill that includes greyhound racing. Senator Sachs has asked for an amendment to this bill to include the decoupling of greyhound racing. Currently, greyhound racing is "coupled" with other forms of gambling. Read more...


9 Events Where Animals Need Your Voice

9 Upcoming Events Where Animals Need Your Voice


March 13, 2014 - www.onegreenplanet.org - It seems that ever since “Blackfish” came out, more people have become a part of the animal protection movement and want to participate in protests, rallies, marches, or boycotts. For those of you who are searching for platforms where you can help out, here is a list of eight upcoming events where you can lend animals your voice. Read more...


Gigi Fox Terrier Adopts Kittens

Mini Fox Terrier, Gigi, Adopts Motherless Kittens


March 13, 2014 - lifewithcats.tv - Gigi the Australian  Miniature Fox Terrier dog adopted three orphaned kitten, who she cares for alongside her one surviving puppy. 

Gigi had two puppies recently, one of whom died at birth.  When the surviving pup was two weeks old, Gigi’s motherly instincts compelled her to adopt the litter of foster kittens when she heard their cries. Read more...


Help Animals at Tax Time

Help Your State’s Animals at Income Tax Time
 

March 11, 2014 - ww.apsca.org - Many of us dread filing our taxes—and understandably so. But as you navigate through complicated forms and piles of receipts, be aware that some states offer their citizens a chance to help animals at tax time. Read more...


Tower Cheetah helps soldiers in Afghanistan

Tower Cheetah on Guard Duty


March 10, 2014 - lovemeow.com - “Tower Cheetah helping me guard my camp in Afghanistan. He was probably the most spoiled cat in the camp. This tower had around a platoon of 40 or so guys that rotated through when on guard duty and keep him company,” said Bhas via reddit. Read more...


Humane Lobby Day 2014

Humane Lobby Day - March 26, 2014


March 6, 2014 - Humane Society of the United States - Florida's animal advocates will soon fill the halls of the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee for Humane Lobby Day 2014. You can be in on this exciting action, too! Join your HSUS state director Kate MacFall for one day that can make all the difference for animals. The Legislator Humane Awards will be presented and lunch will be served. Read more...


Cat Travels 100 Miles on Fuel Tank

Cat Travels 100 Miles from Devon to Bristol on Coach Fuel Tank


March 6, 2014 - www.bbc.com - A stowaway cat is recuperating after curling up for a nap underneath a coach and waking up 100 miles away. Read more...


Stop Air France From Shipping Monkeys to Their Deaths

Stop Air France From Shipping Monkeys to Their Deaths


March 4, 2014 - our-compass.org - Air France is one of the largest traffickers of primates in the world. The airline claims to be “making the sky the best place on Earth” – so why does it continue to ship terrified monkeys to laboratories to face imprisonment and torture? Read more...

A Tale of Two Turtles

A Tale of Two Turtles


February 25, 2014 - ASPCA - Expecting the unexpected is par for the course when rescuing animals from cases of cruelty. But little did we know that two turtles would become part of the story of thousands of birds rescued from a cockfighting bust earlier this month. Read more..


Bronte the singing cat

Musical Moggy! Bronte the Singing Cat Goes Viral in Uplifting New Advert


February 27, 2014 - www.dailystar.co.uk - With adorable chubby cheeks and a white handlebar moustache, a four-legged feline has become an internet sensation, after staring in the hilarious advert for mobile phone firm Three. Read more...


London's First Cat Cafe is Opening its Doors

London's First Cat Cafe is Finally Opening its Doors


February 27, 2014 - now-here-this.timeout.com - Okay. We don’t want to alarm anyone or cause a citywide incident but we may have the best and most exciting news you’ll hear all year. Actually, it might be best if you switch to reading this on your phone and excuse yourself from your desk so you can go to a quiet corner where you can have your own private celebration because it’s here! It’s finally here! Read more...


Even the Mythbusters can't herd cats

Even the MythBusters Can't Herd Cats


February 26, 2014 - news.cnet.com - Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman prove that maybe it's not quite so easy to get cats to do what you want. Then again, maybe they just didn't have enough fish flakes on hand. Read more...


NY Vet Commits Suicide After Cat Custody Battle Ruins Gentle Hands Clinic

New York Veterinarian Driven to Suicide After Cat Custody Battle Ruins Clinic


February 26, 2014 - www.nydailynews.com - Dr. Shirley Koshi’s Bronx clinic, Gentle Hands, took in a stray named Karl. But Gwen Jurmark had fed Karl and other cats that lived in Raoul Wallenberg Park, and she sued the vet — and organized a protest against the clinic — to get Karl back. A clinic worker said the lawsuit, online attacks against the doctor and financial problems ‘drove [Koshi] over the edge.’ Read more...
 

Pups Hanging with U.S. Skiing Medalists

Famous Pups: ASPCA Adoptable Dogs Shine on the Today Show


February 20, 2014 - www.aspca.org - Lights, camera, action! If you watched NBC’s Today Show this morning, you probably saw a segment featuring three newly famous ASPCA adoptable dogs: Wishbone, Nautica and Bam Bam. Read more...


Florida Greyhounds Need Help

Florida: Help Free Thousands of Greyhounds from Misery at the Dog Track!


February 19, 2014 - www.aspca.org - Action Needed:  Please call your state representative and state senator in the Florida Legislature to express your support for decoupling dog racing from other forms of gambling in the state of Florida and for mandated injury reporting. Read more...


Napier Shelter Deemed a Sanitary Nuisance

Napier's Animal Shelter in East Manatee Deemed a Sanitary Nuisance


February 19, 2014 - www.bradenton.com - An East Manatee animal shelter that closed after a recent raid by authorities has been deemed a “sanitary nuisance” by the Manatee County Health Department. Read more...

 

Cat Eye

Cats and Dogs May See in Ultraviolet


February 19, 2014 - www.foxnews.com - A house cat's bizarre antics may be more than just feline folly. The kitty may be seeing things that human eyes can't.

Unlike humans, many animals see in ultraviolet, and a study now suggests that cats, dogs and other mammals can, too. Knowing these animals see things invisible to humans could shed some light on the animals' behavior, the researchers say. Read more...

Grumpy Cat

Pictures of Cats Are More Popular Than Selfies: Here’s Why


February 19, 2014 - metro.co.uk - Research published today shows that we are a nation of online cat lovers, preferring to post images and videos of our favourite moggies rather than share selfies.

According to a study by mobile network Three, internet users share more than twice as many online cat pictures than selfies. Read more...

4000 Birds Seized in Largest Cockfighting Bust

Update: 4,000 Birds Seized in Largest Cockfighting Bust in NY State


February 13, 2014 - www.aspca.org - Earlier this week, we told you about our support of a massive cockfighting bust that spanned three counties in New York State. At the request of the New York State Attorney General's Office, the ASPCA is still on the ground at an Ulster County farm, assisting with the removal, transport and sheltering of as many as 4,000 fighting roosters. Read more...


Facebook and Microchip Bring Thomas Home after Eight Years

Facebook and Microchip Bring Thomas Home After Eight Years


February 12, 2014 - lifewithcats.tv - A handsome tuxedo boy named Thomas went missing from the garden of his Woodburn, Dalkeith, Scotland, UK home in 2005, and his guardian had long since given up thinking he might still be alive when she got the surprise of her life when checking in to a local cat rescue’s Facebook page last week. Read more...


4,000 Birds Seized in Cockfighting Raid

Breaking News: 4,000 Birds Seized in Largest Cockfighting Bust in NY History


February 10, 2014 - www.aspca.org - At the request of the New York State Attorney General's Office, the ASPCA, the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police, assisted with the removal, transport and sheltering of as many as 4,000 fighting roosters in the largest cockfighting case in New York State history. Read more...


Manatee Animal Rescue Raid

Over 300 Animals Seized from Manatee County Animal Rescue


February 6, 2014 - www.mysuncoast.com - MANATEE COUNTY, FLA. – A nearly two-month investigation into an animal sanctuary and shelter continued on Wednesday when multiple agencies executed a search warrant, seizing over 300 animals from the property.

Investigators donned protective suits and masks before going inside a home at the Napier’s Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary on State Road 64. Read more...

Joel Schreibvogel Investigation - Tiger Photo

USDA Should Revoke Federal License of Nation’s Largest Big Cat Breeder


February 6, 2014 - www.humanesociety.org - For several years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has had an open investigation regarding big cat breeder and exhibitor Joe Schreibvogel of the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park, formerly GW Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Okla. for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Animal protection organizations have asked the USDA to permanently revoke Schreibvogel’s exhibitor license. Read more...


Couple Arrested for Braving Avalanche to Bring Cat to the Vet

Couple Arrested for Braving Avalanche to Get Cat to the Vet


January 30, 2014 - lifewithcats.tv - Ninja needed help and the only vet clinic that would see him without getting money up front was on the other side of an avalanche that blocked the road. His petmom and her partner were arrested for entering the avalanche zone but their determination saved Ninja’s life. Read more...


