Sunday, November 30, 2003



ASPCA's Animal Watch Magazine - Cover Story: No-Kill Nation
The movement to find homes for all adoptable dogs and cats is spreading across the country.
By Francy Blackwood
http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=awatch_cover


Eighth-grader's feral cat project aims to reduce numbers, save money
HIGHLAND, Utah
Associated Press
Wyoming News, WY
http://www.trib.com/AP/wire_detail.php?wire_num=362247


FDR High Seniors help keep cats, dogs warm
By Bond Brungard
For the Poughkeepsie Journal, NY
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/today/localnews/stories/lo113003s3.shtml


Girl trapping cats to cut down on strays
Caleb Warnock THE DAILY HERALD |
Provo Daily Herald, UT
http://www.harktheherald.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=7613&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0


Giving cats a chance in life
By KRYSTAL KNAPP, Staff Writer
Trenton Times, NJ
http://www.nj.com/news/times/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1070186708135443.xml

Saturday, November 29, 2003



Iguanas incur growing wrath
Exotic reptiles help themselves to plants, pet food
By Alyson Matley, amatley@keynoter.com
Keynoter.com, FL
http://www.keynoter.com/news/20031129s02.html


Stone the crows as cat raises kittens in 20ft nest
You've heard of cats getting stuck in trees - now meet the kittens reared in one! The fur really flew when this trio were rescued six weeks after being born in a crow's nest.
Sheffield Today, UK
http://www.sheffieldtoday.net/ViewArticle.aspx?SectionID=58&ArticleID=699342


Record Number Of Cats Housed At Idaho Humane Society
By Mike Keckler
KBCI, ID
http://www2.kbcitv.com/x5154.xml?ParentPageID=x5157&ContentID=x48908&Layout=KBCI.xsl&AdGroupID=x5154


Editorial: Roses and thorns
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ROSES: To anyone who comes up with a humane way to remove nearly 30 feral cats that have infested a Springettsbury Township neighborhood. Township officials aren’t sure they can do anything about them. The SPCA doesn’t have a contract with the township anymore, so it can’t do anything. And an animal rescue operation in Red Lion says these cats don’t qualify to be taken there. Neighbors say the cats have destroyed property and scared other animals away. Anybody have a good solution?
York Daily Record, PA
http://ydr.com/story/opinion/16061/


Animal lover lives dream
By Lynda Hudzick, Contributor
Elizabethtown Chronicle, PA
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=2248&dept_id=451432&newsid=10585141&PAG=461&rfi=9


Pet sitter: No one is concerned about stray cats
By L.D. GLOVER -- Tioga County Editor
WAVERLY
Sayre Evening Times, PA
http://www.eveningtimes.com/articles/2003/11/29/news/news2.txt


Ohio Should Permit Sale of Cat Licenses
Wheeling News Register, WV
http://www.news-register.net/edit/story/1129202003_edt02.asp


Shelter closing, pets need homes
By MIKE FAHER, TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT SOMERSET BUREAU
Johnstown Tribune Democrat, PA
http://www.tribune-democrat.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10588197&BRD=2332&PAG=461&dept_id=484742&rfi=6

Friday, November 28, 2003



Fairgrounds cat show to help animal rescue group
More than 250 felines expected to go on display at weekend event in Pleasanton
By STAFF REPORTS
The Argus, CA
http://www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83~1968~1795918,00.html


Lifestyles: Humane Society bursts with cats
By Deb Anderson, Lifestyles Editor
Dunn County Online, WI
http://www.dunnconnect.com/articles/2003/11/28/lifestyles/life01.txt


More than 100 cats and dogs found in Cornelius woman's home
WCNC (subscription), NC
CORNELIUS, NC -- Animal control officers say the condition of a home where more than 100 cats and dogs were living was inhumane and unclean for the animals, as ...
http://signin.wcnc.com/reg_signin.jsp?fw=http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/stories/wcnc-112703-al-cats_found.4820364a.html


From The Animal Spirit
Permission to Crosspost

I am in the process of starting a feral cat caregiver support group. This group will answer questions from the public and write letters to the media and public officials on behalf of feral cats and their caregivers. I would also like to be able to network inexperienced caregivers with seasoned caregivers.

I understand that there are already feral cat advocacy groups, however, my goal is to create a very friendly, open community where caregivers can help and support each other, as well as encourage others to become involved with spay/neuter and feral cat care.

I am trying to compile a listing of feral cat caregivers throughout the United States who are interested in networking with other caregivers. For example, if an inexperienced person wanted to begin a Trap-Alter-Return project or adopt a feral, you would be willing to assist by teaching the basics, answering questions, and/or giving support.

You do not have to divulge personal information. All I need is your first name, email address, and State.

The list of caregivers will not be made public. It will be kept for situations where people contact me, via an upcoming website, who are interested in networking with another caregiver. You will not receive spam or be added to any mailing lists.

If this sounds like something that interests you, please contact FeralPlace@aol.com. Please type in the subject line "Feral Cat Support" so your email does not end up in the spam folder!

Thank you!
Shell
www.theanimalspirit.com


Study: Golden Eagles may have to die so endangered island foxes can live
The Associated Press
The Desert Sun, CA
http://www.thedesertsun.com/news/stories2003/state/20031128015735.shtml

Thursday, November 27, 2003



A blessed Thanksgiving to all. Deep appreciation to every homeless cat caregiver.


Letters: Dealing with the strays problem
The Times of Malta


Unregulated cats need public attention
by Brenda Steinebach
Messenger Index, ID


Letters: Sensible response to cats About the Nov. 20 "My Turn" article
The Oregonian, OR


Letters: Positive point in cat debate
Oregonian, OR


A day of thanks for animal workers
By Bert Smith
Times Picayune, LA


State fines Ewing over shelter
Trenton Times, NJ


Skunk traps anger cat owners
News 10 Now, United States


Fences keep cats in -- and out
Oregonian, OR


Stray dogs out of control
Times Picayune, LA

Wednesday, November 26, 2003



Humane Society bursts with cats
By Deb Anderson, Lifestyles Editor
Dunn County News, WI
http://www.dunnconnect.com/articles/2003/11/26/lifestyles/life01.txt


News briefs from California's Central Coast
Associated Press
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GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - It was the purr-fect solution for a shut-in.
San Jose Mercury News, CA
http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/7346801.htm


Workers rescue kitten from storm ditch
By: News 9 San Antonio Staff
News 9 San Antonio, TX
http://news9sanantonio.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=7023


Teen in cat case faces 20 years
By Mark Pollio staff writer
Stuart News, FL
http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/the_news_local_news/article/0,1651,TCP_1028_2457662,00.html


