Animal rescuers refused access to site of Hawaiian fire to find surviving cats

This is one cat which survived the Hawaiian wildfires on the island of Maui

Animal rescue groups on the Hawaiian island of Maui are being refused access to the disaster zone to search for surviving cats. The report comes from the Daily Mail in the UK. They say that it is an exclusive. Animal rescue groups are insistent that pet cats are still hiding out in Lahaina wreckage …

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Rescuing a kitty in Kherson (after the dam blast flooding)

Cat rescue from the floods at Kherson after the dam was destroyed

A tender and successful moment with cheers from those watching! NEWS AND VIEWS – UKRAINE: This is a short video of the animal rescue aspect of the Ukraine dam flooding disaster which, it is now been decided, was caused by an act of Russian terrorism; a blast which destroyed enough of the dam to …

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Carole Baskin to close Big Cat Rescue (BCR) in Florida and sell the land

Carole Baskin

NEWS AND COMMENT – FLORIDA, USA: This is a cool development in the history of Big Cat Rescue (BCR) in Florida. It is the next logical stage in its history it seems to me. As Carole Baskin so brilliantly and successful campaigned for the Big Cat Safety Act (BCPSA) which prohibits unlicensed people from …

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Animal lovers protest in front of a Las Vegas shelter run by the Animal Foundation

Animal lovers protest in front of the Las Vegas shelter run by the Animal Foundation

NEWS AND OPINION: This is about a dog but it could equally be about a cat. The same issue of rescue animal character assessment by shelter staff presents itself all the time. The picture shows a group of animal lovers protesting in front of an animal shelter run by an organisation called the Animal …

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Animal shelter volunteer instantly fired for refusing to hand over her phone before a meeting

Winograd tweet

NEWS AND OPINION – LOS ANGELES, USA: This is an animal shelter story from Los Angeles which sort of fits in with the whistle-blower/gagging culture at some animal shelters. It is about volunteer rights. In this shelter, the Los Angeles Harbor Animal Shelter, one volunteer, Jan Bunker, 74, said that she was dismissed by …

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Nine lions saved from jaws of death in blockaded Odessa

Odessa Zoo

NEWS AND COMMENT-ODESSA, UKRAINE: A team of war veterans, including Tom L-S, and animal activists from the animal welfare charity Breaking the Chains, and including Lionel de Lange, who runs the animal charity Warriors of Wildlife, have managed to rescue nine lions from a zoo in the Ukrainian city of Odessa as there were …

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Cat rescue runs into problems with local authority zoning (planning) laws

Alexis Lewis and kitten with a URI

CHIEFLAND, FLORIDA-NEWS AND COMMENT: Lexi’s Kitty Corner operates, to the best of my knowledge, from the home of the founder of this non-profit charity, whose name is Alexis Lewis. The moral of her story is that anyone who wishes to found an animal rescue organisation from their home needs to check zoning (planning) laws …

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Idaho state trooper dives flat out to catch an escaping cat

State trooper acts rapidly and vigorously to catch cat escaping from the back of a van he had stopped on the I-90, in Idaho

I think this video deserves a bit more publicity which is why I’ve decided to cross post it as some people will have missed this good cat news story. What is good about it is that we see an Idaho state trooper i.e. a policeman in European language, taking a fully committed dive onto …

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