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The Power of One

Becky Robinson | Posted 01.13.2017 | Green
Becky Robinson

When it comes to community cats, change begins locally.

When It Comes to Declawing, Reality Bites

Becky Robinson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Green
Becky Robinson

New York could have become a more humane state for cats had two bills to ban declawing passed. The bills, introduced in New York's Assembly and Senate, sought to prohibit declawing unless medically necessary to treat injured or diseased paws. It would have made New York the first state to ban this veterinary surgery.

What Do Black Cats Have To Do With Friday The 13th?

Becky Robinson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
Becky Robinson

It's time to move our cattitudes out of the dark ages and stop demonizing America's favorite pet. The simple truth is cats make the world a better place. So if you see a black cat on Friday the 13th (or any day) consider yourself lucky. After all, the only bad luck following cats is people's superstitions.

Keanu Lovers! The Life of a Kitten Ain't Easy

Becky Robinson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Green
Becky Robinson

Did you know that people are more likely to post a picture of a cat online than any other animal? And the average Buzzfeed cat video earns 9,000 views?

The cat and the app: How technology down under is killing cats

Becky Robinson | Posted 12.11.2016 | Green
Becky Robinson

What did French actress Brigitte Bardot declare "barbaric" and British singer Morrissey call "idiocy"? It's the Australian government's plan to kill...

Animal Lovers Unhappy With Proposal To Kill Outdoor Cats In Nation's Capital

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.04.2015 | Crime

It's been a good decade for outdoor cats in the nation's capital: veterinary care, community support. But now the local government is proposing to kil...

From Here to Eternity, Changing the Animal Control Universe for Community Cats

Becky Robinson | Posted 07.10.2016 | Green
Becky Robinson

As New Horizons makes its final approach, it does so due to the corrective measures its advocates used to help it reach its target. Similarly, the insights, inspiration, and new information collected at the Best Friends National Conference will help advocates reach our target.

Cat Cruelty Goes Viral Online and Nowhere in the Courts

Becky Robinson | Posted 05.29.2016 | Green
Becky Robinson

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.

Arin Greenwood

Animal Advocates Call For Action Against Vet Who Allegedly Killed Cat With Bow And Arrow

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

UPDATE: April 22 — The Austin County Sheriff's office has finished its investigation, and Texas veterinarian Kristen Lindsey's case is now with Aust...

We've Come a Long Way, Baby -- Cat Protection Protocol 10 Years Post-Katrina

Becky Robinson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Green
Becky Robinson

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.

Astoria Characters: The Cat Guy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.24.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The cats didn't do it. Paul Santell wants that to be perfectly clear before he bares his left arm.

Last Minute Holiday Shopping? A Pet Could Be the Perfect Gift

Becky Robinson | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green
Becky Robinson

'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?

To Save the Birds, Hold Humans Accountable -- Not Cats

Becky Robinson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Becky Robinson

We can't settle for the easy option -- especially when it's wrong.

The Future Five: Animal Shelters Get Support for Lifesaving Program

Becky Robinson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Becky Robinson

As TNR makes headway in animal control agencies and shelters nationwide, more shelters are interested in learning how to protect cats in their own communities.

Feline Frenzy Goes Beyond YouTube Videos -- to Animal Control Agencies

Becky Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Becky Robinson

There's no reason to wait another day. Our conference speakers may not wear fuzzy cat ears but are just as passionate about cats as the Internet Cat Video festivalgoers, will show attendees the way.

States' Support for Trap-Neuter-Return Is Gaining Momentum

Becky Robinson | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Becky Robinson

We've achieved many victories for cats over the past 23 years but we need many more. Americans can add their voice to this movement by asking their lawmakers to support legislation that protects cats and ends the senseless killing in our nation's pounds and shelters.

Why Cat Advocates Are Speaking Out Against The Smithsonian

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green

The Smithsonian came under fire yet again in the aftermath of the controversial cat study that raised some eyebrows earlier this year. This time ar...