Oregon bans trapping of rare, cat-like Humboldt marten
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A cat-like creature in Oregon's coastal forests that's so rare it was once thought to be extinct can no longer be hunted, trapped or collected as roadkill under new rules...
Dogs that killed 29 cats at Alabama shelter were euthanized
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Two dogs that attacked and killed 29 cats at an Alabama shelter have been euthanized.
Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish told WTVY-TV the dogs were put down last week....
Upstate NY man gets jail time for beating cat to death
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A 35-year-old man who claimed he was putting an injured cat out of its misery has been sentenced to jail for stomping on the animal and smashing it against a utility pole...
Bill would let some cats, dogs used in testing be adopted
BOSTON (AP) — A bill aimed at giving cats and dogs that have been subjects in research institutions and product testing facilities a second shot at life is set to come up at a public...
Georgia shelter quarantines dog area for parvovirus
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The dog area of a Georgia animal shelter is under quarantine after three puppies tested positive for the highly contagious canine parvovirus.
Couple gets probation after 178 cats removed from home
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A couple has been sentenced to three years' probation after 178 cats were removed earlier this year from a suburban Detroit home.
Police say Rhode Island man froze kitten, assaulted woman
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Police say a Rhode Island man put a wet kitten inside a freezer and then used a pellet gun to shoot a friend who tried to rescue the cat.
Missing Persian cat reunites with family after 3 years
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A flea-ridden Persian cat so weak she could barely stand was rescued from a residential garden in Ionia and reunited with her family in Grand Rapids after three years apart, an...
Police: Utah man tortured, killed kittens
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Police have arrested a Utah man they say tortured and killed two kittens, using the body of one dead animal to beat the other.
Lawrence Humane Society’s feral cat program begins
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence Humane Society has trapped the first feral cats under a program designed to manage the wild cat population.
Maryland pet stores sue to block state ban on dog, cat sales
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Pet stores are suing to block a Maryland law that will bar them from selling commercially bred dogs and cats, a measure billed as a check against unlicensed and...
More than 50 animals seized from Columbia home
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Animals control officers have removed 47 cats, three dogs and two birds from a Columbia home.
KMIZ reports that the city animal control spokesman says a caller contacted...
Over 20 Chinese Crested dogs, 1 cat seized from filthy home
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Animal welfare officers in Pennsylvania say they removed 23 Chinese Crested dogs and one cat from a filthy home near Gettysburg over the weekend.
Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:
Southwest Times Record. Aug. 18, 2019.
It has taken years to get to this point, but the Fort Smith Board of Directors...
Officials: 8 dogs die in Cape Girardeau house fire
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Firefighters say no people were injured, but eight dogs have died, in an early morning fire in southeastern Missouri.
Man dies after stroke while taking down Christmas lights
APEX, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina man died after a stroke while taking down Christmas lights caused him to fall down stairs and land on his cat, fatally breaking the animal's...
Residents purr-turbed over cat’s ouster from police force
MOCKSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police department is evicting its pet cat named Sgt. Butters, and some residents are mounting a campaign to bring him back.
- Ludington Daily NewsCat needs good homeSeptember 10, 2019
- The Journal GazetteCat left outside Allen County SPCA; man's ID wantedAugust 19, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceFair Solution For Stray Cats, W-B ResidentsAugust 6, 2019
- Winona Daily NewsDogs attack, kill 29 cats at Alabama animal shelterJuly 29, 2019
New Mexico man accused of animal abuse; vet says cat on meth
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Las Cruces say charges against a man accused of battering his girlfriend and mistreating two pets have been upgraded after his cat tested positive for...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that bars pet dealers from leasing dogs and cats.
The first-term Democrat signed the measure on Friday and called the...
7 cats die in blaze at North Carolina animal hospital
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A fire at a North Carolina animal hospital killed 7 cats, while 14 dogs and an iguana were able to be rescued.
News outlets report officials with the Durham Fire...
Teenager charged with fatally injuring cat with an arrow
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy is facing charges in connection with the death of a pet cat shot with an arrow.
Acting Blackstone Police Chief Gregory Gilmore said the...
Reward offered for tip leading to arrest of cat’s killer
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot a pet cat with an arrow.
Police investigate after cat shot with arrow
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are looking for the person who shot a pet cat with an arrow that later had to be euthanized.
