Month: February 2011

  • Cat Sanctuary Owner Charged With Animal Cruelty

    Animal rights activists say that a Myrtle Beach, S.C., animal sanctuary is in fact a house of horrors. After being informed of the conditions at Sacred Vision Animal Sanctuary (SVAS), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) launched an undercover investigation. A PETA investigator went undercover as a volunteer at SVAS and, while working …

  • Build a DIY Outdoor Cat Shelter without Breaking the Bank

    This year’s winter weather has been brutally cold over much of the U.S., and if you’re like me, your heart breaks at the thought of feral and abandoned cats without adequate shelter. Frostbite (including frozen ears) is common among outdoor cats in snowy climes, and even if they don’t perish from the cold, the constant …

  • 59% of Pet Owners Say Declawing is OK; 90% Say Debarking is Not

    There are two Draconian procedures still commonly performed on dogs and cats: debarking and declawing. However, according to a new Petside-AP poll, 90% of pet owners are against debarking, while only 41% of pet owners are against declawing. So why is it okay to mutilate cats but not dogs? I live next door to two …

  • What Will YOUR Cat be Wearing to the Acatemy Awards?

    With the Oscars ceremony right around the corner, feline fashionistas are gearing up for a glitzy evening strutting their stuff. Here are a few of the outfits we think will certainly surpass Demi Moore’s self-designed bicycle-pants disaster or Whoopi Goldberg’s neon jumpsuit in style and class. We like to err on the side of “classic” …

  • BREAKING NEWS: Motzie the $80,000 Cat Found

    GOOD NEWS! Motzie the $80,000 cat, was found this afternoon! The rare 22-pound hybrid Serval-Savannah Cat had been missing since escaping from a motel room Wednesday night in Longview, Texas. “He is a very unique cata very intelligent breed,” his owner, Deborah Milette explained. “I got him when he was 20 months old he’s my …

  • Dusty the Klepto Cat Now a Media Star

    Dusty, the Klepto cat is the subject of another news report. In it, his owner reveals that Dusty has stolen as many as eleven items in a single night. This video features footage of Dusty scoping out the neighborhood as he plans his next heist. In a reader? Click here to watch video.

  • Study: Cats May Be The Real “Man’s Best Friend”

    It’s an unfortunate truth that many people think that the only reason cats act affectionate toward humans is to meet their own selfish needs. But a new study reveals what most Catsters already know: Cats attach to their people as social partners, not just bringers of food. The research, which has been accepted for publication …

  • $80,000 Service Cat Missing in Longview TX

    Motzie, a 22-pound Hybrid Savannah Cat, is missing in East Texas. He Houdinied his way out of a hotel room Wednesday night by taking advantage of a door that didn’t close properly. He’s a rare Hybrid Serval-Savannah cat, estimated to be worth $80,000, but the companionship he gives his owner, Deborah Ann Milette, is priceless. …

  • Firefighters Rescue Cat Four Days After Deadly Fire

    On Sunday night, an apartment in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., was destroyed in a five-alarm fire that killed one person and left 47 families homeless. Chiffon Gillette was one of those residents. She and her family managed to escape the fire with their dog and three of their five cats. And for the …