Cats

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Could Aboriginal cat-hunting be the key to saving the bilby?

In the sandhills surrounding one of Australia's most remote communities, bilby populations are stable, a stark contrast to dwindling numbers in other …

Siblings

As Animal-Assisted Therapy Thrives, Enter the Cats

In her first bout with breast cancer, Kate Benjamin got by with a lumpectomy and radiation. The second time was far more grueling: a 14-hour double mastectomy in November, followed by an eight-week course of chemotherapy that ended in May.<p>Throughout it all, she has been surrounded by cats. Ms. …

Veterinary Medicine

Cat baiting using Eradicat and Curiosity… is it working?

Baiting is an effective method of controlling feral cats. To date two types of cat baits have been developed, Eradicat® (dosed with 1080) and …

National Parks

Cat-aclysm: New Zealand village considers banning felines to save endangered birds

First, New Zealand declared war on dirty-clawed predators — stoats, rats, weasels — and there was little to be missed. But as the fight comes to the kitties, some owners are paws-sitively outraged.<p>New Zealand’s efforts to protect its most rarefied creatures are turning to a measure that has rattled …

Endangered Species

A New Zealand Village Is Considering Banning Cats - For a Noble Cause

There is outrage.<p>First, New Zealand declared war on dirty-clawed predators - stoats, rats, weasels - and there was little to be missed. But as the …

Endangered Species

Why a village in New Zealand is trying to ban all cats

<b>A small village on the southern coast of New Zealand is planning to implement a radical plan to protect its native wildlife: ban all domestic cats.</b><p>Under the initiative, proposed by Environment Southland, cat owners in Omaui will have to neuter, microchip and register their moggies with local …

Extinction

Homeowners Surprised To Discover Their New House Comes With A Cat

"We immediately looked out the back sliding glass door and he was looking at us."<p>Early last month, Miranda E and her family began an exciting new …

Pets

Cats Have A Killer Impact on Reptiles

Animals<p>Experiments in Australia reveal that kitties are catching more than birds.<p>Reptiles are losing more than just their tails to cats. In fact, new research shows that entire reptile populations may be dropping due to the presence of invasive felines.<p>Research has shown that domestic cats and …

How Pet Owners Can Help Wild Animals And The Environment - Wild-Animal Suffering Research

Many people talk about wild-animal suffering as if it is completely intractable, or as if it is inherently opposed to environmental conservation, or …

African Wildcat Campaign

Alley Cat Rescue has been working for years to preserve the lineage of the African Wildcat, the ancestor of today's domestic cat. The African Wildcat …

When Caring For Pets And Service Animals, Keep Other Animals In Mind

Could Beirut soon become the new cat capital of the Middle East? – video

Maeve Shearlaw, Shay Notelovitz, Richard Hall and Mona Mahmood

Middle East

Make Wellington cat-free to reintroduce kiwis - Eugenie Sage

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage wants Kiwis to be reintroduced to urban Wellington - and she's suggested locals should stop owning cats in order …

Serial cat killer may be responsible for 7 feline deaths, authorities say

Law enforcement officials are investigating a string of brutal feline deaths in Washington state that authorities say could be the work of a serial …

Parasite spread by cats drives entrepreneurial brilliance in humans

A parasite spread by cats could be the key to being a successful entrepreneur, scientists have concluded.<p>The discovery suggests there may be a bizarre advantage to being infected by the organism, Toxoplasma gondii.<p>According to the findings, the single-celled parasite worms its way into the brain …

How a Seattle designer builds safe, outdoor spaces for cats

Catio Spaces wants to let cats outside—while keeping them safe<p>Cynthia Chomos was never a cat person—that is, until a neighbor’s cat found her as she was gardening in her Crown Hill backyard.<p>“My neighbor’s cat wandered my way and started hanging out with me when I got into gardening,” said Chomos. …

'Kitty Litter' Parasite Is Wiping Out One Of Earth’s Rarest Seals

AnimalsWeird & Wild<p>A disease that originates in domestic cats is hitting Hawaiian monk seals particularly hard.<p>In May, two endangered Hawaiian monk seals were found dead on a beach on Oahu. Both were female, and one was pregnant. After performing a necropsy, veterinarians determined that both …

Marine Mammals

15 reasons science says feral cats are a disaster | NOLA.com

The problem<p>1. Feral cats are ecological serial killers<p>2. Feral cats kill for fun, abandoning dead animals that become food for more rats<p>3. Outdoor …

Belgium is (slowly) sterilising all its cats

<i>By Alexander Saeedy</i><p>New laws in Belgium are mandating that nearly all of the country’s two million cats must be sterilised to better control the surplus population of strays, making it the first state in the world to oblige citizens to spay and castrate their felines.<p>In the nation where cats once …

Lanai Cat Sanctuary: 600 felines live out their best lives in Hawaii | CNN Travel

Cats

The Idahoan Dumbass Redneck Who Likes To Shoot Feral Cats

This dumbass redneck who likes to shoot feral cats misspells ‘feral’ so badly it is a bit of shock to realize how uneducated he is. When holding up a …

2 million feral cats to be killed in Australia

Video<p>The big cats, which a lawyer tried to remove from a Limpopo predator park on Thursday, were back in their enclosures - unharmed, but …

Wealthy philanthropists wage war. On cats.

<b>With a $1 million donation, Andrew and Jane Cliffordhope will double the size of the world's largest cat-free sanctuary.</b><p>Cats kill way more wildlife …

Philanthropists' $1m pledge aims to double largest cat-free zone

A $1m donation to the fight against feral cats could help to double the size of the world’s largest cat-free sanctuary or help genetically neuter cats, conservationists say.<p>Sydney philanthropists Andrew and Jane Clifford have pledged to match every donation made to the Australian Wildlife …

Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin visits the cat-proof fence! | First Dog on the Moon

The government occasionally tosses money at these things but it isn’t interested in results, just the kudos

Activism

Google's Cats Grew Up to Be Alleged Killers

Scientists don't what to do with these homeless cats.<p>It’s not easy to resist a cute cat, even if you know it’s a feral murderer with a taste for …

As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Silicon Valley is booming, and longtime residents are being driven out everywhere. But only in Shoreline Park are the newcomers eating the natives.<p>A handful of burrowing owls live in this 750-acre wildlife and recreation area, deep in the grass. As the breeding season …

Australia Finishes Building World's Largest Cat-Proof Fence, Cats Accept the Challenge

Australia has completed the world’s longest cat-proof fence, because cats, an introduced species on the island continent, can be a huge freaking …

Australian cat-proof fence protects endangered species

<b>Feral cats are a huge threat to native animals in Australia but one region wants to stop their destruction by physically shutting them out.</b><p>The world's longest cat-proof fence has been built in central Australia to help bring endangered species back to the area.<p>The 44km (27 mile) electric fence …