Month: March 2009

  • Missing for 9 Months, Cat Reunited with Owner

    “RV” (pictured at right), a four-year-old long-haired calico cat in Seattle, was flown to Tucson yesterday and reunited with her owner, Ken Gold. RV had been missing for nine months. The story began in July 2008, when RV’s owner prepared to relocate from Seattle to Tucson. Despite delaying his departure for a day to search …

  • Dumping Miss Daisy Story Has a Happy Ending!

    Daisy, the Jersey City tabby who was dumped in a park by Animal Control officers Aaron Jordan and John Marsh Jr. rather than taken to a shelter, was happily reunited today with her owner, Morgan Metius (above). The two-year-old indoor cat spent almost four days in the wilds of Lincoln Park and miraculously survived Monday’s …

  • Earless Ernie’s Happy Ending

    In January, we shared the story of Earless Ernie, a gaunt cat found in the snow in Michigan. His eartips had been lopped off, and he was skin and bones. A boutique owner fostered him in her store until a furrever home could be found for him–and that didn’t take long. Ron and Dixie of …

  • Marin Water District Employee Attempts Cat Poisoning

    In Marin County, California, Corey Nolan Reed (of 809 Wilson Ave, Novato, CA), was arrested on suspicion of attempted cat poisoning after reports that he’d been observed pouring a green liquid–believed to be antifreeze–in bowls left out for the feral cats who live at the North Marin Water District’s Novato facility. “Based on eyewitness accounts …

  • Paws for Poetry Contest

    If you know animal-loving children between the ages of 7 and 12, let them know about the Paws For Poetry Contest: Do you have a cat, dog, mouse, hamster, gerbil or any other type of pet you feel poetic about? Put your thoughts and feelings into a poem and submit with a photo of your …

  • Why do Pets Urinate Inside the House?

    All of a sudden my 14-year-old male has started urinating the house. This has never been a problem before. Why now? Does it have to do with his age? Linda Topeka, KS You do not say whether you have a cat or a dog. However, in both species the causes of inappropriate urination can be …

  • Followup on Out-of-Control Animal Control Officer

    Last week, we reported the story of Lackawanna, New York animal control officer Fred Grasso, who gunned down a mother cat and her kittens but was subsequently found innocent of all charges by a judge who ruled that Grasso’s actions were justified. Here’s video coverage of the story: In a reader? Click here. In Sunday’s …

  • Meet Miles: Still Going Strong at 20!

    Hey, evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. Today is a vary speshul day: my best frend Miles’ 20th berthday! I cawt up with him between naps to discuss his secrits to lonjevity, and to find owt how he will be marking this milestone. Skeezix: Happy Berthday, Miles! To what do you attribute your lonjevity? Miles: Good food, lots …

  • Doper Stuffs Kitten in Bong

    In Nebraska this week, Shadow, a sweet six-month-old kitten, was rescued after a 20-year-old doper, Acea Schomaker, stuffed her in his bong and smoked it. His defense? He claims the kitten was acting hyper and that he wanted to calm her down. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy In …

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