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  • Pet hair removal
    Pet hair vacuum cleaners recalled
    Dirt Devil is recalling almost 159,000 vacuum cleaners that are geared toward pet owners.The Dirt Devil Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuum’s “electric cord plug prong can detach and remain in the electrical outlet when the vacuum is...
  • China's tigers are in trouble
    There is some terrible news for China's tigers
    Tigers in China may well be facing tougher conditions than ever, thanks to a draft amendment that would make it legal to breed endangered animals, in captivity, for the purpose of entertainment and commercial use. This includes breeding them for...
  • Stress-free way to get your cat into carrier
    Stress-free way to get your cat into carrier
    Over the years, I've tried every which way possible to get my cats into the carrier. From putting out hors d'oeuvres, catnip, sticks, stones, shoelaces, to begging them to have mercy on my last nerve. Still I was kicked, clawed, and given...
  • Music for cats
    Music for cats
    You may have heard the quote, “Music has charms to sooth the savage beast”, a variation of the original quote "Music has charms to soothe a savage breast," from the play The Mourning Bride written by William Congreve in 1697...
  • Spay/neuter funding
    Maryland to award $900K to neuter cats, dogs
    The Maryland Department of Agriculture plans to award $900,000 in grants to nonprofits and government agencies later this year to provide spay/neuter services to low-income pet owners and feral cat caregivers.The department announced Jan. 28 that...
  • Shelter raid
    Hundreds of cats, dogs seized from North Carolina shelter
    Authorities are removing almost 600 cats, dogs and other animals from neglectful conditions at a shelter near Fayetteville, N.C., according to a national animal welfare group that is aiding the rescue effort.“More than 270 dogs, 250 cats, 40...
  • New cat food
    Blue Buffalo, Royal Canin unveil new pet foods
    Pet food makers Blue Buffalo and Royal Canin have both introduced new veterinarian-sold foods for cats and dogs with special dietary needs.Blue Buffalo’s recently developed product line, Blue Natural Veterinary Diet, includes GI for...
  • Cat shooting
    Petition urging cat-shooting probe gains 125,000 signatures
    A national animal advocacy group has gathered more than 125,000 signatures urging Austin County prosecutors in Texas to reopen their investigation of a veterinarian accused of killing a cat with a bow and arrow.The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)...
  • Star Wars' Adam Driver also hosted 'America's Funniest Cats' on SNL
    Star Wars' Adam Driver also hosted 'America's Funniest Cats' on SNL
    Adam Driver, the dark and evil Kylo Ren of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, appeared on Saturday Night Live to do more than pretend that Kylo Ren was on the show, Undercover Boss. He also played the host of America's Funniest Cats. His alter-ego...
  • Cat cruelty
    Idaho woman gets jail time for leaving cats in hot car
    An Idaho woman accused of leaving 28 cats in a sweltering car, including nine newborn kittens who ended up dying, has been sentenced to several months in jail, according to court records and a local government official.Ashley Leptich, 31, who pled...
  • Now is the time to spay or neuter your cat
    Now is the time to spay or neuter your cat
    Kitten Season is just around the corner and San Diego County Animal Services wants to help prevent unwanted kitten births that fill our local shelters with thousands of kittens every year.“We are inundated with hundreds of unwanted kittens...
  • Feral cat policy
    Veterinary group urges collaboration on feral cats
    The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), which represents animal doctors across the United States, has revised its feral cat policy to encourage veterinarians, feline advocates and wildlife groups to work together to reduce the...
  • “Designs for Felines”  supports cat communities
    'Designs for Felines: Giving Community Cats Shelter' takes place Jan. 20
    Alley Cat Allies president and founder Becky Robinson will be a judge at “Designs for Felines: Giving Community Cats Shelter” in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The event will benefit the Washington Humane Society (WHS), a...
  • Cat cafe in Vancouver temporarily closes because it runs out of cats
    Vancouver cat café adopted out so many cats that they had to close
    As the cat café concept continues to spread, we find ourselves in Vancouver, B.C., in Canada, where a cat café got so popular it ran out of cats. The café had only opened in December, according to CBC, and allowed customers to have a cup of coffee...
  • Elkton cats no longer live on tethered houses
    Elkton cats tethered to wooden houses now have a structured enclosure
    A Rockingham County, Virginia landowner whose cats were tethered to wooden houses now have a constructed enclosure that allows them to run free, WHSV3 News reported January 13. This October 4, 2015 Examiner article reported on the cats and the...
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