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  • Cat's Bricked-in Ordeal Ends After 27 Days

    Simba, from Meckenheim, North Rhine-Westphalia, was freed by firefighters after a neighbour heard a scratching sound in her newly-renovated bathroom. “It's a miracle, a gift,” owner Helga Henkel, who lost track of Simba after the night of March 8th, told the Bonn General-Anzeiger. “We looked everywhere for Simba, hung up notices, watched out for cats' eyes with a torch at night,” she said. Professor Reto Neiger of the Small Animals Clinic in Gießen said that cats could survive for a long time on very little water, as they were formerly desert-dwelling animals. Although four weeks is a long time to...
  • Dogs Meet Their Kitten Siblings for the First Time [video]

    04/06/2015 4:28:08 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 35 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | April 6, 2015 | Fred
    From the very first clip, one can clearly see that not all dogs don’t like cats. In fact, some of the dogs in this video seem to think maybe that’s just a very strange looking dog. No matter what they are thinking the at the first meeting, there’s always bound to be plenty of cuteness, and loads of silly fun for these dog and kitten siblings.
  • Move over Grumpy Cat! Frowning feline Pompous Albert becomes latest Instagram star thanks [tr]

    04/06/2015 5:56:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2015 | Maybelle Morgan
    Move over Grumpy Cat - the latest sourpuss to become an internet sensation is scowling feline Pompous Albert. The grey cat with tufty hair and a permanent frown, from Salt Lake City, has already racked up a remarkable 44.1K followers on Instagram. Albert, who's a Selkirk Rex cat, was also named after his famous lookalike - Albert Einstein, thanks to his wild locks, which are a trademark of his breed.
  • Cats And Vacuums

    04/04/2015 8:57:37 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Cats And Vacuums
  • Karl Lagerfeld’s cat made $4-million in the past year. What have you done with your life?

    04/03/2015 7:13:25 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | April 2, 2015 | Hannah Furness, The Telegraph
    It already leads one of the most charmed lives on the planet, spoilt with the finest food and first-class care. Now Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, has also been confirmed as one of the richest members of the fashion industry, with its annual earnings matching even the most coveted of models. The Siamese cat, described by the designer as “sophisticated” has earned €3-million (just over $4-million) for just two advertising jobs in the past year: a collaboration with the Japanese cosmetics brand Shu Uemura and posing for a Vauxhall Corsa car calendar.
  • Cats who rose from the ashes of East Village fire:

    04/02/2015 10:35:07 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/02/15 | DAVID MCCORMACK FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Woman who lost her home in gas blast gets reunited with her two beloved felines who survived by hiding under a bed Kathleen Blomberg was forced to leave her beloved pets behind when she fleed her apartment after the gas explosion last Thursday She was finally reunited with Kitty Cordelia and Sebastian on Wednesday The ASPCA had found the two tramatized cats hidden under Blomberg's bed in the abandoned home 'I have no words, because, I mean, they're my children,' said an emotional Blomberg following the reunion
  • Accused B.C. terrorist wanted someone to care for her cat after attack, trial hears

    03/25/2015 1:45:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 3-25-2015 | Canadian Press
    As her husband writes out a list of supplies needed to stage a terrorist attack in Victoria, Amanda Korody presses an undercover officer to find someone to look after the couple's cat after they are gone. "(She's) a beautiful cat, wonderful personality, but obviously under the circumstances we need to find someone who will care for her," says the accused B.C. terrorist in a covert police recording made in early May 2013 and played before a B.C. Supreme Court jury on Wednesday. "Preferably a Muslim," adds Korody's partner and co-accused, John Nuttall, prompting the undercover officer to promise he will...
  • Cat Owner Instant Karma (video)

    03/23/2015 1:22:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 15, 2015 | LiveLeak
    Cat Owner Instant Karma
  • Nevada Bill Would Allow Sick Pets to Use Medical Marijuana

    03/18/2015 10:16:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 17, 2015 | MICHELLE RINDELS
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. — Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.</p>
  • Help for male cats with urinary tract issues *VANITY*

