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Feral Cats

'Cats Indoors' Campaigns: A Grave Threat to Outdoor Cats?

Peter J. Wolf | Posted 04.04.2016 | Green
Peter J. Wolf

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:

Stooping to a New Low, PETA Plays the "War on the Poor" Card

Peter J. Wolf | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Peter J. Wolf

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.

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

Becky Robinson | Posted 12.11.2015 | 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...

D.C.'s Department of Energy and Environment Ignores Public Outcry, Retains Plan to Target Outdoor Cats

Peter J. Wolf | Posted 12.07.2015 | DC
Peter J. Wolf

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.

How My Husband Turned Me Into a "Crazy Cat Lady"

Caitlyn McIntosh | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact
Caitlyn McIntosh

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.

It's National Feral Cat Day, and Here's What You Need to KNow

Gregory Castle | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Gregory Castle

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.

If You're Looking to Adopt a Cat, Choose an Older One

Alice Carey | Posted 08.04.2015 | New York
Alice Carey

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.

Brigitte Bardot Slams Australia's Plan To Kill 2 Million Feral Cats

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

Australia’s “war on cats” has met a new foe -- French former screen siren-turned-animal welfare activist Brigitte Bardot. Bardot condemned the c...

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.

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.

Lessons I've Learned from a Feral Cat

Carl McColman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Religion
Carl McColman

We first noticed feral kittens in our front yard last spring. At the time we just thought they were cute, and didn't try to interact with them -- like all undomesticated animals, they ran away if my wife or I walked anywhere near them.

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?

'We Have Whiskers, They Have Whiskers:' A Man's Best Friend Is His Cat

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.27.2014 | Good News
Peter Mandel

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.

Maui's Feral Cat Population Is So Massive It's Threatening A Bird Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

It sounds like a headline ripped straight from The Onion: “Survey: More than 1K cats near Maui bird sanctuary.” But this is no Sylvester and Tw...

The Mainstream Standard of Community Cat Care Is Trap-Neuter-Return

Becky Robinson | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Becky Robinson

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.

Man Collects $21,000 In Change, Donates Every Penny To Help Cats

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.02.2014 | Good News

Never underestimate the true value of a handful of pocket change. Rick Snyder, a 69-year-old resident of Manatee County, Florida, refused to sit st...

These Architect-Designed Cat Cribs Are Seriously Classy

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.08.2014 | Arts

You've never seen cats chill in cribs like these before. No one had until last weekend in Los Angeles, when top architects with local offices showc...

Outdoor Cat Population in L.A. Is the Focus of an Awareness Program

Kate Kelly | Posted 11.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Kate Kelly

Over 1 million outdoor cats roam Los Angeles -- a statistic not known to most people because feral or stray cats are good at finding places to tuck themselves away so the public never senses the magnitude of the problem.

ABC Hypocrisy: The American Bird Conservancy Believes in Non-Lethal Wildlife Protection...But Only for Birds

Becky Robinson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Becky Robinson

For decades, cats have been routinely rounded up and killed in shelters as fall guys for bird population declines. But the real reason bird populations are suffering is the same reason salmon populations are struggling: humans.

Cats Caught On Camera Killing Endangered Seabirds

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

The island of Kauai has so many stray cats, it's actually affecting Hawaii's bird population -- even worse, they're endangered birds. Scientists ha...

Feral Cats Are A BIG Problem For Australia. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green

Australia has a feral cat problem -- and that's bad news for quite a few animals. According to a new study, the wild felines, which kill an estima...

WATCH: Cat Viciously Attacks Woman

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Weird News

Me-OW! Video has surfaced online of a woman being viciously attacked by a cat. The captured on camera moment was submitted by a viewer of WJBK ...

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.

Six Myths About Your Community Cats

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Matthew Bershadker

Too often, our community cats and their needs are misunderstood, so it's critically important to combat myths and promote truths.

Cats in Shelters: Breaking the Vicious Circle

Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M | Posted 10.27.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M

The sad truth is that a stray cat has a better chance of finding a new home -- not to mention staying alive -- if it never sees the inside of an animal shelter.