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  • As of May 1, 2016, Kristen Lindsey still has her veterinary license
    Misleading article posted on social media claiming Texas vet lost her license
    A misleading article is making the rounds on social media, claiming the Texas veterinarian who shot a cat named Tiger with a bow and arrow has lost her license to practice veterinary medicine. The article was posted April 29, 2016 by 3dprinting...
  • Feral cat neutering
    Feral cat neutering may expand in Illinois
    Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill to expand the state’s support for the trap-neuter-return (TNR) of feral cats.An animal population control program run by the Illinois Department of Public Health already subsidizes TNR work done by...
  • Cats and kittens at the Just Cat-in Around Cat Fanciers show on April 9, 2016
    Just Cat-in Around Cat Fanciers show recap and upcoming show
    The Just Cat-in Around Cat Fanciers held their “April Flowers” Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) show on April 9, 2016, at the Melvindale Ice Arena & Community Civic Center. One hundred and forty-six cats were entered in the event,...
  • Pet drugs
    Pet drug prices to receive scrutiny in Congress
    A congressional panel plans to hold a hearing April 29 to consider whether the federal government should take steps to lower the cost of prescription drugs for pets.The proposed Fairness to Pet Owners Act (H.R. 3174), introduced by Rep. Jason...
  • Microchipped pets
    Bill to protect microchipped pets approved in Maryland
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed into law April 26 a bill to require animal shelters to carefully check cats and dogs for implanted microchips before the four-leggers are adopted out or put down.House Bill 46 (H.B. 46), also will require...
  • Alexandra & Sharyn Wingate; minivan housing 38 cats
    Two Georgia women charged after 38 cats found living in a minivan
    Two Georgia women, well known for keeping too many cats, are once again in trouble with the law. Authorities found 38 cats living inside a minivan after Sandy Springs police said a concerned citizen flagged down a police officer and reported a...
  • Purfect Purbaby rescue owner cleared of animal abandonment charges
    Rowan County rescue owner cleared of animal abandonment charges
    A Rowan County, North Carolina rescue owner has been cleared of animal abandonment charges after an Iredell County District Court Judge dismissed the charges earlier this month. As a result, Jennifer Frasier will once again be allowed to rescue...
  • Vet hearing
    Hearing on cat-killing veterinarian ends
    A hearing on whether cat-killing veterinarian Kristen Lindsey should lose her license ended April 26 after two days of proceedings in Austin, Texas.A decision in the case is not expected for at least several months. The Texas Board of Veterinary...
  • Jackson Galaxy Foundation launches new initiative for shelter cats
    Jackson Galaxy Foundation launches new initiative for shelter cats
    The Jackson Galaxy Foundation, led by the vision of its founder, continues to provide knowledge that inspires and empowers shelter staff, volunteers, rescuers and adopters to raise the bar for animals at risk. The Foundation’s latest...
  • Microchipped pets
    Microchipped pets to gain more protection in Maryland
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) plans to sign into law April 26 a bill to require animal shelters to carefully check cats and dogs for identification microchips before the four-leggers are adopted out or put down, according to a press release from...
  • Vet hearing
    Hearing on cat-killing veterinarian begins
    A Texas administrative law office began a hearing April 25 on whether a veterinarian should lose her license for fatally shooting a cat with a bow and arrow.Photographs posted online by Tiger’s Justice Team, a Facebook-based group that wants...
  • Feral cats
    Feral cat neutering mulled by Maryland county
    The Anne Arundel County government in Maryland might launch a trap-neuter-return (TNR) effort for feral cats, according to the county police department, which oversees the jurisdiction’s animal control agency.The county “is in the...
  • How to help if you find kittens outside this kitten season
    3 ways to help if you find a litter of kittens this kitten season
    It's kitten season again, meaning lots of feral cats and unaltered strays are giving birth to litters of kittens outdoors. Because of this, there's always the chance that you might find some kittens outside and have no idea what to do....
  • Cat seizure
    51 cats seized from ‘neglect’ at Maryland home
    Animal control and police officers removed 51 adult cats and kittens last week from “deplorable conditions” and “neglect” at a rental home in Glen Burnie, Md., according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.Most or...
  • Cat ruling
    Veterinarian who shot cat must face hearing on license, court says
    A Texas court has denied a veterinarian’s request to delay next week’s hearing on whether she should lose her license for fatally shooting a cat with a bow and arrow.Veterinarian Kristen Lindsey, through her attorney, had questioned...
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