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  • Five memorable movie cats

    Five memorable movie cats

    Five movies where cats almost stole the show or left an indelible mark: The Godfather, Watership Down, the James Bond films, Lady and the Tramp, and Babe.

  • Three charged in alleged cat-hoarding incident

    Three charged in alleged cat-hoarding incident

    Three people have been charged in connection with a cat hoarding incident that occurred in a trailer park located in Halfmoon, NY. More than 130 felines were taken to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter after they were found living in deplorable conditions inside a single home in the park. Shelter supervisor Dan Butler, a 32-year […]

  • Woman charged with 157 counts of animal cruelty

    Woman charged with 157 counts of animal cruelty

    A Florida woman was charged with 157 counts of animal cruelty after authorities discovered the horrendous living conditions at the animal shelter she was operating. Police were led to the facility after animal control complained of possible abuse. Authorities arrived at the no-kill Sanctuary Animal Refuge, west of Fort Pierce, on April 18, 2011, and […]

  • Five cat and dog videos for Friday, March 30, 2011

    Five cat and dog videos for Friday, March 30, 2011

    Can we all get along? It’s Friday, and time for five weekly videos. Today’s theme is togetherness: a cat plays mama to baby squirrels, two cats engage in some heavy petting, a puppy plays with a black cat, an American Staffordshire Terrier is overwhelmed by four kittens, and a Pit Bull shows a little tenderness […]

  • The Pit Bull and the kitten

    The Pit Bull and the kitten

    A Pit Bull plays gently with a kitten — even when the small feline gets rough with the big pooch.

  • Big cat legislation gets a boost

    Big cat legislation gets a boost

    On March 15, CatTime.com reported on proposed legislation that would make illegal for private, non-American Zoo Association (AZA) member facilities to own, possess, or breed big cats such as tigers, leopards, and others. That bill, The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, probably looks more favorable thanks to the arrival of two […]

  • More than 130 cats rescued from unsanitary trailer home

    More than 130 cats rescued from unsanitary trailer home

    Residents of a New York trailer park were shocked to discover that 135 cats were being hoarded in one of the units. The filthy home was declared uninhabitable, and neighbors complained about a foul, overwhelming smell coming from the property. Troopers served a warrant on the residence’s owner in the D&R Village Trailer Park in […]

  • Cat rescued from top of electrical pole

    Cat rescued from top of electrical pole

    A cat sat atop an electrical pole in for two days in Caldwell, Idaho, enduring wind, rain, snow, and cold before he was finally brought down to safety on Monday. And the rescue almost didn’t happen. The cat, named Tiger, climbed to the top of the pole, but couldn’t get down. For more than two […]

  • Child rescues cat from alleged abuse

    Child rescues cat from alleged abuse

    A child in Midwest City, OK, rescued a cat from alleged abuse. The youth took the cat to a neighbor’s house after two adults repeatedly threw the animal against a wall. Midwest City Animal Welfare is investigating the incident. The 2-year-old cat suffered permanent spinal damage and muscle trauma from the abuse. The black-and-white feline […]

  • Parents of slain boy hold fund raiser for animal shelter

    Parents of slain boy hold fund raiser for animal shelter

    The parents of a slain boy are turning their sorrow into hope for animals at a Florida shelter. Working in conjunction with the Spay-Lee rescue shelter in Lee County, the family is urging people to donate cleaning supplies, cash, and cat food for animals in need in memory of their son. Nathan Goldsberry would have […]

  • Disabled veteran crashes truck to save dog

    Disabled veteran crashes truck to save dog

    The King George Animal Rescue League (KGARL) in Virginia is searching for homes for more than 90 animals after their owner was hospitalized last week. Disabled Vietnam veteran and animal lover Kenny Garner was hospitalized after the truck he was driving overturned and hit a tree. Garner lost control of the vehicle after he suddenly […]

  • Animal abuser registry

    Animal abuser registry

    The following information is public and can be found in other places around the internet. It’s our goal to aggregate all such data in one place and eventually enable users to search by name and region. All persons listed are convicted or admitted abusers. The purpose is not to shame, but to prevent innocent animals […]

  • Animal abuser strikes again. Time for a registry?

    Animal abuser strikes again. Time for a registry?

    Illinois resident Phillip Rinn was so angry at his Lab–Shepherd mix Magda, he beat her with a wooden stick, breaking five of her teeth as she howled in pain. Her cries were so loud, neighbors heard her from inside Rinn’s house. Perhaps the only thing more infuriating than reading about Phillip Rinn was reading that […]

  • Alternate best dog and cat print ads

    Alternate best dog and cat print ads

    Here are some alternate ads to the ones featured on the previous page: Nutripro (diet dog food) This ad was created by Prolam Y&R in ChileThe caption reads: “Life’s hard when you’re a fat dog.” Pedigree (light dog food) This ad was created by TBWA in Paris, FranceThe caption reads: “Perhaps it’s time to turn […]

  • The best dog and cat print ads

    The best dog and cat print ads

    We all remember print advertisements — you know, those things that were once done in small books that were made out of paper? Every year, a lot of companies put a ton of money into 30-second television spots during the Super Bowl, but how do you convey an idea and get people to do something […]

  • The richest dogs and cats in the world

    The richest dogs and cats in the world

    From Oprah to Betty White, here are six women who have left, or will leave, a fortune to their pets when they pass on; see which pooch or feline inhertis the biggest amount.

  • Five cat videos for Friday, March 23, 2012

    Five cat videos for Friday, March 23, 2012

    It’s Friday at CatTime.com, and that can only mean one thing: Five cat videos. Each week we sift through the best YouTube videos starring furry felines engaged in a variety of activities. Today we have a Bengal cat “talking” to her kittens, a cat playing with a younger German Shepherd, a kitten reluctant to take […]

  • Using dogs and cats in medical experiments must stop

    Using dogs and cats in medical experiments must stop

    It’s hard to believe, but invasive medical experiments are still performed on dogs and cats in this country in the name of research. If you’re not convinced that the use of non-human animals for experimentation is unnecessary — and more importantly, ineffective — click this post: Animal Testing Is Ineffective. And if you’re not convinced […]

  • Cat spends a week in tree

    Cat spends a week in tree

    A cat in Illinois spent an entire week 30 feet off the ground in the branches of a tree. The feral Calico cat, named Becca, went without food and water during her stay, and wailed the entire time. The tree was located in front of a townhouse in North Riverside, a village west of Chicago. […]

  • Keep pets safe from household hazards

    Keep pets safe from household hazards

    Last week was the 50th anniversary of Poison Prevention Week, but pets are more susceptible to ingesting toxic substances than humans are. According to Poisonprevention.org, more than 90 percent of all poisonings occur within the home. In 2011, more than 165,000 phone calls were fielded by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center regarding pets exposed […]