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  • Hilarious moment feline leaps out of his cat flap and pounces on an inquisitive raccoon to [tr]

    11/19/2018 11:54:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2018 | Sophie Law
    This is the hilarious moment a raccoon tries to get through a cat flap but is pounced on and chased away by an angry cat. Footage captured on a home security camera shows the daring raccoon try to get into the house after looking curiously through the cat door in the Pacific North West, US. The raccoon can be seen walking tentatively up the stairs onto a garden porch before curiously looking at the cat flap.
  • Seven cute Labradors pile in and enthusiastically groom ginger cat who is remarkably unphased [tr]

    11/15/2018 3:30:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2018 | Terri-Ann Williams
    his is the adorable moment a cute ginger tabby cat made friends with seven Labradors after the enthusiastic dogs affectionately groomed the cat. Giuseppe the red tabby cat had led down on a patio chair, when a big group of Golden Retriever puppies licked him all over. Giuseppe sat calmly and looked unphased by the dogs, as he continued to enjoy his new found friendship with the puppies in Alessandria, Italy.
  • No spring in his step! Lazy cat deals with stairs by acting like a slinky

    11/08/2018 9:42:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2018 | Claire Anderson
    This sleepy cat pretends to be a slinky toy as it slides down wooden steps in the laziest way possible. Unable to even lift its head, the furry felines slips head first as the rest of its body slumps on to each step. The adorable black and white striped cat gives up even getting to the lower floor and lies aimlessly on the stair.
  • Hilarious moment terrified feline is chased away by a RAT it was trying to catch [tr]

    11/08/2018 6:29:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2018 | Danyal Hussain
    This is the amazing moment a cat is sent scurrying away in fright by a rat it was chasing. The hilarious footage was filmed in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg on November 5. It shows the black cat stalking after the rat before yelping in shock when the rodent turns the tables on it.
  • Well it IS a catwalk! Cat steals the show when it struts its stuff alongside models [tr]

    10/29/2018 5:55:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2018 | Ross Ibbeston
    A cat playfully swiped at models as they made their way down the runway at the Esmond International Fashion Show in Istanbul, Turkey. The amazed audience were captivated as the white and black coated cat walked between the models. The video was posted to Instagram and has racked up more than 260,000 since it was uploaded on Friday.
  • Killer cats: The invasive species in your backyard

    10/28/2018 9:37:50 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 103 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 27, 2018 | MATT MORRISON
    Invasive species can be ruthless. Surprisingly, they can also be adorable. When non-native plants, animals, and pathogens are introduced into a favorable new environment, they can sweep through the ecosystem and threaten the survival of the native flora and fauna. They also wreak havoc on the economy. From Burmese python to Asian carp, efforts to eradicate or control invasive species cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $138 billion per year. But in one notable case, humans have been happy to make an invasive species feel at home. We're talking about cats: one of the most prolific invasive species in history. The...
  • Texas couple share their home with two BOBCATS and say the predators make the perfect pets [tr]

    10/24/2018 7:10:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 24, 2018 | Miranda Aldersley
    A Texas couple have opened up their home to two bobcats, who sleep in their bed and even use the toilet. Melissa and Mick McAllister from Melissa, a small city 40 miles northeast of Dallas, got their first pet bobcat, Gypsy, in January. Just two months later they adopted another, named Monaco.
  • Rats The Size Of Cats?? NYCHA Tenants Have Video To Prove It

    10/16/2018 1:44:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | October 15, 2018 at 6:19 pm | Staff
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Furious tenants of a public housing project in the Bronx were pleading for help Monday, saying their buildings are overrun with rats — and they’re not kidding. They have the video to prove it. But we should warn you, the pictures are not for the squeamish. “I’m traumatized,” tenant Veronica Martinez told CBS2’s Marcia Kramer. You’d be traumatized, too, if you had the same kitchen as Martinez. Rats. An entire family of rats, some as big as cats, have taken over, hopping in the sink, into pots and pans. It’s absolutely gut wrenching. “I should never...
  • Revolting moment massive RAT bullies Brooklyn cat out of the way

    10/10/2018 6:08:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2018 | Snejana Farberov
    A Brooklyn bodega cat proved no match for a giant rat with a bad attitude. A revolting video courtesy of ViralHog has emerged capturing a tense standoff between a pair of four-legged foes on the mean streets of the Big Apple. The minute-long cellphone footage recorded on September 19 begins with a black cat leisurely reposing on the sidewalk beside a cardboard box at a Brooklyn fruit market when it is confronted by a massive gray rat.
  • Whitefield officials dealing with ‘huge’ feral cat problem

    10/07/2018 4:49:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 46 replies
    CENTRALMAINE.COM ^ | 07 OCTOBER 2018 | SAM SHEPHERD
    WHITEFIELD — A “huge feral cat problem” on Townhouse Road — to the tune of up to 100 such felines — could affect the health of domestic animals and people who come in contact with them, an animal control officer told selectmen last week. Ben Cook, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department animal control officer assigned to Whitefield, discussed the issue at last week’s selectboard meeting, saying he’d noticed the problem about two weeks ago. A town resident, however, said it began more than a year ago.
  • Dear dogs & cats letter

