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Cats win big with 2 Virginia legislative victories

Cats, dogs, animal lovers and advocates are all winners thanks to two decisions made by the Virginia legislature. Read more

Animal advocate introduces bill to outlaw cat declawing in New York state

New York State Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal has introduced a bill to outlaw declawing in cats and other animals in her state. Read more

Man who tried to return the bodies of his adopted cats get 2 years in jail

A case revolving around the deaths of a couple’s pet cats in 2013 was resolved this week when a Long beach, CA man was sentenced to 2 years in jail. Read more

Justice for Quattro

Justice has been achieved for the stray cat named Quattro who was brutally attacked by children and then died from his injuries despite best efforts to save him. Read more

Kitten Born to Abandoned Cat Highlights Need for Legislation to Pass

A kitten whose mama was left behind when her owner was evicted highlights the need for a bill requiring banks and landlords to check for abandoned pets to become law. Read more

Cat Refuge Endangered After Shooting Range Opens Next Door

This past May, a shooting range opened only 80 feet from the property line of Goathouse Refuge, a no-kill, cage-free cat sanctuary located in North Carolina. Read more

Kitten Neglect Leads to Lifetime Pet Ownership Ban for Woman

The kitten at the heart of an animal neglect case has recovered and gone on to find a good home, but the original owner was given a lifetime ban on pet ownership. Read more

Massachusetts Legislature Stiffens Penalties for Animal Cruelty

The Puppy Doe bill to protect animals from abuse and increase penalties for abusers has passed the Massachusetts legislature and awaits Governor Patrick’s signature. Read more


Alley Cat Allies offers a cash reward of $5,000 in the case of the recent deaths and disappearances of up to 30 cats in Martinsville, Indiana. Read more

Justice for King

A new Facebook page is seeking justice for the Brooklyn cat seen being kicked on a video by a local punk who is expected to get off lightly unless public pressure and a vet’s report can get his charge upgraded to a felony Read more

Reward Offered in Case of Dead Cats Found Hanging in Bags from Trees

Police and the local SPCA are investigating the disturbing case, and a national advocacy group has announced a $750 reward. Read more

PAWS Animal Welfare Bill Public Hearing Held Today

A bill to increase penalties for animal abusers and create an abuser registry was heard before the Massachusetts legislative Judiciary Committee today. The bill, inspired by the tragic Puppy Doe case, has widespread support from legislators, the public and animal welfare organizations. Read more

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