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  • 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."...
  • Cat Taken in to Be Euthanized But Vet Refused and Saved Her Life Instead

    09/06/2018 7:16:08 AM PDT · by vannrox · 44 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 9-6-2018 | Amy Bojo
    Mischa the cat spent all her life with her previous owner until things started to change when she was nine years old. As the household grew and she continued to age, they had less time to be with her and she started having some urinary tract issues. Chatons Orphelins Montréal"Her former owner contacted a local veterinary clinic to make an appointment, but it wasn't for treatment for the cat. It was for euthanasia," Chatons Orphelins Montréal, a rescue group in Montréal, Canada, shared with Love Meow. The clinic didn't want to put down a cat whose illness was treatable....
  • Cats could be banned in a New Zealand town. ‘It’s like a police state,’ resident says

    08/30/2018 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | By Josh Magness
    “It’s like a police state.” That is Nico Jarvis’ complaint after the New Zealand government announced a plan to eventually ban all cats in her village of Omaui, according to the Otago Daily Times. Ali Meade, biosecurity operations manager for Environment Southland, said the proposed plan would prevent people from purchasing any new cats — and require owners to neuter, register and microchip any current felines they have at home, the newspaper reported. The ban is needed because Omaui has nature reserves, Meade reportedly told Newshub, and the cats are “preying on native birds” and “all sorts of things.” New...
  • Greek cat sanctuary hiring caretaker to live on island, supervise 55 cats

    08/12/2018 2:26:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    The job posting seems normal enough until you learn that the sanctuary isn’t in some sad brick building lined with cages, but is instead located on the stunning Greek island of Syros, where all the cats run free. With the job, you’ll not only have the love of many cats, but you’ll also have a fully paid for, modern little house with its own garden that also has a view of the Aegean Sea, and a small salary to boot.
  • Buy Stove Top Stuffing Mix or Own a Cat? You’re Probably White, According to a New Study

    08/10/2018 8:02:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 111 replies
    Slate ^ | 07-12-2018 | Rachelle Hampton
    If you’ve managed to make it this far in life without quite figuring out what demographic boxes to tick on the Census form, a recent working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research might have some clues for you. According to the Washington Post, University of Chicago economists Marianne Bertrand and Emir Kamenica “taught machines to guess a person’s income, political ideology, race, education, and gender based on either their media habits, their consumer behavior, their social and political beliefs, and even how they spent their time.” The results are, at times, surprisingly granular and seemingly nonsensical: Owning...
  • Cats Sailed With Vikings to Conquer The World, Says Genetic Study

    08/08/2018 10:58:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    n the first large-scale study of ancient feline DNA, the results reveal how our inscrutable friends were domesticated in the Near East and Egypt some 15,000 years ago, before spreading across the globe and into our hearts. The study was presented at the International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology in Oxford, UK back in 2016, and sequenced DNA from 209 cats that lived between 15,000 and 3,700 years ago - so from just before the advent of agriculture right up to the 18th century. Found in more than 30 archaeological sites in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, these ancient feline...
  • Our Fat Pets: Sixty percent of cats tip the scales at unhealthy weights [tr]

    08/02/2018 6:36:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 2, 2018 | Susan Jenks
    Like most cats, Max had a swagger in his walk. But because he was slightly overweight, the 15-year-old Maine coon began having trouble “jumping up on things,” his owner says, the extra pounds worsening his arthritis. So his owner, Jaime Wilson, decided her pet needed to go on a diet — barely two tablespoons of dry food in the morning and again at night, along with a larger portion of canned wet food once a day and a supervised exercise program that included treadmill work and running through stationary poles.
  • Business students more likely to have a brain parasite spread by cats

    07/27/2018 12:34:25 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 31 replies
    New Scientist ^ | Jul 25, 2018 | By New Scientist staff and Press Association
    An analysis of students in the US has found that those who have a certain type of brain parasite are more likely to be majoring in business studies. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite carried by cats. It can infect people through contact with cat faeces, poorly cooked meat, or contaminated water, and as many as one-third of the world’s population may be infected. The parasite doesn’t make us feel sick, but it forms cysts in the brain where it can remain for the rest of a person’s life. Some studies have linked infection with the parasite to slower reaction...
  • Study reveals that felines BULLY other pets because they are not as well domesticated as their [tr]

    07/24/2018 11:44:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2018 | Victoria Allen
    Cats like to act like they rule roost – as anyone who lives with one will tell you. And now scientists have found that it really is the cat, and certainly not the owner, who is responsible for harmony in the home. Experts at the University of Lincoln have discovered cats are the 'key player' in maintaining good karma when its sworn enemy, a dog, is brought into the household. For although they may be descended from wolves, with big, loud barks and fearsome teeth, dogs are likely to find themselves bullied mercilessly if they live with a cat.
  • Security footage shows cats reacting to an earthquake before it hit an Osaka cafe