Catnado

That One Time A CATNADO Actually Happened In England


January 28, 2014 - www.huffingtonpost.com -  Severe weather swept across parts of the United Kingdom earlier this week, bringing heavy downpours and strong winds that left thousands without power and "lifted cats in the air," according to the BBC.

Yes, you read that right. A "catnado" -- a tornado filled with cats -- actually occurred. (Seriously.) Read more...

Help Sick Calves Sent to Slaughter

Help Sick Calves Sent to Slaughter


January 27, 2014 - humanesociety.org - An HSUS undercover investigation at Catelli Bros. -- a calf slaughter plant in Shrewsbury, New Jersey -- found downed calves enduring horrible mistreatment and others inhumanely slaughtered. Read more...


Inside Look at Kentucky Puppy Mills

Video: Inside Look at Kentucky Puppy Mill Rescue


January 24, 2014 - www.aspca.org - lThe ASPCA joined local authorities to remove more than 40 dogs, including Chihuahuas and blood hounds, from a large, substandard breeding facility—also referred to as a puppy mill—in Nancy, Kentucky. Read more...


   
Owl Chick Reunited with Family

Owl Chick Reunited with Family


January 21, 2014 - www.humanesociety.org - Thanks to a quick-thinking couple from Ohio, it’s a happy new year for an owl family in South Florida.

In late December, a great horned owl chick was found on the ground at the foot of a tree by two vacationers. Too young to fly, hunt for food, or evade predators on her own, the chick was picked up and brought to South Florida Wildlife Center for immediate care. Read more...

Skateboarding Cat

Skateboarding Cat Who Lives Life in the Fast Lane


January 21, 2014 - www.dailymail.co.uk - If you’re going to have nine lives, you can be a little bit reckless with at least one of them.

Didga the cat is living life in the fast lane on board his motorised skateboard Ollie.
Stunning spectators, he cruised through the Australian coastal town of Coolongatta. Read more...

Skinny moves it

Skinny Moves It


January 20, 2014 - lifewithcats.tv - Here’s a fun and heartwarming cat exercise video starring Skinny, who knows how to move it, and has lost 17 pounds since being found, barely able to walk, in a woman’s back yard in Texas 16 months ago.
 
Skinny, the famously fat cat, was found in Richardson, TX in September 2012. Since his initial weigh-in at 42 pounds, he has been on a long weight loss journey. He is down to 25 pounds! Read more...

Cat Alerts Neighbor to Impending Heart Attack

Cat Alerts Neighbor to Impending Heart Attack


January 15, 2014 - lifewithcats.tv - Heaton Norris, UK resident Pete White says his neighbor’s cat Chequers saved his life by warning him he was about to have a heart attack earlier this month.

Chequers came to the Whites’ door meowing to come inside on January 2 and stuck by Mr. White in a very uncharacteristic manner. Read more...

year of the horse - ASPCA breaking news

Breaking News: 2014 Is, Indeed, the Year of the Horse!


January 13, 2014 - ASPCA - The U.S. Congress just released the brand new funding bill for FY2014 – a massive bill involving more than a trillion tax dollars – and we are thrilled to announce that horse slaughter will not be coming back to United States soil. Read more...


Astoria Cats are Disappearing

Animal Lovers Fear Someone is Making Astoria’s Stray Cats Disappear


January 8, 2014 - Call it the case of Astoria’s disappearing stray cats.

Once prominent in Astoria, felines across the neighborhood seem to be disappearing at an alarming rate, according to several people who have fed and cared for them. Read more...
 
End Carriage Horse Rides in NYC

Let’s End Carriage Horse Rides in New York City

 

January 2, 2014 - www.aspca.org - On December 30, then-Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio unequivocally reaffirmed his stance against the use of carriage horses in New York City. Read more...


Missing Cat Slate is Found After 4 1/2 Years

Missing Cat, Slate, is Found After 4 1/2 Years


January 2, 2014 - lifewithcats.tv - Slate is back with his family again after nearly five years, thanks to his microchip and the people who helped him.

Collingwood, Ontario resident Karen Young was surprised one day about a month ago when she received a phone call from Bellbrae Animal Hospital, also in Collingwood, telling her the cat she had not seen in four and a half years had been found. Read more...

Fur Flies in Cat Spat at Manatee Trailer Community

Fur Flies in Cat Spat at Manatee's Trailer Estates Community

 

January 1, 2014 - www.bradenton.com - A colony of feral cats is causing a spat at Trailer Estates, where some residents are angry because they say the animals have become a nuisance. Read more...

 

Maximus is reunited with family on Christmas eve

Lost Cat Maximus' Christmas Eve Rescue


December 26, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - Indoor cat Maximus got out and was missing for a week before he was discovered to be stranded with an injury up high in a pine tree on a steep hillside. A highly trained rescue team got him safely down from the tree and back home to his relieved and grateful owner on Christmas Eve. Read more...

 

Cats shot in Las Vegas

Residents Unite Against Cats Being Shot

 

December 25, 2013 - www.8newsnow.com - Volunteers were out in a Westside neighborhood looking for suspects after two cats were shot with a pellet gun. Resident gates weren't enough to keep a crime from happening in a neighborhood near Fort Apache Road and Charleston Boulevard as homeowners were greeted by a flyer with an ominous warning - Someone is Shooting Pets. Read more...

 

Italian Officer Saves the Life of a Cat

Italian Army Medical Officer Faces Prosecution for Saving the Life of a Cat

 

December 23, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - It is being widely reported in the Italian and British press that Italian army reservist Barbara Balanzoni is facing prosecution for doing the humane thing and saving the life of cat in distress at a Nato base in Kosovo. Read more...

 
Hillsborough Community Cats Update Dec 2013

Update: Good News! Hillsborough County Commissioners Enact Trap-Neuter-Return Ordinance

 

December 19, 2013 - Alley Cat Allies - Good news! On December 18, Hillsborough County commissioners enacted a Trap-Neuter-Return ordinance by a 6-1 margin. Feral cat caregivers now have legal protection for the valuable community service they perform. Read more...


Cats were domesticated 5,300 years ago

Cats Were First Domesticated at Least 5,300 Years Ago, Study Shows

 

December 18, 2013 - www.cbsnews.com - We log into live streams of cats sitting in front of Christmas-themed fireplaces. There's a cat documentary film festival in Brooklyn, New York, and most YouTube cat videos are insta-hits. There's no denying people love their cats. But just how long have humans had feline friends? More than 5,000 years, according to a new study. Read more...


Cool for Cats

Cool for Cats

 

December 18, 2013 - NY Times - If there is a stylish product made for cats, chances are Kate Benjamin owns it or has written about it. Or both. Ms. Benjamin, 42, started blogging about her favorite things for cats in 2007, and over time a business began to emerge. Read more...


Poor Cat Owner Knowledge Linked to 850,000 kittens each year

Poor Owner Knowledge of Cat Sex Life Linked to 850,000 Unplanned Kittens Every Year

 

December 16, 2013 - www.sciencedaily.com - Widespread ignorance among cat-owners about the sex lives of their pets may be leading to more than 200,000 unplanned litters -- or more than 850,000 kittens every year in the UK, finds research published online in Veterinary Record. Read more...


Hillsborough County Community Cats are In Danger

Hillsborough County Community Cats Are Still In Danger
Please Sign the Petition to Help Save Them 

 

December 13, 2013 - www.chang.org - On December 18, 2013 the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will vote on amending the ordinances needed to allow the healthy cats to be TNVR’d out of Hillsborough County Animal Services (HCAS) instead of euthanizing them, which is what Hillsborough County has been doing up until now. Read more...

 
   

Lil Bub

The Cult of Purr-sonality

 

December 12, 2013 - www.humanesociety.org - It’s a cat’s world. We’re just renting space in it. Nowhere is that more evident than on the Internet, which, according to those who analyze these sorts of things, is made of cats. A daily tsunami of cartoons, Vines, memes, and GIFs celebrates every facet of cat character, from cute to conniving, carefree to “couldn’t care less.” Read more...


Feral Cats in Nativity Scene

Feral Cats Make Themselves at Home in Nativity Scene

 

December 11, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - New York photographer Rafael Lopez Jr. reported last week on the story of a nativity scene in Red Hook, Brooklyn that is populated by a small colony of feral cats who delight passersby as they sit nestled in the creche along with the usual figures. Read more...


Cats in Bayside Prison's TNR Program are in Danger

Cats In Bayside Prison's TNR Program in Danger

 

December 11, 2013 - Alley Cat Allies - A colony of feral cats outside Bayside State Prison in New Jersey is at risk of being killed. The cats have been part of a successful TNR program for nearly 10 years, but a new prison administrator plans to hire a contractor to catch and kill the cats. Read more...


Watching Your Pet's Waistline This Holiday Season

Watching Your Pet’s Waistline This Holiday Season

 

December 6, 2013 - www.aspca.org - Though we humans are often told to watch our waistlines during this season of holiday cookies and pie, it’s also important to keep our pets’ weight in mind. While it may be tempting for you or your party guests to share some extra treats from the table with your dogs and cats, those extra calories can really add up. Read more...


puppy mill

Sarasota County: Take a stand against puppy mills!