Letter: True problem in cat overpopulation: Human beings
The Free Lance-Star, VA
http://www.freelancestar.com/News/FLS/2003/112003/11262003/1166084

Tuesday, November 25, 2003



Trailer Park Cats Left Behind
By Craig Sklar
KVAL, OR
http://www2.kval.com/x30530.xml?ParentPageID=x2649&ContentID=x43002&Layout=kval.xsl&AdGroupID=x30530


State test results prove cat was rabid
By Paul Parcellin
Wakefield Observer, MA
http://www.townonline.com/wakefield/news/local_regional/wak_newwkrabid11252003.htm


Living: Pets
Creating a safe world for indoor cats
Fencing and other enclosures can help owners allow their felines to get outdoor exercise
Deborah Woods
The Oregonian, OR
http://www.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/deb_wood/index.ssf?/base/living/1069765363112691.xml


Opinion: Mailbag
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HOW CAN WE GET RID OF CATS?
Albany Democrat-Herald, OR
http://www.democratherald.com/articles/2003/11/24/news/opinion/edit03.txt


Concern over cats left to die in village
By Kim Kelly
newsdesk@belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Belfast Telegraph, UK
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=467101


Rabies cases rise dramatically
China Daily, China
http://www1.chinadaily.com.cn/en/doc/2003-11/25/content_284454.htm


Mysterious cat prowls around Mills
Authorities say the feline spotted on campus may be a bobcat or mountain lion
By Laura Casey, STAFF WRITER
Oakland Tribune, CA
Alameda Times-Star, CA
http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82~1726~1789647,00.html


Citizen's Voice
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"I am reading in the Miami paper that feral cats are going to be trapped and killed in Key Largo, and yet down here the city has told me that chickens are protected, that they cannot be killed, and yet the chickens are driving the wild birds out. There used to be ibis that were in the cemetery that the chickens drove out. They are like locust."
Key West Citizen, FL
http://keysnews.com/290547090920504.bsp.htm


Letter: Feral cats require tough solution, unfortunately
The Free Lance-Star, VA
http://www.freelancestar.com/News/FLS/2003/112003/11252003/1167312


Longtime school service workers official retires
By Eric Eyre, STAFF WRITER
Charleston Gazette, WV
http://wvgazette.com/section/News/2003112445

Monday, November 24, 2003



SHELTER filled to cat-acity with adult felines
By Lisa Waggoner, The Argus
Hillsboro Argus, OR
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/argus/index.ssf?/base/news/1069713189174900.xml


Feline distemper proves fatal to cats
By Kathleen Obenland of the Union-Bulletin
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, WA
http://www.union-bulletin.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=19334


Alley Cat Allies' Feral Cat Activist Available Now!
The Winter 2003 Feral Cat Activist will be in the mail December 1. This issue includes:
-Dealing with Cats Indoors!, from Ellen Perry Berkeley's forthcoming History of TNR
-A Review of 2003, from Becky Robinson
-The truth about Akron, by ALDF's Steve Hockensmith
-and much more!
To preview this issue, click (download pdf file) here.


Letters: Cats just do what nature intended
The Oregonian, OR
http://www.oregonlive.com/letters/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/1069506180209410.xml


FACES OF WEST SOUND
Fixing the feral cat problem is a matter of fixing feral cats, Bremerton woman says
-- Travis Baker
Bremerton Sun, WA
http://www.thesunlink.com/redesign/2003-11-24/local/327266.shtml


Cats' role in penguin decline being studied
A study of feral cats begins on Stewart Island this week in an effort to determine whether they are responsible for a decline in yellow-eyed penguin numbers.
Otago Daily Times, New Zealand
http://www.odt.co.nz/cgi-bin/getitem?date=24Nov2003&object=OLI54E2648TM&type=html
[FC Blog Note: This link does not connect. A search of the ODT does not bring up the article as yet.]
Many thanks to FeralPlace for this article link and study contact!
AnimalConcerns.org
Study contact


Regulating Animal Rescue Will Hurt More Than Help
Hartford Courant, CT [By registration only, free]
http://www.ctnow.com/news/opinion/op_ed/hc-animals1124.artnov24,1,5723700.story?coll=hc-headlines-oped


[Following articles picked up from Associated Press - see also Sunday, November 23]
NORTH KEY LARGO, Fla.
Associated Press
Program To Trap And Kill Key Largo Feral Cats
WFtv.com, FL
http://www.wftv.com/news/2659101/detail.html
Feral Cats Threaten Two Endangered Species, Agency Says
Click10.com, FL
Program to trap and kill Largo feral cats
WJXX, FL
Group to Kill Cats to Save Other Species
The Ledger, FL
Lakeland Ledger, FL

Sunday, November 23, 2003



Thank you for citing Feral Cats in the News ~ the Feral Cat Blog! and the original news source(s) when using and sharing this information. Much appreciation to those providing a link on their webpages.


ACT debates cat ban for new suburbs
ABC Online, Australia
http://abc.net.au/news/australia/act/metact-24nov2003-4.htm


Program to trap and kill Key Largo feral cats
Associated Press
Bradenton Herald, FL
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20031123/APN/311230711


Christchurch City Council Must Act On Feral Cats
By Sonya Ash
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0311/S00169.htm


Feral cats to be trapped
BY CARA BUCKLEY
cbuckley@herald.com
Miami Herald, FL
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/7328691.htm


Rescue Mission gives feral cats new life
By ELAINE ROSE, Staff Writer
Press of Atlantic City, NJ
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/lifestyle/112303N23PETFEATURE.html


Friends of Strays shelter finally getting a new home
By TERRI SIMON of the Journal Star
Peoria Journal Star, IL
http://www.pjstar.com/news/regional/b1ctlej0017.html

Saturday, November 22, 2003



County orders cats removed from Valley Center sanctuary
By: CANDICE REED - For the North County Times
North County Times, CA
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2003/11/22/news/inland/11_22_030_13_40.txt


UF's care of animals is in good standing
By CARRIE MILLER, Sun staff writer
Gainesville Sun, FL
http://gainesvillesun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20031122/LOCAL/31121041/1007


After The Fires: Please Don't Feed the Wild Animals
DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 21 (AScribe Newswire)
http://www.ascribe.org/cgi-bin/spew4th.pl?ascribeid=20031121.102949.1&time=10%2058%20PST&year=2003&public=1

Friday, November 21, 2003



Frisky but nameless, she meowed for me
By M.J. Wilde, Tribune Columnist
Albuquerque Tribune, NM
http://www.abqtrib.com/archives/diversions03/112103_diversions_wilde.shtml