    03/17/2015 9:06:56 AM PDT · by rarestia · 90 replies
    My Noggin ^ | 17 March 2015 | The Rarest
    I'm hoping the FR community can help me with a seemingly chronic feline issue. I have two boys, Luke and Drake, who are from the same litter. They are very different cats. A few years ago, Luke developed urinary crystals. He was straining to urinate, would squat on everything, and he was generally irritable. Vet gave us anti-spasmatics to keep him from trying to urinate excessively and antibiotics to clear up any infections. After a few weeks, his symptoms cleared up, and he seemed better. Two weeks later, he started again, we put him through the same regimen, and this...
  • Classical music and cats-still a good thing

    03/16/2015 4:34:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    examiner ^ | March 13, 2015
    Classical music with its soothing melodic tones and harmonies is now more readily accepted in pet care as being a positive for the animals who get to listen but is it really? The answer may be “yes”, “no” and “it depends on what kind.” In addition to being able to observe a positive impact, it makes sense that the right sort of classical music needs to be played from the animal perspective to be effective. Soothing music may have a universal component for all species. Factors such as lower pitch and regular tempo are typically associated with more pleasant music...
  • Why Pit Bulls Must NEVER Be Introduced To Kittens [videos]

    03/11/2015 12:32:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    The Animal Rescue Site ^ | 3/10/15 | Julie E. H.
    Pit bulls and kittens are a lethal combo: they may seriously kill you with cuteness. When the two are combined, all sorts of terrible things can happen. We have the perfect countdown of videos displaying all kinds of unforgivable behavior. Warning: The videos below may simulate the emotional effect of sticks of dynamite packed with “AWWWW.” We strongly suggest you endure the pain.
  • Cat takes on turtle in dizzy garden game [video]

    03/09/2015 10:41:22 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 8 Mar 2015 | Carri Taylor
    Last week the internet went mental after a wildlife photographer snapped a picture of a feisty weasel hitching a ride of the back of a woodpecker.This week’s battle of the species is between a cat… and a tortoise.The shelled creatures are usually best known for taking on hares in running races.But this tortoise decided he fancied a game of “tag” with his fluffy feline friend, sneaking round a garden post.Happy Sunday.
  • Two Kittens Rescued and Raised By a Garbage Man, Their Journey in Videos

    03/08/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    A garbage man found two tiny orphan day-old kittens in a brush pile. “I couldn’t leave them there,” he said. “Simon has needed the most love and attention (he got sick and weak a couple times – but he’s fine now), if he were left in the alley where we collected the brush pile that day, I know in my heart he would not be alive right now.
  • VIDEO Lion opens family’s car door at safari park

    03/05/2015 12:01:26 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 31 replies
    WOKV ^ | 03/05/15 | COX
    One curious lion came right up to the family’s car, peered in and then managed to open the car door with its mouth.
  • Weird Cat Facts: 8 Reasons Your Cat Likes to Lick You

    03/03/2015 3:50:18 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    Catster ^ | Feb 23rd 2015 | JaneA Kelley
    Today’s weird science question comes from Kendraw:“My cat is obsessed with licking me. She will tolerate pets, but what she really wants to do when she needs attention is to lick me anywhere she can get skin. She won't lick my face, thank goodness, but my arm, elbow, and hand are fair game! She will literally hold me down in her paws and clean me. And it's not just a few licks; she gets quite thorough about it. I've tried bitter spray. No luck. I know it’s a sign of affection, but is there any way I can gently get...
  • A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island' (Photos)

    03/03/2015 6:12:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 3, 2015 | Alan Taylor
    Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people. In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village. Cats outnumber humans six to one on the island. Recently becoming popular online, tiny Aoshima has seen a steep rise in tourist visits, overwhelming the handful of permanent residents.
  • When You See What These Big Cats Are Doing You’ll Realize… They’re Just Cats.

