Boise pair fosters, finds homes for hundreds of pets
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — On the first Friday night of the new year, Brittany Sundell welcomed guests into her home — but not for a party.
For three kitty and puppy meet-and-greets.
One couple stopped by to see Muffin, a cat living at Sundell’s Boise home for more than eight months. The ...
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A wayward cat is safe after it was rescued from a dam in Indiana.
The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department writes on
Wayward cat rescued from Indiana dam
Owner turns over 84 cats to Lincoln animal shelter
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say a Lincoln animal shelter has received 84 cats from their owner.
Matt Madcharo of the Capital Humane Society says the anonymous owner turned over some of the cats Saturday and the rest on Sunday.
Many were immunized for feline leukemia this week, and ...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates on Tuesday urged Montana officials to ban trapping along much of the state’s border with Idaho to protect an isolated population of cat-sized predators living in old-growth forests.
Representatives of five environmental groups said in a petition to ...
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man accused of killing a girlfriend’s cat and throwing it into a bayou has been sentenced to three years in prison.
The Houma Courier reports a judge handed down the sentence to 30-year-old Cody Toups after he pleaded ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man says his landscaper requested permission to bury a cat in his backyard, but police looking for the landscaper’s missing 1-year-old daughter found her body instead.
Thomas Dunn told
Coalition works to neuter and release cats in Mesa County
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Lisa Warburton realized she was outnumbered.
The cat population in her neighborhood had skyrocketed. There were so many kitties coming and going behind her home that they had worn a distinguishable path in the dirt, a sort of cat superhighway.
Missing Michigan cat found 2 months later in Florida
DETROIT (AP) — A cat who went missing from suburban Detroit for two months turned up more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away in Florida.
Dearborn resident Judy Sanborn was shocked when she received a call in December from BluePearl pet hospital in Tampa,
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Health officials say a cat in northern Wyoming has been infected with plague.
The Gillette News Record reports the cat from the Kaycee area in Johnson County ...
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with fatally stabbing a kitten, taking a photo of the animal and throwing it in the trash has been held without bail.
The Salem News
Barn fire in Shawano County kills dozens of animals
SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) — Cows, horses, cats, dogs and chickens were killed when fire destroyed a barn in Shawano County.
The sheriff’s office says barn in the Town of Red Spring was fully engulfed when deputies arrived on scene about 4 a.m. Wednesday. The owner of the barn says 30 cows, six ...
Oregon couple arrested after allegedly mistreating 35 cats
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon say a couple has been arrested after they enclosed 35 cats into a U-Haul for three days with no food or water. Three of the felines died.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that 52-year-old Richard Kleimeier and his 46-year-old wife Jenny ...
City council approves catch-and-release for wild cats
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines City Council found a new approach to contain the city’s beloved community cats and address health concerns.
The “trap, neuter, return” ordinance — in effect on March 1, 2019 — aims to help manage cat populations more humanely, the
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An ocelot kitten born at the Buffalo Zoo earlier this year will make her public debut this weekend.
The zoo plans to introduce an ocelot kitten named Amara on Saturday during its Rainforest Falls Day celebration. The cat was born to mother Ayla and father Pedro on ...
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Iowa county wants custody of animals taken from ‘puppy mill’
MANLY, Iowa (AP) — County officials in northern Iowa are trying to maintain custody of nine dogs and four cats that were taken from a commercial breeder accused of neglecting the animals.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The city of Lawrence will consider a request to allow colonies of feral cats to live in the city if they have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered.
The Lawrence Humane Society is proposing the change, which would allow organization workers to trap the cats to be ...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Thirty-one animals that were rescued from a mid-Missouri home will be ready for adoption soon.
The Columbia ...
Kitten found frozen to Omaha city storm drain rescued
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Humane Society workers have rescued a kitten found frozen to an Omaha storm drain this week.
Pets for the holidays: Muncie shelter cuts adoption cost
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana animal shelter is cutting the cost of adoption to try to find homes for hundreds of dogs and cats during the holidays.
Muncie Animal Care and Services is calling it the “Twelve Strays of Christmas” adoption event Saturday. Dogs will cost $5 while cats and ...
Board delays plan to colonize Wichita’s feral cats
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A plan to allow Wichita residents to keep colonies of feral cats in their yards has been delayed.
The Wichita Animal Control Advisory Board voted Wednesday evening to delay the proposal until December or January pending some changes.
The Wichita Eagle
4 cats killed, 1 dog injured in Florida house fire
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say at least four cats were killed and a dog was seriously injured in a Florida house fire.
The Ledger ...
City bans setting certain traps without permit or license
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Twin Falls residents now are banned from setting traps that are designed to injure or kill an animal.
The City Council on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance on the trap ban after city officials learned of incidents where residents have used similar traps to ...
Cat shot by arrow recovering at Ohio animal shelter
BELLVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Officials at an Ohio animal shelter say a cat they found had been shot with an arrow is now recovering.
The Humane Society of Richland County says the orange tabby cat named Oliver Queen was brought in Tuesday after the society learned he had been shot with an arrow ...
