NY could become first state to ban cat declawing

U.S. 06/04/19, 04:41

New York would be the first state to ban the declawing of cats under legislation heading to a vote in the state Legislature.The Senate and Assembly are both expected to take up the bill on Tuesday.Declawing a cat is already illegal in much of Europe as well as in Los ...

Grumpy Cat, who entertained millions online, dies at age 7

Entertainment 05/17/19, 10:05

Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet and spawned hundreds of memes, national television commercials and even a movie, died at age 7. Her owners posted on social media that she experienced complications from a urinary tract infection. "She passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, May ...

Spray foam-encased kitten rescued by Oregon garbage worker

U.S. 05/16/19, 16:09

A kitten that was found encased in hardened spray foam is expected to make a full recovery after being rescued from a garbage can by an Oregon sanitation worker, authorities said Thursday.The sanitation worker was using a hydraulic arm to empty a trash can near Hillsboro, Oregon, but the ...

Deceased pets recovered from plane in Florida river

U.S. 05/06/19, 16:19

Deceased pets have been recovered from a chartered jet that ran into a river at a Florida military base.Naval Air Station Jacksonville said in a statement late Sunday that a dog and two cats were recovered in their carriers from the Boeing 737 that skidded into the St. Johns River ...

Wisconsin university helps cat get new back legs

U.S. 05/03/19, 15:26

A tabby cat has new back legs, with the help of some University of Wisconsin-Madison students and a 3D printer.Community Cat shelter vice president Sarah Close says Chicago Animal Care and Control found the stray with infected legs last September and turned him over to the Whitewater, Wisconsin- based shelter.A ...

Meow and ME! Taylor Swift debuts cat No. 3 after song reveal

Entertainment 04/26/19, 16:07

All those Swiftie sleuths got it right: Cat mama Taylor Swift debuted her feline No. 3, a sweet-faced baby boy, after his surprise reveal in the music video for her new song "ME!" The pop star's famous Scottish Folds, Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey, have a brown-eyed, brown-eared sibling who snuggled ...

Minnesota woman with 64 dead cats, 43 live cats sentenced

U.S. 04/13/19, 18:40

A Minnesota woman who was found to have 64 dead cats, 43 live cats, a 400-pound pig and other animals on her property has been sentenced. Twenty-five-year-old Caycee Bregel, who ran an animal rescue nonprofit out of home south of the Twin Cities, pleaded guilty Friday to 13 counts of animal ...

Meow hear this: Study says cats react to sound of their name

U.S. 04/04/19, 08:04

Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names.No surprise to you or most cat owners, right? But Japanese scientists said Thursday that they've provided the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words that we people say.So you're ...

Big Sexy found after bolting from NY firefighter shoot

New York 03/02/19, 20:27

Big Sexy the cat went on a five-week romp around New York City, bolting from a photo shoot for a bare-chested firefighter charity calendar. The big black feline was finally found Friday on Staten Island after disappearing from a lower Manhattan firehouse. The lost pet showed up in the backyard of a ...

Cat rescued after sliding down dam’s spillway

Amazing 01/18/19, 15:30

A wayward cat is safe after it was rescued from a dam in Indiana.The Huntington County Sheriff's Department writes on Facebook that a fisherman spotted the feline stranded on the spillway at the J. Edward Roush Lake dam.Officers could not reach the animal, so Army Corps of Engineers workers decided ...

Trapping ban urged for cat-sized forest predators in Montana

U.S. 01/15/19, 17:01

Wildlife advocates are asking Montana officials to ban trapping along much of the state's border with Idaho to protect a cat-sized predator living in old-growth forests.Representatives of five environmental groups said in a petition submitted Tuesday to Montana wildlife commissioners that trapping is a serious threat to the Northern Rockies ...

Egypt’s newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues

News 11/10/18, 12:46

A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds.Artifacts on display in a glass case, at an ancient necropolis near Egypt's famed pyramids in Saqqara, Giza, Egypt, ...

100 cats airlifted from shelters hit by Hurricane Michael

Florida 10/15/18, 08:43

About 100 cats and kittens from areas hit hard by Hurricane Michael are being airlifted out of Florida to shelters in suburban Philadelphia and Delaware.The Brandywine Valley SPCA is teaming up with the Jacksonville Humane Society to relocate the animals.Spokeswoman Linda Torelli says they want to make room in the ...

Sheriff’s office: 37 cats found locked in small moving truck

U.S. 09/30/18, 03:08

A Florida woman faces dozens of animal cruelty charges after authorities found 37 cats inside a small moving truck.Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputies responded Saturday to neighbors' complaints about the truck in Holiday.In an emailed statement, sheriff's office spokesman Kevin Doll said deputies found the cats locked in the truck's ...

New York state makes it illegal to lease dogs and cats

New York 09/24/18, 14:42

New York state will soon make it illegal to finance the purchase of dogs, cats or other companion animals through lease-to-own schemes.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation taking effect in 90 days that will ban the practice of using a pet as security for financing agreements with pet ...

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