 

December 6, 2013 -  At the December 10 meeting of the Sarasota County Commission, commissioners will discuss a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores. In addition, the ordinance would stop the sale of pets at flea markets, in parking lots and along roadsides.

Local breeders would be allowed to continue to sell dogs, cats and rabbits, but only if those animals were bred and raised on the premises of the person selling the animal. The ordinance would also allow pet stores to provide space for animals from animal shelters/rescue groups for the purpose of adoption. Existing pet stores would have one year to stop the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits.
 
Please contact the Sarasota County Commission and urge them to support the proposed ordinance. It is important that commissioners understand that there is widespread support for this ordinance among local residents. 
 

St. Bernard Snuggles with Cats

St. Bernard Keeps Stray Cats Warm Every Night


November 28, 2013 - lovemeow.com - Dozens of stray cats have been welcomed by a nine year old giant St. Bernard who let his feline friends cuddle up to him every night to shelter them from the cold.

His name is Yankee who lives in a home in Iowa. Owner Keegan Vansoelen frequently finds the cats coming to his home from a barn and snuggling up to his dog Yankee for warmth. Read more...

Cat and Adoptive Parent Firefighter

Cat Set on Fire to Be Adopted by Philadelphia Firefighter


November 27, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - The Pennsylvania SPCA announced today that Campbell, the cat set on fire in the Olney section of Philadelphia on November 10, 2013, will be adopted by Stephen Paslawski, a Lieutenant in the Philadelphia Fire Department. Read more...


Cat Stuck on Viaduct

Cat Stuck On Viaduct Rescued After 2-Day Mission By Firefighters 


November 24, 2013 - Huffington Post - A curious cat was stuck atop a Manchester, U.K. viaduct, blissfully unaware that firefighters were trying to save him for two days.

The black-and-white kitty was finally snared by a humane trap...Read more

HSUS Rescue in the Phillippines

Animal Rescue Team in the Phillippines


November 25, 2013 - Humane Society International - Our animal rescue team is still on the ground in the Philippines -- operating a shelter in Cebu, rescuing pets off the island of Tacloban, and responding to requests for food and veterinary care on site. Many of the rescued pets have been reunited with their families, and we will continue to do whatever is necessary to help both people and animals affected by disaster. Read more...

ASPCA Humane Awards 2013

ASPCA Humane Awards: Meet the Dog, Cat and Kid of the Year

 

November 21, 2013 - ASPCA - A group of amazing people and animals will be honored today at the 2013 ASPCA Humane Awards Luncheon in New York City. The annual ceremony recognizes special animals and individuals who made a positive and lasting impact during the past year. Read more...


Missing Dog found under tornado rubble

Heartwarming Reunion: Illinois Tornado Survivor Finds His Missing Dog Buried Alive Under Rubble

 

November 20, 2013 - www.weather.com - Jon Byler Dann, above, survived the devastating tornado that struck Washington, Ill., by hunkering down in the basement clutching his four children – ages 8, 5, 2½ and 1½. But an important member of the family was still in harm's way. Read more...


Save Florida Greyhounds

Florida: Help Free Thousands of Greyhounds from Misery at the Dog Track!

 

November 19, 2013 - ASPCA - We need your help to eradicate dog racing in Florida, home to 12 dog racing tracks (the most in the U.S.!). State law requires businesses with gambling licenses to operate Greyhound tracks if they want to offer any manner of gambling. Read more...


Ji-Ji Bear on the roof

Our Columnist Rescued a Kitten! Should He Keep Her?

 

November 12, 2013 - www.catster.com - Phillip Mlynar saw a kitten on the roof opposite his Brooklyn apartment and knew he had to help. After two long weeks, he conjured up a rescue for the hungry and frightened fluffball, now named JiJi Bear -- and he's wondering whether he should break his longtime one-cat rule to adopt her. Read more...


Florida Greyhounds Need Your Help

Florida Greyhounds Still Need Your Help

 

November 14, 2014 - www.grey2kusa.org - Over the next few months, Florida lawmakers will vote on changing the state's gambling laws. Some of these changes will affect greyhound racing, and can either help or hurt thousands of dogs. Read more...


The Truth About Chicken

How did the chicken cross the road? He couldn't.

 

November 14, 2013 - ASPCA - Most modern-day chickens couldn’t cross the road if they tried. Learn more and take action. Help us reach 50,000 signatures by November 18! Read more...


Pigs Deserve to Turn Around

Would You Like To Live In An Airplane Seat?

 

November 12, 2013 - theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com - Millions of pigs are confined inside gestation crates — cages so small they're unable even to turn around. ItÂ’s like living in an airline seat! Read more...

 

ASPCA Appeal - Stop Horse Slaughter

URGENT: Stop Horse Slaughter NOW!!

 

November 8, 2013 - ASPCA - There is no such thing as a commercial horse slaughter plant that does not inflict cruelty on horses. And horse slaughter is not only bad for horses, it’s also bad for people. Meat from American horses is unsafe for human consumption. Our horses are not raised as food animals; they are raised to be companions, sport competitors or work partners. Read more...


 Kitten Bowl

 First Annual Kitten Bowl in 2014

 

It may be a little early to start getting excited about who's playing in the Super Bowl, but Hallmark Channel is already gearing up for 2014's first annual 'Kitten Bowl.' Read more...


Protect Racehorses

Protect Racehorses, Prohibit Performance-Enhancing Drugs!


October 31, 2013 - ASPCA - Though horse racing used to be called the “sport of kings,” racehorses are not treated as royalty. One cruel and widespread practice is the “doping,” or drugging, of racehorses. Last year The New York Times published a shocking exposé into the widespread doping of racehorses, “Death and Disarray at America’s Racetracks” (3/25/12). Read more...


Facebook Arrest

Facebook Post Results in Arrest of Woman Who Lit Her Cat's Tail on Fire

 

October 26, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - A Redlands, CA woman who lit the end of her cat’s tail on fire and posted a video to Facebook has been arrested and the cat, who did not sustain serious injury, is in the care of Redlands Animal Control. Read more..


Jerky causing illness in cats and dogs

FDA: Cause of Pet Jerky Related Illnesses in Dogs and Cats Still Unknown


October 24, 2013 - ASPCA - LThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has shared some upsetting news: Over the past few years, thousands of dogs and at least 10 cats have become sick after eating various forms of jerky for pets—and around 580 pets have died. Read more...


Subway Kitties found a home

Subway Shut-Down Cat Couple Adopted

 

October 23, 2013 - http://www.nydailynews.com - Kitties board the love train for a purr-fect ending! The two kitties, Arthur and August, who shut down subway lines two months ago have found a new home. They have been adopted by Brooklyn couple Katherine Lynn and Keith Lubeley. Read more...

 

Good Samaritan Rescues Kitten

Good Samaritan and Shelter Staff Rescue Kitten Trap

 

October 23, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - Staff from Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Hattiesburg, MS saved the day for a little kitten trapped down a drain and a Good Samaritan and others who’d been trying to get her rescued for days. Read more...

Dog Fighting Case Update

Dog Fighting Case Update: Two Defendants Sentenced

 

October 2013 - ASPCA - Two individuals connected with last March’s raid learned that they would serve time in prison, pay large fines and perform community service for their roles in the illegal enterprise. Read more...


Wine for Cats

Japanese Company Debuts a New Wine — For Your Cat 

 

October 16, 2013 - www.newyorkdailynews.com - How about a nice mew-veau for kitty? Nyan Nyan Nouveau is named after Beaujolais Noveau. No doubt it's purr-fect with fish. 

Find the idea of curling up alone with a bottle of wine depressing? Now you don't have to. Simply pour your cat a glass as well. Read more...

Protesters in Kitten Torture Case Against Judges Son

Protesters Pleased with Developments in Kitten Torture Case Against Judge's Son

 

October 9, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - Animal advocates who turned out to protest and to represent the kitten victims at the Oriskany Village Court in Oneida County, NY today were largely pleased with developments in a torture case against the son of a local judge. Read more...


Puppy Mill Poodles

Nearly 80 Dogs, Other Animals Rescued from NC Puppy Mill

 

October 9, 2013 - www.humanesociety.org - Nearly 80 animals were rescued from a Pender County, N.C., property after local law enforcement became concerned about this facility when a consumer filed a  complaint regarding a sick puppy. Read more...


Rare Janus Kitten

Rare, Two-Faced Janus Cat Born in Brazil

 

October 9, 2023 - lifewithcats.tv - A white two-faced kitten was born to a house cat in Brazil on Monday. A resident of the Brazilian beach resort community of Balneario Camboriu made a short video with her cat and its newborn kittens on Monday, including the rare two-faced Janus kitten born in the litter. Read more...


Thumper learns to walk

Disabled Kitten Uses Walker to Take First Steps

 

October 5, 2013 - Huffington Post - It was unsure if Thumper, a white kitten with black spots, would ever walk, but once he took his first step, there wasn't a dry eye in the room. Thumper was homeless and abandoned in a yard. There were three litters stranded in the bushes left to die. Nine kittens were saved that day by PACT, including Thumper. Read more...


Take Cruelty Seriously

Tell Local Authorities: Take Cruelty Seriously!


