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  • Harvey Dent, the two-faced ‘Janus cat,’ dies

    Harvey Dent, the two-faced ‘Janus cat,’ dies

    Earlier this month, we reported on a two-faced “Janus cat” named Harvey Dent that was born in Florida. Sadly, he died from complications two days after it entered the world. The cat was named after a character in the Batman comic-book series (Dent was played by Aaron Eckhart in the 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight). […]

  • Katy Perry may have got the boot, but she can keep the cat

    Katy Perry may have got the boot, but she can keep the cat

    According to the Belfast Telegraph, pop star Katy Perry will get custody of Krusty, the cat that she acquired with her ex-husband, Russell Brand. Perry and Brand each had a cat prior to their 14-month marriage – Kitty Purry and Morrissey, respectively – and the couple adopted Krusty together while they were engaged in May […]

  • Dog lover meets cat: A sort of fairy tale

    Dog lover meets cat: A sort of fairy tale

    Once upon a DogTime, we adopted a cat. DogTimer Simon got the idea from his wife, Michelle, who volunteers at their local animal shelter. There’s an older male who’s been there many months, Michelle told Simon. A friendly, unassuming, long-overlooked cat and wouldn’t it be nice for the crew at DogTime to provide him a […]

  • Five cat videos for Valentine’s Day

    Five cat videos for Valentine’s Day

    It’s Valentine’s Day – time to show that special someone how you really feel, and we found five YouTube starring cats and dogs that help convey what this day is really all about. Cat and Cat: Hugs and Kisses Cat and Cat: Happiness Is… Cat and Dog: Cat and German Shepherd Cat and Puppy: Hard […]

  • Friday video: Oskar the blind cat fights a hair dryer

    Friday video: Oskar the blind cat fights a hair dryer

    Cat lovers have no doubt heard of Oskar the blind kitten. Born without fully formed eyes, Oskar is completely blind, but that doesn’t keep him from being a curious, playful kitten. Oskar already has a strong Internet following – especially on YouTube, where you can find a variety of his videos. Here’s Oskar battling a […]

  • Cat’s act of self-amputation may have saved its life

    Cat’s act of self-amputation may have saved its life

    A cat’s heroic act of self-preservation probably saved its life. An animal services officer found a 3-year-old cat wandering around a trailer park, and according to the Asheville Humane Society in N.C., the 4-pound feline was starving, covered in fleas, missing teeth, and suffering from an infection. Someone had deliberately tied a shoe lace around […]

  • Kirsten Dunst’s cat is missing

    Kirsten Dunst’s cat is missing

    Just as last Thursday wasn’t a good day for Miranda Lambert, who lost her dog, neither was it for another celebrity, as Kirsten Dunst was spotted posting flyers for her missing cat. The flyer read: “Lost cat. Name: Tazzy. Grey/White. No collar/please help us find him. Reward.” Dunst was seen with her boyfriend, Garrett Hedlund, […]

  • Super Bowl 2012 commercials: Best use of a cat

    Super Bowl 2012 commercials: Best use of a cat

    “Cheetah” (Hyundai, 0:30, first quarter): Two hotshots decide to see which is faster: a cheetah, or the Hyundai Veloster Turbo. The race begins and the caged animal is released…but its interest quickly turns to its jailer. The cheetah gives chase and tackles the man on the side of the road. A biting (pun intended) reminder […]

  • Top 5 Super Bowl 2012 commercials featuring animals

    Top 5 Super Bowl 2012 commercials featuring animals

    Often times, the commercials that are broadcast during the Super Bowl are more memorable than the game itself, and this year’s offerings were no exception. Companies paid top dollar to promote their products, and one sure way to get people’s attention is by using animals. With that in mind, here are our picks for the […]

  • Super Bowl 2012 ads: the winner…and losers

    Super Bowl 2012 ads: the winner…and losers

    It wasn’t even close. Far and away, the biggest winner of last night’s Super Bowl advertising blitz was the Bud Light commercial. The spot features Weego the rescue dog who, when called (“Here, Weego!”), fetches beer on command. Sure, the dog is cute and plucky and eager to please. But the real feel-good (dare I […]

  • Super Bowl? No, super blogs!

    Super Bowl? No, super blogs!

    Not so much into the Super Bowl? Check out three SuperBlogs! They're staff favorites and almost as exciting as football, but with fewer screaming fans and less spilled beer.

  • Top 5 Super Bowl commercials starring dogs

    Top 5 Super Bowl commercials starring dogs

    This article courtesy of WebVet.com We heard that Skechers yanked Kim Kardashian as their spokesperson in favor of a dog. Talk about a no-brainer. It’s not about Kim being over-exposed, talentless, and unpopular since she violated the sanctity of marriage. It’s about the dog. Is there anything that makes a product more appealing than having […]

  • Two-faced ‘Janus cat’ born in Florida

    Two-faced ‘Janus cat’ born in Florida

    The cat has two faces: a kitten with twin faces was born in Port Charlotte, Fla., this week. The owners have named the feline Harvey Dent, after a character from the Batman comic-book series. “Janus cats,” named after the two-faced god in Roman mythology, are rare, typically suffer from a myriad of health problems, and […]

  • About Us

    About Us

    Who we are Looking to find your wag or discover your purr? You’ve come to the right place: we’re crazy about companion animals. So crazy, we created two content-rich sites, DogTime.com and CatTime.com, with over 120,000 pages of content between them. With headquarters in San Francisco, our collective experience includes years of raising dogs and […]

  • Legal issues around protecting chimps, Part I

    Legal issues around protecting chimps, Part I

    Chimpanzees are the non-human animal most closely related to us, a circumstance that for many years led to lots of biomedical and behavioral testing on chimps in U.S. scientific laboratories. Chimps have been poked and prodded, infected with the HIV and Hepatitis C viruses, and kept in isolation without mental enrichment for years on end. […]

  • Search continues for missing cats

    Search continues for missing cats

    A colony of cats that were part of a TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program in Fort Worth, Texas, has mysteriously disappeared. In late December last year, approximately 18 feline inhabitants of Trinity Park vanished along with their manmade shelters. Around the time the felines disappeared, a jogger reported a cat’s mutilated corpse near the colony. The police […]

  • Governor Brown to weaken California animal protection laws

    Governor Brown to weaken California animal protection laws

    California Governor Jerry Brown is proposing to permanently repeal key provisions of SB 1785, a law that protects abandoned and stray animals in shelters from euthanasia. If Gov. Brown has his way, he would repeal the following provisions under the law: animal shelters hold cats and dogs for four to six days before they can […]

  • Outcome for Santa Fe vet who bragged of poisoning animal

    Outcome for Santa Fe vet who bragged of poisoning animal

    Maybe you remember the post from last June: A veterinarian who practices a few blocks from my home here in Santa Fe, New Mexico, made headline news when she bragged of her intention to poison an animal to death. Dr. Joan Moreau suspected a coyote had killed her beloved barn cat, and on her Facebook […]

  • 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 […]

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