Month: December 2010

  • Cats Score Legal Victories in 2010

    Change.org‘s list of the top 10 legal triumphs for animals in 2010 includes several that will protect cats. The most important of these is a federal law that bans “crush videos” that feature people torturing and killing small animals by stepping on them or sitting on them. In 2010, animal protection groups and lawmakers banded …

  • Friday Funnies: Judo Jack and the Paper Towels [CARTOON]

    I hope you cat lovers appreciate this cartoon as much as I did. Skeezix regularly takes on the paper towel roll, uses it first as “girlfriend practice”, then bunnykicks it to shreds. And all you kittehs who don’t live in blizzard country — here’s your chance to make your own winter wonderland! Shop The Pride …

  • California Animal Shelter Wrecked by Floods is Rising Again

    After the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society, plagued by financial problems, barely survived 2009, it looked like 2010 was going to be a better year. That is, until the recent storms that brought heavy rain and massive floods to California caused the shelter’s cat room roof to collapse. Since the roof collapse, the shelter has …

  • Remembering 2010 on The Cat’s Meow

    The last week of the year is always a good time to reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly of the previous 52 weeks. And so I look back on some of the stories and events that took place on The Cat’s Meow this year. BlogPaws (One in Columbus, OH, the second in …

  • Update on Lucky the Hitchhiking Tabby

    In September we reported on Lucky, a plucky five-month-old tabby who survived a harrowing 70-mile trip at 70 mph hidden in the undercarriage of a pickup [CLICK HERE for story]. Well, Lucky has lived up to her name. Since her big adventure, she has found a furever home with adoring owner Shanna Lingel and a …

  • Help Wiffler the WFLR Radio Station Cat Feed Shelter Animals

    Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. I have a very spechul EZ reqwest for all my reeders. I hope you’ll take a second to help. My pal Wiffler, who werks as a radio station cat in the Finger Lakes region of New Yawk, is trying to win a contest that wood make a big donayshun to shelter …

  • Cat Making Full Recovery After Being Left to Die

    You’d never know from looking at her that the silver tabby purring and arching her back in response to loving attention is the only survivor of a horrifying ordeal. Veterinarian Dr. Paul Sikoski believes 2-year-old Hanna-Belle’s survival is a miracle. On December 9, Palm Bay, Fla., police and a Brevard County animal control officer entered …

  • Four New Year’s Resolutions for Your Cat

    The new year isn’t just a good time for you to break bad habits and take up good ones. It’s an excellent time to take stock of your cat’s life and figure out what you can do to make her life better, too. Here are four feline new year’s resolutions for you to consider: 1. …

  • Needy Kitten Finds Food and Shelter … With a Dog

    On the lonely plains of Alberta, a single mom was struggling to raise her kids, when one day a needy orphan appeared at her door. The extraordinary dog couldn’t just leave the tiny kitten out in the cold, so she took him in and made some room in her litter of five pups to ensure …