What Are the Signs of an Inbred Cat?

Penelope- inbred Persian dumped at cat shelter

Cat inbreeding causes what is described as “inbreeding depression” which is another term for general weakness. Robinson’s Genetics for Breeders and Veterinarians provides a list of signs of inbreeding depression which are as follows: There may be a decline in … please continue reading

China: 72-year-old Chinese Man Tormented by the Sound of a Kitten Crying in the Flat Below

Chen at door

Mr Chen, 72, lives in a block of flats in Xi’an, China. In China people go away during Chinese New Year to see relatives. Sometimes they go away for some time. Downstairs he heard the sound of a cat crying. … please continue reading

Cobb County kitty was abandoned, adopted then abandoned again

Yeller-2017

Cobb County, Georgia (USA) has a rural shelter located in the Marietta area. They’re very good at finding homes for the unwanted cats who enter their facility, whether through rescue or adoption. Now your help is needed to spread the … please continue reading

Veterinarians Who Say Declawing Cats Saves Lives Are Lying

At council hearings where the subject of banning declawing has been debated, veterinarians represented by the AVMA, have insisted that they declaw cats because it prevents owners abandoning their cats. The argument is that owners have problems with their cats’ … please continue reading

Happy Ending For an Abandoned Chinchilla Persian Living a Hard Life On the Streets of London

Penelope in her new knitted coat

It always surprises me when I read about abandoned purebred cats to the point where they are wandering the streets alone in real danger and scavenging for food. They might be doing this for a long time. In the case … please continue reading

Increase in the Surrendering of Wildcat Hybrids in the UK Is a Worrying Trend

Prices of exotic cats, typically wild cat hybrids such as the Bengal cat, have tumbled in the UK because there are more breeders and their cats can be bought online at the click of a mouse and no doubt many … please continue reading

How do you feel about an owner who surrenders her cat to a shelter due to holiday plans?

Abandoned while owner goes on holiday

December is supposed to be the most joyful month of the year as each of us celebrate the holiday in our own way. Unfortunately, many cats are paying the price with their lives because the person who was supposed to … please continue reading