Cats

(Photo credit: Michael Moeller / EyeEm via Getty) In recent years, the public awareness of the feral cat crisis has grown. There are an estimated 60-160 million feral cats in the U.S. alone – even the lower end of that scale is astounding. And while it’s easy to empathize with them, they’re very harmful.  Feral
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(Photo credit: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Facebook) Cat hoarding is one of the most commonly dismissed but ever-present forms of animal hoarding. These cases are often playfully characterized as “crazy cat ladies.” You’ve likely seen them in the media, from “The Simpsons” to “Parks and Rec.” However, these stories often aren’t cute.
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(Photo credit: picture alliance via Getty) Whether a cat is male or female rarely matters in our day to day interactions with them. Behavior between the sexes is largely the same, with the exception of unaltered cats. Unfixed males will spray and potentially be aggressive. Females will go through heat. So to deter unwanted breeding
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(Photo credit: Westend61 via Getty) If you’re one of the multitudes of pet parents who talks to their cat, you probably don’t expect them to understand or even respond. But a new study from France shows your feline does, at least, know you’re speaking to them. Researchers at the Université Paris Nanterre found cats react
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(Photo credit: JasonDoiy via Getty) While multiple species can be emotional support animals (ESAs) or therapy animals, dogs remain the most popular choice. That’s especially true in university-based animal-assisted intervention (AAI) programs. Of these programs, aimed at reducing students’ stress, more than 85 percent involve dogs. A new study suggests many people – especially those
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