Rare surrendering of cat and dog ‘couple’ at shelter
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Cat and dog 'couple' surrendered at same time at Boston animal shelter

“They love each other. They feel calm and supported when they’re near each other…” This is another first for me: a story about a ‘couple’ – a cat and a little dog – who were surrendered together in the same … please continue reading

Germany bans animal shelter adoptions in the run-up to Christmas
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Promoting adoptions at Christmas from animal shelters

Arguably other countries should follow Germany’s example in banning adoptions from animal shelters in the run-up to Christmas to stop unwanted dogs and cats being dumped after the holidays. Is this a good idea? I think it is but others … please continue reading

16-year-old cat dropped off at a vet clinic to euthanize because owner was ‘done with her’
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This is Freckles, a 16-year-old female tortie. She’s currently at a Wichita, Kansas veterinary clinic where the staff was told to euthanize her by her owner because he was “done with her.” Freckles is FIV positive. Freckles is front declawed. … please continue reading

DIY cat re-homing should be first choice rather than using an animal shelter
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DIY rehoming is better than using a shelter

If you have to re-home your cat try and do it yourself first before going to a shelter. And the vast majority of people who are looking to relinquish their cat really don’t want to. Matthew Bershadker, the president and … please continue reading

Established cat dislikes new puppy so owner wants rid of cat
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Cat dislikes new puppy so owner wants rid of cat

A woman owns three cats one of whom is Wilfred. He is seven-years-of-age. She bought a beautiful Husky puppy. Two of the three cats accepted the new dog but Wilfred couldn’t. His behavior is described as “throwing tantrums and misbehaving”. … please continue reading