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  • Cat gets knee-replacement surgery

    Cat gets knee-replacement surgery

    A 10-year-old cat in Raleigh, N.C., will undergo the first surgical procedure to give a feline an artificial knee in the U.S. today. The five-hour operation will take place at N.C. State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Cyrano, a 20-pound Tabby, suffered from bone cancer, and his left hind leg has deteriorated from radiation and […]

  • Pierced cat to make ‘purrfect’ recovery

    Pierced cat to make ‘purrfect’ recovery

    Talk about having nine lives: a 2-year-old stray cat in Houston, Texas, is expected to make a full recovery after being shot through the shoulder blades with an 18-inch arrow. The orange tabby, now called Cupid, evaded capture for approximately three days after he was first spotted. After the cat was caught and taken to […]

  • Scooper Bowl coming to ICS

    Scooper Bowl coming to ICS

    As football teams battle it out for the Super Bowl, cat lovers may be interested in a contest known as the Scooper Bowl, where felines attempt to bat jellybeans out of a litter box. The Scooper Bowl is one of the many events slated for the International Cat Show, slated to take place at the […]

  • Animal Welfare Grades: The Primary’s Presidential Candidates

    Animal Welfare Grades: The Primary’s Presidential Candidates

    With the political season in full swing, you may be wondering where the presidential hopefuls stack up on issues of animal welfare, which is something yet to come up during the Republican debates. At first glance, the choice seems simple: There are the Obamas: their doting daughters, a First Lady who says she wants to […]

  • Kitty kindness ends in arrest

    Kitty kindness ends in arrest

    As the old saying goes, “No good deed goes unpunished,” and that’s true of a man who has been arrested and charged with public nuisance and littering charges after feeding feral cats in Long Beach Island, NJ. Mark Rist, 51 of Stafford Township, was arrested by police after he allegedly dumped several pounds of cat […]

  • Cat owner beats IRS, loses felines

    Cat owner beats IRS, loses felines

    A woman who won a court case against the Internal Revenue Service last year, now faces criminal charges regarding her alleged mistreatment of 93 felines and 2 dogs that resided in her 1,500 square-foot home. Jan Van Dusen, 60 of Oakland, Calif., made headlines last year when she was victorious in court case over the […]

  • 8 myths about pets and winter care

    8 myths about pets and winter care

    Is a pet safer in a car during the winter months? Are all ice melts equal? Do dogs absorb antifreeze or other harmful chemicals through their paws? Separate the facts from myths.

  • Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick mourn death of their rescued Lab mix

    Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick mourn death of their rescued Lab mix

    The Bacon-Sedgwick family is in mourning. Kevin Bacon announced that Paulie, the Lab mix he and wife Kyra Sedgwick adopted in 1999, has passed away. Bacon shared the sad news on his WhoSay page, posting a picture of the beloved pup with the caption, “Paulie 1999-2012. Sleep well old friend.” A few years ago Kyra […]

  • Holiday survey results are in: celebrating with your pet

    Holiday survey results are in: celebrating with your pet

    It’s official: Santa Claus isn’t just coming to town. He’s stopping at every crate, doughnut-bed, and scratching post in the country. According to a recent DogTime/CatTime reader poll, a whopping 91% of pet parents plan to buy a gift this season for their dog or cat. The majority of them will even wrap it. Here’s […]

  • Shelters, euthanasia, and quality of life: a unique perspective

    Shelters, euthanasia, and quality of life: a unique perspective

    The issue is huge in shelters. It is an issue that splits the animal welfare community into bitter, angry factions. For those of us who spend our days working in open admissions shelters where animals are euthanized, the issue becomes deeply personal. When dogs with whom we’ve spent time, whom we’ve grown to love, for […]

  • Baggage handler fired over concern for starving dog

    Baggage handler fired over concern for starving dog

    Sounds like Lynn Jones is looking for a job, so I’ve got a suggestion for the Humane Society of the United States. Dump your current spokesperson and hire Jones. The former Reno-Tahoe International Airport baggage handler put her job on the line — and eventually lost it — for the sake of a starving, suffering […]

  • Wags and Walks Dog Rescue

    Wags and Walks Dog Rescue

    Thirteen years ago, Lesley Brog rescued her first Pit Bull. She was living on her own in New York City and wanted a tough-looking dog at her side — a sort of protection against unsavory urban dwellers and other potential threats. “But it turned out,” she says, “that Duncan walked up to everyone he saw […]

  • Casey’s House cat rescue

    Casey’s House cat rescue

    CatTime is thrilled to support Casey’s House, recipient of a DogTime Media donation as chosen by Petties winner Ingrid King. How did your organization get started?Casey’s House got started when a neighbor of the founder moved away leaving a colony of cats behind. Most of the cats were unadoptable for one reason or another and […]

  • Sunday Edition New York Times: Can the Bulldog Be Saved?

    Sunday Edition New York Times: Can the Bulldog Be Saved?

    The cover of yesterday’s New York Times Magazine asked, “Can the Bulldog Be Saved?” Anyone the least bit familiar with the breed knows exactly what this question refers to. The Bulldog has been bred and designed and tweaked into one of the most recognizable faces of the modern canine world. But with these manipulations has […]

  • Birdwatching: Enrichment for cats

    Birdwatching: Enrichment for cats

    Cats do best when they have a variety of stimulating activities to choose from during the day. Toys and playmates are two great options, but a strategically placed bird feeder may end up one of the most popular choices in your home’s toolbox of cat stimuli. Since many indoor cats enjoy birdwatching, take advantage of […]

  • Cat Treats: Gifts for Cat Lovers

    Cat Treats: Gifts for Cat Lovers

    Even finicky felines will be wishing for these tasty morsels under the tree or as stocking stuffers. Check out our recommendations for the best cat treats — feline tested! Terra Paws Freeze Dried TreatsUsing the vitamin packed sweet potato along with USA bred chicken and beef liver (freeze-dried to lock-in the natural vitamins and nutrients), […]

  • For the kids: gifts for cat lovers

    For the kids: gifts for cat lovers

    Got a cat-loving kid on your list — or simply hoping to inspire the next generation? Either way, check out our great book recommendations for the little ones. Tumford the TerribleAuthor and illustrator, Nancy Tillman, takes us on a delightful journey of oopses and oh noes brought about by the mischievous antics of Tumford,an adorable, […]

  • Furnishings and furniture: gifts for cat lovers

    Furnishings and furniture: gifts for cat lovers

    Great gifts for the stylish cat (and the tired cat, hungry cat, playful cat)… The Cat BallCreative, talented and funny, Jennifer of Jennas Red Rhino has concocted a cat product that has the potential of becoming a staple in cat loving homes across the land. The Cat Ball is soft and generously padded, it gives […]

  • Cat toys: gifts for cat lovers

    Cat toys: gifts for cat lovers

    Sure, we can tell you these toys are for your cat, but the true gift is the hours of entertainment you’ll get watching the fun. Amazing Treat Machine RollersClever, interactive, treat toys provide hours of fun for small pets. The unpredictable rolling movement of these cardboard rollers keeps pets mentally engaged. Fill them with treats […]

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Cats and Their People

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Cats and Their People

    Shopping for a feline aficionado this season? We’ve got gifts for all the cat lovers on your list, plus unique suggestions for even the most finicky four-legged friends. Gadgets and contraptions Gifts that give back Toys Treats Furnishings and furniture For the kids Check out our gift ideas for dogs and their people…

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