(Photo credit: Michael Moeller / EyeEm via Getty) In recent years, the public awareness of the feral cat crisis has grown. There are an estimated 60-160 million feral cats in the U.S. alone – even the lower end of that scale is astounding. And while it’s easy to empathize with them, they’re very harmful.  Feral
(Photo credit: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Facebook) Cat hoarding is one of the most commonly dismissed but ever-present forms of animal hoarding. These cases are often playfully characterized as “crazy cat ladies.” You’ve likely seen them in the media, from “The Simpsons” to “Parks and Rec.” However, these stories often aren’t cute.
(Photo credit: picture alliance via Getty) Whether a cat is male or female rarely matters in our day to day interactions with them. Behavior between the sexes is largely the same, with the exception of unaltered cats. Unfixed males will spray and potentially be aggressive. Females will go through heat. So to deter unwanted breeding
(Photo credit: Westend61 via Getty) If you’re one of the multitudes of pet parents who talks to their cat, you probably don’t expect them to understand or even respond. But a new study from France shows your feline does, at least, know you’re speaking to them. Researchers at the Université Paris Nanterre found cats react
(Photo credit: JasonDoiy via Getty) While multiple species can be emotional support animals (ESAs) or therapy animals, dogs remain the most popular choice. That’s especially true in university-based animal-assisted intervention (AAI) programs. Of these programs, aimed at reducing students’ stress, more than 85 percent involve dogs. A new study suggests many people – especially those
(Photo Credit: Ben-Schonewille via Getty) Pets are a part of the family, so it makes sense they’d want to participate in family activities. A fluffy, orange, and adventurous cat named Delilah certainly did. When her family was preparing to drive from St. Albans, Maine, to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for an airshow, Delilah cleverly sneaked into the
(Photo Credit: LENblR via Getty) Losing a cat is one of the greatest fears of any cat parent. Almost everyone can relate to the feeling of having a cat get out, or at least the fear that they will – few of our feline companions have good recall skills, and all it takes is a
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 02: Nicolas Cage themed artwork is on display at CatCon 2022 at the Pasadena Convention Center on October 02, 2022 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Araya Doheny/Getty Images) If anything could unite the Internet, it’d be cats, hands-down – but Nicolas Cage might be a close contender. CatCon, the “biggest event
(Photo Credit: Toshiro Shimada via Getty) Cats are incredibly expressive, using everything from a purr to the crook of a tail to convey desires and emotions. Many are even quite chatty. Even the most intuitive pet parents might find it hard to comprehend what their feline friend is trying to convey. A new app, MeowTalk, might
(Photo Credit: Stray Video Game) In BlueTwelve Studio’s third-person perspective game, Stray, players navigate a cyberpunk dystopia as an orange tabby on a mission to find his way home. Critics have commended the creators’ realistic, detail-oriented portrayal of cats’ behaviors, attitudes, and sounds. And many players’ real-life felines have also given it their seal of approval.
(Picture Credit: ajr_images/Getty Images) The Institute of Nature Conservation in Poland has classified domestic cats as an “invasive alien species,” evoking an emotional response from Polish pet parents. Felis catus – the common housecat’s scientific name – is now on a list of 1,787 animals the Institute considers foreign. The institution, a branch of the Polish Academy of
To illustrate the bond between Dylan and Martin, the Humane Society of Richland County mentioned how they both had operations to remove an eye just four days apart from each other. The procedures happened in June. Following the completed adoption, the Humane Society of Richland County posted the following update to Facebook: “Congratulations to Dylan and
@blasterbrawls i opened the door and saw this. #bengal#bear#bearfight#bearfunny#catvsbear #northvancouver #blasterbrawls #wildcat original sound – blasterbrawls Footage captured in North Vancouver shows a fearless Bengal cat named Tigger warding off a prowling black bear. The incident happened June 21 at around midday when the inquisitive black bear dared to enter Tigger’s property. The cat, who wasn’t