October 3, 2013 - www.alleycat.org -On August 25 in Walton County, Florida, a man shot MommaCat in cold blood right in front of her caregivers. Even as they begged him to stop, he ignored them and shot her again.

A Walton County police officer responded and refused to do anything. And despite a clear case of animal cruelty and pressure from Alley Cat Allies and thousands of citizens, the Sheriff’s Department declined to charge the shooter. Read more...
 

Bobbin is found after school bus crashes into rescue shelter

Cat Missing After School Bus Crashes into Rescue Shelter is Found


October 2, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - There was one bit of good news today for staff and volunteers with Wright-Way Rescue in Niles, Illinois, when a missing cat named Bobbin was found a few hours after a school bus crashed through the rescue’s building, displacing the animals and disrupting the process that saves animals in danger of euthanization and transports them so they can live and find good homes. Read more...


Horse Slaughter Ban

Urgent: Save America’s Wild Horses!

 

September 26, 2013 - ASPCA - In 1971, Congress declared our wild horses and burros an integral part of our public rangelands and ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to care for them as cultural icons. Over the years, the BLM has rounded up tens of thousands of our wild equines, often with cruel methods, and shipped them to tax-funded holding facilities where they are confined for the rest of their lives. Read more...


Raccoon Saved

Just In Time--Pregnant Raccoon Mom Saved

 

September 26, 2013 - www.humanesociety.org - She was hit by a motorcycle and left for dead. Even after our ambulance picked her up and brought her to South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC), she was barely responsive and had labored breathing. And there was another complication that we were soon to discover—a radiograph showed she was pregnant. Read more...


Why Foster Pets Can Be Difficult to Bid Goodbye

Why Foster Pets Can Be Difficult To Bid Goodbye

 

September 18, 2013 - huffingtonpost.com -You nurse and nurture, live with and love an animal in your home. After a few weeks or months, you turn it over to someone or return it to a shelter. Watching a foster pet leave the nest can be rewarding, but you are probably still going to cry your eyes out. Read more...


Cat Saves Several People from Colorado Flooding

Cat Saves Several People from Colorado Flooding

 

September 16, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - A cat named Jezebel is being credited with saving her family along with the visitors renting cottages from them at Whispering Pines Cottages in Estes Park, Colorado, which suffered from devastating floods in recent days. Read more...


Dog Fighting Raid Update

Inside Look: CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Visits Temp Shelter for Dog Fighting Victims

 

September 16, 2013 - aspca.org - On Friday night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 aired a special segment from our temporary facility for the hundreds of dogs rescued in last month's massive dog fighting bust. Read more...


Feral Cat Control Could Benefit from Different Approach

Feral Cat Control Could Benefit from Different Approach

 

August 2013 - sciencedaily.com - New research from Tufts University scientists shows that feral cats that undergo a vasectomy or hysterectomy could reduce a feral colony's numbers more effectively than the traditional approach of neutering. This may be because vasectomized cats retain reproductive hormones, in addition to not being able to reproduce, and therefore protect their turf from sexually intact competitors. Read more...


Cat Dumped by Family at shelter with his teddy bear is rescued

Cat Dumped by Family at Shelter with His Teddy Bear is Rescued

 

September 10, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - Poor AJ suffered the loss of two feline companions and was having a hard time coping so, rather than giving him extra love and understanding, his family dumped him at the shelter with only his teddy bear to keep him company and remind him of the security and familiarity of the home he had lost. Read more...

Attempted Drowning of Dog in Dearborne, MI

Reward Offered in Attempted Drowning of Dearborn Heights, MI Dog

 

September 10, 2013 - humanesociety.org - The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for apparently trying to drown a dog in the Rouge River in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Read more..


ASPCA dog fight raid update

Firsthand Report from Massive Dog Fighting Bust

 

September 5, 2013 - ASPCA - Last week, we told you about our massive dog fighting bust that spanned multiple states and resulted in the removal of 367 dogs and puppies. We gave you an inside look with our on-the-scene video, and now we have a first-person account from the rescue. Read more...


Cat Depot e-Newsletter

Cat Depot's e-Newsletter

 

The latest issue of our e-Newsletter is available. Read more...


Man Reunited with Cats Missing After Car Crash

Man is Reunited with Cats Missing for 19 Days Following Car Crash

 

September 4, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - Two cats missing since a car accident on August 15 were reunited with their grateful owner on Tuesday. The cats were traveling home to Canada from Pennsylvania when the accident occurred in Batavia, NY, where locals made the effort to find the cats. Read more...


Stubbs, Alaska Mayor, Mauled by Dog

Stubbs the Cat, Alaska Town Mayor, Mauled by Dog

 

September 4, 2013 - CNN.com - He's a beloved mayor, who's held the top office in Talkeetna, Alaska, for 16 years. So imagine the townfolks' shock when he was attacked. Brutally mauled. By a dog. 

Oh, did we mention, this mayor's a cat? Read more...


Cat Foils Burglary

Woman's Cat Helps Foil Burglary

 

September 3, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - A vigilant Oregon cat made a fuss and woke her guardian early Sunday morning, scaring away a would-be burglar who was entering the home.

“She’s growling. And then I hear her stand up. She was telling me something. She just flew out of bed,” said petmom Rose Taylor, describing her cat Addy’s actions when a man tried to break into their Silverton home. Read more...

Chicago Tribune Error features Cat Needing Home

Chicago Tribune Website Error Puts Cat in the Spotlight

 

August 2013 - abc News - Chicago Tribune readers accustomed to seeing hard news on the newspaper’s website on Tuesday got a bit of fluff instead – literally.

A mistake during a routine testing of the website’s content management system led to a photo of a kitten featured in the paper’s “Pets in Need of Homes” photo gallery leading the website, pushing to the side the news of the day...Read more...


Homer, heroic blind wonder cat, who inspired millions, dies at age 16

Homer, Heroic Blind 'Wonder Cat' Who Inspired Millions, Dies in New York at 16 

 

August 28, 2013 - Huffington Post - Love isn't something you see with your eyes.

I first wrote that sentence almost exactly five years ago. It was part of the cover letter I sent to literary agents, hoping one of them would agree to represent a book I'd written -- a memoir called Homer's Odyssey about my blind cat, Homer. Read more...

ASPCA Dog Fight Bust August 2013

Video: Inside Look at Massive Dog Fighting Bust

 

August 28, 2013 - ASPCA - As many of you know, last weekend the ASPCA and responders from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) removed more than 360 dogs from dog fighting properties in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. Read more...


Colonel Meow makes Guinness World Record again

Colonel Meow Makes Guinness Records for Longest Fur on a Cat 

 

August 28, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - Colonel Meow can now add Guinness Record holder to his other accomplishments, which include things like internet meme and social media star.

As of the 2014 edition of the record book, set to be released September 12, Colonel Meow holds the Guinness World Records Title of Longest Fur On A Cat, with 9 inch or 22.87 cm long fur. Read more...

Feline Allergies

Feline Allergies

 

August 23, 2013 - The Conscious Cat - Allergies are an extreme reaction of the immune system to common substances in a cat’s every day environment. Feline allergies can be a vexing problem for cat guardians and veterinarians. This article provides an overview of allergy symptoms, and of how feline allergies are diagnosed and treated. Read more...


Man risks life to save cats from fire

Man Risks Life to Save Cats From Fire

 

August 21, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - Family, neighbors and firefighters assembled at the scene of a Phoenix, AZ house fire early Tuesday evening all thought the homeowner had died after going back into the burning building to rescue his cats.  The crowd was ecstatic when the man later came walking up the street unharmed. He saved both cats. Read more...


Style Pet-ential

Style Pet-ential

 

August 19, 2013 - Human Society of the United States - Is your house a bit too feng shui? These pet-friendly design ideas just may be the cat's meow. Read more...


Tortie raises money for animal charities

Mews and Nips: Tortie Accidentally Raises $1,000 for Animal Charities

 

August 17, 2013 - consciouscat.net -  Who says you need opposable thumbs to make a difference in this world? Not Refurb, a tortoiseshell cat who raised $1,000 in donations to animal charities around the world. The cat’s photo made it to the front page of social media network Reddit after her image was shared on imgur, a photo sharing site. Read more...


Cats Swim to Safety after Oregon Boat Explosion

Cats Swim To Safety After Oregon Boat Explosion

 

August 14, 2013 - Huffington Post - When the engine of their tuna boat exploded, owners Mark and Cynthia Schneider had no choice but to jump into the ocean and leave behind their two cats on the doomed vessel. After being rescued by a nearby boat, they were stunned when they looked out at their sinking boat and saw one of the cats – a tabby named Jasper – on the bow. Read more...

 

Cat DNA convicts killer in UK

Cat DNA Database Convicts Killer In UK

 

August 14, 2013 - Huffington Post - LONDON -- Fingerprints are not the only thing that killers can leave behind – add cat hair to that list.

A British university said Wednesday that its DNA database of British felines helped convict a man of manslaughter, illustrating how the genetic material of pets can be used by crime scene investigators. Read more...

