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Helping the Neighborhood Cats

Bryan Kortis | Posted 08.15.2016 | Green
Bryan Kortis

I don't recall where I was headed that autumn day back in 1999 when my life changed forever. It might have been to the grocery store up the block or the hardware store around the next corner.

'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.

New Yorkers: Ask Governor Cuomo to Protect Community Cats

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 10.19.2016 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

Spayed and neutered cats make less noise, spray less, and have a reduced risk of getting cancer. And because spayed female cats don't go into heat, they attract fewer male cats to the area.

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

Gregory Castle | Posted 10.16.2016 | 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.

Tiny Kitten With No Hind Legs Walks In Wee Wheelchair For First Time

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.14.2015 | Good News

Cassidy is a teeny, formerly feral kitten with no back legs who just took his first steps in a bitty wheelchair made specially for him. It's a few sma...

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.

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.

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.

From Killer Looks to No-Kill to Nabbing a Kitten Killer: The Barbi Twins Connect the Dots to Save Animals

Joan K. Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

What do stray cats and the ocean have to do with each other? Quite a bit in the current work of Shane and Sia Barbi, better known as the Barbi Twin...

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...

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.

Trap-Neuter-Return: The Best Approach to Feral Cat Management

Becky Robinson | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Becky Robinson

Trap-neuter-return, a program through which feral cats are humanely trapped, neutered at a clinic and then returned to their outdoor homes to live out their lives, stabilizes feral cat colony growth and gradually reduces the population of outdoor cats compassionately and effectively.

Florida College Builds Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired 'Dorms' For Cats

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.19.2013 | College

Florida Southern College is building new dorms inspired by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright ... for cats. While they won't exactly be dormitories p...

Bonnie Christian

World Rabies Day: Feral Cat Colonies Targeted | Bonnie Christian | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

As public health officials raise awareness about rabies on World Rabies Day this Wednesday, a hot debate has emerged in public health and environmenta...

Report Calling for Killing of Feral Cats Is Dangerous Shot in the Dark

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

A recent report by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests feral cats be shot or be captured in body-crushing traps as a means to "control" them.