News Stories

Articles about cats or issues concerning cats that have made headline news over the years

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  • Accidental Purr-ist
    A British cat that stowed away on a ferry bound for Spain was returned 700 miles to its distraught owners via the information registered to the microchip in its shoulder ...
    January 2010

  • Belgium Considers Mass Neutering and Spaying
    The small European country of Belgium is the first country to consider mass neutering of all cats to control the problem of feline over-population...
    September 2010

  • Calicivirus Outbreak in Los Angeles, CA
    An especially virulent form of calici virus is infecting cats in a small area of west Los Angeles, California
    July 2002

  • Canada's Prime Minister Holds Name The Cat Contest
    Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper and his family have adopted a grey tabby kitten. Part of the feline's welcome to the family includes the opportunity to vote on the kitty's new name on the PM's facebook page.
    June 2011

  • Cat Dies of Bird Flu In Germany
    A cat has been found dead of bird flu in Germany and several cats have tested positive for bird flu in Austria
    March 2006

  • Cat Foods Recalled as of May 2007
    The latest on the pet food recall debacle...
    May 2007

  • Cat In Cockpit Delays Airplane
    When a 10 year old cat escaped from its carrier in the plane's cabin, the ensuing chase ended up having the flight postponed for four hours....
    February 2012

  • Cat Lady Wins Tax Battle
    A woman who does volunteer rescue of feral cats in California wins her court case against the Internal Revenue Service...
    June 2011

  • Cats Stolen From the Home of a CFA Judge
    Abyssinian cats were stolen from Carolyn Osier's home while she was away on a judging assignment.
    January 2003

  • Cats That Glow In The Dark Help In FIV/Aids Research
    Cats that glow green in the dark are helping in the fight against both feline and human Aids...
    September 2011

  • Cats Victims of Beijing Olympics?
    As the city of Beijing, China prepares to host the 2008 Olympic Games, the world questions the way the city's cats are being treated in preparation for the competition.
    March 2008

  • Cause of Pet Food Mystery Discovered
    A Canadian scientist may have uncovered the mystery behind why the tainted pet foods have caused kidney problems with pets...
    May 2007

  • Could Cat Hair Help With The Louisiana Oil Leak?
    Collecting your cat's hair could help save the wildlife endangered by the oil spurting underwater following the oil rig disaster off the coast of Louisiana ...
    June 2010

  • Doris Day Animal League Opposes Paws
    The Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) has reversed its position and is now against the PAWS bill!
    April 2006

  • First Cat Video Award Winner
    The first-ever cat video awards were held in Los Angeles with thousands of proud cat owners competing for the coveted grand prize of $15,000. And the winner is...
    November 2012

  • Hartz Warning
    Hartz Advanced Care Flea and Tick medication has been reported to have caused death or nerve damage in over 960 cases in cats.
    November 2001

  • Hawaii Quarantine Ending
    Cats entering Hawaii will be able to reduce their quarantine to as little as 5 days.
    May 2003

  • Heated Pet Blanket Recall
    PetSafe Heated Pet Blankets are recalled due to problems with scorching.
    January 2007

  • Indicted Over Pet Food Contamination
    The US Food and Drug Administration announces indictments over last summers wide recall of contaminated pet foods...
    February 2008

  • Jack And The Bear
    Jack the cat chases a bear off 'his' property!
    June 2006

  • Jack Is Back!
    Lost in an airline terminal for 2 months, this kitty is a survivor...
    November 2011

  • JFK Cats Ousted By Airport Authority
    The feral cat colony at the JFK airport are being evicted, authorities stating their presence represents a danger for incoming and outgoing flights.
    November 2007

  • Mad Cow
    A case of Mad Cow disease is discovered in Washington state
    January 2004

  • Maine Coon Stolen!
    At a TICA show in California, a Maine Coon is stolen from her benching area
    December 2003

  • Menu Foods Recall
    Procter & Gamble announces voluntary participation in Menu Foods' nationwide U.S. and Canadian recall of specific canned and small foil pouch 'wet' cat and dog foods
    March 2007

  • Pet Food Recall as of May 1st, 2007
    The list of pet foods recalled continues to grow into the largest pet food recall in US history!
    May 2007

  • Pet Food Recall September 2008
    Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of products manufactured at its Everson, Pennsylvania facility. The pet food is being voluntarily recalled because of potential contamination with Salmonella...
    September 2008

  • Pet Food Recall Update June 2007
    New contaminents necessitate new pet food recalls...
    June 2007

  • PKD Testing
    The Genetic Test for PKD will soon be available to cat breeders.
    July 2004

  • Purr-muda Triangle
    The unexplained disappearance of almost 50 cats from a small English village has prompted it to be dubbed the Purr-muda Triangle...
    November 2008

  • Royal Canin Recall
    Royal Canin has recalled several of their 'Best Before' 03/2007 05/2007 and 06/2007 veterinary diets
    February 2006

  • Stolen Cats Recovered
    CFA Judge, Carolyn Osier, recovers most of the cats stolen from her home while she was away on a judging assignment.
    February 2003

  • Update on Pet Foods Recall
    The latest information regarding the recall of 60 million containers of pet foods packaged under 95 brands
    April 2007

  • Update on Pet Foods Recall: April 17, 2007
    Just when we thought the recall of contaminated pet foods ordeal was nearly over... 14 more brands have been to the list of brands recalled in the past week.
    April 2007

  • Ziggy's Journey
    Ziggy, the cat, survives 17 days without food on a 2,300 mile journey from Israel to Britain!
    January 2007



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