We have the greatest news ever! On Saturday April 16, we recued Chloe, a cat we found crying for help on the rooftop of our shelter. 24 hours later, we realized she was a nursing mama and that she had developed mastitis so we started searching for her litter all over the place. Those babies were…Details
Laser pointers throw out brightly colored red dots of light that move at different speeds and change direction quickly. Since cats are natural hunters, those moving red dots satisfy their hunting instincts.
Animal neglect or abandonment is a common type of animal cruelty where people do not provide adequate care for animals in their charge. The neglected animal may be their own pet, a farm animal, or wildlife.
Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out those pet abusers before their behavior worsens and give a boost to prosecutions, an animal welfare group says. For years,…Details
Barney lived at St. Parish Church cemetery on the island of Guernsey off the coast of England. For 20 years, Barney comforted mourners at the cemetery as they laid their loved ones to rest but recently he died of old age. His death led to an outpouring of grief among the church’s staff, visitors, and residents of…Details
Losing a pet can be just as heartbreaking as losing a human loved one. Although not required by any laws, some businesses are offering workers pet bereavement days. There are few life events that can be more traumatic than the death of a pet, even if you thought you had time to sufficiently prepare yourself for…Details
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Growing up with a family cat is a significant if improbable commonality among people who develop schizophrenia. “Cat ownership in childhood has now been reported in three studies to be significantly more common in families in which the child is later diagnosed with schizophrenia or another serious mental illness,” wrote the researchers behind a new…Details
Quite often, pet owners are unaware of their cat’s hearing loss until the cat is completely deaf. Since felines can compensate for early degrees of hearing loss, it may take some keen eyes for the owner to pick up on symptoms of deafness in cats.
Despite the fact that 53% of cat owners questioned for the study said they give their pets a little cuddle when it seems unhappy, experts found that the best way to chill them out is to leave them alone. Behaviourist Nicky Trevorrow said: “Being held or stroked for too long can be very stressful for…Details