Month: May 2009

  • At Seattle Humane’s Offices, the Cats Make Themselves at Home

    The following behind-the-scenes peek at the Seattle Humane Society offices was written by Allison Stamm of the Seattle H.S. for the Seattle Post Intelligencer. It’s a strategy that makes a lot of sense, and one that other shelters should adopt, dontcha think? Did you know that nearly all of the offices at the Seattle Humane …

  • Casper the Cat’s Curiosity Gets Him Stuck in Car Tire

    Here’s a cat who stopped at nothing to create a Cheezburger-worthy photo opp. (Got a LOL caption for Casper? Leave it in the comments, and we’ll publish the best of the bunch.) Yes, they’re LOLing in Suffolk. Seems this Siamese stray’s curiosity got the best of him when his head got stuck in the wheel …

  • Giveaway: Sleek Asian-style Elevated Feeder

    Modern Cat’s May Giveaway is this sleek Asian-style elevated feeder from TrendyPet. In addition to providing health benefits by using ceramic bowls instead of plastic, this feeder also helps with kittys digestion because it is raised, improving eating posture. The winner will receive a 4 elevated feeder with their choice or red or white bowls. …

  • Field Trip! San Francisco SPCA

    This last weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to take a tour of the San Francisco SPCA facility, a beautiful complex that houses an amazing adoption facility for dogs and cats, as well as a brand new, state-of-the-art Animal Care Center. It was so great to see so many dogs and cats being …

  • Contest: Win Big with Your Winning Smile

    Im Tired Online is looking for the next darling doggy and kooky kitty super stars to win a spot in its new SMILE2 video, so it has launched the SMILE2 Photo Contest. Contestants must have Hollywood-worthy, award-winning smiles or be able to make hilarious funny faces. So, how did this get started? According to Dan …

  • It’s Kitten Season!

    Celebrity Pet Photographer Mark Rogers has just posted the first in a series of Kitten Season photo essays, so check it out for a top o’ the morning cute overload. [PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Rogers Photography]

  • Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week Every Week

    This week is American Humanes Be Kind to Animals week, an event that’s been celebrated every year since 1915. In this annual tradition, American Humane asks all animal lovers to commemorate the role animals play in our lives, promote ways to continue to treat them humanely, and encourage others, especially children, to do the same. …

  • Some Auto Insurers in Michigan Add Coverage for Pets

    The Detroit Free Press reports that four of the state’s biggest auto insurers are now offering coverage for pets who are injured or killed in auto collisions. Amazingly, the additional coverage has been added with no increase in premiums. Traditionally, separate pet policies often cost more than $30 per month. If your pet is injured …

  • Rare Scottish Wildcat Captured near Banff

    Recently, a Scotsman who set a trap for what he thought was a fox attacking his chickens, found instead an extremely rare and seldom-sighted Scottish Wildcat in the trap when he checked it the next day. The art teacher, Dave Harris, said, When I went out the next day I saw the outline of an …

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