Month: August 2010

  • Feline Gene-Mapper Receives Excellence in Research Award

    Leslie Lyons, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of California, Davis, Center for Companion Animal Health, has been named the winner of the Winn Feline Foundation‘s 201o Excellence in Feline Research Award. Lyons developed a feline genetic mapping pedigree, a result of a career that includes work in comparative genetics. Most recently, Lyons has …

  • Cats Give New Life to Town in Decline

    The mining town of Houtong, Taiwan, was in trouble. The village of 200 was one of a number of communities in the island nation that was suffering from the electrification of the nation’s railroads and the growing demand for oil. But while many towns never recovered from the evolution of industry, Houtong has reinvented itself …

  • The Cat’s Revenge: Lady Dumped In Trash Bin

    The internet’s been ablaze with commentary on this week’s story of a British lady who dumped a cat in a trash bin. And now the cats are getting their revenge! Watch this video and find out how. And Karen Nichols of Catster’s The Cat’s Meow blog has discovered the Whack-A-Cat-Dumper game.

  • Cat Dumps Woman in Bin, Claims it was “Just a Joke”

    In a reader. Click here to watch video. In what was described by British Police as a possible copycat incident today, surveillance video captured footage of an unidentified cat dumping a spinster into a wheelie bin.

  • Kitten Undresses Bikini-Clad Coed [video]

    In a reader? Click here to watch video. Hitting the pool or beach this weekend before summer draws to a close??? Beware of itty bitty kittehs eager to steal the bikini right off your booty!

  • Mayor Orders Housing Authority to Allow Cat Rescue to Proceed

    For the past two weeks, a New York-based nonprofit has been fighting for cats trapped in a Queens housing development. The Ravenswood housing development in Astoria, Queens, has been home to more than 500 cats and kittens that patrolled the compound. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) runs the development, and earlier this year …

  • Start Your Day the Right Way with a Sip of Catpuccino

    via email submission I never fail to be impressed by the creativity of others, as in this latte-foam portrait of a cat. How’d dey do dat?

  • GIVEAWAY: Pawtographed “Homer’s Odyssey” in Paperback (3 winners)

    Yesterday, The Cat’s Meow shared what Homer the Blind Wondercat has been up to: he’s starring in his own superhero comic book, the Handicats. But that’s not all. The paperback edition of Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale is being released on September 7th, and to celebrate, author Gwen Cooper will give an autographed copy …

  • House Cats Beware: The Fisher Wants You

    Across New England, house cats are disappearing. Missing cat posters are springing up from northern Vermont to Cape Cod, and cat owners are nervous. “I’d like to think that maybe somebody’s just turned into a cat lover, took them, and is taking care of all these cats,” said Karen Charbonneau of Hinesburg, Vt., who lost …

  • 13 Biker Cats

    This week’s Thursday 13 depicts that special relationship cats have with their bikes: via urlesque via via via via feral kitten rescue via via via via via via via elymock