Did you know that more than 85 cities in the United States and Canada have laws banning pet stores from selling dogs and cats that don’t come from shelters? More than twenty Americans cities and towns took the same step this year, according to Best Friends Animal Society. It’s a major trend that’s picking up […]
Their essence is ineffable. But we humans still try to put into words the way we feel about cats–those mysterious creatures who make us say “aww” one minute and fill us with awe the next. Cats comfort us, confound us and distract us. They have taught us what it means to be a cool cat, a […]
To a cat, the world is one big cat toy. So you can put away that credit card, crumple up a piece of paper into a ball and let your kitty knock that around. But there are alternatives. You can make your own toys or go shopping, which is what a lot of us do […]
The Catfe at 821 Livernois in Ferndale, Michigan, is now open for business. Among their offerings, for a donation, are premium coffee and tea, delectable treats, free wifi and the opportunity to adopt a cat.
Even homeless cats in Amsterdam are at home on the water. The city known for its picturesque canals also has the country’s only floating sanctuary for cats. It’s called De Poezenboot, and welcomes visitors. It has become a popular tourist destination and charges no admission, although donations are welcome. The woman responsible for this unique refuge […]
Cats and Christmas trees are adorable right? Yes and no. Your average Christmas tree is chockablock with feline hazards. Did you know that artificial trees are safer for your cat? Pine needles can cause intestinal damage and the pine itself can cause liver damage, which can be fatal in cats. Electric cords, glass ornaments, chemicals […]
Belgian Twitter users have a secret weapon in the war on terror: cat pictures. Cat snaps have flooded the hashtag #BrusselsLockdown. The hashtag went viral as people used it to post photographs of their cats. A request from authorities to stop using social media to disclose details about police activity has inspired cat lovers to […]
Over indulging on Thanksgiving is not just a problem for you. Your cat can eat too much or even be poisoned by your favorite foods. “For a small cat, one ounce of cheese is nearly the equivalent of a person eating two Big Macs,” according to the professionals at Newtown Veterinary Specialists of Newtown, Connecticut, who […]
Cats are not the animals people traditionally think of when the word “work” comes up. While many dogs are ready and willing to be trained in specific duties, cats are much better at doing what they want, when they want, where they want. However, if they find something they like to do, they will shine.
You can’t deny the many benefits of owning a cat- companionship, entertainment, and friendship are just a few of them.
There are perks to being the Oscar’s Best Actress award winner.
All animal rescues are special, but there’s a very unique type of rescue in Robeson County, North Carolina.
So what do cats, rats, grain, and beer have in common besides the makings of a good bar joke? Well, believe it or not, it’s no laughing matter for many breweries as rats find the grain used to make the favored brew most delicious.
It didn’t require a leap of faith to convince Craig Armstrong to take his cat rock climbing. It happened very naturally. After Armstrong brought Millie home from a Utah adoption center, she climbed up on his shoulders in classic cat fashion and made herself at home there. “It took about four seconds to realize we […]
When a cat owner posted a photo of his dad’s solution for not losing the family’s teeny tiny newest member in the house, it got more that 800,000 views and many comments. While some were about the home furnishings that appeared in the image, others were amused, and still others not so much so.
If your fancy runs to fancy cats, you can always adopt instead of shopping for a new feline friend. Beautiful, healthy pedigree cats and kittens are surrendered every day to shelters across the country, often because a family is moving and cannot take their pet with them. Dozens of outstanding rescue groups dedicate themselves to […]
Tired of losing the battle when it’s time to pill your cat or close him in his carrier? If you think training a dragon is a snap compared to training a cat, think again. You and your cat can learn new behaviors and make life easier for both of you, according to Dr. Sarah Ellis, […]
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No thumbs, no problem – Mufasa the cat still managed to hitch a ride which took him 90 miles from home.
Alzheimer’s patients in Marlborough, New Zealand have a new visitor, and he has four paws and red fur.