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Monterey County SPCA Deals With Cats From Tragic Hoarding Case Seizure

The Monterey CA SPCA is caring for 51 live cats removed from a hoarder’s two properties. The discovery of 113 dead newborn kittens in the seizure has turned the case from one of a hoarder nabbing and then neglecting cats, to one with an overwhelming air of tragedy.

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Ace the Kitten Gets Out of a Sticky Situation and Finds a Home

Ace was found in an Oregon parking garage, stuck in floor epoxy.  The fire department, Salem Friends of Felines, Willamette Valley Animal Hospital and an Ace Hardware manager all came to his aid. Most of the adhesive has been removed and one of his rescuers will adopt him.

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Family Offers $5k Reward for Missing Cat

A Chicago family whose Savannah cat went missing 2,000 miles from home in La Jolla, CA has plastered the area with missing posters, hired a pet detective and offered a $5,000 reward. News coverage in the San Diego area has made this a high profile case. Read more

Schnookums: Psychiatric and Behavioral Therapy Cat Shows Value of Animal Companionship

Schnookums had an immediate effect on patients when she went to work with her psychiatrist petmom, Laxmi Kathuria, who says “Where words fall short, a purr soothes away the pain.” Read more

Poll Results Run 60-40 Against Experiments that Kept Kittens in Darkness and Sewed Their Eyelids Shut

Despite public outcry against the kitten experiments, online poll results show 40% of respondents think there’s nothing wrong with that. The poll remains open; we include the link to vote for those who’d like to impact the results. Read more

Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2012 Revealed

Dingleberry? Really? Some pet owners opt for quirkiness over conventional when selecting monikers. Read more

A Year Spent Helping Pets Displaced By Fires

Red Paw Emergency Relief Team celebrates a busy first year helping cats and dogs displaced by fires in Philadelphia. The Team saves lives and keeps pets out of shelters by caring for them until their families can reclaim them. Read more

Bindi: Cat Detects Breast Cancer and Saves Her Petmom's Life

Valerie Lubbock was told “I think you can thank your cat for saving your life,” as she left the hospital after her mastectomy. Read more

Gumby, Kitten With Leg Glued To Back Is Rescued and Helped

A kitten found with his hind leg glued to his spine was rescued and helped in time for the leg to be saved. Read more

Mama and Kittens Dumped in Shrinkwrapped Box Thrive Under Shelter's care

Pandora and her three babies were dumped outside a shelter, covered in filth and shrinkwrapped into a box. They were found in time. Now, three weeks later the kittens are weaned and have gone to good homes. Read more

Happy Again: Cat Saved From Fire Sees Petmom

Missy was revived at the scene of her burning home on Saturday, but missed her mom until the two were reunited on Monday. Missy purred and ate on her own for the first time as soon as she felt a familiar loving touch. Read more

Cardiff Research Experiments Raise Kittens in Darkness, Sew Eyelids Shut

An anti-animal testing group and a governmental figure decry the testing at Cardiff University in Wales. News of the kitten experiments follows a government report that animal testing is on the rise in the UK.
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