    03/02/2015 8:06:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Life Buzz ^ | 3-2-15 | Amanda-staff
    There's nothing in this world that your cat loves more than the giant box in your basement - not even you. For a cat, a box can serve as a rip-roaring good time, a place to safely descend into sweet slumber, or as temple of solitude when humans are being utterly insufferable. In fact, boxes are so pleasing to felines, even the big ones like to get their box on.
  • Cats Are Teaching Dogs to be the Fluffy Pillows they Are [photo essay]

    02/27/2015 9:56:14 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 44 replies
    It might be slightly degrading, but being a pillow is better than the fear of constant attack. Okay dog, you can stay Via: kamil1308 I suppose there's no reason we can't get along Via: kamil1308 Even if you're slobbery and not too bright Via: kamil1308 You're still fluffy, like an oversized pillow Via: kamil1308 As long as you just lie down and don't move Via: kamil1308 Maybe we can actually be friends Via: kamil1308 Seriously, not a muscle Via: kamil1308 Don't think this works two ways though Via: kamil1308 I always get top bunk Via: kamil1308 Naps are dictated by...
  • WATCH: Puppy and Baby Cheetah Become Best Friends at San Diego Zoo [2 videos]

    02/27/2015 2:24:37 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    Pet360 ^ | ? | Grieves, Deidre
    Puppies may be the cutest animals on the planet. They wag and wobble and smell completely amazing. We love puppies. But there is one thing we love even more than baby canines—when puppies and other adorable animals become best friends. That’s exactly what is going on at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California. Ruuxa, one of the park’s new cheetah cubs was recently paired with Raina, a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, and the pair have become inseparable. The park began to socialize Ruuxa with Raina when the cheetah was 6 weeks old and the dog was just 7 weeks...
  • Japanese Company Fills Offices with Cats to Help Employees Unwind and Improve Productivity

    02/25/2015 8:13:46 AM PST · by Abathar · 32 replies
    Oddity Central ^ | 1/13/2015 | Sumitra
    In a cramped city like Tokyo, where owning a pet is a luxury and most apartments have strict no-pets policies, it’s hard for cat lovers to spend quality time with their favorite animals. In response, cat cafés have cropped up all over the city, where people get to sip delicious beverages while petting a purring kitty. But even that doesn’t come close to having a cat in your own home, because the time spent with the furry creatures is quite limited. That’s why a Japanese company has come up with a great idea to get its employees to interact with...
  • Crazy cat people [pix]

    02/25/2015 12:10:22 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 77 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/24/15 | Andreanne Lupien
    These are the hilariously imaginative pictures of people in purr-fectly normal scenarios surrounded by playful felines. The photographer has put together this quirky set of photos to celebrate her love of cats. Andréanne Lupien, the 23-year-old photographer from Canada, believes in fairy tales, happy endings, magic — and cats. She said: “I had fun taking pictures of myself with my cat and putting it around me in the room.” (Caters News)
  • Is Sweden's Missan the world's oldest living cat?

    02/23/2015 9:20:01 AM PST · by 9thLife · 30 replies
    The Local SE ^ | Published: 22 Feb 2015 16:46 GMT+01:00 | unattributed
    Missan, 29, may be the world’s oldest cat, according to its Swedish owner who says that aside from suffering from some minor back and kidney problems, there is no reason why her furry friend won't make it to the grand age of 30. Missan the Swedish farm cat is turning 30 this spring and may be the world oldest living cat. By far. “I read an article about another cat that was supposed to be the world’s oldest, and I just thought to myself: ‘mine is older!’,” Missan’s owner Åsa Wickberg, from Karlskoga, told the TT news agency. According to...
  • There’s a puking cat in the background of this massage video

    02/23/2015 2:14:46 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 21 Feb 2015 | Nicholas Reilly
    While there are few things more relaxing than a good massage, there’s something in this instructional video that slightly takes away from the peaceful environment.Oh, that’s it – a vomiting cat.An eagle-eyed Reddit user spotted the sickly animal, which can be seen barfing its guts up outside a window at approximately 12 seconds into the clip.Here’s the elusive puking cat’s location (Picture: YouTube) While the whole clip lasts several minutes, it becomes fairly tedious pretty quickly, and we can’t help thinking that the inclusion of more puking pets would have livened it up a little bit.It’s not clear why the animal decided to...
  • Kitten Vs. A Scary Thing