Group advocates trap/neuter program to control stray cat plight in Waverly
By L.D. GLOVER -- Tioga County Editor
Sayre Evening Times, PA
http://www.eveningtimes.com/articles/2003/11/21/news/news8.txt


Call him the cat's meow
By Margie Cady | Winona Daily News
Winona Daily News, MN
http://www.winonadailynews.com/articles/2003/11/21/news/02kahl.txt


Ramapo family treated for rabies exposure
By JANE LERNER, THE JOURNAL NEWS
Gannett Suburban New York Newspapers, NY
http://www.nynews.com/newsroom/112103/a0121rabies.html


BAT TESTS POSITIVE FOR RABIES IN TYLER
By: MARVIN ELLIS, Staff Writer
Tyler Morning Telegraph, TX
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10541620&BRD=1994&PAG=461&dept_id=227937&rfi=6


Neighborhood upset over wild cat population
Springettsbury Township residents asked their supervisors to look into the problem.
By TERESA McMINN, Daily Record correspondent
York Daily Record, PA
http://ydr.com/story/main/15827/

Thursday, November 20, 2003



Wild cats get reprieve from NB council
BY JENNIFER KOHLHEPP, Staff Writer
North Brunswick Sentinel, NJ
http://nbs.gmnews.com/news/2003/1120/Front_Page/015.html


The barn cats' meow: Local woman works to save feral felines from urban life
By: Nicole Bywater
Lewisville Leader, TX
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10544573&BRD=1424&PAG=461&dept_id=186226&rfi=6


POULIOT wants to help animals
By Lana Robertson, STAFF WRITER
Linton Daily Citizen, IN
http://www.dailycitizen.com/articles/2003/11/20/news/alisa.txt


Council OKs formation of pet permit
Elaine Goodman
Reno Gazette Journal, NV
http://www.rgj.com/news/stories/html/2003/11/19/57192.php?sp1=rgj&sp2=News&sp3=Local+News&sp5=RGJ.com&sp6=news&sp7=local_news&jsmultitag=news.rgj.com/news/local


Abandoned animals gaining new friends
By Judy Triplett
Bay City Tribune, TX
http://www.baycitytribune.com/story.lasso?wcd=3436


It is time for the city to adopt new animal regulations
The Enid News & Eagle, OK
http://www.enidnews.com/story.php?story_id=53357


New animal shelter to confine stray cats, offer more space
By Steve Evans
Group managing editor
Orange County Review, VA
http://www.orangenews.com/2003/nov/20/shelter.shtml


CATS should be kept indoors for own benefit
Oregonian, OR
http://www.oregonlive.com/metrowest/oregonian/beaverton/index.ssf?/base/metro_west_news/106890113050090.xml

Wednesday, November 19, 2003



County will open 40 pens for cats
By Bill Bishop
The Register-Guard, OR
http://www.registerguard.com/news/2003/11/19/d1.cr.cats.1119.html


LANE County Opens Cattery
By Dana Rebik
KVAL, OR
http://www2.kval.com/x30530.xml?ParentPageID=x2649&ContentID=x42955&Layout=kval.xsl&AdGroupID=x30530


YOU MAKE THE CALL
Are outdoor cats a problem?
The Oregonian, Portland, OR
Cat lovers throughout the Portland area were outraged when a family pet in Southeast Portland was euthanized after a neighbor trapped it and turned it over to the animal shelter. The neighbor said the cat was hunting songbirds in his fenced yard.
Trapping cats is legal for property owners; hunting birds is natural for cats. What should be done?
Tell us what you think. We'd like to publish your response. To reply by e-mail, send responses to west@news.oregonian.com. To use The Oregonian's Inside Line, a free service inside the local calling area, dial 503-225-5555 from a touch-tone telephone, then enter category number 6689.
http://www.oregonlive.com/metrowest/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/metro_west_news/1069246724223301.xml


Humane Society won’ t accept cats for awhile
Winfield Daily Courier, KS
http://www.winfieldcourier.com/w031122/Tues4.html


PETA Delays Ad Poking Fun at Clay Aiken
NEW YORK — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (search) has delayed a new ad campaign with the slogan "Get Neutered, It Didn't Hurt Clay Aiken (search)," while it waits to see if Aiken will apologize for negative comments he made about cats, PETA officials said Tuesday.
FOX News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,103512,00.html

Tuesday, November 18, 2003



Costs up, donations down at shelter
By KAREN BLACKLEDGE, The Danville News
Danville News, PA
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10533111&BRD=1172&PAG=461&dept_id=96574&rfi=6


Waverly women trying to solve stray cat dilemma
By L.D. GLOVER -- Tioga County Editor
Sayre Evening Times, PA and NY
http://www.eveningtimes.com/articles/2003/11/18/news/news3.txt


Owner of neglected cats turns herself in
Taunton Gazette, MA
SCOTT DOLAN , Gazette Staff Writer
http://www.tauntongazette.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10529969&BRD=1711&PAG=461&dept_id=24232&rfi=6


Cat survives dozens of pellet shots [Chichester]
Targeting of pet appears to have been deliberate
By AMANDA PARRY, Monitor staff
Concord Monitor, NH
http://www.cmonitor.com/stories/news/local2003/will_cat_2003.shtml


Canton Village Board hears debate on whether to license cats
by Martha Ellen, Times Staff Writer
Watertown Daily Times (subscription), NY
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/editorial/20031118/2827.asp


Letters to the editor: Nov. 18, 2003
By Daily News
[Scroll down to]
Let's get more serious
Naples Daily News, FL
http://www.naplesnews.com/npdn/pe_letters/article/0,2071,NPDN_14962_2435714,00.html


Cat-astrophe May Prompt Ordinance Revision
By CORINNE CHEN, Contributing Writer
The Daily Californian, CA
http://www.dailycal.org/article.php?id=13555


SA'S riverine rabbit races towards extinction
Independent Online, South Africa
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=143&art_id=qw1069120801132B251&set_id=1


Senior citizens with cats get break
By NEIL MODIE
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/148783_county18.html


Animal Fighting to Carry Felony Penalties
by Kimberly Coleman
Animal News Center
http://www.anc.org/pets/pets_article.cfm?identifier=2003_1117_fighting


Pet rescue groups worry permit rules could hurt their efforts
Elaine Goodman, RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL
Reno Gazette Journal, NV
http://www.rgj.com/news/stories/html/2003/11/18/56999.php?sp1=rgj&sp2=News&sp3=Local+News&sp5=RGJ.com&sp6=news&sp7=local_news&jsmultitag=news.rgj.com/news/local


