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Are Pro Declaw People Afraid of Claws?

This is a follow up to my previous article: Hatred or Fear of Cats, where Michael said in a comment: ‘I think there is a subliminal fear of claws which might go back to the beginnings of the human species – millions or at least hundreds of thousands of years. The big cats would have …

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Mississippi – a homeowner can kill a stray cat entering their home or land

In Mississippi a homeowner can kill a stray cat entering their home or land. There is a sloppy piece of drafting in Mississippi’s cruelty to animals legislation, which allows a person to legally kill a cat that might enter a person’s home through a cat door (cat flap) or anywhere on the person’s land. The …

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Elizabeth: A story of hope, courage and evil children

By Elisa Black-Taylor This is the story of Elizabeth, a cat from South Carolina who was thrown into an open fire by a 13 year ­old boy. Her owner’s were unable to keep her after this horrific crime was committed, and turned her over to the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue (DCHSR). Forgive the length …

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Typhoon Haiyan: Cat Rescue?

The only photo I have seen of a cat in the Philippines in the area of typhoon Haiyan since it struck  is the one above on the Human Society International website. Not much to shout about. I am concerned about the rescue of cats after typhoon Haiyan. Of course, all animals concern me but my …

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Declawing created a cat from hell

This is a very instructional video about the impact that declawing can have on a cat’s behaviour and health. It is such a classic. A genuine cat expert, Jackson Galaxy (exotic name, sensible thinking), properly analysed this sweet looking Himalayan cat’s behaviour. Her name is “Fi”. The problem that this cat suffered from, which made …

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Cat Hoarding Transformed Into Madness

It is said that cat hoarding is a form of mental illness. Cat hoarders are not completely in the land of reality. They think they are expressing their love of cats by helping cats. Yet they are impervious to what is staring them in the face: injured and dying cats due to the very poor …

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New Zealand: rise in animal abuse with example

The experts who are in the know say there “has been a rise in horrific acts of abuse against animals” in New Zealand. Below is a good example – if it is what it looks like. At the time of writing this, the matter is being investigated. So Moo Moo received a crossbow bolt through …

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Battering the woman you love and her cat

Sometimes domestic violence is carried out at the same time as violence against a companion animal. They are part of the same event rather than animal abuse preceding abuse against a person. I am sorry that this is a sordid subject but it is in the news and it reminded me of the pre-school child …

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“Humane” police use injured animals for target practice

Some police officers believe it is the most humane thing you can do, to place an injured animal at the target end of a firing range and to use him/her for target practice. It sounds disgusting and astonishing but that apparently is what some coppers who are part of the Merced police actually believe. Personally, …

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Did the man who shot a cat in Florida commit a crime?

Yes he did. I am referring to the recent article I wrote describing the shooting of a community cat in broad daylight. A man shot the cat twice. The second time he finished the cat off by a shot to the head and am told. The whole thing was witnessed at close range by two …

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Is There Any Justification For Such Huge Vets Bills?

By Ruth aka Kattaddorra This story was reported in our local newspaper ‘The Northern Echo’ today: Darlington Pensioner’s Vet Bill A frail pensioner has been left with a huge bill after an out-of-hours vet treated her cat when its tail jammed in a stair lift. Firefighters who dismantled the stair lift at Maisie Wilkinson’s Darlington …

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Note: sources for news articles are carefully selected but the news is often not independently verified.
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