When dogs and cats go missing, this 'pet finder' knows where and how to look for them
PHILADELPHIA — On an especially cold week in March 2019, Karen Jackson and her family welcomed a new member to their Westtown home: a 3-year-old female Great Pyrenees mix, adopted from a local rescue. But their delight was short-lived. Within hours of bringing the dog home — they hadn’t even decided on a name for her — the pooch had slipped out the front door and disappeared into the night.“She just kept running, and we couldn’t find her,” Jackson said.Distraught, they did everything they could think of: contacted the rescue they adopted her from, posted lost-dog notices, searched the neighbor...
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Man who stole 2 purebred cats sued
Man who stole 2 purebred cats suedEmmanuel Tupas(The Philippine Star) – October 22, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Police have filed charges against the man who stole two purebred cats from the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) shelter in Quezon City.A complaint for robbery in relation to Republic Act 8485 as amended by RA 10631 or the Animal Welfare Act was filed against Jogit Manalo, of Barangay Escopa 3, before the city prosecutor’s office on Monday.Manalo’s accomplice, known only as Nikki, was also charged.Manalo was caught on closed-circuit television footage stealing a Britis...
Tweet of the Week #102: Stay Pawsitive With Hissterically Funny Cat Tweets
Feline sad about the news? Nothing can cheer you up quite like slices of life from our little furry friends.Classic Cat’n’boxNo comment.のバカ = “Probably the dumbest cat in the world.”NekoyokeSpend one day in a Japanese residential neighborhood, and you will come across plastic bottles filled with water lined along the road. You can spot them against a wall, around plants, cars and home entrances.But what are they for?The tweet below will give you a clue!「けにペットボトル」がれたがくわかる。=“A great example that shows why using bottles as cat repellent is obsolete.”Yes, you read that right. People use bottles to...
Mutant cats still a draw at Hemingway's virus-hit Florida home
Key West (United States) (AFP) - Starved of international visitors, the house once inhabited by writer Ernest Hemingway in the Florida Keys has struggled to stay open. Almost all of its staff have been laid off during the coronavirus pandemic, yet the six-toed cats who live there still attract locals to the site.After the author's death in 1961, his home was converted into one of the leading tourist attractions in Key West, which is closer to Havana than to Miami, and where margaritas, diving and sunbathing are a way of life.Its residents have survived ferocious hurricanes and economic downtur...
A professional dressmaker in Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province, who makes traditional Han-style clothing for cats, puts a dress on her pet. Photo: VCGCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Hostel in western Japan lets guests fall asleep while watching cats
An unusual hostel attached to a rescue cat cafe in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, enables guests to fall asleep while gazing at cats, offering a haven for those wishing to escape from reality amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.The hostel, known as Neko Hatago, opened last December as an annex to the cat cafe Neko Yokujo. With eight dormitory rooms modeled after lodging for travelers in the pre-modern Edo Era, guests can watch cats from the cafe through a glass window installed by each bedside."I want people to learn more about rescue cats, including how they behave at night," said Naomi Nis...
Vietnam couple detained over killing pet dogs and cats for meat
Hanoi (AFP) - A couple accused of poisoning dozens of pet dogs and cats in Vietnam have been arrested, state media said Monday, as local authorities clamp down on animal snatchers who sell the meat to food shops and markets.Traditionally eaten with rice wine or beer, dog meat is considered a delicacy in parts of the country. Cat -- although less popular -- also features on some menus, often dubbed "little tiger".But the animals are also lovingly raised as pets by many families.On Sunday residents in northern Thanh Hoa province, roughly 200 kilometres (120 miles) south of Hanoi, found the bodie...
Indian tigers find lockdown grrreat
Kolkata (AFP) - With the humans of West Bengal under virus lockdown, tigers in the Sundarbans mangrove forest in the eastern Indian state are coming out to play, with park rangers Thursday reporting a jump in sightings of the big cats. The Sundarbans, straddling West Bengal and neighbouring Bangladesh, is the world's biggest mangrove forest and home to the majestic and endangered Royal Bengal tiger."Sighting of tigers has gone up... after the lockdown," said Sudhir Das, director of the Sundarbans tiger reserve, referring to the nationwide restrictions in place since late March. In normal tim...
New York cats become first US pets to contract coronavirus
New York (AFP) - Two cats in New York have become the first pets in the United States to test positive for the new coronavirus, officials said Wednesday.The cats live in separate areas of New York state, America's COVID-19 epicenter, the Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a joint statement."Both had mild respiratory illness and are expected to make a full recovery," they said.The owner of one of the cats had earlier tested positive for the virus before their feline pet started showing symptoms, according to the officials.The other cat lives in ...
‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic Is Terrified Of Tigers & Lions, Allegedly Killed A Horse For No Reason
In the new reunion episode of Netflix’s new documentary series Tiger King, Rick Kirkham, the producer of Joe Exotic T.V revealed that Joe Exotic was actually very scared of his own tigers.“Joe was terrified of big cats,” Kirkham said. “He was scared to death of lions and tigers. And in the shots that you see in there, where he’s in with the two tigers, the white one and the other one—the white one is blind and the other one is on tranquilizers. It’s idiotic to think how he’s become famous as The Tiger King when he’s so terrified of big cats.”As Kirkham mentions, Exotic’s fear of tigers is surp...