Animal lovers form Noah's Ark
Seeking to build sanctuary in the north
Ariadne Massa
http://www.timesofmalta.com/core/article.php?id=140332

Monday, November 17, 2003



Roadkills of cats fall 90% in 10 years
--are feral cats on their way out?
Merritt Clifton
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, November 2003
Subscribe to Animal People News

Editorial: Sheltering is pointless until the need is reduced
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, November 2003

[FC Blog Note: Articles should appear online on Animal People News website in next few days]


Essay: "Wildlife Predation & TNR - Taking a Common Sense Approach":
Neighborhood Cats, NYC
http://www.neighborhoodcats.org/


Cat trouble - no more
Secaucus animal shelter works to maintain cat population
Al Sullivan, Reporter senior staff writer
Secaucus Reporter, NJ
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10514608&BRD=1291&PAG=461&dept_id=523587&rfi=6


Outbreak closes Greenhill cattery
By Ben Fuchs
The Register-Guard, Eugene, OR
http://www.registerguard.com/news/2003/11/17/b1.cr.cattery.1117.html


Life on Maatsuyker Island
Presenter: Ric Paterson
ABC Regional Online, Australia
http://www.abc.net.au/hobart/stories/s991446.htm


Galapagos Islands 'face barren future'
By Graham Tibbetts
Telegraph.co.uk, UK
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/11/18/wgalap18.xml&sSheet=/portal/2003/11/18/ixportal.html


Group: Two Species Race Toward Extinction
By ERICA BULMAN, Associated Press Writer
Yahoo News
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=624&ncid=753&e=10&u=/ap/20031118/ap_on_sc/endangered_species


Oblivion threat to 12000 species
By Alex Kirby
BBC News Online environment correspondent
BBC News, UK
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3278179.stm



Police Find 40 Cats In Apartment, Some Dead
TAUNTON, Mass.
Boston Channel.com, MA
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/2641798/detail.html


Bob Sallinger: Audubon Society favors keeping cats indoors
Oregonian, OR
http://www.oregonlive.com/public_commentary/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/106890137150090.xml


Albatrosses to benefit from pact
By Alex Kirby, BBC News Online environment correspondent
BBC News, UK
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3276863.stm


Pet abandonment plagues Lower Shore
Salisbury Daily Times, MD
By Ben Penserga.
http://www.dailytimesonline.com/news/stories/20031117/localnews/656443.html

Sunday, November 16, 2003



Fatal Cat Virus Hits Local Shelter [Eugene]
By Dana Rebik
KVAL, OR
http://www2.kval.com/x30530.xml?ParentPageID=x2649&ContentID=x42908&Layout=kval.xsl&AdGroupID=x30530


BSPCA Opens New Chapter
THATO CHWAANE, Staff Writer
Mmegi, Botswana
http://www.mmegi.bw/2003/November/17/3551452251192.html


Products to keep pesky animals away snapped up
(Kyodo News)
Japan Today, Japan
http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=feature&id=540


Take your time when new cat enters house
By ELAINE ROSE Staff Writer
Press of Atlantic City, NJ
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/lifestyle/111603N16PETCARE.html


LIVING THE WILD LIFE
Businesses help feral cats, dogs
Times Picayune, LA
By Richard Boyd
http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/index.ssf?/base/news-4/1068966236256250.xml


Put a leash on Portland's cats
Associate editor Susan Nielsen
Oregonian, OR
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/susan_nielsen/index.ssf?/base/editorial/106890111250090.xml

Saturday, November 15, 2003



Who Let the Cats Out? / Bruce Schimmel
Cats are dear to many people, but perhaps just as many find them a nuisance. That’s because large numbers of stray and feral cats are running rampant in both rural and urban areas across the country. As Bruce Schimmel reports from Milton, Delaware, there’s a number of ways to thin the homeless cat population and some ways are more effective and popular than others. (8:30)
Florida’s Ferals
Feral cats living in an exclusive Florida community may be causing the near-extinction of an endangered species of rat. Guest host Bruce Gellerman speaks with Craig Pittman, environment reporter for the St. Petersburg Times. (4:00)
Living on Earth on National Public Radio NPR
Air Date: November 14, 2003
http://www.loe.org/ETS/organizations.php3?action=printContentItem&orgid=33&typeID=17&itemID=178&User_Session=05fbbf0af9c58e7c7d41b9bf85a145f4#feature9


Predators and trappers put cats at risk
by Jennifer Gardner, freelance writer and editor
Corvallis Gazette Times, OR
http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2003/11/17/lifestyles/home_garden/home03.txt


Feral cats don't have it easy, but at least they have help
[Excerpt]
The Cat Lady of Carpinteria has a nice ring to it, but there isn't a single woman who can claim the title. There are many. You may know at least one: a neighbor with three pet cats and a garden filled with feline statuary, or the parent of your child's classmate who is always adorned with cat jewelry.
Santa Barbara News-Press, CA (by subscription)
http://comm.newspress.com/npcommerce/registerForm.htf?hst=news.newspress.com&fwd=%2Ftopsports%2F111503carpnote.htm


Friends of Animals
This group's message: spay or neuter
By ANDREA PASCOE
Daily Record, WA
http://www.kvnews.com/articles/2003/11/14/news/news01.txt


Carteret group launches mobile spay-neuter clinic
MOREHEAD CITY, NC
JANNETTE PIPPIN, DAILY NEWS STAFF
Jacksonville Daily News
http://www.jdnews.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/GlobalTemplates/Details.cfm&StoryID=17818&Section=News


Agency seeks input on wildlife predators
The World, Coos Bay, OR
http://www.theworldlink.com/articles/2003/11/15/news/news18.txt


Letters to the Editor
The Oregonian, OR
http://www.oregonlive.com/letters/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/106890161550090.xml


Canton collecting residents' answers to cat-control questions
by Martha Ellen, Times Staff Writer
[Excerpt]
CANTON - Village officials want to know what residents think about cats being out on their own. The village Board of Trustees will have a public hearing on cat control at 6:30 p.m. Monday but likely won't act until it gathers more public opinion based on a series of cat questions drawn up by Elm Street resident JoAnn Pfeil.
Watertown Daily Times (subscription), NY
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/editorial/20031115/3448.asp


Man faces cat cruelty charge again
By Gary Klien, IJ reporter
Marin Independent-Journal, CA
http://www.marinij.com/Stories/0,1413,234~24407~1769019,00.html


SPCA holding off on animals ’ adoption
Janet Jones has lost her cats again‚ but the SPCA will not be offering adoptions yet.
MATT COUGHLIN , Staff Writer
Lansdale Reporter, PA
http://www.thereporteronline.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10519208&BRD=2275&PAG=461&dept_id=466404&rfi=6


