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  • Texas police capture rattlesnake stared down by 'fearless cat'

    04/24/2017 10:34:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UPI ^ | April 24, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    A Texas police department shared photos from the capture of a massive rattlesnake spotted by bird-watchers hanging out next to a "fearless cat." The Laguna Vista Police Department said the Bay Area Birders of LV reported they were on a walking trail Thursday when they spotted the snake.
  • Mountain Lion Snatches Small Dog from Pescadero Home: Sheriff

    04/19/2017 3:01:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | April 19, 2017 | Michelle Roberts
    Vickie Fought says she saw "wet, very clear, large paw prints" after her dog was taken from her bedroomThe San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents on the Peninsula to lock and secure their homes after a women reported that a mountain lion attacked her dog in Pescadero, California. Deputies responded early Monday morning to a report of a mountain lion entering a home and snatching a small dog. Vickie Fought told deputies she and her 12-year-old daughter were sleeping in a bedroom with their small dog at the foot of their bed and the back door open a...
  • Owner of Now-Defunct Cuddles Cat Cafe Jailed for Lying About Cats' Health

    04/18/2017 4:54:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 19 Apr 2017
    The owner of the now-defunct Cuddles Cat Cafe was on Tuesday (Apr 18) sentenced to two weeks' jail for giving false information about the health of the cats on his premises. Jonathan Tan Wei-De was also fined S$3,500 for failing to comply with licensing conditions, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said in a media release. Tan's cat cafe was thrust in the spotlight in October 2014 when the AVA was alerted to allegations of mismanagement of diseased cats there. He was also believed to have provided falsified cat health records when applying for a temporary licence with...
  • Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to ban eating of cat and dog meat

    04/14/2017 11:25:20 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    China Post ^ | April 11, 2017 | The China Post news staff
    Taiwan has passed landmark animal protection laws imposing fines for the consumption of dog and cat meat as well as jail time for those who kill and torture animals. The Animal Protection Act amendments approved by the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday punish the sale, purchase or consumption of dog or cat meat with fines ranging from NT$50,000 to NT$2 million. The amendment's sponsor, Kuomintang Legislator Wang Yu-min, said that while some localities already had measures banning dog and cat meat consumption, national legislation was needed. She noted that Taiwan was the first country in Asia to pass such legislation.
  • Taiwan Bans Sale, Eating of Dog and Cat Meat

    04/12/2017 4:45:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Taiwan has outlawed the consumption of dog and cat meat, as the island’s legislature on Tuesday passed a landmark amendment to its animal protection laws. The island’s official Central News Agency (CNA) said the revision showed the transition “from a society in which dog meat was regularly consumed” to where “many people treat pet cats and dogs as valued members of their families.” Previously, the Animal Protection Act only covered the slaughter and sale of dog and cat meat. Individuals who eat or trade dog or cat meat can now be fined between $1,640 to $8,200. The amendment also bans...
  • Cat Missing From Denver for 9 Months Found in Dallas

    04/01/2017 3:04:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Mar 31, 2017 | Hannah Everman
    Harvey was found stuck in a 25-foot hole in a Dallas construction siteA cat missing from Denver since last June turned up at a construction site in Dallas this week. It's been a long journey for Harvey the cat. A total of 794 miles, to be exact. Construction workers found Harvey stuck in a 25-foot hole at their site in Highland Park, according to a post from the city of Dallas. It took Dallas Animal Services about six hours to free the cat. He was caked in mud, but otherwise in good shape. After being cleaned up, Animal Services found...
  • Adorable video shows cats 'training scientist' to bring them food every time they ring a bell

    03/31/2017 6:28:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 31, 2017 | Rod Ardehali
    A pair of kittens 'trained' a human to bring them treats every time they ring a bell. In a twist on the famous Pavlov's Dog experiment, where a canine was conditioned to associate food with the sound of a bell, some Twitter users have suggested in jest that the cats were in fact training the human. The adorable footage shows the two cats pawing at a bell and then given a treat.
  • ~*~*~*~THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD~*~*~*~

    03/31/2017 5:57:04 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 46 replies
    WHO'S SIDE ARE YOU ON? Dogs? What is a Dog? Dogs spend all day sprawled on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the house. They can hear a package of food opening half a block away, but don't hear you when you're in the same room. They can look dumb and lovable all at the same time. They growl when they are not happy. When you want to play, they want to play. When you want to be alone, they want to play. They leave their toys everywhere. CONCLUSION: They're tiny men in little fur coats. Where Dogs...
  • Larry? Downing Street cat catches a mouse in his claws only to let it run free [tr]

    03/16/2017 1:11:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2017 | George Odling
    He is one of the most famous mousers in the world and has spent half a decade longer at Number 10 than Theresa May. But has Larry the Cat lost his bloodthirsty edge? Downing Street insiders have said the docile moggy is happy to snooze while mice scurry past his nose and that he lacks the killer instinct of some of his more ferocious colleagues. While staff are full of praise for the skills of Treasury cat Gladstone and Palmerston of the Foreign Office, Larry has been spotted playing with a mouse before allowing it to scamper off.
  • Hilarious video captures cute cat mumbling to himself while hunting birds on the patio