    10/04/2018 2:05:55 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 17 replies
    Email ^ | 12/17/2009 | Unknown
    Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest. The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run. I cannot buy anything bigger than a king...
  • Need a helping paw? Rabbit digs out cat friend who is locked in a shed

    10/01/2018 9:48:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2018 | Claire Anderson
    This is the adorable moment when a rabbit digs a hole to help a trapped cat in Spain. Luckily, Chasky the rabbit comes up with a genius solution to free his cat friend, Pelu. The fluffy pet quickly digs a hole near the shed for the cat to fit through.
  • Escaped pet PUMA clamps its jaws around dog's neck in terrified Russian family's back [tr]

    10/01/2018 9:41:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2018 | Will Stewart
    This is the moment a giant male puma invaded a family's garden and clasped the neck of a pet dog in its jaw for eight minutes. The terrified owners in Russia were too frightened to go out as another dog barked furiously at the big cat but was also scared to intervene. Residents in Kozino village in Moscow region say the puma was the pet of a local oligarch in a nearby elite housing compound Fryaz, home to Russian celebrities.
  • In New York’s war between cats and rats, the rats win hands down

    09/28/2018 6:13:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Cosmos ^ | September 28, 2018 | Tanya Loos
    Feral cats fail to fulfil their role as rat controllers in New York City, new research reveals. Cats (Felis catus) are often released in New York in the belief that they will make a dent on the city’s centuries-old rat problem. However, a study of the two species in the mean streets of Gotham reviewed 306 videos of cat-rat interactions over a 79-day period and found that just two – yes, two – rodents lost their lives. In contrast, earlier research from the US suggests that feral cats are likely the single greatest source of anthropogenic mortality for US birds...
  • Stray Mama Cat Leads Woman to Save Her Kitten Trapped In Storm Drain...

    09/22/2018 9:36:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 39 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 17NOV17 | Amy Bojo
    A stray momma cat led a woman to a storm drain so she could help her save her kitten who was trapped inside.Meet Mama Rayne! Here Kitty Kitty RescueLast Thursday Lisa was walking in her work parking lot when she saw a cat running up to her, meowing. The kitty kept signaling the woman as if she was trying to tell her something. She followed the cat who led her all the way to a tiny drain up by the building. "When Lisa got close to the drain, she could hear a kitten down the hole frantically crying. Because...
  • More than 65K sign petition urging LSU to stop using live Tiger mascot

    09/14/2018 7:10:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 13, 2018 | Jason Owens
    On Thursday, LSU marked the second birthday of its Tiger mascot named Mike VII. On the same day, a petition urging the school to end its practice of holding a live tiger captive for entertainment approached its goal of 70,000 online signatures.
  • The Joy When Girl with Special Needs Cuddles Shelter Cat No One Else Wanted

    09/14/2018 4:52:53 AM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 11jan17 | Amy Bojo
    No one at the shelter understood why a cat named Lou couldn't find a home. When a family finally took a chance on the sweet kitty, they knew that Lou is meant for someone very special. Lorca AnimalLou came to the Lorca Animal, a rescue group in Lorca, Spain, hoping for a second chance. He is a very affectionate little guy with a wonderful personality. Lou loves people and is a great cuddler.However, Lou had a hard time finding a home. He waited at the shelter for a long time until a woman named Isa saw something very special...
  • Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill

    09/13/2018 4:59:06 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 77 replies
    WFMY News ^ | 9/13/2018 | Erin Kelly
    Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/nation-now/eating-dogs-and-cats-banned-in-us-in-house-passed-bill/465-040343ab-080f-46e2-8274-9cc075d3a8b8 Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill Eating dogs and cats banned in House-passed bill NATION-NOW Author:Erin Kelly Updated:1:59 PM EDT September 13, 2018 WASHINGTON – The House has passed legislation that would outlaw the slaughter of dogs and cats for food – a practice that, although rare, is still legal in 44 states. The bipartisan bill by Florida Reps. Vern Buchanan, a Republican; and Alcee Hastings, a Democrat; would amend the federal Animal Welfare Act to ban the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption in...
  • One time long-distance move with cats

    09/10/2018 8:23:41 PM PDT · by CatOwner · 111 replies
    Self | 9/10/18 | Self
    We're a couple months away (fingers crossed) from selling our house and moving from California to Texas. What we're trying to determine is the best way to move our three indoor-only cats. It should be noted that a 10 minute drive to the vet is a challenge. Not sure how we're going to handle a 1,700+ mile move.
  • Kitten with Hazy Eyes Who Was Left On the Steps, Finds Someone She's Been Waiting for

    09/10/2018 4:51:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 8sep18 | Amy Bojo
    A tiny tortie kitten was left in a cardboard box on the steps of a shelter in New Jersey. She was in need of foster care, so the Union County animal hospital took her in until they could find her a forever home.She was named after Storm from X-Men because of her eyes. TracyTracy and Derek found little Storm on the animal hospital's Facebook page. "We instantly fell in love. We knew she would need special care because she appeared to be blind," Tracy told Love Meow. "We didn't care. We had to make her part of our family."...