Hatfield woman convicted in cruelty-to-animals case
Carl Hessler Jr. , for the Reporter
Lansdale Reporter, PA
http://www.thereporteronline.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10519207&BRD=2275&PAG=461&dept_id=466404&rfi=6


Pet Shelter Shuns Death
By B.C. MANION
Tampa Tribune, FL
http://www.tampatrib.com/MGAWL7Z61ND.html


Carson cats keep all 9 lives due to adoption program
Sandi Wright
Reno Gazette Journal, NV
http://www.rgj.com/news/stories/html/2003/11/14/56772.php?sp1=rgj&sp2=News&sp3=Local+News&sp5=RGJ.com&sp6=news&sp7=local_news&jsmultitag=news.rgj.com/news/local


Pearson: Cats: Companionable, capricious and cranky
Mike Pearson is features editor.
Rocky Mountain News, CO
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/entertainment_columnists/article/0,1299,DRMN_84_2427173,00.html

Friday, November 14, 2003



Urgent Action Needed: US Fish and Wildlife to kill cats in Florida. Action Alert from Alley Cat Allies.

and

HOW TO HANDLE "THREATS" TO YOUR COLONY CARETAKING
Florida Cat News - Cat Coalition of Florida
[FC Blog Note: Please reference news articles posted on the Feral Cat Blog under November 13 and November 5]


Psychology exam says Petaluma cat hoarder is incompetent
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP)
San Jose Mercury News, CA
http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/7264536.htm


Homemade ways to discourage cat trespassing
Katu.com, OR
http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=62453


Contributed by Susan - thank you!
First Human Death Associated with Raccoon Rabies --- Virginia, 2003
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5245a4.htm
[FC Blog Note: See also article posted here November 13]



Rabies advisory issued in UD
[UPPER DEERFIELD TWP.]
By JAIME MARINE, Staff Writer
Bridgeton News, NJ
http://www.nj.com/news/bridgeton/local/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1068816345241800.xml


News in brief - Courts
Landlord set to plead guilty
Cincinnati Post, OH
http://www.cincypost.com/2003/11/14/briefs111403.html


When fur isn't warm enough
By Dee Harrell Mooring - CONTRIBUTOR
Alameda Times-Star, CA
http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125~1549~1766192,00.html


Growing feline population causing extra urban friction
Wildlife watchers say free-ranging cats account for significant losses every year
TIM SULLIVAN
Oregonian, OR
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1068815158294900.xml


Brigantine man man faces 52 animal-cruelty charges
By MADELAINE VITALE Staff Writer
Press of Atlantic City, NJ
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/atlantic/111403CATS_N14.html


$10000 reward offered for Napa cat sniper
By MARSHA DORGAN
Napa Valley Register, CA
http://www.napanews.com/templates/index.cfm?template=story_full&id=E69E4D46-C9E2-4DF4-8687-5CABA4B2CABB

Thursday, November 13, 2003



Animal Ownership Regulations
Proposed changes considered
WOWT, NE
http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/440016.html


PANORA CITY COUNCIL
CITY SANCTIONS PET POPULATION PLAN
The Guthrian, IA
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10503944&BRD=2020&PAG=461&dept_id=231738&rfi=6


Authorities baiting area wildlife to vaccinate against rabies
Katie Ward
Walker County Messenger, GA
[Excerpts]
"This year’s rabies project will run from Nov. 14-24. Local counties included in the vaccination drops are Dade, Catoosa, Walker and Chattooga."
"Cubes will also be dropped in Northeast Alabama and Southeast Tennessee."
http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?show=localnews&pnpID=730&NewsID=505384&CategoryID=3511&on=0


First American death from raccoon rabies reported
ATLANTA (AP)
USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2003-11-13-raccoon-rabies_x.htm
[FC Blog Note: This story picked up across USA.]


Argentina and the Dead
Text and photos by Les Inglis
[Excerpted]
"The cemetery has a large population of feral cats who look surprisingly healthy. At night they gather near the closed iron gates and animal lovers bring bowls of food and water for them. In the evening I counted at least twenty in view from the two gates in the front wall. In the day you see far fewer but they are in there somewhere just waiting for nightfall and another good meal."
gosouthamerica.about.com, South America
http://gosouthamerica.about.com/library/weekly/aa040900a.htm



New animal ordinance introduced
By Meghan R. Musante/ Staff Writer
Alamogordo Daily News, NM
http://www.alamogordonews.com/artman/publish/article_1831.shtml


County seeking bids for animal shelter
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, IA
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10508088&BRD=2554&PAG=461&dept_id=507134&rfi=6


PETA: Jail landlord if convicted of killing cats
By Kimball Perry, Post staff reporter
Cincinnati Post, OH
http://www.cincypost.com/2003/11/13/cat111303.html


Federal agents plan crackdown on feral cats on Key Largo
David Fleshler
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/miami/sfl-ccats13nov13,0,2175534.story?coll=sfla-news-miami


Feline control plan has support
By Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer
Chicago Daily Herald, IL
http://www.dailyherald.com/mchenry/main_story.asp?intID=37938142


Stray cats get extra lives
Al Edenloff, Echo Press Editor
Echo Press Found, MN
http://www.echopress.com/article.cfm?Article_ID=21572


Hidden Face of Homelessness
In Outer Suburbs, Growing Population Eludes Public Awareness
By Joshua Partlow, Washington Post Staff Writer
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33847-2003Nov12.html


Pussycats galore
By MARY ANNE CHRISTIANO
Montclair Times, NJ
http://www.montclairtimes.com/page.php?page=6473


Greece: good food, bad plumbing
The North Carolina State Technician, NC
http://technicianonline.com/11132003/Diversions/D2_StudyAbroad.php


County's cost-cutting move may prove costly for strays
By Jennifer Sullivan
Times Snohomish County bureau
Seattle Times, WA
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001790129_paws13m.html

Wednesday, November 12, 2003



Four felines left to die by road
By: Kim Windmiller
The Daily Leader, MS
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10496313&BRD=1377&PAG=461&dept_id=172922&rfi=6


Sometimes a cat is more than a cat
Buffalo Reflex, MO
By: Denelle Spear
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1815&dept_id=516610&newsid=10496890&PAG=461&rfi=9


City ponders stricter dog regulations
By Erik Gable, Ledger assistant news editor
Fairfield Daily Ledger, IA
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1139&dept_id=142642&newsid=10498579&PAG=461&rfi=9


Milton officials seek the solution to rising cat population
By Dennis Friedel, Coast Press Reporter
Delaware Coast Press, DE
http://www.delmarvanow.com/deweybeach/stories/20031112/624716.html


