Month: September 2009

  • Why is it Fair for Dogs, but not Cats, to go Outside?

    A reader responded to one of my recent tirades (here and here) against outdoor cats with a very reasonable question. Why, she asked, is it OK for dogs to go outside but not OK for cats? My pal Buster, a dog, goes outside every day. But I would never dream of allowing a cat to …

  • Dogster/Catster Block Pawty Saturday

    If you’re the type of cat who likes to mingle with the woofies, you might enjoy the big Block Pawty going on tomorrow from 11-5 PT on Dogster. It’s taking place in the following groups – and you don’t need to be a group member to join in the fun: Miss Dixie Monroe’s Dixieland Best …

  • Reward up to $2000 for Info in Duct-Taped Cat Case

    The tabby who was mummified in duct tape and unceremoniously dumped in a yard in the 2200 block of Edgley Street in North Philadelphia has had the duct tape removed, and is doing very well. Despite her ordeal, she has exhibited affectionate and playful behavior with the staff of the Pennsylvania SPCA. Liz Williamson of …

  • Cat Bong Guy Gets Slap-on-the-Wrist Sentence

    Acea Schomaker (left), of Lincoln, Nebraska, the doper who stuffed his kitten, Shadow (below), in a bong to calm her down, has been sentenced to a 90-day jail term and $1,171.30 in restitution to go to the Capital Humane Society for its care of Shadow, who has since been adopted. The judge, Gale Pokorny, asked …

  • Iams Employees Take a Day Off to Rehab a Shelter

    Today, N employees of Iams/Eukanuba, led by CEO Dan Rajczk, left their jobs at HQ and spent the day rehabbing the PAWS Adoption Center in Middletown, Ohio. They laid new turf for dog runs, installed shelves in the Cat Habitat so that the cats can climb and play, painted, roofed, and in general, made the …

  • Thursday Thirteen: 13 Cats Who Don’t Want to be Euthanized

    This week’s Thursday Thirteen features 13 senior cats who are waiting for furever homes. Can you give them a second chance? ARNOLD & CYRUS Pet ID: 09-1058 Help for Homeless Pets, Billings, MT Interested? Phone HHP: (406) 896-1700 or Susan: (406) 549-6104 How many times have you heard a story like this? I now write …

  • More Cat Circus!

    We covered the AcroCats before, but here’s an update of their glamorous life on the road: In a reader? Click here.

  • Win $3000 with Your Pet-Themed Book

    As you know, I’m a big fan of Blurb. Its software enables you to create coffee table quality books, and you can also import content from blogs — purrfect if you’re memorializing a pet who’s gone to the Bridge. Earlier this year, a group of 100 Catsters collaborated on a Blurb book to memorialize Scooter. …

  • Hugo the Cat Saves Neighbor’s Life

    Across the pond in the UK, Andy Williams of Bracknell, Berks, is alive because of the quick-thinking heroism of neighbor cat Hugo, who roused him from sleep when his house caught fire. Williams woke in the middle of the night to find two-year-old tabby Hugo clawing at his face, trying to awaken him. He quickly …

  • Luxury Pet Resort Opens on Maryland Shore

    Opens June 23rd. Website not up yet. http://www.examiner.com/x-1513-Philadelphia-Dog-Advocate-Examiner~y2009m6d16-Maryland-Shore-Pet-Resort-grand-opening http://mdshorepetresort.com/lodging.php

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