Month: January 2010

  • Casper the Bus Riding Cat to Live on in Book Deal

    Casper, the commuting cat who was killed by a hit-and-run driver last week will live on in a childrens’ book. Casper became an international phenomenon last year after reports that he regularly caught the No 3 bus from his home in Plymouth for the 11-mile (18km) round trip — and had been doing so for …

  • Scottish Lad Saves Cat Dumped in Woods

    What’s worse than dumping a cat in the woods? How about dumping a cat in the woods LOCKED INSIDE HER CARRIER? Thanks to an alert and caring young schoolboy, a year-old cat who was abandoned in Delph Woods, Tullibody, Scotland inside a carrier has been rescued and is expected to recover from her ordeal. Eleven-year-old …

  • A Morgan Bed is moderncat.net’s Bonus Giveaway!

    Catster Morgan the Pirate Gato is on moderncat this week, and one of his fabulous Morgan Beds (above) is the current bonus giveaway! Morgen’s mom began making the beds as a way to earn money to pay for Morgan’s constant medical care. Morgan is a rare juvenile diabetic kitten, born with bilateral cataracts. Morgan has …

  • Get Catsters New Community Newsletter!

    Howdy, Catsters! Starting next month we’ll be putting out a shiny new monthly newsletter that highlights the very best pet pages, groups and activities on Catster.com. You don’t want to miss out, so be sure to update your newsletter and e-mail preferences. It’s easy as pie. Here’s how: 1. Visit your account by clickin’ “My …

  • How Often Should Cats With FIV/Feline AIDS Receive Vaccines?

    Dr. Barchas, Appreciate your site greatly. Took in a stray kitten a couple months ago and found out he is FIV positive. Your information on FIV is immensely helpful and I am trying to spread the word that one does not have to euthanize or isolate an FIV positive cat. Thank you for the great …

  • 13 Cats Who’ve Already Broken Their New Year Resolutions

    For this week’s Thursday Thirteen, we take a look at thirteen cats who’ve been caught breaking their New Year’s Resolutions before the end of January: Randy vowed to grow up and stop sleeping with his teddy bear. He has since decided to give it another year. Oreo was going to stop dating outside his species. …

  • China Close to Banning Sale of Cat and Dog Meat

    Banning the cat and dog meat trade in China in not just about menu choices and cultural differences, it’s also about the unspeakable cruelty involved in this practice. A new law animal welfare law is in the works which, if passed, will ban the practice and impose fines upon offenders. Here are the details: China …

  • Michael Vick to Receive Sportsmanship/Courage Award

    I was stunned to read that Michael Vick, convicted dog torturer/killer, will be receiving the Ed Block Courage Award, given to one member of each NFL team AS VOTED BY HIS TEAMMATES, who exemplifies commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. Subsequently, AKC President Dennis Sprung sent a letter to the Ed Block Foundation …

  • FREE Lost Pet Tools from Together Tag

    Together Tag has just launched a new Lost Dog – Lost Cat section on their site which enables you to view lost cats and lost dogs in your area (as well as all pets in the system) and post their profiles via Twitter and Facebook to get the word out. It only takes a minute …

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