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  • Dog found a lost cat stuck in a storm drain and refused to leave its side

    07/06/2017 7:39:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | July 6. 2017 | Becca Stanek
    A dog's keen sense of smell reunited a long-lost cat with his owner. Shelly Colette was out for a walk with her dog, a border collie Labrador mix named Cash, in New Brunswick, Canada. When Colette and Cash passed by a storm drain, Cash stopped and "refused to move," The Star reported. When Colette peered down the grate, she spotted a cat. It turns out his name was Ghost, and he had been missing for six weeks.
  • How Cats Used Humans to Conquer the World

    06/19/2017 8:25:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 19, 2017 | Sarah Zhang
    Sometime around the invention of agriculture, the cats came crawling. It was mice and rats, probably, that attracted the wild felines. The rats came because of stores of grain, made possible by human agriculture. And so cats and humans began their millennia-long coexistence. This relationship has been good for us of course—formerly because cats caught the disease-carrying pests stealing our food and presently because cleaning up their hairballs somehow gives purpose to our modern lives. But this relationship has been great for cats as species, too. From their native home in the Middle East, the first tamed cats followed humans...
  • Mike Pence's Cat Died

    06/10/2017 10:29:59 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 110 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 10, 2017 | Second Lady
  • House cat protects family from intruder

    06/09/2017 8:23:51 PM PDT · by digger48 · 75 replies
    WISH ^ | June 8, 2017 | Vi Nguyen
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis woman is calling her house cat a hero for protecting her family from a man trying to break into her home on the city’s southeast side. The woman told police she was watching television in her living room when she heard someone at her front door. It happened early Wednesday morning on Finley Avenue near Walker Avenue. Cynthia Kootz told 24-Hour News 8 she got Binky about six years ago. She described him as loyal — her best friend and protector. She said the man pushed open the screen window, and that’s when Binky came...
  • This woman called a cat unprintable names. Now everybody wants to adopt him. (Aussie Cat Rescue)

    06/04/2017 10:11:42 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 44 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 27 2017 | Karin Brulliard
    Then there’s Cat People of Melbourne, an Australian rescue group that recently decided to turn the adorable approach on its head. Instead of emphasizing the cuddly or intelligent nature of one slender black feline in its custody, director Gina Brett wrote an adoption profile that made him sound downright nasty. “Mr. Biggles (also known as Lord Bigglesworth) is an utter utter utter bastard,” Brett wrote. “Mr. Biggles is a despot and dictator, he will let you know he is not happy, which is often because things are often just not up to his high standards.” She went on: “Mr. Biggles...
  • Kitten rescued after being snatched and then dropped from the sky by seagulls

    The four-week-old has been named Sky by her rescuersA tiny kitten was snatched by a seagull from a Welsh holiday park and then dropped from the sky. The four-week-old has now been named Sky by the RSPCA Cymru officers who rescued her. The horror attack happened at the Golden Sands Holiday Camp, at Sandy Cove, Rhyl. She was spotted by members of the public after being attacked by gulls and then dropped from the sky by one of the birds. It is believed the kitten came from a colony of feral cats living close to the holiday park. Sky...
  • Oregon police respond to report of cat armed with gun-shaped stick

    04/27/2017 11:48:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 44 replies
    upi ^ | April 27, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    Police in Oregon issued a "verbal warning" to a cat reportedly seen armed with a gun-shaped stick. Newport Oregon Police Department shared a photo of a black and white cat perched in a tree with its paw draped over a stick that appeared to resemble an automatic rifle. Officers responded to the scene and were ultimately able to determine the cat did not pose any real threat. "Reports of an armed cat this morning were unfounded," police said. "The feline was contacted by our canine and was determined to be in possession of a non-lethal branch." The officers ended the...
  • Pet food manufacturer issues recall after euthanasia drug found in product

    04/26/2017 1:10:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    wowk ^ | April 26, 2017 | wowk
    LOS ANGELES (WCMH) — Pet food manufacturer Party Animal is recalling several lots of its Cocolicious dog food after a sample tested positive for penobarbital. According to the company, a retailer in Texas reported a customer had presented samples of Cocolicious Beef & Turkey and Chicken & Beef dog food to a testing lab. The samples came back positive for penobarbital, a drug used in euthanasia.
  • Big Cat vs. Elephant [video]

    04/15/2017 3:23:42 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 9 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 4/15/17 | Me
    The horror!
  • More pets DIED while being transported by United than any other major airline in 2016, data shows

    04/15/2017 2:13:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 67 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 15, 2017 | Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com
    More people are keeping an eye on the actions of United Airlines after a disturbing video of a United Airlines passenger being forcibly and violently removed from a plane went viral. Most recently, several people took to Twitter to post statistical information from the Department of Transportation that showed more pets died while being transported by United than any other major airline in 2016. The data, which surfaced on Monday, showed that United reported 9 pet deaths and 14 injuries for last year alone. Some of the pet deaths include a Yorkshire Terrier named Diamond, a Belgian Malinois named Bakry...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Hilarious photos capture dejected pooches pushed out of their beds by crafty cats <tr>

    03/26/2017 9:54:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Stephanie Linning
    Cats and dogs are natural born enemies. And if these pictures are anything to go by, things are not going to change anytime soon. The hilarious photos capture dejected dogs looking for somewhere to sleep after being pushed out of their beds by crafty cats. Some of the pooches are seen appealing to their owners for help while others curl up on the ground, resigned to a night in the cold. A handful of the dogs were particularly resourceful, squeezing themselves on to the smaller cat cushions left empty by the four-legged thieves.
  • My Unpleasant Morning with Allie the Cat

    03/17/2017 12:23:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I’ll tell you, I look battle-scarred here today. I had the most unpleasant experience at home today. You know, I have my little cat, my little Abyssinian named Allie. I got Allie a little while, about six months after my previous beloved cat passed away, Punkin. They have two completely different personalities. Whereas Punkin from one year of age was like an old lady, slow moving, totally affectionate, wherever I went the cat was there. This cat Allie is the most independent, like I thought all cats were, doesn’t give a rat’s rear end except when she wants to...
  • What a copycat! Enthusiastic kitty 'helps' workers cleaning the windows of its.....

    03/13/2017 5:32:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 13, 2017 | Charlie Moore For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: What a copycat! Enthusiastic kitty 'helps' workers cleaning the windows of its plush apartment by mimicking their every move Every time the window wipers clean his apartment building, this enthusiastic cat tries to help out from inside. Two-year-old Guinness is normally shy but springs to life every ten weeks when the cleaners get to work on his central London flat. Owner Rina Takei, 35, has filmed Guinness swaying side to side in sync with the entertaining workmen on their every visit since he was a kitten. VIDEO ON LINK
  • 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.
  • Deimos Grooms Himself to Metal [cat video]

    02/22/2017 1:05:28 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 2/22/17 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    I was listening to some metal, and Deimos started grooming himself. Song is "Caught in a Mosh," by Anthrax.
  • 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. …