Tuesday, November 30, 2004
News & Notes
Animal control law on board's agenda
Modesto Bee - Modesto,CA,USA
The proposal also calls for $100 license fees for dog and cat owners who do not spay or neuter their animals, and a once-a-year limit on breeding. ...
[Feral Cat Blog! Note: See yesterday's post on Stanislaus County, CA]
Concerns raised as rising incidences of sheep abortions cost ...
The Scotsman, UK
... However, there is a proven link between cats and toxoplasma, first identified in 1970 ... The infection can remain viable in cat faeces, domestic and feral, for up ...
Abortion in sheep flock ‘costs £30m’
The Herald, UK
... Even if there are no cats on a farm, there is a large population of feral cats in the countryside. They feed on mice and small birds. ...
... The new law doesn't allow unlicensed people to trap cats, but it allows the town to work with two agencies, Animal Control and Sterile Feral Foundation, to ...
Freezing Temperatures Strike
... smallest doses. Also make sure that if you plan to drive you tap the hood of your car and make sure that stray cats haven't climbed in.
Librarian brings big ideas to Jefferson
Albany Democrat Herald, OR
... Some come in to see, Booker, the library's four-year-old black, stray that showed up a year ago and ... If someone is allergic to or afraid of cats, Booker goes out ...
[Feral Cat Blog! Resource:
Library Cats Map ]
Public can join open house honoring Meals on Wheels volunteers
Salem Statesman Journal, OR
... The Salem Friends of Felines in partnership with PETsMART are staging a Santa with pets photo opportunity that they're calling "Santa Paws," 11 am to 4 pm Dec. ...
The Claim: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Cats
New York Times, NY
... alcohol and cigarettes. But cats? In fact, expectant mothers are often told that their cats are a potential threat. And while this ...
[Feral Cat Blog! Resources:
* From Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a downloadable pdf file:
Toxoplasmosis: An Important Message for Women
Do I have to get rid of my cat? No, you do not have to give up your cat if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Follow these helpful tips to reduce your risk: ...
* The HSUS Reaches Out to Ob-Gyn's on the Myths and Facts of Toxoplasmosis
January 27, 2004
The HSUS is contacting more than 31,000 obstetricians and gynecologists nationwide with information to help them and their patients understand the facts about the risks of toxoplasmosis, with the message that pregnant women need not give up their cats. ]
Law Prohibits Dog and Cat in Same House
Miami Herald (subscription), FL
PROVO, Utah - The truth about cats and dogs in this city is that they aren't allowed to live in the same house. But that's about to change. ...
Startup of Alcoa's Wenatchee smelter nears
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA
... Loads of raw materials have been arriving at the Alcoa Wenatchee Works as the aluminum smelter prepares to resume production next month - but the cats may have ...
New vaccine to protect Maitland cats from AIDS
Maitland Mercury, Australia
... delivery of its first batch of the Fel-O-Vax FIV vaccine, a breakthrough medical discovery which is hoped will save the lives of thousands of cats each year. ...
[Feral Cat Blog! Resource:
American Association of Feline Practitioners Position Statement: Fel-O-Vax ® FIV Information Brief ]
Cat got your tree?
Warning device can keep pets out of trouble.
Indianapolis Star, IN
... "Our customers were looking for a way to keep cats off countertops in the kitchen and away from plants or candles on a mantel," says Schindelhauer, a marketing ...
Cats seek a loving owner
Cambridge Evening News, UK
The Cats Protection League has 26 cats in Huntingdon, Ramsey and St Ives that they are desperate to place with a loving owner. Carol ...