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  • Rats The Size Of Cats?? NYCHA Tenants Have Video To Prove It

    10/16/2018 1:44:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | October 15, 2018 at 6:19 pm | Staff
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Furious tenants of a public housing project in the Bronx were pleading for help Monday, saying their buildings are overrun with rats — and they’re not kidding. They have the video to prove it. But we should warn you, the pictures are not for the squeamish. “I’m traumatized,” tenant Veronica Martinez told CBS2’s Marcia Kramer. You’d be traumatized, too, if you had the same kitchen as Martinez. Rats. An entire family of rats, some as big as cats, have taken over, hopping in the sink, into pots and pans. It’s absolutely gut wrenching. “I should never...
  • Revolting moment massive RAT bullies Brooklyn cat out of the way

    10/10/2018 6:08:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2018 | Snejana Farberov
    A Brooklyn bodega cat proved no match for a giant rat with a bad attitude. A revolting video courtesy of ViralHog has emerged capturing a tense standoff between a pair of four-legged foes on the mean streets of the Big Apple. The minute-long cellphone footage recorded on September 19 begins with a black cat leisurely reposing on the sidewalk beside a cardboard box at a Brooklyn fruit market when it is confronted by a massive gray rat.
  • Whitefield officials dealing with ‘huge’ feral cat problem

    10/07/2018 4:49:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 46 replies
    CENTRALMAINE.COM ^ | 07 OCTOBER 2018 | SAM SHEPHERD
    WHITEFIELD — A “huge feral cat problem” on Townhouse Road — to the tune of up to 100 such felines — could affect the health of domestic animals and people who come in contact with them, an animal control officer told selectmen last week. Ben Cook, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department animal control officer assigned to Whitefield, discussed the issue at last week’s selectboard meeting, saying he’d noticed the problem about two weeks ago. A town resident, however, said it began more than a year ago.
  • Dear dogs & cats letter

    10/04/2018 2:05:55 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 17 replies
    Email ^ | 12/17/2009 | Unknown
    Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest. The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run. I cannot buy anything bigger than a king...
  • Need a helping paw? Rabbit digs out cat friend who is locked in a shed

    10/01/2018 9:48:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2018 | Claire Anderson
    This is the adorable moment when a rabbit digs a hole to help a trapped cat in Spain. Luckily, Chasky the rabbit comes up with a genius solution to free his cat friend, Pelu. The fluffy pet quickly digs a hole near the shed for the cat to fit through.
  • Escaped pet PUMA clamps its jaws around dog's neck in terrified Russian family's back [tr]

    10/01/2018 9:41:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2018 | Will Stewart
    This is the moment a giant male puma invaded a family's garden and clasped the neck of a pet dog in its jaw for eight minutes. The terrified owners in Russia were too frightened to go out as another dog barked furiously at the big cat but was also scared to intervene. Residents in Kozino village in Moscow region say the puma was the pet of a local oligarch in a nearby elite housing compound Fryaz, home to Russian celebrities.
  • In New York’s war between cats and rats, the rats win hands down

    09/28/2018 6:13:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Cosmos ^ | September 28, 2018 | Tanya Loos
    Feral cats fail to fulfil their role as rat controllers in New York City, new research reveals. Cats (Felis catus) are often released in New York in the belief that they will make a dent on the city’s centuries-old rat problem. However, a study of the two species in the mean streets of Gotham reviewed 306 videos of cat-rat interactions over a 79-day period and found that just two – yes, two – rodents lost their lives. In contrast, earlier research from the US suggests that feral cats are likely the single greatest source of anthropogenic mortality for US birds...
  • Stray Mama Cat Leads Woman to Save Her Kitten Trapped In Storm Drain...

    09/22/2018 9:36:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 39 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 17NOV17 | Amy Bojo
    A stray momma cat led a woman to a storm drain so she could help her save her kitten who was trapped inside.Meet Mama Rayne! Here Kitty Kitty RescueLast Thursday Lisa was walking in her work parking lot when she saw a cat running up to her, meowing. The kitty kept signaling the woman as if she was trying to tell her something. She followed the cat who led her all the way to a tiny drain up by the building. "When Lisa got close to the drain, she could hear a kitten down the hole frantically crying. Because...
  • More than 65K sign petition urging LSU to stop using live Tiger mascot

    09/14/2018 7:10:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 13, 2018 | Jason Owens
    On Thursday, LSU marked the second birthday of its Tiger mascot named Mike VII. On the same day, a petition urging the school to end its practice of holding a live tiger captive for entertainment approached its goal of 70,000 online signatures.
  • The Joy When Girl with Special Needs Cuddles Shelter Cat No One Else Wanted

    09/14/2018 4:52:53 AM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 11jan17 | Amy Bojo
    No one at the shelter understood why a cat named Lou couldn't find a home. When a family finally took a chance on the sweet kitty, they knew that Lou is meant for someone very special. Lorca AnimalLou came to the Lorca Animal, a rescue group in Lorca, Spain, hoping for a second chance. He is a very affectionate little guy with a wonderful personality. Lou loves people and is a great cuddler.However, Lou had a hard time finding a home. He waited at the shelter for a long time until a woman named Isa saw something very special...
  • Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill

