Even the most ordinary cat possesses an extraordinary ability to see in the dark. So although there’s little doubt as to the outcome, it’s still fascinating to watch this educational BBC video that demonstrates the trademark feline talent for navigating in the dark, as well as just how superior it is to a dog’s night […]
Pure white cats with blue eyes are beautiful and also more likely to be deaf. That’s no reason not to fall in love, but it’s something cat owners need to know to keep their cats safe and healthy. “Hereditary deafness is a major concern in white cats, and even more so if one or both of […]
We found these tips on catsofel.com Feral cat caretakers, here are some quick tips to help you and your colonies get through the cold winter months: Donated Digs Ask your community to donate storage bins (like Rubbermaid). Line the bins with Styrofoam, cut out a doorway and voila! Instant shelter. Build it Better Got handy […]
Nothing is scarier than doing what you can to take care of your kitten and nothing seems to make a difference. When it perplexes the veterinary staff, it only compounds matters.
Most cats hate the winter weather as much as we do.
A kitten with a wobbly walk and winning ways has found a home with a North Carolina family that knows how to care for special needs pets. The four-month-old black-and-white feline named Olive was adopted from the Watauga Humane Society in Boone, North Carolina after a video of her received 1.4 million views on the […]
No animal should suffer in its last moments of life. But that’s what happens every time a cat or dog is shut inside a gas chamber. That’s why dedicated animal advocates are fighting to shut down every last gas box in the eight states where animals are still gassed to death. Real progress is being […]
Bloody noses and persistent coughs and vomiting are among the awful symptoms shared by people and pets who live inside an expanding natural gas disaster zone in the City of Los Angeles. “This gas, it’s an invisible tsunami,” said Porter Ranch resident and cat owner Matt Pakucko, whose cat, Chomper, has been suffering from nose […]
Need another reason to quit smoking? Secondhand smoke is bad for pets as well as people, and cats are especially vulnerable. Researchers at the University of Glasgow say that most pet owners don’t think about the health effects of smoking on animals, but they should. “Exposure to smoke in the home is having a direct […]
Danielle Lindberg has finally gotten her cat back home from the vet. Jack had been spray-painted. When he returned on a cold, snowy day to the house, Danielle was shocked at the sight of him and until she smelled his coat, was completely baffled as to what was all over him.
It appears that everything you knew intuitively as a cat owner is true. Your kitty is a comfort when you are feeling sick and they won’t spread or catch human viruses. Short of stating the in-home cat therapy would be a viable medical prescriptive, if it makes you feel better, then snuggle away.
Best Friends–Los Angeles has a kitten nursery, a program of the Best Friends’ No-Kill Los Angeles initiative. Its goal is to give more than 2,000 kittens a chance to grow up and get adopted. The nursery needs help around the clock! Duties include bottle feeding, cage cleaning, food preparation and socializing. Interested? Email [email protected]
The volunteers at Care 4 Cats operate a dynamic trap-neuter-return project on the island of Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea. This photo shows them with just a few of the hundreds of cats they help. You can read more about their work at the Harmony Fund, an international animal rescue organization. “Every day brings a […]
Lynda Garibaldi, Director of Cats’ Cradle, wrote a special article for the Morganton, NC, News Herald about cats. In her insightful piece, she discusses that for many people, cats have no value due to their seemingly being everywhere. Her observations ring true.
Kissy the cat is a typical teacher’s pet and favorite of the headmistress at the Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Cats in Los Angeles. Every day is feral cat day at Kitty Bungalow, which specializes in turning stray cats into lap kitties. When this photo was taken, Kissy was available for adoption, but that may […]
This Cats on Mats event raised money for a cat rescue center in Sydney, according to the Daily Mail of Australia. Class was followed by tea and quality time with furry yogis of the tabby variety.
Here’s a video that shows you how to trim your cat’s claws.
If Linda Rosenthal has her way, New York will be the first state to make it illegal to declaw a cat. The Manhattan assemblywoman has introduced a bill to ban the controversial procedure. Animal welfare advocates and cat lovers from around the country are taking the fight to the public. “Americans should speak out against […]
When you are different you are two choices. The first choice is to try and disguise who you are from the world. The other is to embrace. Either way will have ramifications, both positive and negative.
When a dog appears to be lost or loose in the neighborhood, it gets reported. When cats are seen in the neighborhood, well, they’re cats in the neighborhood. But not every kitty that is outside is meant to be there.