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2010-02-22 15:09:00

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February is National Prevent a Litter Month, designed to foster public education and bring attention to the life-saving and vital importance of spaying and neutering our pets.

2009-11-17 09:30:00

DENVER, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Simple changes in shelter housing may inhibit the spread of feline upper respiratory infection (URI)--and save the lives of cats. This infection, which is similar to the common cold in humans, is cited among the top reasons for euthanasia of cats in shelters.

2009-10-05 17:59:04

A California woman said bringing a pair of kittens into her house had an unexpected side effect -- turning her Siberian husky into a foster mom. Sarah Kidder said she came across the kittens and their guardian, a male cat she said she believes to be their father, while walking her 12-year-old dog, Tamerack, near her Oakland home last month, the Oakland Tribune reported Monday. Kidder said she discovered the cat and kittens had been abandoned by neighbors who moved away.

2009-09-15 13:54:57

Workers at a Goodwill store in Ohio said they discovered a kitten trapped inside a couch donated to the thrift shop. Kaila Voight, a clerk at the Huron store, said employees began hearing mewling shortly after the sofa was dropped off as a donation Thursday, the Sandusky (Ohio) Register reported Tuesday. We heard meowing and didn't know where it was coming from, Voight said.

2009-08-14 16:59:12

Workers at an Alaska auto salvage company said a well-placed tire saved the lives of two kittens inside a truck that was crushed and loaded onto another truck. Gary Jacobsen, owner of Alaska Car Crushing just west of Wasilla, said the kittens apparently were living in a nest of shredded paper made by their mother under the seat of a 1970s-era GMC crew cab pickup that was put through the car crusher Aug.

2009-06-22 12:57:36

A kitten found abandoned in a Boston mailbox has been adopted by a postal service employee in New Hampshire, animal rescue officials said.

2009-05-11 07:00:00

Diane Giurco Debuts with "The Adventures of Willy & Nilly" MEDFORD, N.Y., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Join a brother and sister on a day of adventures around the Kentucky countryside in and around the utopian-like town of Ol'Kalucky surrounded by nature and beauty in "The Adventures of Willy & Nilly" (published by AuthorHouse), the entertaining, lighthearted new children's book by Diane Giurco.

2009-02-11 19:26:41

A Massachusetts family say their pet kitten was unharmed after traveling nearly 100 miles beneath the hood of their car. Stephanie Cooke said she and her family arrived at Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire for a ski vacation and heard cat-like cries coming from beneath the hood of their Hummer, WHDH-TV in Boston reported Wednesday. Cooke said her husband lifted the hood and discovered stowaway Maddie, the family's 7-month-old kitten, hiding in the sport utility vehicle's engine compartment. I...

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2009-01-01 12:10:00

Police say they are at a loss to explain who left 280 rats either dead or dying by the side of a road in Foster, R.I.

2008-11-21 13:30:30

A kitten with two faces, each of which can issue a feline meow, has been born in the Australian city of Perth, a nurse says. Nurse Louisa Burgess said the 12 years she has spent taking care of animals, she has never seen anything like the two-faced kitten that was born during a recent surgery, the Melbourne Herald-Sun said in its Thursday edition. I have seen cats with two tails and extra legs, but not this, Burgess said. It has a full tummy and it survived the night so that is a good sign.


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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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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