Breeding season causes an increase in cats at Midland Animal Services

Midland Animal Services will be waiving the adoption fee for adult cats this week at the shelter during normal business hours. MIDLAND, Texas — Midland Animal Services has been filling up with more felines… that’s because from March to around September is when a lot more kittens begin popping up in Texas.   “That is […]

Flat-faced Dogs and Cats with Dr. Dan O’Neill and Dr. Rowena Packer

What are the disorders that tend to affect brachycephalic (flat-faced) pets, and what can be done to help with guests Dr. Dan O’Neill and Dr. Rowena Packer of the Royal Veterinary College. Watch episode 17 of The Pawsitive Post in Conversation below or on Youtube, listen below or via your favourite podcast app (including Apple), […]

Teen stands up for animal rights

EARLY this year, I witnessed my cat Jerry, who has since passed away, nearly being beaten with a broom by a neighbour from the backhouse. Jerry, an 18-year-old cat with eyesight and hearing problems, was walking in the back lane when the incident happened. I saw the neighbour pick up a broom and approach her. […]

Four dogs, 20 cats rescued by police, animal control from vacant house in Columbus

Columbus police and animal care workers responded Monday to a house where they rescued malnourished cats and dogs that were living in squalor. When officers arrived at the house located in the 3500 block of 17th Avenue — littered with overgrown weeds and trash-filled garbage cans in the yard and on the porch — they […]

Overrun with cats, Northern Utah animal shelters turn to public for help | News, Sports, Jobs

Jamie Lampros, Special to the Standard-Examiner One of of the recent kittens at Furever Friends Animal Oasis in Harrisville. Every day, local animal shelters and rescues receive phone calls from the public asking for help rescuing a stray, feral or abandoned animal, and right now, many of those calls are […]

Escondido man to be sentenced for torturing, killing cats

“It appears that this person just enjoys taking life from animals. We had baseball bats, machetes & other weapons that had blood and fur on them,” investigators say. ESCONDIDO, Calif. — WARNING: This story contains graphic content related to animal abuse.  A man who plead guilty to torturing and killing at least ten cats will […]

USDA permanently revokes license of breeder where our Animal Rescue Team saved 110 cats

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Last fall, our Animal Rescue Team worked with authorities in Virginia to help remove 110 cats from a U.S. Department of Agriculture-licensed dog and cat dealer as part of an alleged cruelty situation. Since March 2023 alone, the USDA had documented more than 50 Animal Welfare Act violations at the facility, […]

200+ dogs, cats rescued from animal testing facility, non-profit says

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — More than 200 dogs and cats were rescued from an animal testing facility in Oklahoma that was recently shut down, according to the Beagle Freedom Project, a non-profit group working to end animal testing. The 30-acre facility in Nowata, Oklahoma, was taken over by the Beagle Freedom Project, and the animals […]

2023: A winning year for dogs, cats and other companion animals

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Many people experience their first connections with animals through relationships with dogs, cats or horses. Just as these bonds are powerful and pervasive, so must our advocacy be since companion animals face myriad injustices and difficulties in the U.S. and around the world. We’ve already detailed the incredible progress […]

Town halls’ concern about costs of stray cats

An urgent meeting has been called to discuss the law’s implementation The new Spanish law for animal welfare makes town halls in Mallorca legally responsible for stray cats. Under the law, town halls are obliged to neuter, chip, vaccinate and care for all strays. But this obligation is going to mean added cost, which will […]

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