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

Eighth-grader's feral cat project aims to reduce numbers, save money
Associated Press
Wyoming News, WY

FDR High Seniors help keep cats, dogs warm
By Bond Brungard
For the Poughkeepsie Journal, NY

Girl trapping cats to cut down on strays
Caleb Warnock THE DAILY HERALD |
Provo Daily Herald, UT

Giving cats a chance in life
By KRYSTAL KNAPP, Staff Writer
Trenton Times, NJ

Saturday, November 29, 2003

Iguanas incur growing wrath
Exotic reptiles help themselves to plants, pet food
By Alyson Matley,, FL

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

Record Number Of Cats Housed At Idaho Humane Society
By Mike Keckler

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

Animal lover lives dream
By Lynda Hudzick, Contributor
Elizabethtown Chronicle, PA

Pet sitter: No one is concerned about stray cats
By L.D. GLOVER -- Tioga County Editor
Sayre Evening Times, PA

Ohio Should Permit Sale of Cat Licenses
Wheeling News Register, WV

Shelter closing, pets need homes
Johnstown Tribune Democrat, PA

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
The Argus, CA,1413,83~1968~1795918,00.html

Lifestyles: Humane Society bursts with cats
By Deb Anderson, Lifestyles Editor
Dunn County Online, WI

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 ...

From The Animal Spirit
Permission to Crosspost

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Study: Golden Eagles may have to die so endangered island foxes can live
The Associated Press
The Desert Sun, CA

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

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

Workers rescue kitten from storm ditch
By: News 9 San Antonio Staff
News 9 San Antonio, TX

Teen in cat case faces 20 years
By Mark Pollio staff writer
Stuart News, FL,1651,TCP_1028_2457662,00.html

Letter: True problem in cat overpopulation: Human beings
The Free Lance-Star, VA

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Trailer Park Cats Left Behind
By Craig Sklar

State test results prove cat was rabid
By Paul Parcellin
Wakefield Observer, MA

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

Opinion: Mailbag
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Albany Democrat-Herald, OR

Concern over cats left to die in village
By Kim Kelly
Belfast Telegraph, UK

Rabies cases rise dramatically
China Daily, China

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,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

Letter: Feral cats require tough solution, unfortunately
The Free Lance-Star, VA

Longtime school service workers official retires
Charleston Gazette, WV

Monday, November 24, 2003

SHELTER filled to cat-acity with adult felines
By Lisa Waggoner, The Argus
Hillsboro Argus, OR

Feline distemper proves fatal to cats
By Kathleen Obenland of the Union-Bulletin
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, WA

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

Fixing the feral cat problem is a matter of fixing feral cats, Bremerton woman says
-- Travis Baker
Bremerton Sun, WA

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
[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!
Study contact

Regulating Animal Rescue Will Hurt More Than Help
Hartford Courant, CT [By registration only, free],1,5723700.story?coll=hc-headlines-oped

[Following articles picked up from Associated Press - see also Sunday, November 23]
Associated Press
Program To Trap And Kill Key Largo Feral Cats, FL
Feral Cats Threaten Two Endangered Species, Agency Says, FL
Program to trap and kill Largo feral cats
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

Program to trap and kill Key Largo feral cats
Associated Press
Bradenton Herald, FL
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL

Christchurch City Council Must Act On Feral Cats
By Sonya Ash (press release), New Zealand

Feral cats to be trapped
Miami Herald, FL

Rescue Mission gives feral cats new life
By ELAINE ROSE, Staff Writer
Press of Atlantic City, NJ

Friends of Strays shelter finally getting a new home
By TERRI SIMON of the Journal Star
Peoria Journal Star, IL

Saturday, November 22, 2003

County orders cats removed from Valley Center sanctuary
By: CANDICE REED - For the North County Times
North County Times, CA

UF's care of animals is in good standing
By CARRIE MILLER, Sun staff writer
Gainesville Sun, FL

After The Fires: Please Don't Feed the Wild Animals
DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 21 (AScribe Newswire)

