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National Feral Cat Day

Friday, 16 October, 2009, will mark the ninth annual National Feral Cat Day. Originally started by Alley Cat Allies in 2001, the hope of National Feral Cat Day is to draw attention to the thousands of feral cats living in America today. Cat lovers, and the general public, are invited to join fundraising events, spay/neuter […]

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National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

This Wednesday, October 14, 2009, will mark the third annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. The founder and President of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), Dr. Ernie Ward, states that more than half of all pets livening in the USA are overweight. “Pudgy pooches and fat cats are now the norm. This is […]

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Similarities Between Dogs And Toddlers

For many years, devout pet owners have often claimed that their beloved pets are able to read their minds and know exactly what they want or are thinking; and vice versa. Parents of young children have also stated the same thing. Now it appears that both types of ‘parents’ are correct: a recent study has […]

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World’s Most Expensive Dog

Most dog lovers are willing to spend a pretty penny to buy the breed of dog that they love the most. But very few would be willing, or able, to spend $582,000 on one dog. Ms Wang, a Chinese citizen who is undoubtedly a millionaire, has done just that, by spending 4 million yuan (about […]

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Peculiar Pet Accidents

During the previous year, the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (VPI) received quite a few bizarre pet health insurance claims, ranging from ingested pacifiers and falling cows. Each month, the weirdest claim was chosen, and now VPI is asking the public to vote on which claim is the most bizarre, by logging on to www.VPIHamboneAward.com. Voting […]

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Japan’s Pampered Pets

Not only is pet ownership on the rise in Japan, so too are the lengths at which the Japanese will go to too pamper their beloved pets. In January 2007, Japan’s Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association, conducted a survey in which it was discovered that were 24.5 million dogs and cats in Japan in 2006. Ten […]

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Cat Earns High School Diploma

Cats are no longer your typical mouse-catching, ball-chasing, household feline. Today’s modern cat usually has their own Facebook page and Twitter account, as well as a few close-up modeling shots splattered across the website ‘I can haz cheezburger’. Today, as evidenced by YouTube, cats are able to quickly learn to play the piano, dance and […]

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Sewer Kitten Alive and Well!

It is the kind of story that everyone wants to read every single day: A young kitten rescued from a sewer pipe by a good Samaritan. It all started on Saturday afternoon when a car driven by Richard Lorenzi, a Jersey City Animal Control Officer, came to a halt at the intersection of West Side […]

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Animal Advocate Groups Sue for Helmsley’s Money

The estate of the late billionaire, Leona Helmsley, was estimated to be worth $5 billion upon her death in 2007, when she left it dog charities. In fact, four years prior to her death, Mrs. Helmsley wrote in her will that the distribution of her estate should go towards providing care for dogs. However, Mrs. […]

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Diabetic Detecting Dog

Seth Waite is only 6 years old but was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 4 years old. His parents, Patience and J.R. Waite, have had to constantly monitor their son in order to protect him. However, their job may just have gotten a bit easier with the introduction of Rex. Rex is […]

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