Month: April 2011

  • Kentucky Shelter Animals Back Home After River Floods

    On Thursday, after five days in temporary quarters, animals at the Franklin County Humane Society shelter have moved back home. Last Saturday afternoon, employees at the Frankfort, Kentucky, facility, knew trouble was brewing. Water began seeping in through the front door of the facility, which is located about 25 yards from the Kentucky River. “We …

  • Downing Street Cat Finally Does His Job

    Two months ago, staff at England’s political headquarters decided they’d had enough of the rats that had been plaguing the residence. Embarrassed by TV footage of rats scurrying by newscasters as they reported from No. 10 Downing Street, they added a Chief Mouser to their staff. Prime Minister David Cameron and his family adopted Larry, …

  • Newborn Kittens Saved By Disastrous Drought

    Although the drought that’s been plaguing Texas has brought more than its fair share of tragedy to the state, it was a life-saver for three newborn kittens. When they were discovered in a Beaumont, Tex., storm drain, the kittens still had their eyes closed and were whining, whimpering, and groping around trying to find their …

  • Photos: SAY Welcomes The Catster/Dogster Team

    Hi everypaw! Last week the Catster/Dogster staff was welcomed to the SAY Media furmily and they made us feel right at home. Here are some photos from our first day at our new office! There were welcome signs everywhere with pictures of adorable dogs and cats. We thought that was purrty cool: They have their …

  • ProMeris to be Pulled From Market

    Side note: check back with the Vet Blog soon for a discussion of the pros and cons of neutering in male cats and dogs. Yesterday the Vet Blog discussed demodicosis (puppy mange, caused by the Demodex mite). Ann pointed out in the comments section that she had success in treating a case of generalized demodicosis …

  • Zeppelin Flies Back Home After 6-Year Absence

    When Megan Conroy was 16, her beloved cat, Zeppelin, went missing. The family suspected he had been stolen from their front yard, since he was one of several black cats in his neighborhood that had recently disappeared. Nonetheless, the heartbroken teenager and her mother, Linda Conroy, spent months looking for him, “going to the shelter …

  • Feline Aid: Navy Sailors “Mother” Stowaway Kittens

    When a U.S. Navy ship docked in a foreign port recently, Eric Hanst and his fellow sailors had no idea that they were taking on some very special cargo. After they had been in port for a while, a cat scaled a mooring line to board the craft. “We lost track of her and found …

  • Calico Castaway Swims Ashore on Island Park

    On Sunday night, security guards patrolling the north shore of historic Governors Island spotted an intruder. But they didn’t raise an alarm. Instead, they came to the rescue. The intruder was a calico cat, her fur soaking wet, matted, and draped in seaweed. The staff are still at a loss to figure out how the …

  • New Pain Killer Approved for Cats. Vet Blogger Won’t be Using it.

    I got excited when I read the headline and leader to an article on CatChannel.com. New Cat Painkiller The FDA has approved a new drug to control postoperative pain in cats Feline pain management options are woefully few. A new pain killer for cats would be a very welcome thing indeed. Sadly, based upon a …