There are cat parents who go from “really loving cats” to hoarder status. Animal hoarding is not only dangerous to the animals in the situation, but also to the hoarder themselves. So how does a passion for caring about cats become such a dangerous problem? Here’s what you should know.
If you’ve adopted a cat from a local shelter, you’ll most likely have paid an adoption fee as part of the adoption process. But have you ever wondered why adoption fees exist? And what sort of things does an adoption fee go to pay for? Here’s what you need to know.
Social Petworking Month takes place all throughout June, and it’s a chance to use social media for the benefit of pets who are looking for forever homes. There are several ways to participate that can make a positive impact on the lives of pets waiting to find loving families.
Whether you foster for a public animal shelter or a private rescue, you are providing a home for an animal who otherwise might be living in a cage, or worse, might be euthanized. Here’s what you should know about fostering.
Next to giving a cat a forever home, there’s nothing more enjoyable or rewarding than fostering an animal from your local shelter or rescue group. Unsure if you’re the fostering kind? Here are some things you should know before fostering.
Spaying and neutering are considered part of being a responsible pet parent today, but that wasn’t always true. We’ve made positive strides in the last few decades. In honor of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, learn more about the history of this important practice.
January 24th is Change A Pet’s Life Day! It’s a chance to celebrate making positive changes in cats’ lives, to raise awareness about shelter animals in need of homes, and to encourage adoption. Here are eight ways to change a cat’s life for the better!
The holidays are a great time to think about donating to charities and organizations that do good work in areas that you’re concerned about, like advocacy for cats. For non-profit organizations, the donations are also tax deductible! That’s something to consider as the New Year is coming up fast.
November is National Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and you may want to celebrate by bringing home an older kitty. Here are some concerns you might have about adopting a senior cat along with a few things to consider that will put your mind at ease.
November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and we cat lovers could not be happier about it. We know that kittens are adorable and hard to resist, but there is so much to love about a senior cat. Here are five reasons senior cats rule.
They say that with volunteering, you get back so much more than you give. I sort of cringe every time I hear that. Not because it isn’t true, but because it’s too simple; it doesn’t convey the depth of the experience.
October is officially designated as Black Cat Awareness month. The month is meant to promote adoption of black cats who, sadly, have lower adoption rates than different colored cats. Let’s spotlight six great reasons why you should adopt black cats.
One of our CatTime readers is a strong supporter of cat adoption, but her friend bought a kitten from a breeder. What should she do? Dear Tabby has the answer!
Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week starts in the third full week in September. Cats who we sometimes deem less adoptable are, in reality, loving, sweet, adorable kitties who make wonderful pets. You can help less adoptable cats in your community 365 days a year.
Certain types of cats, like seniors or kitties with disabilities, have a harder time finding homes than others. In honor of these kitties and pets like them, Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week starts in the third full week in September. To celebrate, we’re sharing nine stories of less adoptable cats who found homes.
Most organizations rely on foster parents to step in and help out by giving these tiny, little creatures a shot at life. CatTime got the chance to interview high schooler and kitten foster mom, Mary, and she shed some light on what it’s like to foster kittens in the big city of Los Angeles.
Most organizations rely on foster parents to step in and help out by giving these tiny, little creatures a shot at life. CatTime got the chance to interview secondary schooler and kitten foster mom, Mary, and she shed some light on what it’s like to foster kittens in the big city of Los Angeles.
If you’re interested in helping dogs, cats, and other animals that are waiting for forever homes at your local animal shelter, there are plenty of things to consider. There’s bound to be a volunteer position that fits your capabilities. Here’s what you need to know to volunteer!
Right now is as good a time as any to do some cleaning and do a good deed for shelter cats at the same time. It won’t cost you anything to donate the items that you’re getting rid of, you’ll have a cleaner living space, and you’ll be helping cats!
In 2013, the ASPCA honored the cat for saving Knott’s life. Knott’s couldn’t be more grateful to Koshka for helping him restore his faith in people when he’d lost it.
Though more pet-friendly shelters emerge every year, many victims still feel forced to give their pets up to foster homes–or worse, leave them with abusive partners.