Maverick Abused Kitten Finds a Home

Maverick: Abused Kitten Gets Help and Finds a Home

 

August 14, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - Maverick had broken legs and ribs after being tossed from a car in June. Thanks to the group that took him in, he is healed, is running around, and is happy in a good home now. Read more...

Chimps in Art Contest

Art Created by Chimpanzees Featured in Contest to Benefit Sanctuaries

 

August 13, 2013 - Humane Society of the United States - Judging has commenced for a unique contest featuring artwork created by chimpanzees in sanctuaries. Hosted by The Humane Society of the United States, the friendly competition is designed to draw attention to the abilities of these great apes and the essential role sanctuaries play in ensuring that chimpanzees receive the specialized care they need after difficult lives spent in research, entertainment and the pet trade. Read more...


ASPCA Cats Removed from Hoarding

Cats Removed from Hoarding Situation Find New Homes

 

August 8, 2013 - ASPCA - This weekend, the ASPCA teamed up with our partners to host an adoption event for some very special cats who our Cruelty Intervention Advocacy (CIA) team had removed from a severely overcrowded home. Read more...


Naval Cat

Cats in the Sea Services

 

US Naval Institute (usni.org) - Sailors and cats have a special relationship that dates back thousands of years. It is likely that the ancient Egyptians were the first seafarers to realize the true value of having cats as shipmates. In addition to offering sailors much needed companionship on long voyages, cats provided protection by ridding ships of vermin. Read more...


Leucy's is reunited with her family after the Moore, OK tornado

Luecy's Lucky Renion

 
August 7, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - Leucy was displaced by the Moore, OK tornado of May 20, and was trapped by rescuers in June. She was up for adoption when her family saw her photo last week and reclaimed her in a tearful reunion. Read more...
 

Dog rescue by HSUS

Nearly 50 Dogs Rescued from Deplorable Conditions Get New Start

 

August 7, 2013 - Humane Society of the United States - Nearly 50 dogs and puppies rescued from a White County, Ark., property are starting their new lives today in the Washington, D.C., area.

In July, The Humane Society of the United States assisted in the rescue and removal of 95 animals after authorities discovered them living in filth and suffering from a lack of basic care. Read more...

Willow the heaven sent cat

Willow the Heaven-Sent Comfort Cat

 

August 6, 2013 - Huffington Post - Welcoming people and helping them adjust to their new surroundings is one of my responsibilities as chaplain at Madrid Home Communities, a nursing home with 110 residents in central Iowa. I was always happy to greet a new resident. But Beth was holding a tiny calico kitten. Read more..


Cheeto the cat is back with his family again after spending 3 days stuck on the roof of the San Leandro, CA Post Office building.

Cheeto's Rescue

 

August 1, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - Cheeto the cat is back with his family again after spending 3 days stuck on the roof of the San Leandro, CA Post Office building.  Cheeto was rescued, checked out by a vet and returned to his family thanks to social networking and the efforts of volunteers. Read more...


Hawaii coalition keeps cats safe and away from threatened and endangered wildlife.

Lives in the Balance

 

July 26, 2013 - www.humanesociety.org - Cat advocates and conservationists aren’t known for their collaboration. In Hawaii an HSUS-led coalition has set out to change that—by keeping cats safe and away from threatened and endangered wildlife. Read more...


Twisty Cat Survives Against All Odds and Now Waits for His Forever Home

"Twisty" Cat Survives Against All Odds and Now Waits for His Forever Home 

 

July 25, 2013 - livewithcats.tv - Duncan is a cat who has an incredible knack at surviving even with all the odds being against him. Like many strays, Duncan was found on the mean city streets of Phoenix, Arizona. What is unique about Duncan, though, is that he has several genetic abnormalities affecting his back legs and causing them to be twisted . Read more...


Heatstroke in Cats: Know the signs

Heat Stroke in Cats: Know the Signs

 

July 15, 2013 - consciouscat.net - Even though heatstroke is more common in dogs than in cats, cats can get it, and it is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate veterinary attention. Read more...

 

Prepare your cat for an emergency

Are You and Your Cat Prepared for an Emergency?

 

July 10, 2013 - consciouscat.net - No matter where you live, there is likely some form of natural disaster that could potentially threaten your home and your family. Whether the disaster is a widespread event (such as a hurricane, tornado, wildfire, or flood) or a more focused threat (such as a house fire or gas leak), being prepared could mean the difference between life and death. Read more...


Coco is one cool turkey

One Cool Turkey

 

July 5, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - A busy highway in the middle of the desert isn't exactly the safest place for a domestic turkey. It's even more treacherous for a turkey whose wings are clipped so that she can't fly away to safety. But that's exactly where poor Coco found herself on an early morning in mid-September of last year. "She was running around frantically, trying to avoid being hit by the cars," said Adria Johnson, a caregiver in Horse Haven who spotted the distressed bird on her way to work. Read more...


Canada Geese Killed in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Humane Solutions Ignored as Nearly 300 Canada Geese Killed in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

 

July 5, 2013 - HSUS - The killing of resident Canada geese at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge should be halted immediately in favor of more effective and humane long-term management. The City of New York and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services gathered and unnecessarily euthanized nearly 300 of these resident birds this week. Read more...


Girls Rescue Kitten Locked in Toilet Shed

Girls Rescue and Re-Home Kitten Locked in Toilet Shed

 

July 4, 2013 - www.lifewithcats.tv - A story in the Eastern Daily Press tells  of two girls from Great Yarmouth, UK rescued a young cat, cared for him and found him a good home. Chelsea Tomkinson and Aimee Rivers – ages 10 and 9 -  heard a cat’s cries when they walked  by an unoccupied house in Patterson Close, and found a starving black kitty locked in an outside toilet shed. The girls say they were shocked to find the cat locked inside with no food and only water from the toilet to drink. Read more...


New Hampshire Cracks down on Wildlife Poaching

New Hampshire Takes Important Step to Crack Down on Wildlife Poaching

 

July 3, 2013 - HSUS - Gov. Maggie Hassan signed legislation that allows New Hampshire to become a member of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. The national law enforcement network prevents wildlife violators who have lost their hunting, trapping or fishing privileges due to illegal wildlife crimes, such as poaching, in member states from circumventing those license revocations in New Hampshire. Read more...


Libby is rescued from trash can by dogs

Libby's Rescue: Woman's Dogs Alert Her to Kitten in Trash Can

 

July 3, 2013 - www.lifewithcats.tv - Our wonderful friends at Tenth Life, in St. Louis MO, shared the short but oh-so-sweet story of Libby’s rescue yesterday at Facebook this morning. Thanks to chance circumstances leading a woman to change her usual route while walking the dogs, a tiny kitten is now safe and headed to a better life. Read more...


Keep Cats Cool with Summer Weather Tips

Keep Cats Cool with Alley Cat Allies' Summer Tips

 

July 2, 2013 - Alley Cat Allies - Warmer weather means special considerations for feral cat colony care. We've got tips for keeping the outdoor cats you care for happy, healthy, and cool.

Place narrow, deep water bowls in the shade to reduce evaporation. Keep wet food from drying out by adding a little water. Elevate feeding stations and surround them with baking soda to deter insects. Read more...

Cat World Headquarters has a new suite for discordant cats.

Housing for Cats with FeLV Discordance

 

July 1, 2013 - Best Friend's Animal Society - There's a snazzy new suite for discordant cats in Cat World Headquarters. To understand why this is exciting (and important), you first have to know a thing or two about discordant cats and why they need to be housed separately from the other cats in Cat World. Read more...


USDA Approves Horse Slaughter in New Mexico

USDA Approves Horse Slaughter Plant in New Mexico

 

June 28, 2013 - ASPCA - In the wake of important victories for horses, we are dismayed to learn that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today approved an application for horse slaughter inspections at Valley Meat Company LLC in Roswell, New Mexico, and will issue horse slaughter permits in Missouri and Iowa on Monday. Read more...


Ohio Kittens Killed by Officer

Alley Cat Allies Meets with North Ridgeville Police Chief about a Humane Approach


June 19, 2013 - Alley Cat Allies - On Monday, Alley Cat Allies Executive Director Paul Berry was on the ground in North Ridgeville, Ohio, to support the community in its opposition to the June 10 shooting of five kittens by a “humane” officer. We delivered a petition with 30,000+ signatures to Mayor G. David Gillock calling for North Ridgeville to halt the “euthanasia” of cats and for officials to meet with Alley Cat Allies to discuss a humane approach to feral cats. Read more...


Ohio Officer, Kitten killings

Officer's Kitten Killings Addressed at North Ridgeville City Council Meeting


June 19, 2013 - www.lifewithcats.tv - In the nine days since North Ridgeville, Ohio humane officer Barry Accorti shot and killed a litter of feral kittens living in a woodpile behind a resident’s house as the woman’s children looked on from a window, there has been ever increasing controversy and calls for action. The June 10 incident has drawn national and international interest, and has brought highly emotional responses from North Ridgeville citizens, as well. Read more...


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The Naming of Cats


June 2013 - consciouscat.net - T.S. Eliot had it right in his famous poem: naming cats is a very important matter! Some of our cats come to us already named, and we keep the name because it suits, or because the cat already responds to it. Others come with names we don’t like,  so we choose a new name for them. Either way, most cat parents put a lot of thought into naming a cat. Read more...


