Month: May 2009

  • Florida Boy Collects Food for Cats and Dogs in Need

    The following article from the Orlando Sentinel describes the efforts of third grader Zach Wilson in Longwood, FL, who is doing his best to feed needy cats and dogs. Zach gets four paws up from The Cat’s Meow! LONGWOOD If only his mom would let him, Zach Wilson would let all the shelter dogs in …

  • Monday Movie: Strollin’, Strollin’, Strollin’

    Since it’s Stroller Week, our Monday Movie will feature two cats — Dan and Angel — in Evanston, IL, going strolling: In a reader? Click here.

  • Can Kittens Survive With Broken Tails?

    We found a tiny stray kitten at our house yesterday. It has a broken tail in several places. It seems to have already healed. Will the kitten have to have its tail removed or will be okay just with a tail that healed wrong? Shelly Jonesborough, TN Kinked or broken tails are very common in …

  • It’s a Strollerpalooza!

    Welcome to Stroller Week at The Cat’s Meow! Memorial Day officially marks the beginning of the strolling season, and to mark the occasion, we’re celebrating all week by interviewing strollin’ cats to get their perspective on the stroller phenomenon. We’ll provide a buying guide to help you select the stroller that’s right for you, and …

  • Scottish Tabby Reunited with His Owner Two Years Later

    In a reader? Click here. In yet another testament to the power of the microchip, a Scottish orange tabby named Tigger was returned to his owner this week after having been missing for two years. He was found in Inverness, 160 miles from his Edinburgh home, and had been well cared for in the interim, …

  • Newcastle School Chums Rescue Pregnant Cat

    In Cowgate, near Newcastle in the UK, a pair of 11-year-old school chums, Liam Atkinson and Joe Ward, rescued a very pregnant female cat when they found her wandering the streets. Sadly, she’d been abandoned next to a broken pet carrier. The boys took the cat into school and told their teachers what had happened. …

  • Should World’s Smallest Cat Contender be Vying for the Crown?

    This week, CNN released video of Bitsy, a contender for the Guinness record for the World’s Smallest Cat. Watching the video, I cringed. The year-old cat, who weighs a pound and a half, appears to be suffering from neurological damage or other affliction, and I hate to see cats exploited in this way. I could …

  • Stroller Buying Guide

    Where will you stroll? Strictly on city sidewalks? Hiking trails? If you’ll be strolling on irregular terrain, the 3-wheel strollers offer greater stability and clearance. How often will you stroll, and how far? If you plan to stroll a lot, and for more than a few blocks, you might find the three-wheel strollers easier to …

  • Cat Food Recall: Nutro

    On April 21, we reported that the FDA had confirmed a probe of NUTRO for pet food deaths and illnesses tied to consumption of NUTRO pet food. Today, Nutro Products announced a voluntary recall of select varieties of NUTRO NATURAL CHOICE COMPLETE CARE Dry Cat Foods and NUTRO MAX Cat Dry Foods with “Best If …

  • Pet-Safe Gardening Tips from the ASPCA

    Like many of you, I’ve spent more than a few hours lately in the garden, pulling weeds and getting it into shape for summer. Many of us know of cat-friendly strategies for the garden (planting lots of catmint, or erecting cat fencing, for example), but we don’t always remember what NOT to do in the …

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