Month: February 2009

  • February 24th is Spay Day USA: Celebrate with a HooHaectomy

    Four million cats and dogsabout one every eight secondsare killed in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Maybe you’ve been meaning to get around to spaying/neutering your pet and just haven’t found the time, or maybe you thought that it would be good for your children to …

  • Officer Who Gunned Down Mother and Kittens Found Innocent

    On Friday, West Seneca, NY judge Richard B. Scott ruled that animal control officer Frederick S. Grasso (right) was justified when he gunned down a mother cat and two of her kittens at an apartment complex last June. (Four other kittens were unharmed and have since been adopted.) According to testimony, the apartment manager saw …

  • Monday Movie: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Autofeeder

    Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. If yer peepul have installed an autofeeder in a misguided attempt to git yoo to looze wate (pay attenshun, Cheysuli), have a look a this! This is the underground video the Petmate Autofeeder people wood probably like to see banned frum the innernets:

  • Can Littermates Have Different Fathers?

    At lunch today, one of my coworkers mentioned that he had heard that puppies and kittens in the same litter can have different fathers. We debated whether that is true, and I offered to try to find out. I did a quick search on dogster to see if you had already answered the question, but …

  • Spay Day Events

    http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200990217071

  • Abandoned K-Mart Kitty Finds New Home

    No, he wasn’t a blue light special. In Willow Street, Pennsylvania this week, an orange tabby was abandoned in a carrier in a K-Mart bathroom. He was found along with note from a girl named Elsie, that said that she said her family was moving and she wasn’t allowed to keep the cat, whose name …

  • Former First Cat Socks Goes to the Rainbow Bridge

    Socks, the tuxedo-clad first cat of the Clinton administration was euthanized today at the Three Notch Veterinary Clinic in Maryland after battling cancer of the mouth and jaw for several months. He was about 20 years old. Socks lived with Betty Currie, former President Bill Clinton’s secretary, after leaving the White House. The Clintons visited …

  • Orange Tabby Keeps Orangutan Alive

    In a reader? Click Here. Is there any better a bundle of love than a big orange tabby? In a new twist on the Therapy Pet model, an elderly depressed orangutan at ZooWorld in Florida has a new lease on life after being paired with an orange tabby. Tonda lost her mate a few years …

  • Man Who Microwaved Kitten Freed with No Jail Time

    In a heinous disregard for animal suffering, Forfar Scotland Sheriff Kevin Veal sentenced convicted cat torturer Declan Baker (right) to community service instead of jail time. (Due to the disturbing nature of the crime, I will not describe it in detail here. For the whole story, click here.) Baker admitted to microwaving a four-week old …

  • Tiger the Cat Detects Cancer, Saving Owner’s Life

    Giving new meaning to the term “CAT scan,” Tiger the Cat successfully detected lung cancer in his owner, Lionel Adams, thereby saving his life. Now recovering from surgery, Adams described how Tiger alerted him to a mass in his lung: “He would climb into bed and take his paw and drag it down my left …

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