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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 $5,000 REWARD IN MARTINSVILLE, INDIANA ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATION

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

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

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