Man's quick trips to shelter with cats disturbs neighbors
To protect birds in his yard, Mike McCabe takes felines away, but now warnings are being posted
TIM SULLIVAN
Oregonian, OR
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/106864207176490.xml


HC calls for a humane approach to dog-lifting
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Times of India, India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=278748


City Council Eyes Buying Flood-Damaged Homes
[Scroll down to]
In discussing the Humane Educational Society contract,
Irby Park
The Chattanoogan, TN
http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_43287.asp


Activists Focus Their Rage on Animal Services Chief
By Jessica Garrison
Los Angeles Times, CA
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-activists12nov12,1,4204814.story?coll=la-headlines-california


An Olympic Effort To Manage Strays
Submitted by: Steve O'Malley
UKPets, UK
http://www.ukpets.co.uk/ukp/index.php?section=Home&sub=News&rws=&method=fetch&item=662&tb=introduction


Snomohish County budget woes may lead to more strays
By M.L. LYKE, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/147920_paws12.html


Alexander appointed chief of police by Board of Aldermen Monday.
By Julie Turner
[Excerpted:]
A section of the city's feral cat ordinance was repealed to allow the colony coordinator to live outside of the city limits, as long as the base of operation remains within the city.
Buffalo Reflex, MO
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1815&dept_id=516608&newsid=10497122&PAG=461&rfi=9

Tuesday, November 11, 2003



True Grit Heroes
[Scroll down to the last article]
Animals Have a Hero in Edward
By Rebecca Kostro
Grit Magazine, KS
http://www.grit.com/1103/1103_1.html


PETA Offers Reward In Animal Abuse Case
KOLD-TV, AZ
http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=1520912


The Purrfect Cat - Increasing Adoptions Through Understanding Cat Behavior
Nov. 13 to 14, Indianapolis, Indiana
Nov. 17 to 18, Boulder, Colorado
American Humane


New VPI Data Shows Owners Taking Pet Names to the "Max" in Annual List of Top 10 Most Popular Pet Names
BREA, Calif. (PRIMEZONE)
Source: Veterinary Pet Insurance
http://www.primezone.com/pages/news_releases.mhtml?d=47992


Thanks for family and furry friends
Times Picayune
http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1068535610313320.xml


Clover's Corner
By Clover Smith
Freeport Journal Standard, IL
http://www.journalstandard.com/articles/2003/11/11/daily_features/hometown_connections/feature06.txt


Abandoned pets a problem for county
reported by Patrick Taney
WBBH, FL
http://www.nbc-2.com/News/stories/111003-abandoned_pets.shtm

Monday, November 10, 2003



Resident continues cat fight with city
By Lee Bonorden/Austin Daily Herald
Austin Herald, MN
http://www.austindailyherald.com/articles/2003/11/10/news/news1.txt


Cat control at forefront in Arboretum apartments
News 8 Austin, TX
http://www.news8austin.com/content/headlines/?ArID=89049&SecID=2


Humane Society makes plea to public: spay, neuter cats
Wyoming News, WY
http://www.trib.com/AP/wire_detail.php?wire_num=321879


Cats from south get loving care
ROSAMOND -- Among the refugees from California's fire siege are 36 exotic felines whose San Diego County compound burned.
By Charles F. Bostwick, Staff Writer
L.A. Daily News
http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~20954~1756174,00.html


Group seeks to tame city cat problem
By STEPHANIE SCHANZ, The Leader-Herald
GLOVERSVILLE, NY
http://www.leaderherald.com/news/story/119202003_new02_sockscats1109.asp


Sent in by Susan:
Ran neighbor's cat up flagpole
Aftenposten, Norway
http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article.jhtml?articleID=664959


Fierce Divisions Over D.C. Shelter
Humane Society Again Seeks Deal
By David Nakamura
Washington Post Staff Writer
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A20258-2003Nov9.html


Original town center boundaries hold up in Milton
By Rosanne Pack
[Scroll down to]
One of the larger contingents attending
Cape Gazette, DE
http://www.capegazette.com/storiescurrent/11-03/miltontowncenter110703.html


Animal-friendly groups help solve feral cat problem
By RACHEL ZINN
BLADE STAFF WRITER
Toledo Blade, OH
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20031110/NEWS08/111100139


Dozens Of Central Florida Cats Suffering From Deadly Illness
[WINTER HAVEN, Polk County, Fla.]
WFtv.com, FL
http://www.wftv.com/news/2623518/detail.html

Sunday, November 09, 2003



Sigonella going to the dogs
By Kendra Helmer, Stars and Stripes
http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=17893&archive=true


Kaopectate reformulation could be dangerous to cats
JAVMA News, November 15, 2003
http://www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/nov03/031115b.asp


From FIREPAW's email listserv:
[FIREPAW] Special: Feral Cat Buddhas
Date: 11/9/2003
Taming Wild Cats With Tibetan Buddhist Chants
by Hank Pellissier, special to SF Gate
San Francisco Chronicle, CA
http://www.sfgate.com/columnists/urbananimal/


Nearly 180 animals found inTexas home
Washington Times, DC
http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20031108-050625-8235r.htm


Opinion: Feral cats: Fix 'em, feed 'em, and let them live in peace
The Free Lance-Star, VA
["City deals with feral felines," Oct. 22].
http://www.freelancestar.com/News/FLS/2003/112003/11092003/1144881


Public divided on how to handle feral cats
By Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer
Chicago Daily Herald, IL
http://www.dailyherald.com/cook/main_story.asp?intID=379340


Contributed by FeralPlace - thank you!
Vaccines breed controversies
Joan Lowell Smith
The Star Ledger, NJ
http://www.nj.com/search/index.ssf?/base/living-1/1068360530242680.xml?starledger?life


More than 35 cats seized from small Greenville apartment
John A. Martins, Reporter staff writer
Jersey City Reporter, NJ
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10480904&BRD=1291&PAG=461&dept_id=523586&rfi=6


PET CALENDAR
[Scroll down to]
Coalition plans clinics
Penn Live, PA
http://pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1068287528304180.xml

Saturday, November 08, 2003



From ACA website:
ACA Now Offering Doorhangers
Do you need an effective way to communicate with your neighbors about TNR? We now have informative doorhangers available in English/Spanish. You can buy them in bundles of 25 ($3.50) and 50 ($5.00). You can see a sample of one here PDF. E-mail us < alleycat@alleycat.org > for more information.


