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Animal Lovers Destroy Gas Chamber in Charity Demolition Event

Animal lovers armed with mallets and saws participated in the demolition of an Ohio county shelter’s gas chamber today in a symbolic event that raised money for the local SPCA. Read more

Q&A: What makes some kittens fearful?

Alana Stevenson, cat behaviorist, answers questions from Life with Cats readers. Read more

Call for Action After Police Officer Traps and Kills Pet Cat

Teresa Kauth was heartbroken when her pet cat Larry was trapped, killed and dumped by a local police officer, without any chance of being reclaimed or adopted by someone else. Now Alley Cat Allies is calling for change. Read more

Feral or Stray?

Alana Stevenson, animal behaviorist, discusses differences between the terms feral and stray. Read more

Italian Army Reservist Acquitted on Insubordination Charge for Saving the Life of a Cat

An Italian army reservist medical officer was acquitted on Friday on one of three charges filed against her by a military court over an incident where she tended to a cat and saved the animal’s life. Animal advocates gathered outside the courthouse in support. Read more

Notorious French Cat Abuser Gets Prison Time as Kitten Recovers

The French kitten seen in an abuse video that ignited international outrage when the abuser posted it to Facebook in recent days is recovering from a stomach injury and a leg fracture. A remarkably fast arrest and conviction saw the abuser sentenced to a year in prison on Monday. Read more

Ten Things Every Rescuer Wants You to Know

Guest post by Sherry Pfau, who says: I leveraged the wisdom and experience of some of my fellow rescue friends, and we came up with the top ten things we want the general public to know about rescue. Read more

Chinese Animal Activists Save 2,800 Cats Headed to Market

Animal activists and police worked together to save nearly 3,000 cats this week when they intercepted a truck headed to market. Read more

Animal Cruelty Could Become Felony in South Dakota

South Dakota is the only US state with no felony penalties for animal abuse but that may change in 2014, as legislation supported by both animal advocates and agricultural interests goes before state lawmakers. Read more

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Strengthen Oversight of Pet Dealers in New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation on Thursday to help protect the health and safety of dogs and cats across New York State by authorizing local municipalities to adopt more stringent laws to regulate pet dealers. Read more

Astoria7: Woman Raises Awareness and Seeks Justice for a Community's Disappearing Cats

Cats from community cat colonies are disappearing from Astoria, Queens, and Astoria7 is on the web, on Facebook and at Twitter to raise awareness, seek justice and honor the lives of the special creatures who have disappeared. Read more

Italian Army Medical Officer Faces Prosecution for Saving the Life of a Cat

An army reservist is charged with gross insubordination for saving the life of a cat on a Kosovo Nato base who was crying out in distress due to a problem with the delivery of her kittens. Read more

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