Decision making over veterinary bills in treating old cats

For me, it’s a balancing act between assessing how comfortable a cat is and will be, the benefits and risks of surgery or treatment, the quality of the remainder of the cat’s life and lastly the cost of treatment. Decisions, … please continue reading

Cat defends himself and is put down to test for rabies

This is madness. It makes me mad. This woman apparently took in this stray cat, a tabby and white. She called him “Buddy”. She decided that Buddy wanted to attack her dog so she kicked snow at the cat – … please continue reading

Heart Sticking Animals in Shelters

Heart sticking, also called a “heart shot” and more scientifically, an “intercardiac injection” is a way of killing an animal at a US shelter. I have no idea how commonplace it is. It is probably fairly rare. I hope so … please continue reading

Do dogs get more publicity than cats?

By Elisa Black-Taylor Does the news media prefer to cover dog stories rather than cat stories? I always thought the media would be unbiased, until many of my rescue friends clued me in that cats get less publicity in times … please continue reading

Humane Society Kill Cat. Pros and Cons

This is a pretty typical story and I would like to present the arguments for and against the “euthanasia” (killing in real terms) of this cat as taken from comments. Background Place: America Cat: Mistoffelees – a black and white … please continue reading