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    Cat hailed as hero for saving toddler
    A little orange tabby cat named ‘Opie’ is credited with saving the life of a three year old boy. Now known as a hero cat, Opie took a bullet after it entered through the window of his York, Pennsylvania home on September 27, 2015. The...
  • Adoptable Cat Shows Playful Side
    10 Things You Should Buy Before You Bring a Cat Home
    So you got a cat. Now what?Cats are a great addition to the family, but you need to be prepared with the right materials before they move into your home. You must also be patient as they adapt to their new surroundings. Give them plenty of time...
  • Rabies rules
    Maryland nixes rabies proposal for feral cats
    The state of Maryland has dropped a controversial proposal to require rabies re-vaccination for feral cats.“Due to the high volume of comments received about this proposed change, the Department [of Health and Mental Hygiene] will not”...
  • Virginia shooter may have killed his cats earlier
    Virginia shooter killed his cats before he killed two people
    Vester Flanagan, also known as Bryce Williams, the man responsible for shooting a reporter and her cameraman on the air in Virginia, reportedly killed both of his cats before moving onto people. According to an article in Newsweek, we don't...
  • Cat in Bathtub
    Cool cats like to stay cool
    Many places, including the Northeast have suffered hot and muggy weather this summer. And it continues!How do cats survive such unrelenting heat?Cat Behavior Associates reminds owners to provide cats with plenty of water.It is always a good idea...
  • Cat shooting
    Veterinarian accused of killing cat found to have broken rules
    The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, which licenses animal doctors in the state, has found that a veterinarian who allegedly shot and killed a cat violated its rules, according to two national animal welfare groups.The board, which...
  • Kristen Lindsey found in violation by TBVME for killing Tiger
    Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners finds Lindsey in violation
    The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiner has determined Kristen Lindsey in violation, but hasn't released any information as to what the violation was. According to an August 28 report by KXAN News, more information is expected soon.This...
  • Cat Teeth
    Dry cat food as a toothbrush?
    A reader recently asked if she should feed her cat an exclusively dry food diet. She had recently adopted her first cat and a friend who owns several cats told her that she should feed her cat Nutromax dry food daily with one can of Fancy Feast...
  • Exotic cats rescued from sad situations in Mexico
    Nearly one dozen mistreated exotic cats are on their way to Colorado from Mexico
    Recently, Mexico outlawed the use of live animals in circuses. Animals from those circuses often get abandoned, or dumped into horrid conditions, when their careers are over. During their careers, the treatment isn't much better. A U.S....
  • Feral cat debate
    Feral cat advocates urged to defend trap-neuter-return in D.C.
    The Washington Humane Society (WHS), which runs animal control, pet adoption and spay/neuter programs in the District of Columbia, is urging feral cat advocates to lobby against a proposal to reconsider the city's longtime support for trap...
  • Whiskers & Tails Motorcycle Run
    Vegas motorcycle run to benefit All Fur Love Animal Society
    When you think of Harley-Davidson, you probably don't think about kittens or cats. Change that thinking. On Saturday, September 5, 2015, the annual 2015 "Whiskers & Tails Motorcycle Run" will take place in Las Vegas to benefit...
  • cat with flea shadow
    Flea bloom worries pet owners
    Do fleas seem to be taking over your pet and home? If you live in an area where there has been a lot of rain recently, you may be experiencing a flea bloom. A flea bloom is a population explosion of fleas on wild animals. The fleas live in the...
  • Cat charges
    Cat cruelty suspect in Idaho misses court hearing
    An Idaho woman accused of filling a sweltering car with 28 cats, eight of whom ultimately died, is in more legal jeopardy after she missed a court hearing on the animal cruelty allegations.Ashley Leptich, 31, failed to appear Aug. 20 for her...
  • Handling your allergies when there are pets on a plane
    How should you handle flying if you're allergic to the pets allowed on planes?
    Allergies are a problem, and it can seem inconsiderate of people to do something that exposes innocent people to allergens, like travel with their pets in the cabin of a plane. One person, suffering from animal allergies, wrote to the Detroit Free...
  • Cat hoarding
    150 cats rescued from three Pennsylvania homes
    A Philadelphia-based animal welfare group said it has rescued a total of 150 cats from three hoarding situations in the past two months.The Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) said it took in 122 cats, mostly kittens, from a “filthy, flea-infested...
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