Cats Really Have 9 Lives, Here's Proof
[San Diego]
KABC, CA
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/news/110703_nw_cat_9_lives.html


Rare lizards in danger
Nzoom.com, New Zealand
ONE News sourced from TVNZ, RNZ, Reuters and AAP
http://onenews.nzoom.com/onenews_detail/0,1227,234292-1-7,00.html


Cat Lady collared the way she lived - with her feral friends
By John Glionna in San Francisco
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/07/1068013395687.html

Friday, November 07, 2003



Safe place
By DARYL GADBOW of the Missoulian
Missoulian.com , MT
http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2003/11/07/outdoors/od01.txt


Man who threw cat skips court
Sentencing was set in incident on I-275
BY SHAWN WINDSOR, FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
Detroit Free Press
http://www.freep.com/news/locway/dkitty7_20031107.htm


Animal services takes drastic measures to curb virus
[BARTOW -- Polk County Animal Services]
News Chief, FL
http://www.polkonline.com/stories/110703/loc_animal.shtml


Put cats on leashes, woman tells panel
By LARRY GRARD, Staff Writer
Central Maine Daily Sentinel, ME
http://www.centralmaine.com/news/local/148596.shtml


Big cat caretaker
By JACKIE RIPLEY, Times Staff Writer
St. Petersburg Times, FL
http://www.sptimes.com/2003/11/07/Northoftampa/Big_cat_caretaker.shtml


Cat lovers beg for program
Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC
By Erin Reed
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/sunnews/news/local/7204835.htm


Sunshine Felines to hold yard sale
Columbia State, SC
http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/7203214.htm

Thursday, November 06, 2003



Cat Predation:
Addressing “The Wisconsin Study”
© 2003 Laurie D. Goldstein with assistance from Christine L. O’Keefe, PhD, and Heidi L. Bickel, www.StrayPetAdvocacy.org
http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/html/wisconsin_study.html


Kitty cruelty: East Coast teen charged in 3 feline knifings
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published by news-press.com , FL
http://www.news-press.com/news/local_state/031106felineupdate.html


Shelter has too many cats, not enough food
By laurie Mustard
Winnipeg Sun, Canada
http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/WinnipegSun/News/2003/11/06/247981.html


Keeping up with pet population a grim challenge
BY JAN HOPKINS
Clipper Staff Writer
Davis County Clipper, UT
http://www.clippertoday.com/p_Historydetails.asp?id=3814


While Groups Compete, State's Animals Suffer
JUDY HILL
Tampa Tribune, FL
http://www.tampatrib.com/MGAGYC89OMD.html


Anger after cats are abandoned in lane
Shropshire Star, UK
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/publish/article_7687.shtml


Rabies cases on the rise in parts of Big Country
By Brian Bethel / Reporter-News Staff Writer
Abilene Reporter-News, TX
http://www.reporter-news.com/abil/nw_local/article/0,1874,ABIL_7959_2403421,00.html


Animal sanctuary seeks county help
By Bryan Kirk, Seguin Gazette
Seguin Gazette Enterprise, TX
http://web.seguingazette.com/report.lasso?wcd=5373


Sasebo volunteers form PAWS group to aid abandoned pets
By Greg Tyler, Stars and Stripes, Pacific edition
Pacific Stars and Stripes, Japan
http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=18517


Nine Lives
Thanks to local foster parents, kittens survive
BY MARLENE HUNT, STAFF WRITER
Pioneer Press Online, IL
http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/vh/11-06-03-151645.html

Wednesday, November 05, 2003



Cat Predation:
Addressing “The Wisconsin Study”
© 2003 Laurie D. Goldstein with assistance from Christine L. O’Keefe, PhD, and Heidi L. Bickel, www.StrayPetAdvocacy.org
http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/html/wisconsin_study.html


CLEAN is fine, but where's the green?
News Comment by Joy Frances
Today (Singapore), Singapore
http://www.todayonline.com/articles/9456.asp


State tweaks cat plan
Keys a priority for the roundup of feral felines
By Kevin Wadlow Senior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com
Florida Keys Keynoter, FL
http://www.keynoter.com/news/20031105s02.html



Cat killing should be taken seriously, PETA urges
By MIKE HOYEM, mhoyem@news-press.com
The News-Press, FL
http://www.news-press.com/news/local_state/031105peta.html


Study didn’t prove cats transmit SARS
By ELAINE ROSE Staff Writer, (609) 272-7215, E-Mail
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report
Press of Atlantic City, NJ
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/lifestyle/110503N05SARS.html


Neglected animals gain attention of law, residents
By Heather Sheedy
Staff writer
Blue Mountain Eagle, OR
http://www.bluemountaineagle.info/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&SectionID=1&ArticleID=3861&SubSectionID=12


Keeping Abreast is Best According to Up-Front Cat Charity ...
PRNewswire UK (press release), UK
http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=111163

Ladies bare all to help cats
Croydon Guardian, UK
http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.429474.0.ladies_bare_all_to_help_cats.php


The fight is on to save our lizards' place in the sun
Otago Daily Times, New Zealand
http://www.odt.co.nz/cgi-bin/getitem?date=05Nov2003&object=NUG32E1592TM&type=html


Dog show ban 'would be a huge blow for cats'
Northwich Chronicle
icCheshireOnline, UK
http://iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/midcheshirechronicles/content_objectid=13593011_method=full_siteid=50020_headline=-Dog-show-ban--would-be-a-huge-blow-for-cats--name_page.html


Fighting gangs behind bloodiest ‘ sport ’ of all
IrishExaminer.com, Ireland
http://www.examiner.ie/pport/web/opinion/Full_Story/did-sgZ5aQbz0SDcMsgdL11Zs5FWAE.asp

Tuesday, November 04, 2003



"Caring for Pets" CAT Plate NOW AVAILABLE! - Hartford, CT.
Contact: Frank Ribaudo at 860-713-2507. October 27, 2003.
The Animal Population Control Program (APCP) would like to make all pet owners aware of the "Caring for Pets" commemorative license plate designed especially for those of you who love cats. A limited supply of random number CAT plates have been made available through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), but can only be ordered from the APCP.
The cost of the plate is only $50, a portion of the sale of each plate supports the state Animal Population Control Program by providing spay/neuter benefits for animals adopted from municipal impound facilities. This helps to prevent pet overpopulation in Connecticut. To order a plate, please call 860-713-2507.
http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?Q=260854&A=1401



Juneau animal shelter celebrates 40 years
Angela J. Perez and Morissa Williams
Capital City Weekly, AK
http://newspapers.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?show=localnews&pnpID=475&NewsID=502834&CategoryID=9945&on=0


On the side
News of the Weird
By Chuck Shepherd
[Scroll down to]
Chief or Sam?
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, IA
http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2003/11/03/news/lifestyles/1658560775909ce386256dd0006671ec.txt


