Shit's kind of heavy for all of us right now, and we have a long road ahead, but I thought maybe, just maybe, you'd like five minutes of light reading about how I saved a cat and she saved me.
It's a question to which I've given a great deal of thought since I first began blogging about the ongoing witch-hunt against outdoor cats nearly six years ago, and it mostly comes down to the following:
Opposition to A.2778 was shameful, even for PETA -- an organization whose better-off-dead philosophy drives their long-running opposition to TNR, just as it drives their demonization of pit bull terriers.
With TNR, cats are humanely trapped, usually by volunteers, and brought to a veterinarian to be neutered, vaccinated and
D.C.'s Department of Energy and Environment Ignores Public Outcry, Retains Plan to Target Outdoor Cats
Despite opposition from more than 12,000 animal welfare advocates, Washington, D.C.'s Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) continues its witch-hunt against outdoor cats.
I came to love these girls as my own fur kids, and I'd like to think they love me back the same way as their human. Considering all things, I was at the very least an upgrade from their last human pseudo mom, who would get annoyed with them and lock them in the garage.
While we may have little to defend against a zombie apocalypse, when it comes to the plight of community cats - we know the answer, and we will continue to fight for their right to live.
Even today, this is the fate of older shelter cats because potential adopters tend to choose kittens over adult cats. How can they not? Kittens are cuddly tabla rasas that meow sweetly and have blue eyes.
"Inhumane and ridiculous."
As a nation, we take animal cruelty seriously. It disturbs us--we condemn it and our laws forbid it. But the laws must also be enforced. In our efforts to create a safe and peaceful society, allowing animal cruelty to go unprosecuted is detrimental.
In a city known for boisterous celebrations, there is new reason for optimism in New Orleans this week. More than 2,000 animal protection advocates have descended upon The Big Easy for the Humane Society of the United States' annual Animal Care Expo.
'Tis the season of giving, and everywhere you look you'll see suggestions for the "perfect gifts" for your loved ones: something they'll love forever, something they'll never forget, something unique. How about someone -- how about a kitten or cat from the shelter?
I am feeling embarrassed even as I write this, but, well, we have whiskers, they have whiskers. It is time for the cold war between men and cats to end.
As for the birds, researchers say the cats could devastate the bird population if the sanctuary doesn't keep up with management
For decades, the standard practice for community cats -- also known as feral or outdoor cats -- was simply to round them up and kill them in shelters. This cruel policy failed to stabilize community cat populations. Trap-neuter-return has revolutionized community cat care by creating policies that protect cats -- who can then live out their lives without reproducing.