Posts tagged "feral cats"

Feline Behavior Conference

Feline Behavior Conference
“Cats are not anti-social,” says veterinary behaviorist Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis, professor of behavior and anatomy at the University of  Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, speaking at the 2015 International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Feline Behavior Conference April 11-12 in Atlanta, GA. For starters, most outdoor cats live in groups with other cats. No one... Read more »

American Animal Hospital Association Experts Answer Your Pet Questions

American Animal Hospital Association Experts Answer Your Pet Questions
Your questions are answered this week by experts attending the American Animal Hospital Association Conference, March 12-15, Tampa, FL. AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the U.S. and Canada (and actually most practices, around 85 percent, are not accredited). To be accredited, hospitals must meet approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence.... Read more »

Community Cats, Feral Cat: They're Rat Hunters

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Community cats should be paid attention to, in my opinion….for SO many reasons, humane reasons at the top of the list. Feral or not, a cat is a cat, and Anne Beall, author of “Community Cats: A Journey Into the World of Feral Cats” agrees, and she has researched these cats. She talks about that... Read more »
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Animal Welfare Coalition Teams Up to Care for Hawthorne Cats

Animal Welfare Coalition Teams Up to Care for Hawthorne Cats
Hawthorne Race Course cats with Jenny Schlueter of Tree House Humane Society and Jim Miller representing the track on WGN Radio’s Steve Dale’s Pet World. Listen HERE.  First, newsman Dave Schwan and myself discuss my recent visit to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and SPCA Puerto Vallarta.  Catch of glimpse of this place, the SPCA Puerto Vallarta.... Read more »

Hawthorne Cats Update, Steve Dale WGN Radio

Hawthorne Cats Update, Steve Dale WGN Radio
Hawthorne Race Course  was in the news a few weeks ago, not for the horse races, instead for the feral cats who have helped rid the barns there of vermin for decades.  The story continues to rattle cages on the Internet, even today. But is there really a story here, or fabricated drama? On Steve Dale’s... Read more »

Solution for Hawthorne Cats Benefits the Cats

Solution for Hawthorne Cats Benefits the Cats
When do cats come first, ahead of human egos? This IS the story: Carrie  Gobernatz, a wonderful dedicated volunteer caretaker, had been watching over many of the feral cats at Hawthorne Race Course for several years. No questions, she gave generously of her time, talents and personal money. Over the years, she received advice from various animal... Read more »
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Pet Questions Answered on WGN Radiio

Pet Questions Answered on WGN Radiio
Steve Dale’s PetWorld on WGN Radio featured you – as I simply talk to you, answering your questions. Listener Phyllis has a Bedlington Terrier who loves to chase the family cat around the house and Perry wanted to know about using an in-home veterinarian for cats. Listen HERE to the show. I refer to the... Read more »

Who You Going to Call? Ratbusters!

Who You Going to Call? Ratbusters!
Rats are all over Chicago, and other cities around America. Chicago, like lots of cities have cut back on their rat abatement programs. In Chicago, having Streets and Sanitation dealing with the rat issue may not be ideal. Once downtown at lunch (on a nice day when people are eating outside), workers trapped a rat... Read more »

Are Six Cats Too Many for Pregnant Reader?

Are Six Cats Too Many for Pregnant Reader?
Q: I’ve always loved cats. I care for a colony of feral cats and also have four cats of my own. My husband and I moved in together a year ago, and our merged family now consists of six indoor-only cats. Last week, my doctor gave us the news: We’re pregnant! Now, my doctor says... Read more »
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Saving Cats: the Black Cat Ball

Saving Cats: the Black Cat Ball
Finding homes for homeless cats, that’s one goal of the Tree House Humane Society. Wendi Taylor Nations, who is on the Tree House Board of Directors, describes why she has an affinity to the organization, and about the upcoming Black Cat Ball.  Listen HERE to cat woman Wendi on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN... Read more »