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Less hiss, more purr: Vets turn to cat-friendly treatments
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — To no one’s surprise, it seems cats don’t like going to the veterinarian.
For all their aloof arrogance, a lot of them get pretty freaked out being put in a small box and transported to a strange room with barking dogs and other potential kitty hazards.
Man gets jail time for shooting dogs over slain cat
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to three months in jail for shooting into an occupied vehicle and killing two dogs over the death of his rescue cat.
The Roanoke Times
Vermont man raises $3K for humane society through kitty obit
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has helped raise more than $3,000 for a local humane society through a humorous and heartfelt obituary for his cat.
The Brattleboro Reformer
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Kallie and Andrew Spidahl’s family of two large dogs, two cats and several backyard chickens just gained its newest member: Holland’s first city pig.
“It’s still kind of weird — I woke up this morning and we let all the animals in, and then a pig just also walked in,” ...
Missouri woman builds stray cat shelters for winter months
SAVANNAH, Mo. (AP) — A cat owner in northwestern Missouri is crafting makeshift shelters to help keep stray cats warm during the winter months.
Savannah resident Lindy Anderson built the temporary shelters out of Styrofoam coolers, which she stuffed with straw and fitted with a cat-sized ...
Pets stores banned from selling cats, dogs in Georgia city
ATLANTA (AP) — Pet stores in a Georgia city are now banned from selling cats and dogs.
News outlets report Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an ordinance into law Tuesday that aims to discourage the operation of puppy and kitten mills. The mills are often accused of keeping animals ...
Petco bans artificial ingredients in pet foods
NW Indiana police remove 47 cats, 6 dogs from filthy home
GRIFFITH, Ind. (AP) — Authorities who rescued 47 cats and six dogs from a feces-filled home in northwestern Indiana had to wear face masks while removing the animals.
Griffith police spokesman Commander Keith Martin says the home was declared “unfit for human habitation” due to the stench ...
SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — 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.
Mostafa Waziri told reporters Saturday that the ...
Cat in a crate: A state trooper’s unlikely mission to help
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Traveling across the country with her furry little friends, Ellie Gale made a pit stop in Tupelo in hopes of getting some rest before she hit the road again.
The Tallahassee, Florida, resident didn’t plan to stay long, but car trouble added an extra two ...
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man who admitted killing his ex-girlfriend’s two cats after she broke up with him has been sentenced to six months in jail and one year of probation.
Twenty-one-year-old Noah Sizemore of Mishawaka was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to ...
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming health officials say a cat in the northeastern part of the state has been infected with plague.
The Gillette News Record reported Sunday that the ...
Embers falling on their heads, Venesa Rhodes and her husband had seconds to rush their two beloved cats into their SUV before a wildfire last summer would overtake them all.
One cat got in. But the other, named Bella, bolted and disappeared as the blaze bore down. The couple had no choice ...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Cat genome sequences don’t just tell us about cats anymore. The work of University of Missouri researchers is unlocking cat genomes so they can help us better understand human diseases.
Researchers from the MU College of Veterinary Medicine are looking at genetic ...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say a man told authorities he choked his foster cat, leaving the animal injured.
The Dominion Post reports 43-year-old James ...
3 charged in North Carolina after ‘Kitty’ found mutilated
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are searching for a third suspect in the mutilation of a family cat.
News outlets reported Monday that 26-year-old Shariah Jessamyn Metzger and 29-year-old Jace Lee Greene have been arrested on charges of improper burial of an animal. ...
Wichita bird lovers oppose stray cat ordinance proposal
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A proposed Wichita ordinance that would make it easier for residents to maintain feral cat colonies is ruffling the feathers of the city’s bird lovers.
The Animal Control Advisory Board proposed an ordinance that would set policies allowing residents to establish and ...
Officials issue alert after rabid cat found in Miami-Dade
MIAMI (AP) — Florida health officials have issued a 60-day alert in Miami-Dade County after a second cat tested positive for rabies this year.
The Florida Department of Health announced the alert Tuesday morning. It covers a limited area in North Miami Beach and will last until Dec. ...
LONDON (AP) — Ecuador has formally ordered Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests if he wants to be reconnected to the internet, according to a memo published in a ...
100 cats airlifted from shelters hit by Hurricane Michael
About 100 cats and kittens were airlifted out of Florida to Delaware on Monday, an effort to make room in shelters for animals displaced by Hurricane Michael.
The Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals teamed up with the Jacksonville Humane Society to relocate ...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Volunteers say a “lucky cat” is recovering after she was stolen from a pet store adoption room in Santa Fe and then returned with singed whiskers, dilating eyes and barely able to stand up.
Chanid New, a volunteer coordinator for Felines and Friends New Mexico, tells ...
Wichita considers resolution to protect stray and feral cats
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A proposed ordinance in Wichita would create “cat colonies” for stray and feral cats where they could live after being trapped, sterilized, vaccinated and released.
Wichita’s animal advisory board considered the proposal Wednesday to encourage residents to trap the ...
Sheriff’s office: 37 cats found locked in small moving truck
HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — 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 ...