Month: January 2009

  • “Cats in the Womb” is Being Rebroadcast Tonight

    Our Catster friend Coco (left) reports that Cats in the Womb will be rerun tonight at 9pm ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel. For more info on the show, click here.

  • Lupin Wants to Be a Weather Cat!

    Germany’s leading meteorologist Jrg Kachelmann demonstrated incredible presence of mind recently when a tabby cat who had wandered into the studio approached him and began rubbing up against him while he was delivering the weather forecast. Unfazed, he picked up and cuddled the cat without missing a beat. After watching the footage carefully, it even …

  • Cat Survives 3 Weeks on Roof — with a Surprise Ending!

    One life down, eight to go…. In Spartanburg, SC, a skittish cat stuck on an apartment roof for three weeks eluded efforts to bring him back to terra firma. The fire department tried twice with no success. Spartanburg Animal Control was contacted, but said it could not put its officers at risk by having them …

  • Help the Polish Dewey Return to Home in the Stacks

    Those of you who’ve read about the Dewey the Library Cat know what a valuable addition a cat can be to a library. In Poland recently, a library cat name Kubus (pictured above) was recently evicted by an evil regional director. Please join me in an email campaign to return Kubus to his rightful place …

  • Thomas uses up 1/9 of His Lives over New Year’s

    Across the pond, a two-month-old kitten named Thomas was accidentally shut inside a washing machine for five days over the New Year’s holiday, but lived to tell the tale: The two-month-old tabby hopped in the tub just before owner Darren Nellist and girlfriend Maria Richardson went to stay with friends for new year. They thought …

  • Contest: Win $50 Gift Card with Your Best Adoption Story

    Thoughts Fur Paws wants to hear your best adoption stories: heart-warming, heart-wrenching, cute, bittersweet, you name it! First place wins a $50 Petco gift card, and second place will win a $25 Petco gift card. Send your story to ThoughtsFurPaws@gmail.com. Winners will be announced on January 30th. For details, click here [PHOTO CREDIT: ThoughtsFurPaws.com]

  • Can Pets and People Share “Superbugs”?

    Is it possible for an animal to contract MRSA from infectected humans? Ramona Tiffin Ohio Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA, is a strain of bacteria that is resistant to multiple antibiotics. MRSA can spread from infected humans to pets. It also can spread from pets to humans. MRSA has been in the …

  • Meet Cat Guy Graham

    Note: This is one in a continuing series of “Cat Guy” profiles. Is there a Cat Guy in your life you’d like to tell me about? Send me your story! Catster Mom Louise sent me this story about her Cat Guy partner, Graham: My partner, Graham, is a cat guy. When we met (17 years …

  • Economic Crisis Means Trouble for Shelters

    At this point, you’re certainly not surprised to hear the words “recession” or “economic crisis.” You would have had to be living under a rock to not have seen, heard, read about or experienced the current state of the (now) global economic downturn. You or someone dear to you may be recently unemployed, you may …

  • Cruelty on the Menu in China

    WARNING: The following content describes the horrific treatment of cats, and is not for the squeamish. There has been a recent increase in media reports and public outrage at the horrific cat meat trade in China. If you think it doesn’t get any worse than killing cats for meat, it does… the practice involves unspeakable …

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