The older ones wait and wait
Shelters emphasize that grown pets give the most and ask least
BY JANET CAGGIANO, TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER
Richmond Times Dispatch, VA
http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD%2FMGArticle%2FRTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031771909383&path=!flair&s=1045855936229


CP Issues New Cat Flu Advice
Submitted by: Steve O'Malley
UKPets, UK
http://www.ukpets.co.uk/ukp/index.php?section=Home&sub=News&rws=&method=fetch&item=657&tb=introduction


RESCUED CATS ARRIVE FROM KUWAIT
Westerly Sun, RI
By Katie Haughey - The Sun Staff
http://www.thewesterlysun.com/articles/2003/11/03/news/news1.txt


Cats' meow
Couple adapts their home to put their 11 cats first.
By Scott Sandell, The Los Angeles Times
Indianapolis Star, IN
http://www.indystar.com/articles/3/089305-4333-047.html


Shelter encourages pre-holiday adoption
Today's Sunbeam, NJ
By ERIN L. BOYLE, Staff Writer
http://www.nj.com/news/sunbeam/local/index.ssf?/base/news-2/1067930415133690.xml


Puerto Vallarta dispatch
Life through a lens
Duncan Campbell explains how a Mexican town is celebrating its legendary cinematic links
Guardian, UK
http://www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/journalist/story/0,7792,1077434,00.html

Monday, November 03, 2003



FWS Seeks Public Comment on Oregon Seabird Colony Protection Measures
http://news.fws.gov/newsreleases/r1/806A03C8-0331-4335-BC79AB9228E1F055.html


Student rallies behind ill pets
By Cory Golden/Enterprise staff writer
Davis Enterprise, CA
http://www.davisenterprise.com/articles/2003/11/03/news/058new0.txt


'No-Kill' cat shelter overflowing with feline
By Crystal Bozek
LUNENBURG, MA
Fitchburg Sentinel, MA
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/Stories/0,1413,106~4992~1741607,00.html


Animals are the talk of the town in Cape Region resorts
By Bridin Reynolds Hughes
Cape Gazette, DE
http://www.capegazette.com/storiescurrent/11-03/animalstalk103103.html


ASPCA President Edwin J. Sayres to Participate in November 4th Panel Discussion on the Future of New York City's Cats and Dogs
Panel discussion with the leaders of the city's most prominent animal facilities
Contact: Deborah Sindell
(212) 876-7700 ext. 4658
(New York, NY) October 30, 2003 -- New York City animal activists, want to make the Big Apple a better place for dogs and cats? You're invited to attend a panel discussion with the leaders of the city's most prominent animal facilities, including ASPCA President Edwin Sayres, Ed Boks of New York City Animal Care and Control and Jane Hoffman of the Mayor's Alliance for New York City's Animals, Inc. Hosted by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY), the event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. at the House of the Association, 42 West 44th St. No fee or registration is required; please visit ABCNY online for more information.
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ASPCA November 4 Panel Discussion on NYC Cats and Dogs


SPAY and STAY
A Humane Non-Lethal Approach to Feral and Stray Cat Managment
Saturday November 8, 2003
9:00am till 2:00pm
Kirkwood Public Library
140 East Jefferson, Kirkwood, MO., 63122
Presenters:
Liz Rudder - President, Operation Spot, Sav-A-Cat Program
Ledy VanKavage - ASPCA Midwest State Goverment Affairs and
Public Policy Director
Julie Levy - DVM,PhD, ACVIM College of Veterinary Medicine Univ of Florida
Theresa Williams - Director of St. Charles Humane Services
Advance Registration $10.00
At the Door $15.00
Call 314-995-2655
Mail To Metro Animal, # 6 Crag Knob, Kirkwood, MO., 63122
Make Checks Payable to Metro Animal
Seating is Limited
Metro Animal Resource Services, Inc.


Feline devotee finds rewards
By Brandy Nance
The Capital-Journal
Topeka Capital Journal, KS
http://www.cjonline.com/stories/110303/loc_mccartney.shtml


Joy Aynsley a focused flutist
She's planning to study veterinary medicine at A&M
By Janell Ross Caller-Times
Corpus Christi Caller Times, TX
http://www.caller.com/ccct/local_news/article/0,1641,CCCT_811_2398196,00.html


Stray cats are issue in Ewing
By KRYSTAL KNAPP
Trenton Times, NJ
http://www.nj.com/news/times/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1067854001305244.xml


Charity faces huge bill after rescuing 150 cats from flat
Ananova, UK
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_834928.html


Benefit concert to honor late musician
By Leslie A. Pappas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA
http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/7167851.htm


Stray dogs kill 42 felines
Wodonga Border Mail, Australia
http://www.bordermail.com.au/newsflow/pageitem?page_id=649182


Operation Cat in Bongaon hospital
Times of India, India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=264168

Sunday, November 02, 2003



Animal abuse locally results from neglect
By MIRSADA BURIC-ADAM
The Daily Courier
Daily Courier, AZ
http://www.communitypapers.com/DAILYCOURIER/myarticles.asp?P=843479&S=400&PubID=11517


'Cat lady' still eluding police
By Associated Press
PETALUMA, Calif.
Daily News.com , CA
http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~20954~1739175,00.html


Petaluma cat woman a step ahead of shadow
by Pamela J. Podger
San Francisco CHRONICLE, CA
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/11/01/MNG1M2O9H71.DTL


No quick fix to feral cat colonies
Mount Pleasant man provides food, hopes to get felines spayed, neutered
BY MICHAEL GARTLAND, Of The Post and Courier Staff
Charleston Post Courier, SC
http://www.charleston.net/stories/110203/loc_02cats.shtml


Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats.
By Ben Kessler
ben_kessler@link.freedom.com
Clovis News-Journal, NM
http://cnjonline.com/engine.pl?station=clovis&template=storyfull.html&id=2598


Seeking an end to pet homelessness
By ELAINE ROSE Staff Writer
Press of Atlantic City, NJ
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/lifestyle/110203N02PETFEATUR.html


Don't adopt strays
Salt Lake Tribune, UT
http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Nov/11022003/public_f/107289.asp

Saturday, November 01, 2003



Opinion: Letters
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We all put up with nuisances
Albany Democrat-Herald, OR
http://www.democratherald.com/articles/2003/11/01/news/opinion/edit02.txt


Lost, but found just in time
Venice Gondolier, FL
http://www.venicegondolier.com/NewsArchive3/110103/vn1.htm


Letters: Estate should be moggy-free
Wodonga Border Mail, Australia
http://www.bordermail.com.au/newsflow/pageitem?page_id=648618