BRADYS BEND, Pa. (AP) — A cat in western Pennsylvania is bucking stereotypes with its love of swimming.
Tissy is an orange Maine Coon who regularly cools off in the family pool in Bradys...
MONROE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have removed dozens of cats and found 13 dead kittens at a home in Washington state.
The Daily Herald reports police searched the Monroe home Tuesday after...
PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A no-kill shelter in Ohio is taking in about 30 cats that survived a deadly dog attack at an Alabama shelter.
WEWS-TV reports the Northeast Ohio SPCA No-Kill Pet Shelter...
- PR.comVital Essentials® Vital Cat™ Frozen Cat Food Now Available in Resealable ContainersJuly 25, 2019
- Business WireState of the Industry, 2019: Cat Food in the United States (14th Edition) - Cat Treat Sales Skyrocketing Due to Health & Functional Trends - ResearchAndMarkets.comJuly 15, 2019
- Newswire MobileBerthoud, Colorado Bans the Sale of Puppies and Kittens in Pet StoresJune 26, 2019
- Globe NewswirePositive Feline Clinical Trial Outcome Motivates Sorrento Therapeutics to Accelerate Human IND Filing of Resiniferatoxin (RTX) for Prolonged Non-Opioid Control of Post-Amputation Neuropathic PainJune 10, 2019
- Business WireFully-Automated iKuddle Smart Kitty Litter Box Launches on KickstarterMay 14, 2019
Cat recovering after being shot by arrow in Virginia
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — An animal rescue agency in Virginia says a cat is recovering in its care after it was shot with an arrow.
News outlets report Roanoke County police received a call on...
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Two city officials say an Alabama animal shelter's outdated equipment allowed two pit bulls to fatally maul 29 cats.
WTVY-TV reports the dead cats were found Thursday by...
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they removed 42 cats from an Ohio house, with many of the animals in poor shape.
Neighbors say the cats belonged to a woman who used to live in the...
Man accused of killing 10 cats pleads not guilty
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to torturing and killing 10 cats.
Joshua Boyer of Escondido entered pleas Tuesday to 11 animal cruelty counts.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An animal rescue group in Pittsburgh says someone strapped firecrackers to a cat's front left paw with rubber bands and set them off, causing such severe injuries the animal's...
Sisters saved by neighbor in early morning fire
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — Awakening to the sounds of his dog barking, Abraham Sanchez Lopez thought there might be a cat scurrying around his home on Orman Street in Dalton. But as he stared outside of...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A woman was cited after police officers say they found about 30 cats and kittens in her minivan in downtown Fargo in the summer heat.
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A roving animal management organization has sterilized more than 1,000 cats in Hawaii this year, a report said.
Animal Balance's Spay Pod surpassed 1,000 surgeries in...
NORTH HALEDON, N.J. (AP) — A stray injured kitten that lodged itself in the undercarriage of a police SUV has been rescued and should make a full recovery.
MILFORD, Del. (AP) — A Delaware veterans shelter is missing its feline mascot named Freedom.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports the mascot for the Home of the Brave Foundation hasn't...
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities making a welfare check at a Southern California home discovered it was filled with cats.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says deputies...
GARDNER, Kan. (AP) — A cat named Meow has been reunited with her suburban Kansas City owners after she went missing nearly three years ago.
On the Appalachian Trail with Rico the Hiking Cat
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Michael Beaumier said at the end of a long day on the Appalachian Trail just recently, he was in his tent when he looked up. His traveling companion just strutted in, a...
Woman faces fines in weekend caracal cat incident
CHICAGO (AP) — Bloomington, Illinois officials say the owner of an exotic cat that escaped and scratched two people before being killed by police is facing a fine.
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (AP) — A northwestern Chicago suburb has banned the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores, citing poor treatment and unprepared owners.
ELY, Nev. (AP) — The Ely City Council has approved an ordinance that allows the city to trap, neuter and release free-roaming cats in the rural eastern Nevada town near the Utah line.
FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — The exotic African cat that escaped from its owner's house has been spotted again in Virginia, this time more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) from its North Carolina...
SHELTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have rescued a horse, chickens and more than two dozen cats from a Washington state home of two people suspected of animal cruelty.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state are investigating whether the suspicious death of a cat is connected to a string of feline killings.
Florida public defender loses 3 pets in house fire
PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A Florida public defender lost two dogs and a cat in a fire that destroyed his home.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Broward County Public Defender Howard...