Month: March 2009

  • Catster Helps Ratster Survive Fargo Flood

    Catster Mom Wendy, who lives on “the only hill in Fargo,” has volunteered to provide temporary shelter for animals who aren’t allowed in the shelters provided for animal victims of the Fargo floods. Her first taker was Jasper the Rat (affectionately known by the felines in the house as “Lunch”). And no, that’s not Jasper …

  • Wichita Ferals

    http://texomashomepage.com/content/fulltext/?cid=34002 Feral Cat Ordinance to Be Considered Reported by: Katie Crosbie Friday, Feb 27, 2009 @06:00pm CST Please Select a Bandwidth High | Med | Low

  • Do You Live in One of the U.S.’s Top 10 Cat-Friendly Cities?

    Last week at the American Animal Hospital Association Conference, the CATalyst Council announced its list of the Top 10 Cat-Friendly cities in the U.S. The list was compiled after reviewing the top 25 standard metropolitan areas for such data as cat ownership per capita, level of veterinary care, microchipping and cat-friendly local ordinances. The CATalyst …

  • Is Fluffy Provided for after You Die?

    The Pet Plan and Pet Trust Guide is a 184-page illustrated book that shows you how to create a short-term emergency plan for your pets and explains what kind of legal documents are available for you to protect your pets. It even includes a legally binding fill-in-the blank trust document. In 2003, Author Kimberly Adams …

  • Newsflash: Pets Pose Tripping Hazard

    The CDC published the results of a study this week, in which it found that more than 86,000 people are injured each year in falls after tripping over their cats and dogs: ATLANTA, March 27 (UPI) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 86,000 people are injured each year in …

  • Feral Cat Policy Changing in Athens, Georgia

    In Georgia, the Athens Area Humane Society will stop accepting feral cats next year, and local officials may turn to Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) to manage the thousands of wild cats that roam the city. The society has a philosophical difference with the county with respect to the way in which they deal with feral cats. Executive …

  • Doing it Right: Animal Rescue in Flooded North Dakota

    I still have nightmares about Katrina — if I were told by rescuers that they wouldn’t take my cats, I would choose my cats over rescue. Today, I was happy to see that the animal victims of the flooding in North Dakota are faring much better than Katrina pets did. Minnesota Catsters Winnie and Chester …

  • Followup on Dumping Miss Daisy Story

    Last month we shared the story of Daisy, an indoor-only tabby who was picked up by Animal Control officers Aaron Jordan and John Marsh Jr. in Jersey City, and dumped in a local park rather than delivered to a shelter. Daisy survived a snowstorm and was eventually reunited with her owner, Morgan Metius. Joe Frank, …

  • Foreclosure Cats Project’s Success Spawns Factory Cats Project

    Imagine enjoying a beautiful bike ride in glorious Spring weather and coming across a foreclosed home in which you learn that nearly 60 cats were abandoned without food or water? If you’re Gail Silver with Silver Bells Rescue in Ohio, you mobilize immediately and do what needs to be done to keep those cats from …

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