Animal dumping on the rise in rural parts of Middle TN, rescues say

SOUTHSIDE, Tenn. (WKRN) — More pet owners are abandoning their cats and dogs in Middle Tennessee, leaving them to fend for themselves, according to some animal rescues. Rescues in Montgomery County and Stewart County told News 2 they’ve noticed an uptick in pets being dumped by owners, mainly because the shelters are so full, they […]

Elmira Animal Shelter is full of cats, FLHC FCU is accepting donations for them

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — The Elmira Animal Shelter is in desperate need of donations right now. For all of September, Finger Lakes Health Care FCU is accepting and matching donations for the shelter. According to FLHC FCU, the Elmira Animal Shelter currently has over 200 cats and needs more supplies to keep up with their […]

Too Many Cats, Too Few Vets: New York City Animal Shelters Are Bursting

Slobbering and wheezing in anticipation, Brooklyn, a pit bull mix, strained against her collar as she marched purposefully toward a fenced play area at Animal Care Centers of NYC’s Manhattan shelter, where she knew she would be showered with butt scratches and attention. The gate opened, and volunteers laughed as Brooklyn bounded around like a […]

Win! Illinois bans unnecessary toxicity tests on dogs and cats

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Dogs and cats in Illinois laboratories will be saved from painful and outdated toxicity testing thanks to a first-of-its-kind law signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday. Under the new law, it won’t be permissible to use dogs and cats in Illinois laboratories in toxicity testing—tests that attempt to […]

Dogs, cats displaced after flooding damage at Santa Fe Animal Shelter

SANTA FE, N.M. – Dozens of animals were displaced after a plumbing issue at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. Drains backed up and kennels flooded in one of the four buildings on the campus – displacing 22 dogs, five cats, and 13 kennels of kittens. Leaders say this couldn’t come at a worse time as […]

Happy Cats and The Best Cat Stories about Gremlin

Learn about how to make cats happy and hear about Anna Webb’s amazing cat Gremlin in the Purrcast. By Zazie Todd PhD Sometimes cats come into your life and choose you. That was the case for Anna Webb’s cat Gremlin, who turned out to be a very special cat. Last year, I chatted with Anna […]

What are Reward-Based Training Methods for Dogs (and Cats)?

It’s best for your pet if you only use reward-based methods to train them. Here’s what that means. Photo: OlgaOvcharenko/Shutterstock By Zazie Todd PhD This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox. Dog training methods can […]

Purr: Countering Stereotypes About Cats

A new video takes a look at some of the common stereotypes about cats–and shows what cats are really like instead. Photo: Anna Luopa/Shutterstock. Text: Zazie Todd By Zazie Todd PhD This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. In case you haven’t […]

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