Friday, August 12, 2005
Directors vote to close animal rescue group
West Palm Beach · Animal Rescue Force, a charitable organization that has saved thousands of pets from death by shelter, is no more, despite protests from some of its long-time volunteers.
... Every Saturday and on some Sundays, ARF volunteers picked up puppies, kittens, dogs and cats from Palm Beach County's Animal Care & Control center that would ...
Girl Scouts earn award for cat comforts
Auburn Journal, CA
... Girl Scouts. AAARF kittens and cats will now have soft and cushy pads to sleep on in their cat condos while awaiting adoption. Girl ...
A big cat problem
Investigators find 16 cats in van, 66 more in house
News Banner, Louisiana
MANDEVILLE - Investigating an animal welfare complaint against a Madisonville area woman, St. Tammany Parish Animal Control officers found 16 cats locked inside a van in a Mandeville parking lot.
Study finds coyotes at high risk in upstate suburb
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Traffic and hunters are killing coyotes faster than they reproduce in a nature preserve outside Albany, according to new research indicating some suburbs are particularly deadly for New York's top wildlife predator.
Bogan plans do research at Cornell University in a state-funded study of why the once-wary creatures are becoming more aggressive toward humans. That study is responding to complaints of attacked pets in the suburbs north of New York City and the Syracuse area. In Westchester County, a Lhasa apso, a Chihuahua and bichon frise were reported killed in back yards in the past few years.
"One of interesting things in comparing that with what we found, there aren't a lot of coyote hunters in those areas," Kays said.
His study published last year in the journal Animal Conservation concluded that cats seldom went more than 50 yards into the Pine Bush because of coyotes and fishers. Kays said that was good news for small mammals and songbirds and helped keep things in balance.
"House cats can kind of run amok, especially the feral ones, if they don't have a predator to keep them in check," he said. "We found cats were sticking close to home so they could run back to a refuge if they had to."
Jacksonville Human Society now a “no kill” facility
... According to Cannon, success of this new mission will depend on three things: educating the public, offering affordable spay and neuter services and increasing ...
[Feral Cat Blog! Eyes:
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been added as a partner of Neighborhood Cats' 2nd Annual National Feral Cat Summit 2005 on October 15th in Philadelphia, PA !!!]
New Home for Stray Cats: New multimillion-dollar facility would ...
Shore Publishing, CT
... "Since we are primarily a no-kill shelter, people would use us as a dumping ground for hundreds of stray and feral cats," Johnston said. ...
Council opts for status quo at traffic circle
Palm Beach Daily News, FL
In other business, the council unanimously voted to:
• Authorize $30,000 for PB Cats, the town's feral cat control program, to run the program through the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30 and make payments on accrued veterinary bills. The $30,000 is in addition to a $50,000 appropriation the council gave PB Cats for this fiscal year and $50,000 for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.
PB Cats had a cash balance of $5,375 as of July 31, and costs $10,000 a month to operate, according to the town Finance Department, which recently assumed financial record-keeping duties for the organization.
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Channel Island-style sausage?
Santa Maria Times, CA
... Many of us have dogs, cats and other pets whose love and companionship they provide are ... Yet that same degree of consciousness we might find for a feral pig on ...
Valley woman says city can do more to control animals
Terre Haute Tribune Star, IN
... ranges from $50 to $100, depending on the number of dogs and cats. ... the city's Environmental Protection Division, doesn't believe a serious stray problem exists ...
Abandoned cats leave shelter in feline fix
Morris Daily Herald, IL
Three handsful, she says, if she cuddles up all 15 of the trusting little creatures with their wide open, heart-melting, blue-eyed innocent gazes. ...
Feline leukemia biggest threat to cats
AZ Central.com, AZ
Feline leukemia is a complex disease that can cause a variety of symptoms and, in most cases, death. ... There is no specific treatment for feline leukemia virus. ...
APL Reopens After Deadly Feline Virus Scare
... League reopened its adoption and intake services Thursday after quarantining their cats for the past 10 days due to a contagious feline virus, NewsChannel5 ...
Cattery loses nine cats
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates
... were kittens, at Chalets, the cattery in question some two months ago, only to receive a call the next day about the disappearance of his cherished feline pets ...
What happened to cats? Owner wants to know
Greenwood Commonwealth, MS
When he discovered his six cats, including a momma cat with a litter, missing last month, he began looking around and asking questions. ...
Two arrested in connection with neighborhood dispute over cats