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Caturday Blogging: Should I Let My Cat Outside?

"So close and yet so far." Image via Buckie Wells.<p>For Caturday, we discuss whether it’s a good idea to let your cat outside and some of the dilemmas …

Big Love for Small Cats

Those of us who love the majesty of big cats often find ourselves mesmerized by footage of tigers, pumas, and lions going about their daily lives. We are fascinated by their agility, speed, instincts, and behaviors. It’s easy to see the similarities big cats share with their smaller, domestic …

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TNR Is Dangerous Both to Cats and to Other Animals

<b>By Daphna Nachminovitch</b><p>By the time she called PETA for help, one of the stray cats the woman had been feeding was in critical condition, suffering from a massive tumor that had closed off his ear canal. In another case, a cat appeared at a feeder’s home with grotesquely swollen paws oozing with …

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'Get your cat neutered to protect one of Scotland's most treasured species'

Sign up to our Lifestyle newsletter<p>Pet owners are being urged to get their cats involved in the fight to protect one of Scotland’s most treasured …

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High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A study from Stockholm University have now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in …

The last word on releasing cats to live outdoors

I have been active in trap-neuter-release (TNR) for many years, and I have a colony of ferals living on my property. Dog walkers have harassed me and …

Cats do not harm children's mental health, study finds

New research brings some good news for cat lovers. Contrary to previous claims, researchers have found no link between cat ownership in childhood and …

Owning Cats Doesn't Lead to Schizophrenia

Good news for kitty lovers.<p>Not only are cats adorable and entertaining, but we also know that having a pet can be great for our mental health. Aside from their sharp death claws and likelihood to someday rule us all as overlords, it seems there's no downside to having a kitty. That is until we …

For Teens

The Wonderful Cat Guys of Kedi Are an Antidote to All the Bad Men in the World

“<i>W</i><i>here have all the good men gone?”</i> Bonnie Tyler once crooned. Turns out, all the good men are in Istanbul, taking care of cats.<p>I discovered this at …

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This hunter waged a war on feral cats. Now he says he has become the target of attacks.

For years, Sam Wood has been a proponent of hunting and killing invasive species, such as wild hogs, that can threaten the native ecosystems. His Facebook page is filled with photos showing the 48-year-old outdoorsman taking down sparrows and starlings, pigeons and rats.<p>But Wood’s most recent mark …

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Wisconsin Man wages war on invasive feral cats, animal rights mob cyber bully in retaliation.

<b>WILD ROSE, WISCONSIN - 14 Feb, 2017 -</b> My name is Sam Wood I am a strong advocate for conservation and the outdoor lifestyle. I run a web page and …

Aussies Are Shunning Bunnies And Embracing The Easter Bilby Instead

Australian kids are devouring chocolate bilbies, with a portion of proceeds helping to save the endangered species.<p>Here comes Peter Bilby, hopping down the dusty desert track. That’s what Aussies have in mind as Easter approaches and they prepare to shun bunnies again to celebrate the holiday with …

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Australia targets monster feral cats hunting native species to extinction

Despite opposition from animal lovers, Australia plans to cull millions of feral cats in the next three years.<p>The Australian government is on track …

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Meet Felix, the Huddersfield station cat with 100,000 followers and a book deal

If column inches are anything to go by, 2016 was something of an <i>annus mirabilis</i> for the cat kingdom. There was Larry, the Downing Street’s chief mouser, whose will-they-won’t-they relationship with the outgoing David Cameron gave the nation a welcome distraction from more serious concerns last …

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In ‘Shop Cats of New York,’ NYC’s cutest neighborhood fixtures come to life

A new book chronicles the lives of New York’s many shop (and distillery, and hotel) cats<p>The bodega cat (or shop cat, if you want to go a little more broad) is not a concept that is unique to New York City—you’ll find the furry creatures in stores, libraries, and museums around the globe—but the …

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Got rats? Call on Philly's Working Cats

Monster was just a smidgen of a city cat — pint-sized, the color of smoke, and just about out of time. Her exit date — animal-control speak for …

Street Cats Are Our Only Hope - Vice

Increasingly, I feel like the empty spaces in my life are filled with cats—and I don't even have one. Whether they're fitting themselves into unlikely containers or inexplicably leaping into the air, cats have proven excellent mascots for the internet, equal parts beguiling and cute and serving as …

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The Famous Cats of Istanbul Take Center Stage in Kedi

Director Ceyda Torun takes us inside her winning documentary, which follows the ancient city’s camera-ready feline population.<p>Istanbul is a city blissfully overrun with cats. But you have to look for them to see them—unless they come to you first, which is often exactly what happens. The …

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‘Kedi’ is the ‘Citizen Kane’ of Cat Documentaries — Review

Cat people: This one's for you.<p>If Grumpy Cat is the blockbuster franchise of cat videos, “Kedi” is the “Citizen Kane” of the genre. Though …

Let's give feral cats their citizenship

There’s been a lot of talk about killing feral cats, with the government’s recently announced war on cats setting the goal of killing two million by …

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An amusing teen fantasy slowly morphs into a clunky reboot in Power Rangers

At one point in <i>Kedi</i>, a documentary portrait of Istanbul’s many stray cats, one of the interview subjects explains why she regularly opens her door to a particular feline who comes a-callin’. This woman lives on the second floor of her building, close enough to the ground for cats to reach her …

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To declaw cats or not? New Jersey could be first with ban

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Cats would keep their claws under a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to prohibit declawing.<p>The measure, which cleared the lower chamber of the Legislature last month, bans onychectomies and flexor tendonectomies on a cat or any animal unless a veterinarian deems …

Cat Tracker reveals the unknown adventures of felines

How much does an owner know about their cat's clandestine adventures? According to new research from the University of South Australia, you might be …

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Cat virus resurfaces after 40 years

A highly-contagious cat virus not seen in Sydney for 40 years has resurfaced in a western Sydney pound.<p>Blacktown Council's Animal Holding Facility …

'Kedi,' a Heartwarming New Documentary, Stars Istanbul's Street Cats

In Istanbul, the cat is king. The city is famous for its legions of feral felines. Even though no one technically owns them, these hundreds of …

Cat owners, your felines are killers. Keep a leash on them

Every night when I get home a little black cat pounces off the wall, threatens to trip me over and runs off into the night.<p>I’ve become quite fond of …

Lanai Cat Sanctuary – Lanai City, Hawaii

The island of Lanai in Hawaii is a paradise for cats and cat lovers.<p>The island of Lanai is tiny: The population hovers around a little over 3,000 …

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Out of the Shadows, the Wildcats You've Never Seen

Elusive, obscure, and eclipsed in popularity by their larger cousins, small cats are amazing, high-performance predators.<p>This story appears in the February 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>“She’s very close,” Germán Garrote whispers, pointing to a handheld receiver picking up Helena’s …

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