Friday, November 21, 2003

Frisky but nameless, she meowed for me
By M.J. Wilde, Tribune Columnist
Albuquerque Tribune, NM

Group advocates trap/neuter program to control stray cat plight in Waverly
By L.D. GLOVER -- Tioga County Editor
Sayre Evening Times, PA

Call him the cat's meow
By Margie Cady | Winona Daily News
Winona Daily News, MN

Ramapo family treated for rabies exposure
Gannett Suburban New York Newspapers, NY

By: MARVIN ELLIS, Staff Writer
Tyler Morning Telegraph, TX

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

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Wild cats get reprieve from NB council
North Brunswick Sentinel, NJ

The barn cats' meow: Local woman works to save feral felines from urban life
By: Nicole Bywater
Lewisville Leader, TX

POULIOT wants to help animals
By Lana Robertson, STAFF WRITER
Linton Daily Citizen, IN

Council OKs formation of pet permit
Elaine Goodman
Reno Gazette Journal, NV

Abandoned animals gaining new friends
By Judy Triplett
Bay City Tribune, TX

It is time for the city to adopt new animal regulations
The Enid News & Eagle, OK

New animal shelter to confine stray cats, offer more space
By Steve Evans
Group managing editor
Orange County Review, VA

CATS should be kept indoors for own benefit
Oregonian, OR

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

County will open 40 pens for cats
By Bill Bishop
The Register-Guard, OR

LANE County Opens Cattery
By Dana Rebik

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 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.

Humane Society won’ t accept cats for awhile
Winfield Daily Courier, KS

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,2933,103512,00.html

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Costs up, donations down at shelter
By KAREN BLACKLEDGE, The Danville News
Danville News, PA

Waverly women trying to solve stray cat dilemma
By L.D. GLOVER -- Tioga County Editor
Sayre Evening Times, PA and NY

Owner of neglected cats turns herself in
Taunton Gazette, MA
SCOTT DOLAN , Gazette Staff Writer

Cat survives dozens of pellet shots [Chichester]
Targeting of pet appears to have been deliberate
By AMANDA PARRY, Monitor staff
Concord Monitor, NH

Canton Village Board hears debate on whether to license cats
by Martha Ellen, Times Staff Writer
Watertown Daily Times (subscription), NY

Letters to the editor: Nov. 18, 2003
By Daily News
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Let's get more serious
Naples Daily News, FL,2071,NPDN_14962_2435714,00.html

Cat-astrophe May Prompt Ordinance Revision
By CORINNE CHEN, Contributing Writer
The Daily Californian, CA

SA'S riverine rabbit races towards extinction
Independent Online, South Africa

Senior citizens with cats get break
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA

Animal Fighting to Carry Felony Penalties
by Kimberly Coleman
Animal News Center

Pet rescue groups worry permit rules could hurt their efforts
Reno Gazette Journal, NV

Animal lovers form Noah's Ark
Seeking to build sanctuary in the north
Ariadne Massa

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

Cat trouble - no more
Secaucus animal shelter works to maintain cat population
Al Sullivan, Reporter senior staff writer
Secaucus Reporter, NJ

Outbreak closes Greenhill cattery
By Ben Fuchs
The Register-Guard, Eugene, OR

Life on Maatsuyker Island
Presenter: Ric Paterson
ABC Regional Online, Australia

Galapagos Islands 'face barren future'
By Graham Tibbetts, UK

Group: Two Species Race Toward Extinction
By ERICA BULMAN, Associated Press Writer
Yahoo News

Oblivion threat to 12000 species
By Alex Kirby
BBC News Online environment correspondent
BBC News, UK

Police Find 40 Cats In Apartment, Some Dead
Boston, MA

Bob Sallinger: Audubon Society favors keeping cats indoors
Oregonian, OR

Albatrosses to benefit from pact
By Alex Kirby, BBC News Online environment correspondent
BBC News, UK

Pet abandonment plagues Lower Shore
Salisbury Daily Times, MD
By Ben Penserga.

