Los Angeles recently approved a largescale trap-neuter-return (TNR) project called the Citywide Cat Program to reduce the number of homeless cats and kittens in the city. An estimated 20,000 stray cats will be spayed or neutered each year under the program. Experts say that over the course of 30 years, this will prevent the birth … Continue reading Los Angeles Approves Citywide Cat Program to Spay/Neuter Homeless Cats
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, spending on our pets was expected to reach an all-time high in 2020. Sadly, many pet owners saw their incomes go down this past year. The website Possible Finance surveyed 3,000 US pet owners to see how they were handling pet expenses during this time. The findings show that while many … Continue reading Survey: Most Pet Owners Willing to Make Financial Sacrifices for their Pets
Researchers from the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph have developed a Cat Faces Study to find out if people can detect whether a cat is in a positive or negative situation, just by looking at the face alone. The researchers used Internet cat videos, zeroing in on … Continue reading Are You a Cat Whisperer? Take the Cat Faces Study Quiz to Find Out!
The Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker recently issued a consumer warning about a growing number of scams involving online pet shopping, especially for puppies. While buying a pet from a non-rescue website is generally not a good idea, online purchases of pets increased sharply in 2020, as more people began acquiring animals during the pandemic. … Continue reading Better Business Bureau Warns of Online Puppy Scams
The Humane Society of the United States invites everyone to show their appreciation for animal shelters and the dedicated people who work in sheltering during the first week of November each year. Shelters are safe havens for homeless pets, and of course a great place to adopt your new best friend. They also play an … Continue reading It’s National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week