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  • Big cats at zoo eat well after power outage

    Big cats at zoo eat well after power outage

    Two Bengal tigers, a leopard, and a lion at a Massachusetts zoo dined on prime cuts of meat last Friday night after the power went out. A transformer fire caused around 21,000 people in Boston to lose power last Tuesday, including a restaurant called the Capital Grille. With no refrigeration, the franchise decided to donate […]

  • California shelter pets safe from euthanasia…for now

    California shelter pets safe from euthanasia…for now

    A California law that protects shelter pets is safe – for now. Last week, the California Assembly Budget Subcommittee voted against Governor Brown’s proposal to repeal SB 1785, or the Hayden Law. The vote was unanimous. The Hayden Law, passed in 1998, is a mandate that, among other things, requires shelters to hold stray animals […]

  • More than 700 cats rescued from squalid sanctuary

    More than 700 cats rescued from squalid sanctuary

    Hundreds of cats are seeking a home after they were liberated from the poorly run Caboodle Ranch cat sanctuary in northern Florida. According to the ASPCA, almost 700 cats were taken from the premises — the largest number of felines organization has ever seized during the course of an animal cruelty investigation. Following an investigation […]

  • CatTime video of the week: King of the bench

    CatTime video of the week: King of the bench

    A Bengal cat takes on a small Pomeranian-type dog in a battle for park bench supremacy:

  • Too many cooks in the kitchen

    Too many cooks in the kitchen

    A 2-year-old Bengal cat named Miles mixes it up with Mochi, an 8 month-old Shiba Inu puppy on the kitchen floor.

  • Kitten identity crisis

    Kitten identity crisis

    A cat plays fetch, pants, and wags her tail…a cat – not a dog.

  • Five cat videos for Friday, March 16, 2012

    Five cat videos for Friday, March 16, 2012

    CatTime.com presents its weekly offering of five cat-related YouTube videos. Each week, we scour the site for five videos to make cat lovers laugh, gape in amazement, sigh with a quivering lip, or even cry. Click on any of the links below: King of the bench: A Bengal cat battles a dog on a park […]

  • Conservation group opposes big cat legislation

    Conservation group opposes big cat legislation

    A bill due to be introduced in the U.S. Senate that would restrict ownership of so-called big cats is under fire by a prominent feline conservation group. If it becomes law, HR 4122 would make it illegal to own, possess, or breed a big cat such as a cheetah, jaguar, leopard, lion, puma, snow leopard, […]

  • Cat is undefeated at video game

    Cat is undefeated at video game

    It’s one thing to get schooled by a younger sibling in a video game, but how about by an animal – specifically, a cat? That’s what human gamers are experiencing, as the aptly titled You vs. Cat made its debut at the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, TX. The video game, made by Friskies, runs […]

  • A California city fights puppy mills

    A California city fights puppy mills

    Laguna Beach, CA, is a picturesque seaside town perhaps best known for the early 2000’s MTV reality show of the same name. But after a city council meeting last week, the town is in the news for its progressive animal advocacy efforts. On March 6th, the Laguna Beach City Council voted unanimously to outlaw the […]

  • Hero for the animals of Fukushima

    Hero for the animals of Fukushima

    A year after a devastating tsunami ravaged parts of Japan, the town of Tomioka is still under mandatory evacuation. It’s just 10 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant, well inside the “exclusion zone.” But one man, Naoto Matsumura, refuses to leave. And for one reason: to care for the abandoned animals who have no way […]

  • Cat meets dog

    Cat meets dog

    Video: A cat is minding his own business, when out of nowhere, a yapping ball of energy enters the room. "Hi! I'm the new member of the family!" the Shiba Inu puppy says.

  • Cat on trampoline

    Cat on trampoline

    A cat gets a workout by bouncing on a trampoline.

  • Shiba Inu won’t play with Bengal

    Shiba Inu won’t play with Bengal

    No matter how hard Bengal cat Latham tries, Kraven the Shiba Inu won’t play with him.

  • CatTime video of the week: World’s most patient cat

    CatTime video of the week: World’s most patient cat

    A Rottweiler puppy insists on playing with an older cat.

  • Five cat videos for Friday, March 9, 2012

    Five cat videos for Friday, March 9, 2012

    Friday is here, and it’s time CatTime.com’s weekly installment of five cat videos from YouTube. Each week, we search the video channel for content that is entertaining and moving, and all centered on cats. This week we have four videos that involve dogs, and one that involves a feline and a trampoline. Cat meets dog […]

  • Top 15 new pet products for 2012

    Top 15 new pet products for 2012

    Global Pet Expo 2012 may be over, but the show is still on Pet Secret Shopper’s mind. Now that she’s had time to digest the experience, PSS has cobbled together a slideshow of her overall favorite 15 products – for dogs, cats, birds, and fish. AbsolutelyNew Treat Launcher: Load with small dog treats, such as […]

  • Is radio host against spay and neuter surgery too?

    Is radio host against spay and neuter surgery too?

    This article is not about Rush Limbaugh. Any resemblance to persons or animals, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Trixie was just your average Chihuahua going in for a routine spay. But in a move that stunned breeders and shelter administrators alike, radio host Brush Limppaw told listeners yesterday that Trixie was nothing more than […]

  • Global Pet Expo: Five more notable dog and cat products

    Global Pet Expo: Five more notable dog and cat products

    DogTime’s Pet Secret Shopper takes one last trip through the Global Pet Expo and picks five more products that caught her eye and are worth looking for at retail. The Amazing Goo: Mary Poppins says a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. That’s fine for humans, but where cats are concerned it takes […]

  • Five cat videos for Friday, March 2, 2012

    Five cat videos for Friday, March 2, 2012

    It’s Friday, and you know what that means — time for our weekly dose of cat videos culled from YouTube. Today we have a cat descending a staircase, an amazing back-flip jumper, a Siamese sneak attack, a massage given to a dog, and a kitty and puppy at play. For these and other videos, please […]