Month: April 2011

  • Pregnant Cat Rescued from Freeway Overpass

    Last Friday, drivers on the 60 freeway in Mira Loma, Calif., were horrified to see a cat in a terrible plight. The long-haired black feline was sitting atop a concrete barrier overlooking the freeway, 200 feet up, doing her best to avoid the speeding traffic that kept her trapped. Riverside County Animal Services Officer Gary …

  • And Now a Word From Our Community Manager

    When I first came on as Dogster and Catsters Community Manager nearly four years ago, I was excited for the opportunity to work in an environment that encouraged the love of dogs and cats. What I didnt realize was that my pets Lucy, Miss Madhi (bless her), Hambone, and I would be so generously welcomed …

  • Scrappy Little Persian Kitten in a Fight For Her Life

    Nobody knows exactly what happened to Penelope, but they do know that the 6-month-old orange Persian kitten has an amazing will to live. When Penelope was removed from her Stratford, Conn., breeder, she had a severe eye infection and she was barely able to breathe. “We are fuzzy on the details,” said Joanne Galante, vice …

  • Say, Does Catster Have Some Big News!

    Meow meow everypaw! We’ve got some Maine Coon-sized news to share with you. But first I think it would be relevant to go back in time, all the way back to April, 2003 – that’s when I noticed that there wasn’t anywhere on the web for people to create pages for their pets. I had …

  • Stadium Workers Support Their Four-Legged Staff

    There’s a group of employees at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore., that have rarely been seen. Yet they play a vital role in the maintenance of the soccer stadium. A colony of feral cats, whose population is estimated at between 12 and 19, patrol the field and earn their keep by catching the rats that …

  • Authorities On the Hunt for Cat-Shooting Archer

    When Kitty News Network reported last week about a California cat that had been shot with an arrow, we hoped it would be the last such story. But now, halfway across the country, another cat has become a victim of a cruel wanna-be William Tell. A West Frankfort, Illinois, couple noticed that their cat, Boxer, …

  • Purloined Puss Reunited With Owner

    When Lucy went missing last Friday, an entire neighborhood went on alert. The 10-year-old Maine Coon has been a fixture on Essex Street in Salem, Mass., for a long time. “Lucy is like a downtown institution,” said the cat’s owner, David Pelletier. On an average day, Lucy makes his rounds through the stores in the …

  • How to Create Your Own Green Cat Toys

    Cats love to play, but they’re notorious for being both fickle and finicky when it comes to cat toys. If this describes your cat, then you’ve probably spent hard-earned money on a new cat toy and been disappointed when your cat got bored with the toy after only a few minutes. It’s even more disheartening …