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Growing Up With A Cat May Help Prevent Asthma In Children

Advertisement<p>Great news for cat-loving parents! A Danish study of nearly 400 toddlers showed that those who were growing up with a cat in the house …

Medicine

Rhi-no I love you! Adorable moment a very affectionate cat cuddles with its baby rhino playmate

• <b>A cat has made friends with two rhinoceroses at a zoo in the Czech Republic</b>• <b><br>Video shows the adorable play date and cuddle session with the three</b> …

Denver cat-declawing ban, facing vote tonight, is poised to become first in a U.S. city outside California

A Denver City Council proposal that would ban elective cat declawing has ignited passions — including among cat owners and veterinarians.<p>But the …

Denver

Queensland council stands by $10 bounty for adult feral cat scalps

Banana shire also offers $5 for feral kitten scalps, $30 for dingoes or wild dogs and $10 for foxes, despite claims of animal cruelty<p>A Queensland local council will not back down on a controversial bounty that offers $10 for the scalps of feral cats, despite animal rights activists calling it cruel …

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Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows

A comprehensive survey of cat genes suggests that even after felines wandered into our lives, they remained largely unchanged for thousands of years.<p>In true feline form, cats took their time deciding whether to jump into humans’ laps.<p>In a new comprehensive study of the spread of domesticated cats, …

Cats

Central Queensland council sticks by bounty on 'monster' feral cats

After dark in central Queensland paddocks, farmers with shotguns, rifles and homemade traps are on the lookout for an elusive feral pest.<p>Farmer Sib …

Cats

These crabs can grow up to the size of dogs — and hunt birds with claws as strong as a lion's jaws, video proves

There’s a theory that giant crabs overwhelmed Amelia Earhart, dismembered her and carried her bones underground.<p>Speculative, at best. Sounds crazy, …

Biological Species

Paddles, First Cat of New Zealand and PM Ardern’s cat, dies

Paddles, lovingly dubbed the First Cat of New Zealand, has died. NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Wednesday that her female ginger and …

New Zealand

A Beautiful Tortoiseshell Cat Whose Adorable Face Is Divided In Half By Different Colors on Each Side

A beautiful longhaired tortoiseshell cat quite appropriately named Quimera has a unique chimeral face that is divided almost perfectly in half. …

Cats

Mortal tom cats! - Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

don't miss these stories<p>These brave men are dwarfed by the huge 60-ton whale they are trying to save as they cut it free from fishing ropes – just …

Cats

New research: Feral cats now cover over 99.8 percent of Australia

Feral cats cover over 99.8% of Australia's land area, including almost 80% of the area of our islands.<p>These are just some of the findings of new …

Feral cats under attack as arsonist allegedly targets Penn's Landing strays

Days after a shelter for stray cats on Penns Landing was burned in what animals lovers believe was an act of deliberate arson, a dazed survivor of …

Crime

kitty living: LA’s top architects design stylish shelters for cats

non-profit organization fixnation tapped the city's top architects to design, build and donate functional, one-of-a-kind outdoor dwellings for …

Faux

Feral cats from California get work, new lives in Colorado

After traveling more than 1,000 miles, a bright yellow van rumbles across a field browning with the season and stops in front of a barn in Golden. …

Cats

'Cats Indoors' Campaigns: A Grave Threat to Outdoor Cats?

In the interest of full disclosure: I keep my cats indoors 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's an uncompromising policy I've adopted for their safety -- and my sanity. I encourage others to keep their cats indoors, too. Why, then, do I object so strenuously to "cats indoors" efforts, such as …

Cats

Unadoptable felines in Philadelphia get a second chance as “mousers” in the Working Cats program

<b>By Kristen de Groot</b>, <i>The Associated Press</i>PHILADELPHIA — Gary wasn’t used to being around people. He didn’t like being touched or even looked at. If …

Cats

How Dog and Cat 'Kisses' Can Turn Deadly

A host of potential pathogens lurks in each slobbery or scratchy lick.<p>When Julie McKenna arrived at the hospital in Mildura, Australia, in 2007, she could barely speak. Her arms and legs were cold and mottled, and her face was turning purple.<p>Doctors quickly determined that Julie was in septic …

Pets
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ABC News

J. Scott Applewhite/AP<p>60 percent of Americans say Trump tax plan will benefit wealthy<p>Top Stories<p>Trump 'disappointed' in DOJ over Clinton, DNC<p>Trump …

Crime

New Zealand's "Threatened Species Ambassador" Reckons We Should Reflect On An Animal's Life When We Kill Them "With Kindness"

“<i>Killing with kindness</i>” <i>is neither the panacea nor is it an acceptable excuse for slaughtering other animals</i><p>It’s a well-known fact that New Zealand is at war with much of its wildlife. Of course, not all New Zealanders agree with this onslaught, the goal of which is to remove all non-native species …

Animals

Let’s get this straight, habitat loss is the number-one threat to Australia's species

Earlier this month, Australia’s outgoing Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews told ABC radio that land clearing is not the biggest threat …

Extinction

"Hazards of Homosexuality" flier distributed at Values Voter summit

A flier distributed at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday that promoted a book titled "The Health Hazards of Homosexuality" prompted outcry when photos surfaced on social media.<p>The flier was given out to attendees at the gathering where President Donald Trump spoke in …

LGBTQ

More Than a Million Birds Die Every Day in Australia, Because Cats

Oh no, oh no, what have we done.<p>Cats kill more than a million birds every day across Australia, according to our new estimate – the first robust …

Cats

Distillery Cat Wanted: Must Be Affable, Brand-Boosting, Cold-Blooded Killer

Inviting a cat to live in a distillery is like offering a child free room and board at a Disney World theme park. In a distillery, there are tall stacks of shipping pallets to climb, oak barrels to jump on, pipes to nimbly tightrope-walk across and — of course — a steady supply of rodents to …

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Homeless Cats Recruited to Fight Rising Tide of Rats

Washington D.C.<p>There’s a new sheriff in Washington D.C. alleys: adopted feral cats. But as rodent-killing machines, New York’s terriers are even better.<p>The killer is caged, his prey just beyond reach. Soon he’ll prowl the streets, but for now he’s hiding under a fluffy fleece bed, only his small …

Cats

The Complicated Politics of L.A.’s Feral Cats

A FixNation vanPhoto by Bradley Meinz It’s 6:45 A.M., and Joe Federico is in the Monrovia PetSmart parking lot to meet feral cat trappers, something …

Los Angeles

Animated map shows how cats spread across the world

You can find house cats on every continent except Antarctica. But that wasn't always the case. How did cats make it across oceans and into households worldwide?<p>The secret lies in ancient cat DNA, which a team of scientists traced back thousands of years. They report their results in a paper …

Cats

What if Everything You Think About Cats Is Wrong?

A study of feline behavior shows that cats can be taught—despite their reputation for being untrainable and aloof.<p>For those who’ve long wondered if their cats regard them merely as kibble dispensers, a report in the journal <i>Behavioural Processes</i> should be reassuring. In a study that exposed adult …

Cats

FILE Free-roaming cats are often fed by locals who set up feeding stations on private lands throughout the Florida Keys.<p>FLORIDA KEYS — Recently …