    02/22/2015 9:56:49 AM PST · by Twotone · 22 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | Ignoramusky
    A small kitten enters the living room when, to its horror, it spots a mysterious green object on the floor. Not sure how to approach it, the little feline jumps around it in circles. Finally, the cat decides it's safer to just leave the scary thing alone.
  • Cat plays dead to avoid going for a walk

    02/21/2015 6:14:58 AM PST · by Doogle · 59 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 12/19/14 | RDX Zone
    This cat is determined he is not going out for a walk A good morning chuckle. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sy1MDHZ27M&feature=youtu.be
  • Grumpy Cat's new rival Sauerkraut is taking over the internet [w/pix]

    02/19/2015 9:40:45 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 81 replies
    News 96.5 ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Samantha Jordan and Ken Tyndall
    Looks like there's a new sourpuss in town. Meet Sauerkraut. The 2-year-old kitty with the permanent look of disdain lives in Oklahoma after being adopted from an animal shelter by Amy and Patrick Bender. Her disapproving look is caused by a neurological disorder called Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome and has to wear clothes to stop her from injuring herself. But don't mistake her look for her personality: Sauerkraut's owner's say she's one happy cat.
  • Our fluffy snow-loving creature - Nala compilation

    02/14/2015 7:19:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    Nala is our 5 year old Norwegian Forest Cat / Maine Coon mix living in Norway
  • Cat Bed Or Your Bed? Cat Napping With Your Favorite Feline

    02/13/2015 9:26:20 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 67 replies
    Global Animal ^ | February 13, 2015 | Global Animal
    It’s well-known that cats love their sleep. After all, they don’t call it a “cat nap” for nothing! Your bed may not be the place of rest and relaxation that you’d hoped for, but if you’re a cat lover, you’ll put up with almost anything just to be able to cuddle up with your furry friend.Take a look at the infographic below for some of the pros and cons of sleeping with your cat. These funny feline sleeping habits are sure to make you laugh. — Global Animal
  • Wife Bursts Into Tears When She Wakes Up to Her Husband Talking to A Long Lost Love in the Kitchen

    02/12/2015 12:10:49 PM PST · by goldstategop · 57 replies
    Liftbump ^ | 02/10/2015 | Daniela
    What Ann didn’t know was that 20 minutes after she left Mr. Fancy at the shelter, he escaped. One month later, Ann woke up at 5:30 AM to the voice of her husband talking with someone in the kitchen. When she went to investigate she saw Mr. Fancy sitting at her husband’s feet. She started to cry as the cat ran into her open arms. Mr. Fancy had found his way home. “I think he had a guardian angel looking out for him, directing him back to my house. I love him so much and feel we were meant to...
  • Cats Welcoming Soldiers Home

    02/10/2015 12:54:57 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 02/10/15
    Originally found on E Online! It's still there now. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgcIBRxjBjY
  • Cat and Squirrel's complicated relationship

    02/07/2015 12:15:11 PM PST · by Bobalu · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Shannon Apple
    Adorable video of a pet cat and pet squirrel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMWItiji2aY
  • Cat Mourns His Dog Friend in the Sweetest Way [photo]

    02/07/2015 2:27:34 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | February 7, 2015 | Melanie
    Losing a family member is always hard. And not just for us, but for our pets, too. They sense that something is awry, and they quickly notice the absence of that person or other pet. This cat is mourning his dog friend, and expresses his grief in such a heart-touching way.In January, Redditor enns5320 posted a photo of his cat with the caption:My dog recently passed and we got a statue and have its collar around it in memory. This was my cat’s reaction when he found it.   It looks like someone could use a hug. And maybe soon, a...
  • Why DO cats love boxes? Scientists say it could be predatory behaviour

    02/04/2015 6:35:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Large boxes, shoe boxes, and even just items that look like boxes – cats, it seems, can't resist squeezing into cardboard spaces. Scientists say they haven't fully understood why our feline friends have an affinity for boxes, but they have a number of theories. The most popular is that cats are instinctively drawn to boxes because they offer security and shelter from predators while they stalk their prey.
  • At Hemingway's House, Tourists Come for Culture — Stay for the Cats [pix]

