Month: April 2009

  • Help Arrives in L’Aquila, Italy for 4-Legged Quake Victims

    The recent devastating earthquake in Italy has left more than 2,000 domestic pets homeless. Fortunately, help is arriving, although no one can help the pets cope with post-traumatic stress that’s exacerbated by hundreds of aftershocks. Here’s the story from the Associated Press: L’AQUILA, Italy Help started to arrive Thursday for the more than 2,000 cats …

  • This Easter, Beware of Identity Theft

    Our best friend, Guido the Italian Kitty, sent us this important warning to guard against identity theft as we head into Easter week. Please be vigilant and guard your identities closely, kits and pups!!! If you can’t get your Snuzz on during the Easter season, then you’d better have somebody check and see if you’ve …

  • The Tangled Web of Animal and Spousal Abuse

    There have been several high profile stories in the news in recent months about domestic violence involving pets. Project Runway’s Kenley Collins was arrested and accused of throwing a cat at her fiance. Joseph Petcka, 37, a former minor league baseball player and actor who once had a role in “Sex and the City,” beat …

  • Win 50 Zealies: The Cat’s Meow’s Easter Purrade

    Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix heer! It’s time agin fur anuther festive Cat’s Meow Purrade, and this time it’s the Easter/Passover/Spring Solstice Extravaganza. Strap on yer bunny ears, yer Easter bonnets and yer most festive Spring attire and join us heer at the Cat’s Meow for an Easter Purrade on Sunday, 12 April. HOW TO ENTER: Send …

  • Hobo’s No Longer a Hobo

    Hobo the cat had a rough time of it. After living on the streets of Vancouver, Washington without a home for a year or longer, he was chased up a power pole by a dog and stuck there for days, in biting wind, rain, snow and sleet. Hobo’s future was grim. Until a persistent Catster …

  • Hey! Who Ya’ Calling Craig?

    Dear Craig…. Oh wait – your name is (more than likely) not Craig… Sorry about that. Yesterday’s Catster Newsletter slipped by my Monday morning eyes with the salutation of “Dear Craig,” instead of being personalized for subscribers like the usually are. This was the unfortunate result of a newsletter test email that managed to climb …

  • Top 5 Easter Dangers

    Easter is a time of celebration and rebirth, but it can be deadly to your pet (who, unfortunately, is not equipped for rebirth). Here are the top 5 Easter dangers of which you should be aware: Plastic/Foil Easter Grass Of all the Easter dangers, I rank this one as the gravest danger because Easter grass …

  • How to Enrich Your World in a Million Different Ways

    Adopt a cat from your local shelter today. Adopting a cat will enrich your world in a million different ways. Heres how: Having a cat reduces your blood pressure and helps prevent heart disease Having a cat fights depression and loneliness Cats are entertaining to watch and fun to play with Cats provide companionship Cats …

  • Catsters in Tennesse Need Homes NOW: We Can Deliver

    There’s a family on Catster I’ve known several years who runs an informal rescue operation in Tennessee. The Mom (appropriately named “Cat”) is amazing. She takes in rejects and nurses them back to health, gets them spayed and neutered, then tries to adopt them out. A few years ago, she was registered as a rescue …

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