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2013-09-23 23:22:03

My Cat from Hell Behaviorist Reminds Public – TNR Best Way to Help Feral Cats Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Jackson Galaxy, the cat behaviorist responsible for ensuring cat guardians and their cats coexist peacefully on the popular Animal Planet show My Cat From Hell, lends his support to National Feral Cat Day (October 16) in a new PSA filmed for Alley Cat Allies, the nation’s largest advocacy group for cats. “We are thrilled to work with our friend, Jackson Galaxy, on...

2013-09-09 08:00:57

Long-term confinement is not a humane option for the control of feral and stray or abandoned cat populations, according to new guidelines issued by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) in its Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery published by SAGE. According to the society, which is the veterinary division of the charity International Cat Care, culling to control cat populations is also rarely effective or acceptable, whereas trap–neuter–return programs and rehoming (in...

2013-02-01 12:23:10

National coalition of animal health and welfare organizations responds to recent article highlighting cats' predatory prowess ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study and corresponding media reports have cast a negative light on cats by suggesting that they may be responsible for killing perhaps billions of birds and mammals. Dr. Brunt, executive director of the CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations...

2013-01-30 12:20:56

Calls study sensational, distorted science that relies on old or discredited research BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, responded to a biased study on cats and wildlife published in the journal Nature, which it called a veiled promotion by bird advocates to ramp up the mass killing of outdoor cats. "This study is part of a continuing propaganda...

US Domestic Cats Killing Birds And Mammals In Record Numbers, According To Smithsonian
2013-01-29 15:58:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just a week ago we reported that a New Zealand economist was looking for a way to rid the island of its cat infestation, with claims that the curious critters were responsible for millions of bird kills annually, leaving the country with a big dent in its native bird population. While many were outraged by the seemingly unwarranted call out for residents to not replace their dying feline family members, it seems there may have...

New Zealand Economist Wants To Eradicate Island Of Domestic Cats
2013-01-22 09:05:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s a common fact that the worldwide domestic cat population has exploded in recent history. And in many countries around the world programs have been launched to try and halt and perhaps reverse the population explosion. These include extensive spay and neuter campaigns, those which have been supported by ex-'The Price Is Right' host Bob Barker, who used the familiar tagline “Help control the pet population. Have your...

2012-08-08 06:23:03

Alley Cat Allies Criticizes Extremist Bird Group's Response To University Of Georgia Research Says American Bird Conservancy's campaign of misinformation detracts from the real threats to wildlife BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today criticized the American Bird Conservancy for grossly misinterpreting new research being done at the University of...

2012-07-12 06:23:19

Urges Commission not to waste tax dollars on failed method at Heber Springs BETHESDA, Md., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today condemned a plan by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to trap and remove cats at Barnett Access in Heber Springs, Ark. Last week, the Game and Fish Commission declined offers by Alley Cat Allies to coordinate a Trap-Neuter-Return...

2012-07-11 10:23:15

BETHESDA, Md., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today refuted media headlines implying a deadly link between cat ownership and toxoplasmosis. The organization cited statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which show that cats are rarely the source of toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, and that people are unlikely...

2012-06-29 14:20:41

Hotline available for residents who need help with outdoor cats BETHESDA, Md., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today offered assistance to residents of Colorado Springs, Colo. and surrounding regions who are affected by the wildfires responsible for destroying homes and separating families from their communities, including many residents who care for outdoor...