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  • Animal care
    Animal care upgrades unveiled in Baltimore County
    Baltimore County has announced a series of changes aimed at improving its embattled animal services programs.Among the steps are increased spay/neuter services, including a pilot project for the trap-neuter-return (TNR) of feral cats. The project...
  • Cat found in Gastonia, NC needs loving home
    Black beauty found by elderly man in Gastonia, NC area needs loving home
    This is a plea to find a cat in North Carolina a loving forever home.Lisa lives in Charlotte and her elderly Dad in Crowders Mountain. This beautiful fluffy tame fixed lap kitty came to his home a few weeks ago, and now they are wanting to find...
  • Star, located in West Virginia, needs a home without dogs or children
    Sweet cat, rescued from hoarding situation, needs a home without kids or dogs
    This sweet cat, rescued from a West Virginia hoarding situation, is in need of a forever home.Star is a 3 year old domestic short haired beauty who was rescued from a hoarding situation by Raleigh County Humane Society. He was at the shelter...
  • Quincy wants a forever home for his 1st birthday
    Birthday wish for kitten who has spent her entire life at SC animal hospital
    Meet Quincy, a black and white beauty who has spent her entire young life at an animal hospital in South Carolina.Quincy has been living at Sandhills Animal Hospital in Cheraw since she was a very young kitten. She'll soon have her first...
  • Nigel, tossed from a car in Salisbury, NC
    Cat dumped in horrible condition in NC needs medical donations; abuser sought
    Over the past several months, the Salisbury, North Carolina has become a dumping ground for unwanted cats. While the callous abandonment of cats, as well as dogs, has been a problem in many areas, it appears to be getting worse.This is the story...
  • Grumpy Cat at the Haus of Bacon
    Grumpy Cat at the Haus of Bacon
    Who doesn’t like bacon? Kitties are most definitely included in this. Friskies is aware as well and is about to make some really famous kitties the envy of the feline community as they welcome in the “Haus of Bacon” during its...
  • Oscar Spirit Whitey
    Beautiful white cat, rescued from living at SC airport, needs medical donations
    This blue eyed Siamese mix tom cat, recently rescued from an airport in South Carolina, is in need of medical donations to save his life.Oscar Spirit Whitey survived for years at the Myrtle Beach Airport parking lot. Whiskas Animal Rescue and...
  • FLUTD is a very common condition in cats
    Feline lower urinary tract disease requires veterinary attention
    FLUTD is a very common condition in cats. Though it has many of the same signs as bacterial cystitis--recurrent urination, straining to urinate and bloody urine--there’s no bacterial infection. In the majority of cases, no cause for the...
  • Clumping kitty litter war questions
    Clumping kitty litter war questions
    One week ago, there was an article published about a local clumping kitty litter war that is going on in the Chicagoland area. It is between Oil-Dri Corporation of America that is headquartered at 410 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago and Nestle...
  • Scooter, terrified at upstate SC shelter, needs a loving home
    Terrified cat at high-kill upstate SC shelter is running out of time
    This terrified beauty is running out of time at a high-kill upstate South Carolina shelter.Scooter has been on the euthanasia list at the high-kill Greenville shelter since January 27. After nearly a month, people have shown interest, but no one...
  • Felines have preferred petting points
    Felines have favorite stroking areas
    Cats have favorite petting spots; knowing them and using them will help you better bond with your precious pet.A favorite among felines is the chin and lip area—the perioral gland.One of the best loved petting places is between the ear and...
  • PETA Controversy
    PETA told to increase pet adoptions at Virginia shelter
    Virginia lawmakers have approved a bill aimed at encouraging a major animal-rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), to boost adoption rates at its shelter in Norfolk, which has been criticized for putting down most of the...
  • New collar could reduce bird deaths caused by free ranging cats
    New type of collar aims to reduce free ranging cats' effects on bird populations
    A new study in Australia shows that cats wearing brightly colored, scrunchie-like collars are less able to catch and kill certain kinds of prey. Specifically, red and rainbow collars seem to be the most effective.Why is this? According to a Feb....
  • Cats can suffer from  incontinence
    Correcting incontinence problems in cats
    A cat in distress from urinary incontinence loses the capacity to control urination and dribbles urine. He/she may also leave a urine spot where he/she’s been sleeping. Urinary incontinence may be owing to many causes that have an effect on the...
  • Train your kitten early
    When kitty is aggressive towards humans
    Shelters are filled with cats sent there because their aggression towards them got out of hand. Though this could have been avoided, people often blame the cat and sadly, kitty no longer has a home.True, bites and scratches hurt, still the fault...