Secret Life of a Cat, Cat Depot, News, daily mail uk

The Secret Life of a Cat


June 12, 2013 - www.dailymail.co.uk -   Under the cover of darkness, Claude slips through the back door of an unknown home and enters the kitchen.

As its unsuspecting owners sleep inside, the intruder pads over the terracotta flagstones with barely a sound. He knows what he is looking for and he knows how to get it. He’s done this before. But it isn’t jewelery or electronics that Claude’s after – it’s food. Read more...
 

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Nothing "Humane" About Ohio Officer's Response to Feral Kittens


June 13, 2013 - Alley Cat Allies - You've seen the articles: a so-called "humane" officer shot and killed five kittens in a resident's yard in Ohio and will have no charges brought against him.

Let's be clear: shooting kittens is not euthanasia, it's killing. Euthanasia is the practice of ending a life because of terminal illness or incurable conditions—not because a cat is found outdoors. Humane, effective approaches to feral cats exist. There is no excuse for shooting kittens. Read more...

Know the Signs Your Cat May Be Sick


June 12, 2013 - www.catalystcouncil.org - Recent surveys have shown that cat visits to the veterinarian are going down while easily preventable diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and hypothyroidism, are on the rise. June is Adopt a Cat Month and the CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working on behalf of cats, is encouraging new cat owners to bring their pets in to the veterinarian soon after adoption to ensure they are healthy and not suffering from any underlying medical conditions. Read more...


Rare Two-Faced Janus Kitten Born in Oregon


June 12, 2013 - www.lifewithcats.tv - Amity, Oregon resident Stephanie Durkee didn’t believe the news at first when her children told her that a newborn kitten had two faces; she had to see for herself. The kitten, named Deucy, is a Janus cat, born with two faces. Reports say the kitten meows from both mouths. Read more...


Video and Update on Gypsy, Cat Found 3 Weeks After Moore Tornado


June 12, 2013 - www.lifewithcats.tv - Yesterday we posted on the happy reunion of a cat missing since the May 20 tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma and her family, in Reunited! Gypsy is found in her home 3 weeks after tornado. Misty Satterlee discovered on Monday that Gypsy was trapped within in the walls of her damaged home, and the fire department got her out. Read more...


Do You Live in a Cat State or a Dog State?


June 10, 2013 - www.lifewithcats.tv - Buzzfeed staff pulled data from the American Veterinary Medical Association’s “U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook (2012)” and produced this map showing predominant cat vs dog ownership in US households broken down by states. Read more...


Altruistic Alfie


June 10, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - To say that Alfie is a cat's cat is a bit of an understatement. Humans have never impressed him much, most likely because he spent the first two and a half years of his life in a horrible hoarding situation. He had hundreds of other cats for company, but he never got the socialization or attention he needed to accept people as his companions. He'll let his caregivers get within a few feet of him, and sprinkle some yummy treats by his feet, but that's just about as much human interaction as he can take. Read more...


Blind Brothers, Bacon and Eggs, Find a Home


June 9, 2013 - www.lifewithcats.tv - Meet Bacon and Eggs, two eyeless kittens who just got adopted! The brothers were born with an eyelid defect that prevented them from seeing. The condition was further compounded by eye infections, so the best course for the boys’ well being was to remove their eyes. The SPCA made it a requirement that Bacon and Eggs be adopted together, and a generous donor put up the money for their adoption. Read more...


Two Plead Guilty in Three-State Dog Fighting Raid


June 6, 2013 - ASPCA - In March, the ASPCA assisted local law enforcement, the FBI and the Missouri State Highway Patrol in a multistate dog fighting investigation that resulted in the seizure of nearly 100 animals from multiple locations in Missouri, Kansas and Texas. Since then, an ASPCA team has been working around the clock to care for the rescued animals. Read more...


Cat Depot is Now on Trip Advisor!


June 6, 2013 - Cat Depot is listed as a Sarasota attraction on Trip Advisor. If you have visited our facility and enjoyed spending time with our cats, we would love to have you write a review! Cat Depot has many, many visitors each year - many from out of state - and your reviews will be helpful to people planning a trip to Sarasota. Please help us make Cat Depot a favorite Sarasota attraction!

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Sweet Pea: From Death Sentence to Prosperous Life


June 5, 2013 - www.lifewithcats.tv - Pawsitive Karma Rescue, of Cedar Park, TX,  saved Sweet Pea from Death Row, paid for her to have surgery and has provided her with loving care in a foster home. Now they are looking for the right home for this sweet, playful, healthy one year old girl who carries the virus for  FeLV. Read more...


Stolen Kitten Callista is Recovered by Police and Finds Her Forever Home


June 3, 2013 - www.lifewithcats.tv - When a kitten was stolen from an adoption event at a Washington, DC animal shelter branch, the catnapping received a lot of media coverage and was seriously and successfully investigated by police.  Now, the recovered kitten has found her forever home. Read more...


A Changed Cat


June 3, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - Fizz the cat has spent most of his life avoiding people. He lived in a terrible hoarding situation until he was two years old, and, when he was finally rescued and brought to Best Friends, Fizz wasn't ready to give humans a chance. So, he became a rafter cat.  Read more...


What Would You Do in an Emergency? What Would Happen to Your Cat?


June 2, 2013 - catalystmewsings.com - Hey, there. CAT Stanley here. I always share my person’s newspaper and read along when she reads. (Don’t tell her though. She doesn’t know I read along. She thinks I just like laying on the paper.) Read more...


John Fulton, host of Animal Planet's Must Love Cats, Speaks Out in Support of Trap-Neuter-Return for Alley Cat Allies' National Conference


May 31, 2013 - Alley Cat Allies - John Fulton, host of Animal Planet’s Must Love Cats breaks it to Frank the Feral that he’s getting neutered and there will be no more “Frank Juniors.” Read more...


Kitten Rescued from Kids Last Week is Adopted


May 29, 2013 - lifewithcats.tv - A kitten saved from abuse just days ago, before she could be hurt, went home from the shelter with her new family today.

Just over a week ago, on May 21, we shared the story of little June, who was rescued by Racine, WI resident and animal lover Wayne Clingman when he saw the kitten run under his car while being chased by a group of children holding rocks. Read more...


Boy Scout Finds Cat Buried in Tornado Rubble for 6 Days


May 29, 2013 - www.lifewithcats.tv - Egor is back with his family after a Boy Scout doing tornado relief work in Moore, OK on Sunday found him in the rubble of his home, where the thirteen year old cat had been buried for six days following the devastating tornado of Monday, May 20. Read more...


Is Your Cat a Lefty?


May 29, 2013 - www.newparentguide.com - One in 10 humans is left-handed, but in the animal world this is more common. Find out if your cat is a lefty. Read more...


The College Alums


May 28, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - Nancy and Olivia may have bonded at Best Friends, but their friendship goes back about three years, to the time when they were just little kits living on a college campus. But they weren't taking classes or living in the dorms. They were part of a community of rabbits who had nowhere else to call home. Read more...


For Philadelphia Bicyclist, a Cat Is His Co-Pilot


May 23, 2013 - abc News - For bicyclist Rudi Saldia, you could say a cat is his co-pilot.

Saldia often buzzes around Philadelphia with his year-old feline Mary Jane perched on his shoulder. Their urban adventures have turned heads on the street and garnered big hits on YouTube. Read more...

 


Found! A Woman's Emotional Reunion with Cat Found in Moore, OK Tornado Rubble


May 22, 2013 - Life with Cats TV - A series of photos captured the emotion of the moment when     June Simpson recovered her cat Sammi from the rubble of her family’s Moore, Oklahoma home on Tuesday, one day after a devastating tornado leveled the neighborhood. June’s husband Eric and their neighbor Jo McGee were on hand to share in the experience. Read more...


Bill to Allow Pets Aboard Amtrak Trains Praised


May 22, 2013 - Humane Society of the United States - Passengers would be allowed to take their pet cats or dogs on certain Amtrak trains under a bill introduced yesterday in Congress. The measure drew praise from The Humane Society of the United States and its lobbying affiliate, the Humane Society Legislative Fund. U.S. Reps. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., introduced the legislation, H.R. 2066, or the Pets on Trains Act of 2013. Read more...


Dedicated to the Breed, Committed to the Pup in Need


May 20, 2013 - The majority of the dogs they rescue are from kill shelters coast to coast. Some are purebreds, some are mixes; all are in loving hands once they arrive. They are the charges of New Rattitude, Inc. Dedicated to rat terriers, the all-volunteer, foster-based rescue gives each of their rescued dogs every advantage they need to be adopted into forever homes. Read more...


Pennies for Pets


May 17, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - What were you doing when you were eight years old? Did you orchestrate an independent fundraising campaign to help homeless pets, complete with a presentation to your student council?

That's exactly what Violet Schultz did. She is one innovative young lady who loves animals so much that she has already dedicated much of her life to helping them. Read more...

Amazing Kitty!