    09/13/2018 4:59:06 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 77 replies
    WFMY News ^ | 9/13/2018 | Erin Kelly
    Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/nation-now/eating-dogs-and-cats-banned-in-us-in-house-passed-bill/465-040343ab-080f-46e2-8274-9cc075d3a8b8 Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill Eating dogs and cats banned in House-passed bill NATION-NOW Author:Erin Kelly Updated:1:59 PM EDT September 13, 2018 WASHINGTON – The House has passed legislation that would outlaw the slaughter of dogs and cats for food – a practice that, although rare, is still legal in 44 states. The bipartisan bill by Florida Reps. Vern Buchanan, a Republican; and Alcee Hastings, a Democrat; would amend the federal Animal Welfare Act to ban the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption in...
  • One time long-distance move with cats

    09/10/2018 8:23:41 PM PDT · by CatOwner · 111 replies
    Self | 9/10/18 | Self
    We're a couple months away (fingers crossed) from selling our house and moving from California to Texas. What we're trying to determine is the best way to move our three indoor-only cats. It should be noted that a 10 minute drive to the vet is a challenge. Not sure how we're going to handle a 1,700+ mile move.
  • Kitten with Hazy Eyes Who Was Left On the Steps, Finds Someone She's Been Waiting for

    09/10/2018 4:51:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 8sep18 | Amy Bojo
    A tiny tortie kitten was left in a cardboard box on the steps of a shelter in New Jersey. She was in need of foster care, so the Union County animal hospital took her in until they could find her a forever home.She was named after Storm from X-Men because of her eyes. TracyTracy and Derek found little Storm on the animal hospital's Facebook page. "We instantly fell in love. We knew she would need special care because she appeared to be blind," Tracy told Love Meow. "We didn't care. We had to make her part of our family."...
  • Cat Taken in to Be Euthanized But Vet Refused and Saved Her Life Instead

    09/06/2018 7:16:08 AM PDT · by vannrox · 44 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 9-6-2018 | Amy Bojo
    Mischa the cat spent all her life with her previous owner until things started to change when she was nine years old. As the household grew and she continued to age, they had less time to be with her and she started having some urinary tract issues. Chatons Orphelins Montréal"Her former owner contacted a local veterinary clinic to make an appointment, but it wasn't for treatment for the cat. It was for euthanasia," Chatons Orphelins Montréal, a rescue group in Montréal, Canada, shared with Love Meow. The clinic didn't want to put down a cat whose illness was treatable....
  • Cats could be banned in a New Zealand town. ‘It’s like a police state,’ resident says

    08/30/2018 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | By Josh Magness
    “It’s like a police state.” That is Nico Jarvis’ complaint after the New Zealand government announced a plan to eventually ban all cats in her village of Omaui, according to the Otago Daily Times. Ali Meade, biosecurity operations manager for Environment Southland, said the proposed plan would prevent people from purchasing any new cats — and require owners to neuter, register and microchip any current felines they have at home, the newspaper reported. The ban is needed because Omaui has nature reserves, Meade reportedly told Newshub, and the cats are “preying on native birds” and “all sorts of things.” New...
  • Greek cat sanctuary hiring caretaker to live on island, supervise 55 cats

    08/12/2018 2:26:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    The job posting seems normal enough until you learn that the sanctuary isn’t in some sad brick building lined with cages, but is instead located on the stunning Greek island of Syros, where all the cats run free. With the job, you’ll not only have the love of many cats, but you’ll also have a fully paid for, modern little house with its own garden that also has a view of the Aegean Sea, and a small salary to boot.
  • Buy Stove Top Stuffing Mix or Own a Cat? You’re Probably White, According to a New Study

    08/10/2018 8:02:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 111 replies
    Slate ^ | 07-12-2018 | Rachelle Hampton
    If you’ve managed to make it this far in life without quite figuring out what demographic boxes to tick on the Census form, a recent working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research might have some clues for you. According to the Washington Post, University of Chicago economists Marianne Bertrand and Emir Kamenica “taught machines to guess a person’s income, political ideology, race, education, and gender based on either their media habits, their consumer behavior, their social and political beliefs, and even how they spent their time.” The results are, at times, surprisingly granular and seemingly nonsensical: Owning...
  • Cats Sailed With Vikings to Conquer The World, Says Genetic Study

    08/08/2018 10:58:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    n the first large-scale study of ancient feline DNA, the results reveal how our inscrutable friends were domesticated in the Near East and Egypt some 15,000 years ago, before spreading across the globe and into our hearts. The study was presented at the International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology in Oxford, UK back in 2016, and sequenced DNA from 209 cats that lived between 15,000 and 3,700 years ago - so from just before the advent of agriculture right up to the 18th century. Found in more than 30 archaeological sites in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, these ancient feline...
  • Our Fat Pets: Sixty percent of cats tip the scales at unhealthy weights [tr]

    08/02/2018 6:36:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 2, 2018 | Susan Jenks
    Like most cats, Max had a swagger in his walk. But because he was slightly overweight, the 15-year-old Maine coon began having trouble “jumping up on things,” his owner says, the extra pounds worsening his arthritis. So his owner, Jaime Wilson, decided her pet needed to go on a diet — barely two tablespoons of dry food in the morning and again at night, along with a larger portion of canned wet food once a day and a supervised exercise program that included treadmill work and running through stationary poles.
  • Business students more likely to have a brain parasite spread by cats

    07/27/2018 12:34:25 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 31 replies
    New Scientist ^ | Jul 25, 2018 | By New Scientist staff and Press Association
    An analysis of students in the US has found that those who have a certain type of brain parasite are more likely to be majoring in business studies. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite carried by cats. It can infect people through contact with cat faeces, poorly cooked meat, or contaminated water, and as many as one-third of the world’s population may be infected. The parasite doesn’t make us feel sick, but it forms cysts in the brain where it can remain for the rest of a person’s life. Some studies have linked infection with the parasite to slower reaction...