    02/03/2015 1:50:56 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    Yahoo! Travel ^ | 2/3/15 | Jo Piazza
    No one loved telling stories quite like Ernest Hemingway loved telling stories. Like most grand storytellers, the writer also had a fervent affection for local legends, which is how he became smitten with the idea of owning a six-toed mitten cat. Back at the turn of the century, sailors believed that six-toed cats, also called gypsy cats, were good luck, and they wanted them aboard their ships. This led to an abundance of six-toed cats in porttowns like Key West, Fla., in the thirties and forties.
  • African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage

    01/28/2015 3:06:16 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies
    livescience.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Megan Gannon
    African golden cats are hardly ever photographed in the wild. In their rare, camera-trap cameos, the cats are usually seen licking their spotted fur or innocuously inspecting the unfamiliar lens. But recently, scientists captured a much more dynamic scene: a golden cat crashing a party of red colobus monkeys in Uganda.
  • Zombie Cat in Tampa Rises from the Grave

    01/28/2015 10:23:25 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    CBS News - local ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 | CBS Miami
    Bart the cat should be renamed zombie cat after he was hit by a car, buried and then crawled out of his grave five days later. According to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, they’ve seen many cases at their clinic but “this situation may take the cake!” They are now caring for a 2-3 year old black and white cat named Bart who was found by his owner after being hit by a car. The cat appeared to be lifeless and his owner, Ellis Hutson, buried him in a shallow grave. Five days later, the cat showed up in...
  • Rise of the zombie cat: Pet who was 'killed' and buried climbed out of his grave five days later

    01/27/2015 12:03:36 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 01/27/2015 | By Kieran Corcoran
    Bart found in a pool of blood more  than a week ago and pronounced deadDespite being buried, he showed up  at owner's house in Tampa, FloridaRescuers think he came to  underground, clawed his way out then hidTook five days for his miraculous  return - and now needs surgery to survive  A cat that was run  down by a car and written off for dead apparently clawed its way out of the  grave and made its way home to be fed.Bart, a pet found  on the street in a pool of blood more than a week ago, was pronounced dead...
  • Boston Terrier nurses orphan kittens

    01/27/2015 12:29:30 PM PST · by aomagrat · 20 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 26 January 2015 | Brooke Holden
    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WMBF) - A Lowcountry woman got quite the surprise when her Boston Terrier began nursing orphan kittens. Shannon Williams said her daughter found the litter of kittens in the woods behind their home in Mount Pleasant. After bringing the litter inside, Memory, her 5-year-old Boston Terrier, began nurturing and cuddling with the days-old kittens. “We laid the kittens on a dog bed, and [Memory] cuddled with them,” Williams recalled. Meanwhile, Williams went to the pet supply store for milk replacement. She said she didn't need the supplement long, “One week later, [Memory's] milk came in.” Memory had...
  • Intense and cute crazy cat video

    01/27/2015 11:59:39 AM PST · by Crazieman · 20 replies
    Just cute stuff to brighten one's day.
  • Cats Are Finally Getting Geneticists' Attention

    01/24/2015 3:27:14 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    January 15, 2015 ^ | January 15, 2015 | Carl Engelking
    Consumer doggie DNA testing is old hat at this point, having been around since 2007. But cat-lovers who wish to decipher their pet's breed are out of luck -- no such tests exist for felines. That fact reflects the state of the underlying science. Since the first full dog genome was sequenced ten years ago, geneticists have identified hundreds of genes behind canine diseases and physical traits. By comparison, just a handful of such genes have been identified in cats. But a group of geneticists is working to close this gap by sequencing 99 domestic cats. This week the researchers...
  • Cat Issue

    01/21/2015 7:50:19 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 69 replies
    We had a serious cat issue tonight, and I'd like to post this so that others can avoid it. As some of you know, we acquired two young cats over the past couple of weeks. They've adjusted really well - they are male siblings; but something happened tonight. A friend of ours, another Cat person, gave us a bag of toys for the cats. There were lots of nice toys in there, but one of them was a very small, very silky mouse - small enough to fit into a cat's mouth (about an inch long). "They" make cat toys...
  • Cat cafe offers a place to snuggle, with reservations