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Fatal Cat Virus Hits Local Shelter [Eugene]
By Dana Rebik

BSPCA Opens New Chapter
Mmegi, Botswana

Products to keep pesky animals away snapped up
(Kyodo News)
Japan Today, Japan

Take your time when new cat enters house
By ELAINE ROSE Staff Writer
Press of Atlantic City, NJ

Businesses help feral cats, dogs
Times Picayune, LA
By Richard Boyd

Put a leash on Portland's cats
Associate editor Susan Nielsen
Oregonian, OR

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

Predators and trappers put cats at risk
by Jennifer Gardner, freelance writer and editor
Corvallis Gazette Times, OR

Feral cats don't have it easy, but at least they have help
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)

Friends of Animals
This group's message: spay or neuter
Daily Record, WA

Carteret group launches mobile spay-neuter clinic
Jacksonville Daily News

Agency seeks input on wildlife predators
The World, Coos Bay, OR

Letters to the Editor
The Oregonian, OR

Canton collecting residents' answers to cat-control questions
by Martha Ellen, Times Staff Writer
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

Man faces cat cruelty charge again
By Gary Klien, IJ reporter
Marin Independent-Journal, CA,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

Hatfield woman convicted in cruelty-to-animals case
Carl Hessler Jr. , for the Reporter
Lansdale Reporter, PA

Pet Shelter Shuns Death
Tampa Tribune, FL

Carson cats keep all 9 lives due to adoption program
Sandi Wright
Reno Gazette Journal, NV

Pearson: Cats: Companionable, capricious and cranky
Mike Pearson is features editor.
Rocky Mountain News, CO,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.


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
San Jose Mercury News, CA

Homemade ways to discourage cat trespassing, OR

Contributed by Susan - thank you!
First Human Death Associated with Raccoon Rabies --- Virginia, 2003
[FC Blog Note: See also article posted here November 13]

Rabies advisory issued in UD
By JAIME MARINE, Staff Writer
Bridgeton News, NJ

News in brief - Courts
Landlord set to plead guilty
Cincinnati Post, OH

When fur isn't warm enough
By Dee Harrell Mooring - CONTRIBUTOR
Alameda Times-Star, CA,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
Oregonian, OR

Brigantine man man faces 52 animal-cruelty charges
Press of Atlantic City, NJ

$10000 reward offered for Napa cat sniper
Napa Valley Register, CA

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Animal Ownership Regulations
Proposed changes considered

The Guthrian, IA

Authorities baiting area wildlife to vaccinate against rabies
Katie Ward
Walker County Messenger, GA
"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."

First American death from raccoon rabies reported
USA Today
[FC Blog Note: This story picked up across USA.]

Argentina and the Dead
Text and photos by Les Inglis
"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.", South America

New animal ordinance introduced
By Meghan R. Musante/ Staff Writer
Alamogordo Daily News, NM

County seeking bids for animal shelter
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, IA

PETA: Jail landlord if convicted of killing cats
By Kimball Perry, Post staff reporter
Cincinnati Post, OH

Federal agents plan crackdown on feral cats on Key Largo
David Fleshler
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL,0,2175534.story?coll=sfla-news-miami

Feline control plan has support
By Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer
Chicago Daily Herald, IL

Stray cats get extra lives
Al Edenloff, Echo Press Editor
Echo Press Found, MN

Hidden Face of Homelessness
In Outer Suburbs, Growing Population Eludes Public Awareness
By Joshua Partlow, Washington Post Staff Writer
Washington Post

Pussycats galore
Montclair Times, NJ

Greece: good food, bad plumbing
The North Carolina State Technician, NC

County's cost-cutting move may prove costly for strays
By Jennifer Sullivan
Times Snohomish County bureau
Seattle Times, WA

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Four felines left to die by road
By: Kim Windmiller
The Daily Leader, MS

Sometimes a cat is more than a cat
Buffalo Reflex, MO
By: Denelle Spear

City ponders stricter dog regulations
By Erik Gable, Ledger assistant news editor
Fairfield Daily Ledger, IA

Milton officials seek the solution to rising cat population
By Dennis Friedel, Coast Press Reporter
Delaware Coast Press, DE

