About Elisa Black-Taylor

Elisa is an experienced cat caretaker and rescuer. She lives in the US. As well as being a professional photographer, Elisa has been a regular contributor to PoC for nine years. See her Facebook page.

Rescuer stated ‘This cats owner called me and told me she was going to do something harmful to her cat and that he’d be found dead somewhere soon…’

cat rescued

This is an article I’m using the ‘copy and paste’ technique because it’s quite long. It’s an excellent example of how cat (and dog) rescues are treated on a daily basis when an irresponsible cat owner wants to get rid … please continue reading

Amazing video of a VERY angry cat at the vet. A perfect example as to how a tame cat can be labeled ‘feral’ at the shelter.

angry cat

While this video was originally posted on YouTube on July 20, 2012, I was hooked from the start when I was snooping around the internet this afternoon. Please take 10 minutes out of your day to watch the video. You … please continue reading

Discussion: Good or bad for state dog wardens to conduct dog license and rabies vaccination checks (including cats) in 23 Pennsylvania counties

A program aimed to raise awareness of the importance of following state law of having your dog or cat up to date on a yearly license (dogs only) as well as being vaccinated against rabies (dogs and cats) between April … please continue reading

South Dakota Nest Predator Bounty program allows children to kill. Governor says “Love seeing kids this excited about being outside!!”


This article is very tough to stomach. I’ve blurred out the images of the children for legal purposes but you can see the entire photo if you visit the source page at the bottom of this article or check out … please continue reading

A big thank you goes out to the Bakersfield, California Fire Department for rescuing a kitten trapped in an air vent.

fireman rescues kitten

A big thank you goes out to the Bakersfield, California Fire Department for rescuing a kitten trapped in an air vent. No infomation is available at this time as to where the kitten is at this time. Several have asked … please continue reading

Mom left the door cracked open a bit when she left and came home to find a random cat snuggling up to dad

cat snuggles

One of the most heartwarming stories I’ve read in a long time comes from a Twitter post by Andrew Falloon. The account lists Andrew as living in Timaru District, New Zealand where he is a Member of Parliament. Apparently Andrew’s … please continue reading

Third suspect in NC cat mutilation case arrested. The district attorney dismissed all charges

Zachary Eugene Greene - aka Spoons

This story is one that I ‘guaran-damn-tee’ you will get your blood to boiling. According to an April 12 report by The Charlotte Observer, the third suspect wanted for animal cruelty after posting photos of a mutilated cat on Instagram … please continue reading

Dear Virginia Beach Animal Control: Please inform the public not to shoot this serval for the ‘thrill of the kill’

serval cat

A serval (exotic cat) is on the loose in the Virginia Beach area after escaping his owners home in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina last October. Hopefully, the NC to Virginia cat will have a better outcome. The biggest risk, as … please continue reading