Good Cat News: Washington University stops using cats in the training of pediatric doctors

sedated cat used for intubation training

At last, advancements in medical mannequins and simulators has motivated Washington University’s School of Medicine to stop using sedated cats when training doctors in how to insert a tube down the windpipe of a baby (intubation). For many people the … please continue reading

Attorney for Texas veterinarian Kristen Lindsey has already filed an appeal

Kristen Lindsey

The attorney for Texas veterinarian Kristen Lindsey has already announced his intention to appeal the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners’ suspension of his client, reported October 19. Attorney Brian Bishop didn’t waste any time following the decision on … please continue reading

Cat lovers disappointed after Texas veterinarian given ‘a slap on the wrist’ by Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Cat lovers are disappointed after a Texas veterinarian was given a slap on the wrist today by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVMA). Disappointed is really too mild of an emotion. ‘Outrage’ comes closer to the true emotion … please continue reading

A balanced and sensible response is needed when suggesting that feral cats are killing rare monk seals off Hawaii

Hawaiian Monk Seal

It has been suggested (please note the word used) that the faeces of feral cats living on Hawaii have killed eight rare monk seals because the faeces contained the oocyts of T. gondii. We know that cats carry the disease. … please continue reading

Marion County Animal Abuser Registry. Protecting vulnerable animals from nasty abusers

Marion County is in Florida, USA. The Board of County Commissioners of Marion County are obviously aware of the potential for animal abusers to adopt cats and dogs from pet stores or adoption agencies etc.. I am sure animal abuser … please continue reading