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
Oregonian, OR

HC calls for a humane approach to dog-lifting
Times of India, India

City Council Eyes Buying Flood-Damaged Homes
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In discussing the Humane Educational Society contract,
Irby Park
The Chattanoogan, TN

Activists Focus Their Rage on Animal Services Chief
By Jessica Garrison
Los Angeles Times, CA,1,4204814.story?coll=la-headlines-california

An Olympic Effort To Manage Strays
Submitted by: Steve O'Malley
UKPets, UK

Snomohish County budget woes may lead to more strays
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA

Alexander appointed chief of police by Board of Aldermen Monday.
By Julie Turner
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

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

True Grit Heroes
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Animals Have a Hero in Edward
By Rebecca Kostro
Grit Magazine, KS

PETA Offers Reward In Animal Abuse Case

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
Source: Veterinary Pet Insurance

Thanks for family and furry friends
Times Picayune

Clover's Corner
By Clover Smith
Freeport Journal Standard, IL

Abandoned pets a problem for county
reported by Patrick Taney

Monday, November 10, 2003

Resident continues cat fight with city
By Lee Bonorden/Austin Daily Herald
Austin Herald, MN

Cat control at forefront in Arboretum apartments
News 8 Austin, TX

Humane Society makes plea to public: spay, neuter cats
Wyoming News, WY

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,1413,200~20954~1756174,00.html

Group seeks to tame city cat problem
By STEPHANIE SCHANZ, The Leader-Herald

Sent in by Susan:
Ran neighbor's cat up flagpole
Aftenposten, Norway

Fierce Divisions Over D.C. Shelter
Humane Society Again Seeks Deal
By David Nakamura
Washington Post Staff Writer

Original town center boundaries hold up in Milton
By Rosanne Pack
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One of the larger contingents attending
Cape Gazette, DE

Animal-friendly groups help solve feral cat problem
Toledo Blade, OH

Dozens Of Central Florida Cats Suffering From Deadly Illness
[WINTER HAVEN, Polk County, Fla.], FL

Sunday, November 09, 2003

Sigonella going to the dogs
By Kendra Helmer, Stars and Stripes

Kaopectate reformulation could be dangerous to cats
JAVMA News, November 15, 2003

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

Nearly 180 animals found inTexas home
Washington Times, DC

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].

Public divided on how to handle feral cats
By Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer
Chicago Daily Herald, IL

Contributed by FeralPlace - thank you!
Vaccines breed controversies
Joan Lowell Smith
The Star Ledger, NJ

More than 35 cats seized from small Greenville apartment
John A. Martins, Reporter staff writer
Jersey City Reporter, NJ

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Coalition plans clinics
Penn Live, PA

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 < > for more information.

Cats Really Have 9 Lives, Here's Proof
[San Diego]

Rare lizards in danger, New Zealand
ONE News sourced from TVNZ, RNZ, Reuters and AAP,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

Friday, November 07, 2003

Safe place
By DARYL GADBOW of the Missoulian , MT

Man who threw cat skips court
Sentencing was set in incident on I-275
Detroit Free Press

Animal services takes drastic measures to curb virus
[BARTOW -- Polk County Animal Services]
News Chief, FL

Put cats on leashes, woman tells panel
By LARRY GRARD, Staff Writer
Central Maine Daily Sentinel, ME

Big cat caretaker
By JACKIE RIPLEY, Times Staff Writer
St. Petersburg Times, FL

Cat lovers beg for program
Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC
By Erin Reed

Sunshine Felines to hold yard sale
Columbia State, SC

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,

Kitty cruelty: East Coast teen charged in 3 feline knifings
Published by , FL

Shelter has too many cats, not enough food
By laurie Mustard
Winnipeg Sun, Canada

Keeping up with pet population a grim challenge
Clipper Staff Writer
Davis County Clipper, UT

While Groups Compete, State's Animals Suffer
Tampa Tribune, FL

Anger after cats are abandoned in lane
Shropshire Star, UK

Rabies cases on the rise in parts of Big Country
By Brian Bethel / Reporter-News Staff Writer
Abilene Reporter-News, TX,1874,ABIL_7959_2403421,00.html

