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Black Cats and Halloween

Humane Society of the United States | Article

Black cats are steeped in superstition. Depending on where you live, it is either good luck or bad luck to have a black cat walk either toward you or away from you. Whether they are feared or revered, one thing is for sure: Black cats and witches go hand-in-paw as spooky symbols of Halloween. But as the icons of a holiday with roots in pranks and hijinks, concerns for the safety of black cats loom large as soon as pumpkins begin to adorn doorsteps. Read more >>


Catio Spaces | Website

Cats naturally want to be outside where they can breathe fresh air and experience the sights, sounds and stimulation of the natural world. A catio, an outdoor cat enclosure or “cat patio,” is the purrfect solution to solve the indoor/outdoor dilemma and keep your cat safe, healthy and happy. Designed to complement your home and suit your feline’s fancy, our catios provide peace of mind knowing your cat is always safe while protecting birds and wildlife. Explore website >>

Community Cats & Kittens

Best Friends Network | Article

The National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA) has recommended that the only animals coming into animal control agencies should be those that are true emergencies such as sick, injured, or neglected pets. What does that mean for community cats and neonatal kittens? Read more >>

How to Help Your Neighborhood’s Feral Felines

Humane Society | Article

Beth McNulty was used to seeing the occasional cat cross her property. In her rural community in Monrovia, Maryland, some of her neighbors let their pet cats roam free. And from time to time, a stray would show up and take shelter in her backyard shed. Over the years, she’d adopted two of these strays and found homes for a few more. Read more >>

How Old Is Your Cat in Human Years?

The Spruce Pets | Article

Historically, people often think every year of a cat’s life is equivalent to seven years of a human’s life, but cats actually age must faster than that. And with age, we know that diseases often follow, but cats also act differently at certain life stages. Because of these things, it’s not only helpful but also important to be able to understand what your cat is going through at each stage of its life. Read more >>

Myth Buster: Adopting Black Cats at Halloween

Best Friends | Article

There is an old rumor that adopting black cats around Halloween is dangerous because there are legions of devil worshippers or animal abusers out there looking for black cats to sacrifice or torture. Not true says adoptions guru Mike Arms, brainchild of the annual Home for the Holiday’s promotion and president of Helen Woodward Animal Center. Read more >>

Moving with Cats

FieldHaven Feline Center | PDF

It may seem challenging to move your kitty along with your family several days’ drive away. It actually isn’t that difficult if you follow a few simple tips that I’ve compiled from my experience transporting kitties all over the country, including some cross-country treks. This is a compilation of my best tips; some learned the hard way Download >>

The Ultimate Guide to Eliminating Cat Pee Smell

PetMD | Article

When your cat starts urinating outside the litter box, the smell can be difficult to get rid of and nearly impossible to mask. Whether your cat pees on the carpet, a piece of furniture, bed linens, or your clothes, it’s important to neutralize the odor to prevent your cat from becoming a repeat offender. Cats often return to a spot where they have previously urinated if the odor is not eliminated. Read more >>