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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. 1 and loaded onto a flatbed trailer with eight other vehicles on top for the weekend, the...

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. The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it chose the new owner for Postina, the kitten discovered in a Boston mailbox last week, after the man read about the discovery and contacted the organization about bringing the young feline into his family, WCVB-TV in Boston reported. The society said the new owner, who adopted a dog...

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. "This story is about Willy and Nilly, a brother and sister, who live on a farm with their...

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. Foster Police Chief Robert E. Coyne Jr. said after responding to calls about seemingly abandoned containers near an area road this week, officers found the rats trapped inside eight containers, the Providence (R.I.) Journal reported Thursday. The stench was pretty terrible, Coyne said of Tuesday's gruesome discovery. It was pretty gross. Veterinarian Dr. E.J. Finocchio, the...

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....

2008-09-25 15:00:25

By DYKES, Mervyn There were line-ups out the door and into the street when the Manawatu SPCA offered cat owners a big discount for having their pets de- sexed this week. The 100 vouchers were being offered at $20 each and were expected to be on sale until September 28, but sold out in just two hours. "It was like selling tickets to a pop concert," said manager Jody Gordon yesterday. "If we didn't have to write all their names and addresses on the vouchers, we could have got rid of...

2008-09-11 15:00:39

By DYKES, Mervyn De-Sex and the City is coming to town. No, not the television show or movie with similar names, but a co- production between the Manawatu SPCA and five Palmerston North veterinary hospitals and clinics. Usually at this time of year, it starts raining kittens, but the Manawatu SPCA hopes the De-Sex and the City programme will end the trend. The SPCA plans to sell 100 vouchers to cat owners for $20 each, entitling them to bargain-priced operations for their pets at one...

2008-09-05 18:00:16

JOHN Cleese is writing scenes with the heads being bitten off kittens for the stage musical of his film A Fish Called Wanda. He said on ITV: "People will love it." (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-18 18:00:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health said today that a kitten found in the Seven Valleys area of southern York County has tested positive for rabies. The young, multicolored calico kitten was found at the intersection of Union Church and Reynolds Mill roads in Springfield Township on Aug. 6. A local resident took the kitten home. It appeared ill at that time and died on Aug. 9. Health Department officials would like to speak to anyone...


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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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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.