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Mountain Lion Kittens Discovered To Be Product Of Inbreeding
2012-08-03 16:52:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what should have been a happy occasion, the celebration of twin mountain lions´ birth, officials with the National Park Service were tempered by the discovery that two kittens -- a male and female -- are the second documented case of inbreeding at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. According to officials, the two kittens, called Puma 23 and 24, are likely the product of a father lion that mated with his female...

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...

2012-06-05 23:01:04

With summertime comes a baby boom, it is commonly called “kitten season,” and it means a population explosion that crowds the shelters around the United States and here at the Western PA Humane Society. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 Continual overcrowding of cats and kittens at the Western PA Humane Society North Shore Shelter and Fallen Timber location in Elizabeth will result in significant discounts for adopters on cats and kittens at the Western PA Humane Society...

2012-06-04 10:22:53

Public Can "Choose Their Feline Adoption Fee" OAKLAND, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of cats end up in shelters every year, patiently waiting for their forever homes. To help shorten their wait and find these deserving felines good homes, the East Bay SPCA will celebrate Adopt-A-Cat Month in June with the following month-long specials: ADOPTION FEE OPTION: Choose whether you pay a $25.00, $50.00, $75.00 or $100.00 adoption fee for your new feline...

2012-03-13 15:46:00

Criticizes city council vote to renew animal control contract, despite citizen opposition BETHESDA, Md., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today said it was disappointed and astounded that the Canton City Council voted to renew the contract of a private animal control service for two years, despite opposition from local citizens and continuing controversy over...

2012-01-30 14:30:00

City leaders to discuss "trap and remove" animal control policy at council meeting tonight BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today called on city leaders in Canton, Ohio to suspend the city's current animal control contract and consider new humane approaches to managing the population of feral and stray cats. "Under Canton's animal control...

2012-01-25 06:00:00

Alley Cat Allies offers tips to help prevent "kitten season" BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When temperatures rise each spring, it marks the beginning of "kitten season," when millions of kittens are born and brought to animal shelters nationwide. Unfortunately, few of these kittens find adoptive homes. Many, if not most, are killed in shelters. Cats have an approximately 60-day gestation period, so spring kittens are being conceived right now, in...

2011-08-24 14:26:00

Weekly Live Pet Nursery Cam to Focus Attention on Rescued Mothers and their Babies Who Have Survived and the Need for Responsible Animal Choices PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This time of year, shelters across the country are filled to capacity with felines, as it is kitten season. When the weather is warmer, cats are out roaming and reproducing at a faster pace than during milder seasons. Many shelters are seeing the impact of this problem, which leads...

2011-06-24 13:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A black and orange kitten found abandoned in the vicinity of the 900 block of Park Avenue in Williamsport, Lycoming County, on May 26 has tested positive for rabies, the Department of Health confirmed. The department urges anyone who may have been bitten or exposed to saliva, fluids or tissue from the cat to contact the Northcentral District Office, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 570-327-3400. Residents can also call...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

Local animal rescue groups and shelters across the country showcase adopting rescued cats and older kittens as the best five dollars you have ever spent on preventative heart health care during events supported by national animal welfare organization, Best Friends Animal Society. All events are between Friday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 28. Kanab, UT (Vocus/PRWEB) November 19, 2010 One of the most heart-smart moves a person can make is to invite a cat into his/her life. And this Thanksgiving...


Latest Kitten Reference Libraries

Feline Roundworm, Toxocara cati
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Feline Roundworm (Toxocara cati) is a species of parasitic nematode widely distributed through cats and other felids. It is one of the most common nematode of cats. The adult worm is localized in the gut of the host. In adult cats, infection is typically asymptomatic, meaning there are no symptoms. However, massive infection in juvenile cats can be fatal. The adult feline roundworm may be brownish-yellow to cream colored to pink and may be up to 4 inches in length. It has a short, wide...

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2007-12-13 13:23:12

The Abyssinian is said to have originated from the breeding of an Egyptian kitten and an English tabby. The Egyptian kitten, Zula is believed to be the ancestor of all Abyssinians in Europe, the Americas and Australia; however it is likely that as many as three other Abyssinians have been mixed into the gene pool in America. It is one of the most popular shorthair cats in the United States, and it is rumored that there are still wild Abyssinians in some parts of North Africa. An...

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2007-01-19 12:34:51

The ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) is a wild cat distributed over South and Central America and Mexico. It has been reported as far north as Texas and in Trinidad, in the Caribbean. It can be up to 3 ft 2 in (100 cm) long, plus 1 ft 6 inches (45 cm) tail length, and weighs 20 to 33 pounds (10 to 15 kg). The ocelot is mostly nocturnal and very territorial. They will fight fiercely, sometimes to the death. This is most likely in territorial disputes. Like most felines, they are solitary,...

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2007-01-19 12:29:45

The black-footed cat (Felis nigripes) is a small wild cat distributed over South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana. Some are distributed into Zimbabwe. The habitat of this cat species is dry semi-desert and savannah. With an average mass of 3.53 lb (1.6 kg) it is one of the smallest living species of cats. Females have an average weight of 2.87 lb (1.3 kg), males 4.19 lb (1.9 kg). The head appears oversized relative to the rest of the body. The fur is cinnamon buff to tawny or off-white with...

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2006-12-26 11:07:01

The Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) is a New World cottontail rabbit, and a member of the family Leporidae. It is one of the most common rabbit species in North America. These rabbits are chunky red-brown or gray-brown in appearance. They have large hind feet, long ears and a short fluffy white tail. The bottom is hairy. There is a rusty patch on the tail. They can be found in meadows and shrubby areas in the eastern and southwestern United States. They can also be found...

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