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Stray Cats

See a Problem, Solve a Problem: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Zhou Zi Ru is a 15-year-old who has dedicated herself to advocating for harmonious relationships between stray cats and humans in Liaoning, China by procuring food scraps from restauranteurs and feeding her feline friends in centralized locations in order to coax them away from local food vendors.

Today Is A Really Great Day To Get Your Pet Spayed Or Neutered

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green

Look at this face. Like millions of other animals around the country, this stray pup could use a home, and you can help. For the past 21 years,...

Volunteers Rescue Cats From Hawaii Lava Flow

AP | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green

HILIO, Hawaii (AP) -- An animal rescue group is taking in stray cats near an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http...

'Hero Of The Year' Reunites Soldiers With Stray Dogs They Befriended Overseas

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact

Pen Farthing believes war creates strong bonds between those who experience it together -- but they don't both have to be human. On Sunday, CNN re...

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.

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.

Why These Children Are Reading to Homeless Cats

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 30 elementary school kids crawl right into the "Cat Colony" of The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Pennsylvania, crack open a book, and snuggle up to the strays.

Stray Cats and Dogs in Peru

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Kevin F. Adler

For the animals in Mancora, the situation is abysmal:Hungry dogs roam the street, half limping as they go because they were hit by a moto taxi; emaciated cats, always seemingly pregnant, search for anything to eat. This is the daily scene in the market.

Cats vs. Kids

Betsy Boyd | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Betsy Boyd

My stray-cat radar had heightened to almost hysterical proportions. The reason wasn't lost on me. Even as I breathlessly rescued one more starving kit, I knew that my clanging biological clock played a role.

Birds and Outdoor Cats: Protecting Both

Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M | Posted 04.17.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M

This isn't a call for a fight -- it's a call to action. Birds deserve protection just as cats do. Cats that kill rats and mice will always have a role but cat lovers need to take responsibility for acknowledging their pet's predatory instincts and acting accordingly.

Cats Starve To Death In Belarus Basements

AP | By YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The plaintive meows haunt the people of Minsk in the dead of night. They come, activists say, from hundreds of ...

Making the Case for Municipal Spay/Neuter Programs

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Ruth Steinberger

You've heard the expression "It's raining cats and dogs." Well, in many communities throughout the U.S., that rain is a continual flood of tragedy that holds devastating economic and social costs.

Emptying the Shelters: A Reachable Goal

Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M | Posted 01.14.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M

How would any of our newly elected politicians answer the question, "What would you do for the lives and welfare of companion animals?" Who is digging down to the root of social problems like animal abandonment?

Cherry's Second Chance: Cat Captures the Heart of a Good Samaritan

Melissa Tihinen | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Melissa Tihinen

There never seems to be a lack of news stories highlighting the sad reality of abuse, neglect and abandonment to which companion animals are subjected. There is, however, another side that is more hopeful and positive. This is one of those stories.

Animal Shelters Overburdened With Cats In Summer

AP | By SUE MANNING | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact

LOS ANGELES -- Summer at animal shelters across the country means more animals, more work, more bills and more worries. And there are sometimes few...

Animal Welfare, Human Welfare Linked

David Vognar | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
David Vognar

Countries with little in the way of social services also have weak animal welfare systems. Think Russia and Mexico, where dogs roam the streets and are often in the most pitiful health.

More Than 60 Cats Killed In Animal Shelter Blaze

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

ATWATER, Calif. — Authorities say a fire at a California animal sanctuary killed more than 60 cats. Fire officials responded to the blaze at La...

Retired Couple Save Abandoned Pets

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A retired couple in Eastern Michigan has opened their home and their hearts to desperate cats abandoned by their owners as they were forced out of the...

An Interview with Matisyahu, Plus Barbra Streisand and Brian Setzer Updates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Matisyahu's latest album, Light showcases his young, old soul, further exploring musical territories of both the secular and sacred.