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2011-03-23 13:37:00

Scientists warned on Wednesday that 45 rare species of wallaby, bandicoot and other Australian animals could become extinct within 20 years unless urgent action is taken to control introduced predators and other threats. A study found that dozens of mammals, birds, lizards and other vertebrates in the remote northwestern Kimberley region are at risk from hunting by feral cats and from destruction of their native habitat by wild donkeys, goats and fires. "We're in the midst of a massive...

2011-03-03 16:53:14

There comes a time in life for every bird to spread its wings and leave the nest, but for gray catbirds, that might be the beginning of the end. Smithsonian scientists report fledgling catbirds in suburban habitats are at their most vulnerable stage of life, with almost 80 percent killed by predators before they reach adulthood. Almost half of the deaths were linked to domestic cats. Urban areas cover more than 100 million acres within the continental the United States and are spreading, with...

2010-12-05 00:13:28

The authors of the six-page circular "Feral Cats and Their Management," published by the University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension is biased and thinly veiled advocacy and instruction manual for the total extermination of unowned cats, according to Dr. Frank McMillan, DVM, ACVIM and director of well-being studies for Best Friends Animal Society. Kanab, UT (Vocus/PRWEB) December 03, 2010 A recently published study by a university's extension office is misleading: It uses pseudo-science to...

2010-12-02 00:00:49

Disputes accuracy of report's findings; rejects conclusion that shooting feral cats is an acceptable means of control Bethesda, MD (Vocus) December 1, 2010 A disturbing report released by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln"”which proposes shooting feral cats as an acceptable means of control"”is based on shoddy research, is scientifically unsupportable, and should be unequivocally rejected, said Alley Cat Allies. "This "Ëœreport' is basically a summary of previous...

2010-02-22 15:16:00

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actors and Others for Animals, a Los Angeles based animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the pet overpopulation problem, will provide spay/neuter surgeries for 400 cats of Los Angeles County residents free of charge as part of the 16th Annual Spay Day. Spay Day is an annual campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International to inspire people to save animals' lives by spaying or...

2009-07-02 12:13:08

A U.S. study has determined some wild coyotes regularly feed on outdoor domestic and feral cats. Shannon Grubbs of the University of Arizona and Paul Krausman of the University of Montana said they tracked coyotes in the Tucson area and observed 36 coyote-cat encounters, of which 19 ended with the coyotes killing the cats. The researchers said while other studies have found approximately 13 percent of a coyote's diet consists of cats, the new study found of the 45 instances during which...

2009-05-27 13:33:00

Peer-reviewed analysis finds significant relationship between neuter and household income BETHESDA, Md., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Association reports that the vast majority -- at least 80% -- of pet cats in U.S. households are neutered, with middle-to higher-income households reporting rates of over 90%. The peer-reviewed study, based on data collected for the national nonprofit organization Alley Cat Allies by Harris...

2009-03-24 14:55:08

A University of West Georgia campus organization said it has captured, fixed, vaccinated and released 36 feral cats since October 2007. Ineke Abunawass, who works in the school's environmental safety and health office, said she came up with the CampusCATS catch-and-release scheme as a humane way to deal with the estimated 150 to 200 feral cats living on campus, the Carrollton Times-Georgian reported Tuesday. She said the cats are captured in humane traps and taken to the West Georgia Spay and...

2009-03-20 12:46:00

MT. RAINIER, Md., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a new report out from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the debate of bird versus cat continues. According to a statement from Darin Schroeder, Vice President for Conservation Advocacy for the American Bird Conservancy, "[all] across America, birds face a gauntlet of threats to their survival including pesticides, collisions, domestic cats, and habitat loss." Schroeder says that the U.S. continues to permit imported produce that has...

2009-01-21 11:26:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2005, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals began an ambitious ten-year initiative to transform New York City into a no-kill community - where no dog or cat of reasonable health or temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home. Today, as it embarks upon year five of the initiative, the Mayor's Alliance is well on its way to achieving that goal. Founded in 2002, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is a coalition of approximately...


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2007-01-19 12:22:03

The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. A skilled predator, the cat is known to hunt over 1,000 species for food. Intelligent, the cat can be trained to obey simple commands, and has been known to teach itself to manipulate simple mechanisms. Cats use more than one hundred vocalizations and types of body language for communication. Like horses and other domesticated animals, cats can sometimes become feral, living effectively in the wild. Feral cats will often...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.