    01/18/2015 12:21:42 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/15/2016 | William Grimes
    MADELINE WEINSTEIN was reaching for the top of the shelves at Meow Parlour, New York’s new cat cafe, going for the ultimate prize: Roger, the most antisocial animal in the place. Down below, on floor level, nine other cats roamed, batting at toys, leaping exuberantly, bumping heads affectionately against the outstretched hands of customers. Roger remained aloof.
  • From Seminary to the Cemetery, Fascination Persists Over Pets and the Afterlife

    01/17/2015 6:15:55 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 51 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 16, 2015 | MARK OPPENHEIMER
    In December, Pope Francis got the attention of pet owners everywhere when he was quoted as saying, “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” Alas, media outlets, including The New York Times, confused the remarks and the circumstances under which they were made. The pope had actually made a broader comment about heaven during an event in November. The quotation itself was reportedly taken from remarks made years ago by Pope Paul VI.Still, the attention led to renewed interest in a longstanding theological discussion about pets and the afterlife. Questions about the religious status of animals have always been...
  • Mango the Supermarket Cat

    01/16/2015 4:19:14 PM PST · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Mango the cat who made a local supermarket his second home four years ago, has now many fans and admirers. He came to a Tesco store in Tiverton, Devon one day and decided to make it his second home.
  • Hero cat saves baby from freezing to death

    01/15/2015 12:00:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 80 replies
    nypost ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | Chris Perez
    Eat your heart out, Lassie! Masha, a long-haired tabby cat, saved the life of a baby abandoned in the streets of Russia — after she climbed into the box he was discarded in and kept him warm, health officials said. “The baby had only been outside for a few hours and thanks to Masha … he was not damaged by the experience,” a hospital spokesman told Central European News. The whiskered hero even meowed to get the attention of a passerby.
  • Cat declawing bill could outlaw practice across New York State

    01/14/2015 11:28:21 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 177 replies
    AM Network ^ | January 14, 2015 | By NINA RUGGIERO
    New York State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, known for showing her claws against animal cruelty, is pouncing on a new topic: cat declawing. Rosenthal, who represents district 67, mainly covering Manhattan's Upper West Side, has penned a bill that would ban removing cats' claws unless necessary for medical reasons, the New York Daily News reports. The bill has not yet been introduced to the state Senate, but it has been backed by the Humane Society of New York. "Too often, people think that declawing is a simple surgery that removes a cat's nails—the equivalent of having your fingernails trimmed. Sadly, this...
  • Need Cat Advice!

    01/13/2015 7:56:38 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 114 replies
    Hi; I just joined the Kitty-Ping list. I have what is kind of an urgent question about CATS, and our FRiend 'Slings and Arrows' suggested that I post it to the larger group. We adopted a little cat, Leroy, a week ago; he’s about 8 months old and still very kittenish. He's adapted to us and our household very well; but we think he needs a cat companion. We have the choice of adopting one of his brothers, from the same litter; or adopting a female cat who is about 1-1/2 years old, who has already had a litter. I...
  • Just a Quick Reminder: [Today] Is National Dress Up Your Pet Day [video]

    01/13/2015 11:53:20 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 35 replies
    Video at source.
  • Honey Bee, a Blind Cat From Fiji, Enjoys Hiking Near Seattle [w/pix, video]

    01/12/2015 4:37:42 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    Catster ^ | Jan 12th 2015 | Phillip Mlynar
    Honey Bee is a cat, born in Fiji, who just so happens to be blind. Nevertheless, her lack of functioning eyesight hasn't stopped this inquisitive feline from hitting the hiking trails in her new forever home in Seattle -- an appropriate story to tell in January, which is National Walk Your Pet Month.Now rolling with the motto "Bravery, adventure, cuteness," she has also become a YouTube sensation after a video of one of her jaunts escalated to viral heights. The story of Honey Bee begins in Fiji, where she was living in the care of the Animals Fiji organization.