May 2013 - Life with Cats TV - Suki is an amazingly talented 8 month old kitten. Watch and see!


Rescued from Greyhound Racing: Lewis’ Story


May 16, 2013 - ASPCA - Finding Lewis: The life of a racing Greyhound is often short and painful. Every year, thousands of young and healthy Greyhounds are euthanized because they are no longer deemed worthy racers, but some of the lucky ones make it to Greyhound rescues. ASPCA staffer Lauren discusses adopting her Greyhound, Lewis, a racing survivor. Read more...


Cat from Cop-Up-Tree Rescue is Back Home


May 16, 2013 - Life with Cats TV - The cat at the center of the incident where firefighters had to rescue a cop stuck up a tree is finally back home.

The story of an NYPD officer rescued by firefighters on Monday after he became  stuck up a tree like the cat he had tried to rescue spread widely and brought chuckles from readers worldwide.  Read more...

It's Time to Put an End to Puppy Mills in the U.S.


May 16, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - Under the current requirements of the Animal Welfare Act, commercial dog breeders who produce puppies for commercial resale through pet stores are required to be licensed and inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). However, breeders who sell puppies directly to the public — through classified ads, the Internet and other means — are exempt from any federal oversight. Read more...


Love Bugs Seek Same


May 14, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - When cats Henri and Simba arrived at the Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center, it was clear they were the best of buddies. They were placed in one of the adoption center's free-roaming rooms. Instead of living in cages, several cats live in a room together and can eat, sleep and play where and with whom they choose. Henri and Simba always seemed to choose to be together. Read more...


Humane Society's Annual Report


May 14, 2013 - Humane Society of the United States - We are very pleased to share our 2012 Annual Report, highlighting some of The HSUS’s major accomplishments of last year. None of our work for animals happens without your generous support, and we thank you. Read more...


A Nose for Fun


May 13, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - Tamika, a white Chihuahua with an underbite and pretty brindle patches, is spending some time outside her kennel at the Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center in Mission Hills, California. She runs around the room, circling cardboard boxes that have been carefully arranged by animal assessment and transport specialist Lauralea Oliver. There's a piece of cheese inside one of the boxes, and if Tamika can sniff it out, it's hers. Read more...


Orphaned Fishers Saved Just in Time


May 13, 2013 - Humane Society of the United States - Three infant fishers, rescued from being killed by a wood chipper, are thriving at Cape Wildlife Center.
 
“They had a very close call,” says Cape Wildlife Center Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation Lynn Miller. “The tree in which they were born was cut down and was being processed at a lumber mill. Read more...

Tiny Dog Survives Brutal Beating, Finds Home with Volunteer


May 9, 2013 - ASPCA - Eva Podietz is one of the ASPCA’s most dedicated volunteers. Scores of ASPCA animals have benefited from Eva’s care, and the most recent addition to Eva’s furry family is Bentley, a little Shih Tzu who suffered immensely before starting his new life. Read more...


Smithsonian: Cats Are Not To Blame for Bird Deaths


May 9, 2013 - www.catchannel.com - You don’t even have to be a cat lover to know there’s something amiss when media outlets label cats as "evil” and "stone-cold serial killers.” Newspapers and radio stations nationwide jumped on a "study” by Smithsonian researchers claiming that cats are the leading cause of bird species decline in the United States. But if more reporters had taken a closer look at the study, they likely never would have covered it. Read more...


Only a Few Days Left to Vote for Cat Depot - You Can Vote Online!


It's time once gain to cast your votes in Sarasota Pet's Choice Awards! Each year, animal lovers in Sarasota and Mantee counties choose "the best of the best" in 26 different categories. Awards will be given in each category at a special celebration that will be held in June 2013. Read more...


New Pig on the Block


May 8, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - Friendly, outgoing Oliver (whose full name is Oliver Fig Newton John) doesn't mean to call attention to himself. But when he arrived at Piggy Paradise back in January, everybody noticed him. And everyone still does. For one thing, Oliver, who weighs in at 236 pounds, is uncommonly large for a potbellied pig. But no one's talking about a diet for him because he isn't overweight; he's just a big boy. Read more...


The Day Everything Changed and The Happy Ending 


May 7, 2013 - Facebook -Steve Hofstetter - It’s been 18 days since my wife, Sara, and I found a stray dog in a gas station. It’s been 18 days since we cleaned him off, fed him, and named him Carlin. It’s been 18 days since we learned Carlin was in the advanced stages of distemper and we had to put him down. It’s been 18 days since I cried for the first time in years. Read more...


It's Puppy Mill Action Week


May 6, 2013 - The Humane Society - Pet stores that care about puppies don't sell them. That's because the majority of pet stores that sell puppies carry dogs from cruel and inhumane puppy mills. Puppy mills are like dog-making factories with the mother dogs spending their entire lives in cramped cages or kennels with little or no personal attention or quality of life. Read more...


Third Time’s the Charm


May 6, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - It looked like Eudora was down for the count. Picked up as a stray by San Antonio Animal Care Services, she appeared to have a neurological condition that caused a pronounced tic. As a result of this, her life was at risk in the municipal shelter because staff was concerned she might have a condition that was contagious. However, she's a survivor, and San Antonio Pets Alive (SAPA) saw past her twitch to a life worth saving. Read more...


Texas Residents: Help Save Lives in Pounds and Shelters!


May 6, 2013 - Alley Cat Allies - A bill that would help save animals in Texas pounds and shelters is on its way to a vote in the Texas House of Representatives. HB 2981 would prohibit pounds and shelters in counties of at least 75,000 people from killing animals when rescue groups are willing to save them. Today we're asking Texas residents to reach out to their State Representatives and urge him or her to support HB 2981. Read more...


Orson the Agile


May 6, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - How does a one-eyed cat master an agility course in Cat World? The path was a long one for Orson, who was found on the side of a road in Maryland. He was severely injured and walking in circles in the rain. Luckily, the person who found him worked at a veterinary clinic and took him in for immediate treatment. Read more...


Meet a Wounded Warrior and the Dog Who Saved Him


May 6, 2013 - First Coast No More Homeless Pets - A Tuesday Evening with Tuesday is a presentation and book signing by Fmr. Capt. Luis Carlos Montalván. Read more...


100+ Shelter Dogs Hit the Road for New Homes


May 2, 2013 - ASPCA - Last weekend as part of the ASPCA Animal Relocation program, 68 lucky dogs took to the skies, leaving Southern California for the Pacific Northwest via plane and even helicopter. They were all headed to areas where we knew they’d be in great demand, giving them the best possible chance at adoption. Read more...


Salmonella Found in More Pet Food
 

May 2, 2013 - The Animal Rescue Site - In March Natura issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of its dog, cat, and ferret foods. The company, known for its line of "natural" and "holistic" pet foods, has expanded that recall after tests by the Departments of Agriculture in both Michigan and Georgia detected Salmonella in additional lots of dry cat food. The expanded recall now includes all dry pet food products with expiration dates on or before March 24, 2014. Read more...


Strut Your Mutt Jacksonville 2013
 

May 1, 2013 - First Coast No More Homeless Pets - Join the First Coast No More Homeless Pets Dog Pack and raise money for the animals!

This year, our fundraising walk will be part of Strut Your Mutt in lieu of the Dogtoberfest walk. Strut Your Mutt, held September 7th in Jacksonville, is a national fundraising walk sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society. Read more...


"You're Never Too Old to Volunteer"


May 1, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - 100-year-old man comes to Best Friends to celebrate birthday and lend a hand.

Bill Philibert never imagined that his 100th birthday celebration would last for well over a month. Nor did he imagine that he'd spend several of those festive days volunteering at Best Friends. It was Bill's youngest daughter, Juli, who arranged a trip to the Sanctuary as a surprise. Read more...


Love Spain, Hate Bullfighting?

May 2, 2013 - Humane Society International - Right now, the Spanish government is considering a law to protect and promote bullfighting, an outdated spectacle that causes the slow & tortuous death of a beautiful bull.

The majority of Spanish citizens don't support bullfighting. Nor do they want their taxes spent protecting it. Read more...

 

Hillsborough, Florida Commissioners Endorse Trap-Neuter-Return Program

May 1, 2013 - Alley Cat Allies - Last week we asked our supporters to urge their commissioners to support a pilot program that would save 4,000 cats’ lives—and they listened! Today, Hillsborough County Commissioners endorsed the two-year Community Cat Pilot Program with a 6-1 vote. Thanks to everyone who reached out to your commissioners!

The program will redirect 2,000 feral (community) cats each year from the county shelter, where they almost certainly would be killed, to Trap-Neuter-Return programs, allowing them to live out their lives in their outdoor home.Read more...


19 Horses Transported to Safety


April 30, 2013 - ASPCA - The Humane Society of the United States assisted with the seizure of 19 horses who appear to be victims of the cruel practice of "soring" from a Maryville, Tenn., barn and transported them to safety. The horses at the barn were allegedly subject to practices that cause extreme pain such as having chemicals applied to their skin and bolts driven into the soles of their hooves. Read more...