    07/23/2018 7:28:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 67 replies
    https://pickle.nine.com. ^ | 7/18 | Dannielle Maguire
    We’re not saying that every time your cat does something weird it’s a signal of an impending natural disaster, but you might want to start paying attention. Because, as this security footage shows, cats apparently have a sense for that kind of thing. This footage was take at the Cat Café Catchy in Japan, when an earthquake struck Osaka in June. Moments before the café started to shake, the cats seem to react to a loud noise or a thump. They jolt awake, looking around as if expecting to see what woke them from their naps. Then the building begins...
  • Family Saw Photos of Their Missing Cat on Shelter Page, Tearful Reunion After 2 Years...

    07/20/2018 9:33:43 PM PDT · by vannrox · 43 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 11APR17 | Amy Bojo
    A senior cat that had been missing for 2 1/2 years was reunited with his family after they found his pictures on a shelter's Facebook page. Meet Jimmy!Sue ZelitskyThe 15-year-old tabby cat was rescued and brought to West Milford Animal Shelter (in West Milford, New Jersey) on March 17. One of the volunteers saw him that night and wanted to help get him to a good home soon."Jimmy was picked up not far from West Milford Animal Shelter and brought in as a stray after the blizzard," RC of The Real Cats at West Milford Animal Shelter told Love...
  • Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Ian McKellen Cast in Movie Version of ‘Cats’

    07/20/2018 7:14:23 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Variety ^ | July 20, 2018 | Henry Chu
    Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen have been cast in Working Title’s upcoming movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash musical “Cats.” Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of “The King’s Speech,” will direct “Cats,” which is set to begin shooting in Britain in November. The screenplay by Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”) is based on Lloyd Webber’s musical, which was itself adapted from a book of children’s poems by T.S. Eliot. Hudson, who won an Oscar in 2007 for her breakout role in “Dreamgirls,” will play Grizabella, the former “glamour cat” who falls on hard times and gets...
  • D.C. Cat-Counting Census to Cost $1.5 Million Over Three Years

    07/18/2018 6:43:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 17, 2018 | 12:35 PM EDT | Craig Bannister
    A three-year, $1.5 million effort to count the number of cats living in the nation’s capital launched Tuesday. The “DC Cat Count” census is being conducted a group of scientists and animal welfare organizations, the Washington Post reports. […] The results of the study will “facilitate data-driven cat population management” and improve the lives of both cats and other wildlife residing in D.C., the DC Cat Count website explains. …
  • Pussy Riot claim responsibility for World Cup final pitch invasion

    07/16/2018 10:47:36 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    http://www.sportingnews.com/ ^ | 7/15/18 | Jon Fisher
    The World Cup final was interrupted on Sunday by four pitch invaders dressed in suits, in a concerted action claimed by Pussy Riot. The intruders entered the field at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, causing a brief stoppage in the game between France and Croatia in the 52nd minute. The quartet were allowed to high-five members of the French team before being accosted and unceremoniously dragged off the playing surface. Russian protest group Pussy Riot quickly claimed responsibility in a tweet which read: "Right now, there are four members of the band in the World Cup final." The punk rock...
  • Anti-communist Polish academic upstaged by his cat in interview about current political tensions

    07/08/2018 3:48:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2018
    What should have been a serious interview about political tensions in Poland has become an Internet sensation after a leading academic was upstaged by his attention-seeking cat . Dr Jerzy Targalski, a leading Polish academic and a former anti-communist opposition activist, was giving an interview to Dutch television broadcaster NTR when his cat Lisio decided he wanted to get in on the action.
  • Feline so sleepy! Weary moggies give a masterclass in CAT NAPS proving they can doze off... anywhere

    07/05/2018 6:03:14 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08:24 EDT, 3 July 2018 | Updated: 11:05 EDT, 3 July 2018 | Xantha Leatham For The Daily Mail
    There’s nothing like an afternoon snooze to get you through the day. But these moggies have truly taken the phrase ‘cat nap’ to heart. This brilliant selection of photographs show Britain’s felines fast asleep in a range of bizarre positions. They were all provided by the charity Born Free, who raise awareness about the plight of the world’s most endangered big cats. Cat lovers across Britain have taken pictures of their pets in the most bizarre positions, including this feline who looks particularly relaxed in its bedAnother cat is pictured here going down for a nap in a plant pot,...