Animal sanctuary seeks county help
By Bryan Kirk, Seguin Gazette
Seguin Gazette Enterprise, TX

Sasebo volunteers form PAWS group to aid abandoned pets
By Greg Tyler, Stars and Stripes, Pacific edition
Pacific Stars and Stripes, Japan

Nine Lives
Thanks to local foster parents, kittens survive
Pioneer Press Online, IL

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,

CLEAN is fine, but where's the green?
News Comment by Joy Frances
Today (Singapore), Singapore

State tweaks cat plan
Keys a priority for the roundup of feral felines
By Kevin Wadlow Senior Staff Writer
Florida Keys Keynoter, FL

Cat killing should be taken seriously, PETA urges
The News-Press, FL

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

Neglected animals gain attention of law, residents
By Heather Sheedy
Staff writer
Blue Mountain Eagle, OR

Keeping Abreast is Best According to Up-Front Cat Charity ...
PRNewswire UK (press release), UK

Ladies bare all to help cats
Croydon Guardian, UK

The fight is on to save our lizards' place in the sun
Otago Daily Times, New Zealand

Dog show ban 'would be a huge blow for cats'
Northwich Chronicle
icCheshireOnline, UK

Fighting gangs behind bloodiest ‘ sport ’ of all, Ireland

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.

Juneau animal shelter celebrates 40 years
Angela J. Perez and Morissa Williams
Capital City Weekly, AK

On the side
News of the Weird
By Chuck Shepherd
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Chief or Sam?
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, IA

The older ones wait and wait
Shelters emphasize that grown pets give the most and ask least
Richmond Times Dispatch, VA!flair&s=1045855936229

CP Issues New Cat Flu Advice
Submitted by: Steve O'Malley
UKPets, UK

Westerly Sun, RI
By Katie Haughey - The Sun Staff

Cats' meow
Couple adapts their home to put their 11 cats first.
By Scott Sandell, The Los Angeles Times
Indianapolis Star, IN

Shelter encourages pre-holiday adoption
Today's Sunbeam, NJ
By ERIN L. BOYLE, Staff Writer

Puerto Vallarta dispatch
Life through a lens
Duncan Campbell explains how a Mexican town is celebrating its legendary cinematic links
Guardian, UK,7792,1077434,00.html

Monday, November 03, 2003

FWS Seeks Public Comment on Oregon Seabird Colony Protection Measures

Student rallies behind ill pets
By Cory Golden/Enterprise staff writer
Davis Enterprise, CA

'No-Kill' cat shelter overflowing with feline
By Crystal Bozek
Fitchburg Sentinel, MA,1413,106~4992~1741607,00.html

Animals are the talk of the town in Cape Region resorts
By Bridin Reynolds Hughes
Cape Gazette, DE

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.
ASPCA November 4 Panel Discussion on NYC Cats and Dogs

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
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

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,1641,CCCT_811_2398196,00.html

Stray cats are issue in Ewing
Trenton Times, NJ

Charity faces huge bill after rescuing 150 cats from flat
Ananova, UK

Benefit concert to honor late musician
By Leslie A. Pappas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA

Stray dogs kill 42 felines
Wodonga Border Mail, Australia

Operation Cat in Bongaon hospital
Times of India, India

Sunday, November 02, 2003

Animal abuse locally results from neglect
The Daily Courier
Daily Courier, AZ

'Cat lady' still eluding police
By Associated Press
Daily , CA,1413,200~20954~1739175,00.html

Petaluma cat woman a step ahead of shadow
by Pamela J. Podger
San Francisco CHRONICLE, CA

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

Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats.
By Ben Kessler
Clovis News-Journal, NM

Seeking an end to pet homelessness
By ELAINE ROSE Staff Writer
Press of Atlantic City, NJ

Don't adopt strays
Salt Lake Tribune, UT

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Opinion: Letters
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We all put up with nuisances
Albany Democrat-Herald, OR

Lost, but found just in time
Venice Gondolier, FL

Letters: Estate should be moggy-free
Wodonga Border Mail, Australia