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Everyone knew about the colony of cats living outside the “judge’s house” on our residential mall. My freshman year I lived in a dorm where I walked past the cats for almost every class. My sophomore year, my suitemates and I put food outside for a friendly campus cat who …

When asked to submit any cat guys I know to a new Petfinder gallery, my husband, Wheeler, was a natural choice.  After all, he married the director of shelter outreach for Petfinder and therefore we share our home with a small menagerie of animals, including three cats.  Ensuring he was …

I take it to be a sign of desperation: at the same time trap-neuter-return is becoming standard practice across the country, the call from some quarters for lethal roundups is growing ever louder. And more explicit. The latest example came in the form of an inflammatory op-ed from Ted Williams, …

“Scientists have identified a shocking new truth,” proclaimed New York Times science reporter Natalie Angier in a recent story. “Cats are far deadlier than anyone realized.” The Times account was just one of dozens — probably hundreds, including international outlets — describing work published late last month by a team …

October 16 is National Feral Cat Day, but feral cats aren’t just limited to North America. Here a Discovery staffer shares the story of her friend’s experience helping feral cats in Kuwait. For information on how to help stray and feral cats in your area, check out our articles “Helping …

With just weeks to go before Election Day, the increasingly heated rhetoric has the fact-checkers working 24/7. But dubious claims and media spin aren’t limited to the political sphere. Witness a recent press release from the American Bird Conservancy (ABC): “Study finds free-roaming cats pose threat from ‘serious public health …

Last night the temperatures dipped and my foster cat Peyton climbed up to the head of the bed to burrow under the covers with me. Peyton slept there all night, curled tightly into my chest. In fact, she’s still under them as I write this. (See the picture to the …

Ten Petfinder.com shelters and rescue groups recently received $1,000 grants from Blue Sky Soda and the Petfinder.com Foundation. In honor of National Feral Cat Day, we’re spotlighting one grant recipient, Neighborhood Cats, Inc., a Brooklyn, NY-based rescue group using its grant to provide foster and veterinary care for community cats …

National Feral Cat Day is this Sunday, Oct. 16, and Petfinder is joining with Alley Cat Allies to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), and recognize feral-cat caretakers. The perch at the front entrance allows feral cats to sun themselves. Our house came complete with feral cats (also …

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