    02/28/2017 9:41:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Febuary 28, 2017 | Ariel Zilber
    Bird-watching can be frustrating – especially if you’re a cat. An internet video showing a feline apparently mumbling to itself while looking for birds through a window has gone viral on Monday. As of Monday afternoon, it had generated over 1.4 million views on YouTube. One can only wonder what the cat is saying.
  • Reality TV show livestreaming kittens called Keeping Up With The Kattarshians becomes a hit [tr]

    02/24/2017 9:38:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 23, 2017 | Hannah Al-Othman
    A new fly-on-the-wall reality TV show called Keeping Up With The Kattarshians featuring a gang of adorable kittens has become a surprise hit in Iceland. The cats, from a local animal rescue shelter, live together in an over-sized dollhouse, which has been rigged with hidden cameras. The programme was created in partnership with the Icelandic Cat Protection Society.
  • Owning a cat won't make you mentally ill, study says

    02/22/2017 9:41:16 AM PST · by fruser1 · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | Fox News
    Owning a cat won't make you mentally ill, study says Although you may hold suspicions about your neighbor who feeds the local stray cats, new research has found no link between owning a feline and exhibiting psychotic symptoms. The University College London findings cast doubt on previous research, which suggested that people who grew up with cats are at a higher risk of mental illness. “The message for cat owners is clear: there is no evidence that cats pose a risk to children’s mental health,” Dr. Francesca Solmi, the study’s lead author, said in a news release. “In our study,...
  • To declaw cats or not? New Jersey could be first with ban

    02/08/2017 7:54:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 91 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 10:33 AM EST | Shawn Marsh
    Cats would keep their claws under a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to prohibit declawing. The measure, which cleared the lower house of the Legislature last month, bans onychectomies and flexor tendonectomies on a cat or any animal unless a veterinarian deems them medically necessary. A vote on the measure was delayed in a state Senate committee Monday, and it’s not clear when it will move forward. The practice, often undertaken to prevent cats from shredding furniture or injuring humans or other pets, is already banned in several California cities and in nearly 20 countries. …
  • Women's March in DC leaves millions of cats hungry at home

    01/29/2017 4:06:02 PM PST · by maddog55 · 17 replies
    People's Cube ^ | 1/22/2017, 12:54 am | Red Square 1/22/2017, 12:54 am
    Following yesterday's Inauguration, half a million American women put on their pink "pussyhats" and marched on Washington, D.C., leaving an estimated 2.5 million starving, meowing cats in their homes completely unattended and deprived of their scheduled mandatory hugs and prolonged belly rubs. Organized by Planned Parenthood, Council for American-Islamic Relations, the Communist Party, and other progressive movements, American women came to Donald Trump's doorstep to express their anger, fury, indignation, and outrage over the fact that they can't name a single right that men have and women don't. Another reason to be enraged was, of course, that while they were...
  • Amputee cats given bionic paws in groundbreaking surgery

    01/27/2017 12:44:39 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 27, 2017 | Helena Horton
    Two cats have been given a new lease of life in what is thought to be a surgery first for Europe aside from Britain. Black-and-white Pooh was given two new paws, after losing his legs after an accident at just one year old.
  • Cats and dogs are equally intelligent - new research

    01/26/2017 7:30:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 25, 2017 | Henry Bodkin
    It is a question that for centuries dog lovers and cat lovers have fought over like, well, cats and dogs: which animal is more intelligent? Now scientists in Japan appear finally to have settled the matter by proving cats are just as good as their canine counterparts at various memory tests, suggesting they could be equally clever.
  • 2 people, 2 cats found dead in Berkeley apartment, police say it's suspicious

    01/23/2017 7:38:00 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 80 replies
    ktvu.com ^ | January 23, 2017
    BERKELEY, Calif. (KTVU) - The Berkeley Police Department is investigating the bodies of two people and two cats found inside an apartment unit on Monday and is calling it a "suspicious circumstance". According to police, the two people, described to be in their 30s, were residents of a four-plex building on the 3000 block of Deakin Street.
  • Extreme PMS? Scientists say the symptoms may be caused by a parasite carried by your CAT

    01/23/2017 6:53:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 23, 2017 | Pat Hagan
    For some women, that time of the month can be so bad it triggers a complete emotional meltdown. But those who suffer severe forms of premenstrual syndrome may be suffering from more than raging hormones – their symptoms could be caused by a parasite carried by cats, research suggests. Scientists found women with extreme symptoms such as depression and anger are more likely than others to have the parasite in their bloodstream.
  • Adorable little girl meets her kitten.....

    01/22/2017 4:41:26 AM PST · by Doogle · 23 replies
    YT ^ | 01/17/2017 | Yt
    Little girl meets her kitten... https://youtu.be/Zg_vjRKIjak
  • Addicts hurting pets to get pain reliever commonly given to animals, vets say

    01/18/2017 9:30:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    news10 ^ | January 17, 2017 | Carmen Chau
    SLINGERLANDS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Reports claim addicts have begun hurting their pets to get ahold of a pain killer given to pets with arthritis. Veterinarians at The Animal Hospital in Slingerlands said they don’t carry the drug Tramadol in-house because they’re worried addicts will use it for themselves instead of their pets. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration declared Tramadol a controlled substance three years ago. Since then, the commonly used pain medication for pets with arthritis became available only as a prescription at pharmacies. “There’s unfortunately always the risk of abuse with any of these medications, and it’s a sad...