Firefighters Rescue "Pool Table Kittens" at Scene of Fire 


April 29, 2013 - www.lifewithcats.tv - Firefighters responding to a fire at a bar today rescued three beautiful kittens from an abandoned pool table on the property.  The three beautiful babies are safe now, in the care of the Charleston Animal Society, of Charleston, SC.

North Charleston firefighters responded to a fire at the Caliente Bar and Grill at about 2:30 am, finding heavy smoke and flames at the back of the building. Read more...

A Loveable Imposter


ASPCA - April 24, 2013 - After Benjamin B.’s beloved cat, Fat Larry, escaped from his apartment, his roommates thought they found him at the ASPCA. Sadly, this new cat turned out not to be Larry. He was a loveable imposter. Benjamin shared the following bittersweet story with us:

My roommates left our apartment door open and let out my cat, Fat Larry, while I was working my night job. I was upset and in disbelief. Read more...


Florida Governor Signs Bill Supporting Pound and Shelter Transparency and Trap-Neuter-Return


April 26, 2013 - Alley Cat Allies - We are happy to report that Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law the bill supporting pound and shelter transparency—and it was amended to also endorse Trap-Neuter-Return!

Pounds and shelters will now have to report the number of animals they adopt, transfer to rescue groups, trap-neuter-return, and kill (euthanize). Read more...

Petfinder's Funniest Cat Contest
 

April 25, 2013 - Petfinder.com - Are your adopted cat’s silly antics worthy of internet fame? As part of our I am a Cat Parent campaign, we’re disproving the idea that cats aren’t fun – or funny – and you can help!

Enter a photo or video of your cat in all his hilarious glory for a chance to win a $250 gift card for you and a $4,500 donation to the Petfinder adoption group of your choice! Read more...


 

 


D'Art Gets Adopted: Special Needs Kitty Finds a Home


April 25, 2013 - www.lifewithcats.tv - Tabby’s Place Cat Sanctuary in Ringoes, NJ celebrated the occasion with an infectiously upbeat video when a very special kitty named D’Art was adopted into his new home earlier this month.  D’Art was a truly needy case when he came to Tabby’s Place, which was able to take him thanks to a grant and sponsors. He thrived at the sanctuary, where he spent time with resident special needs kitty Dot. Read more...


Three Bills to Curb Animal Cruelty


April 24, 2013 - ASPCA - The Florida State Legislature is considering critical legislation that will crack down on animal cruelty, and we need your help to pass these bills into law.

These bills strengthen Florida’s anti-cruelty law in three important ways. Read more...

Hillsborough County, Florida Residents: Support Community Cat Pilot Program


April 24, 2013 - Alley Cat Allies - One week from today, on May 1, Hillsborough County Commissioners will consider a pilot program that would save the lives of 4,000 cats within two years. The two-year Community Cat Pilot Program, a core component of Animal Service’s plan to decrease the number of animals killed in the county shelter, would save the lives of 2,000 impounded feral (community) cats each year by redirecting them to Trap-Neuter-Return programs. Read more...


Harvard Medical School Applauded for Decision to Close Primate Research Center by 2015


April 23, 2013 - The Humane Society- The Harvard Medical School announced that the New England Primate Research Center will close by 2015. The university cited funding issues as well as a shift in priorities as reasons for the decision. Kathleen Conlee, vice president of animal research issues at The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement. Read more...

 


Montana Community Comes Together to Save Starving Horses
 

April 18, 2013 - ASPCA - When several horse lovers in rural Carbon County, Montana, noticed more than a dozen starving, neglected horses on two local ranches, they did what we hope everyone who witnesses animal suffering will do: They spoke up.

Local law enforcement was eager to take on the case. But, like most law enforcement agencies, they didn’t have the facilities or resources necessary to build a successful case against the owners and nurse dozens of horses back to health. Read more...


You're one person. Except for today.


April 18, 2013 - ASPCA - More than 53,000 seal pups have been killed in just 8 days.

It's been more than a week since the slaughter of baby seals started off Newfoundland, and the Canadian government has still failed to announce how many seals can be clubbed and shot for fur.

Your gift to stop the slaughter of baby seals will be DOUBLED. Read more...


Update: No changes to Brevard County, Florida Feral Cat Ordinance


April 17, 2013 - Alley Cat Allies - At a hearing yesterday, Brevard County Commissioners held off on any decisions about the county’s feral cat ordinance and did not lift the moratorium on registrations of feral cat colonies. Commissioners directed county staff to develop recommendations for ordinance amendments. Read more...


Churchill’s Legacy


April 15, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - When Churchill strolled into the Welcome Center on his recent visit to Best Friends, a dozen people were waiting to greet him, and a signed welcome banner hung over the front desk.

It was a special pilgrimage for this special-needs dog, a chance for him to experience a sense of peace and belonging in a place where thousands of animals just like him have taken refuge. Read more...


USA: Protect Horses from Soring


April 2013 - ASPCA- Majestic Tennessee Walking Horses have long been cherished, both for their unique four-step gait and their gentle dispositions. Unfortunately, these same traits make these horses vulnerable to extreme exploitation and abuse at the hands of unscrupulous trainers.

On today’s Tennessee Walking Horse show circuit, trainers still engage in the cruel practice of “soring” to force horses to exaggerate their gait. Read more...


Abby’s Second Chance


April 12, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - Sweet, loyal Abby almost didn't get a second chance. After being rescued from a horrible life in a dog-fighting ring, she was in danger of being killed because she displayed aggression toward other dogs.

Even when she was tested with a stuffed dog, Abby would run at it and wrestle it to the ground. Read more...


Southeastern Guide Dogs: Bo is a Star in 'Blind Pass!'


April 12, 2013 - Sarasota Patch - In the Winter of 2011, we were approached by Midnight Pass Productions to help out with their latest film, Blind Pass. 

In the film, the main character is going blind and decided she needed a guide dog. The producers came to us not only to see if we could provide a dog for the film, but also to make sure their portrayal was accurate. Read more...

From Puppy Mill to Family Pet: Tyra’s Amazing Transformation


April 11, 2013 - ASPCA - In the days after the ASPCA rescued Tyra from a Kentucky puppy mill, she was afraid of everything. When our behavior team touched the tiny Papillon during an evaluation, she shut down, paralyzed with fear. One glimpse of a child-size doll sent her reeling in terror. She was even too scared to eat. 

Our behavior team knew it wouldn’t be easy, but they were determined to help Tyra. Read more...


Dymphna and Pepper: Rescued in the Nick of Time
 

April 10, 2013 - ASPCA - Sometimes pets come into our lives when we least expect them to. Sharon O’Connell shared the following story about rescuing two of her four special kitties, Dymphna and Pepper, when both were in desperate need of a safe and loving home. Read more...


Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate to Crack Down on Animal Fighting Spectators


April 11, 2013 - The Humane Society - Lawmakers urged to swiftly pass bill to penalize criminals who finance or bring children to dogfights and cockfights

A bipartisan group of Senators has introduced a bill that would outlaw spectators’ willful attendance at organized animal fights and impose additional penalties for bringing a minor to an animal fight. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mark Kirk, R-Ill., Maria Cantwell, D-Wa., and David Vitter R-La., have introduced S. 666, the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act. Read more...

 


Tragedy and Hope at Canada's Seal Slaughter


April 10, 2013 - The Humane Society - Canada's 2013 slaughter of baby seals began this week. The HSUS's Protect Seals team was grounded by weather today, but the killing continued.

There are always days like this at the seal slaughter—when freezing rain and fog keep our helicopters on the ground while the sealing boats continue to devastate the harp seal nursery. Read more...

 


Utah Volunteer Saves Hundreds of Lives


April 10, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - An extraordinary animal lover says anyone can do it. 

In October 2012, Kimberly Bean was recognized as an outstanding volunteer for her dedication to helping animals within Washington City Animal Welfare Services (WCAWS) in Utah.  Her commitment to the mission of No More Homeless Pets has supported over 300 animals in finding safe haven since she began volunteering with the shelter in 2010. Read more...

Kind News Feature: Saving Mustangs


April 10, 2013 - The Humane Society - What has inspired kids across the country to speak out for wild horses and burros?

Wild horses, called mustangs, are found in ten western states. Each year, hundreds of the horses are rounded up by United States government agencies. The horses are put in holding pens where, for a small fee, anyone can adopt them. Read more...

 


A Vicktory for Layla


April 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - Former Vick dog becomes a Canine Good Citizen.

On Monday, March 11, Best Friends hosted a big reunion for six of the Vicktory dogs (dogs rescued from the property of Michael Vick) who had been adopted. Layla wasn't among them; she hasn't been adopted yet. But, in February, she reached a major milestone on the way to finding a family of her own. Read more...

The Best Cat for the Job


April 8, 2013 - Best Friends Animal Society - Imagine what most cats do during the day: eat, sleep, play, sleep, use the litter pan, sleep. You get the idea. Not so with Banjo - he's got a job.

While he doesn't have an official title, and his compensation is cat food and TLC, he's proved himself to be worth his weight in gold to Best Friends' Canines with Careers program, which saves shelter dogs' lives by evaluating candidates for many careers, including search, service, therapy and assistance dog work. Read more...


 

 

 

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