On the subject of cats’ claws the USA and the UK are poles apart

Are claw caps humane?

Both the RSPCA and now Cats Protection have strongly denounced claw caps. I read today, in a local online newspaper (getsurrey.co.uk), that Cats Protection have even suggested that a cat owner using claw caps may expose themselves to a criminal … please continue reading

Police Chief supports Sam Wood’s hunting of feral cats in Wisconsin

Wild Rose police badge

The police chief of Wild Rose, Wisconsin, USA in effect supports the hunting and shooting dead of feral cats in and around his town and therefore by default he must also support the hunting of feral cats in Wisconsin because … please continue reading

Pet Rescue and Adoption Act – Assembly Bill 485

The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act is a bill (proposed legislation being debated by the legislators) which extends to the entire state of California a law which has been in place in Los Angeles since 2012, namely, an obligation on … please continue reading

In Los Angeles you will be able to keep a pet cat or dog that you find

LA Animal Services

An extraordinary proposal has been made by the general manager of animal services in Los Angeles, Brenda Barnette. On 23 May 2017 her proposal was approved by the Animal Services Commission. Her proposal is that if a person finds someone’s … please continue reading

The First Amendment and Animal Shelters

The First amendment and animal shelters

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution as enacted by the federal statute 1983 (42 USC 1983) grants irrevocable rights of freedom of speech to both shelter volunteers working at animal shelters and the public visiting them. Volunteers at … please continue reading