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The Iberian lynx is back from the brink of extinction, thanks to conservation efforts

Jun. 20, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Things are looking up for the Iberian lynx. Just over two decades ago, the pointy-eared wild cat was on the brink of extinction, but as of Thursday the International Union for Conservation of Nature says it's no longer an endangered species. Successful...

This NYC vet makes house calls. In 'Pets and the City,' she's penned a memoir full of tails

Jun. 10, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As a city kid, Amy Attas had big dreams of roaming the countryside, healing animals a la James Herriot's classic “All Creatures Great and Small.” How did it go? Well, the veterinarian made it from Queens to Manhattan, spending the last 32 years traversing the...

Shrine honors cats at a Japanese island where they outnumber humans

May. 25, 2024 00:55 AM EDT

TASHIROJIMA, Japan (AP) — On a small island off Japan’s northeastern coast, visitors make offerings at a shrine for unlikely local guardians: cats. The “Neko Jinja,” or Cat Shrine, mythologizes cats as guardian angels of Tashirojima, where cats outnumber humans. ...

Movie Review: 'The Garfield Movie' is a bizarre animated tale that's not pur-fect in any way

May. 20, 2024 14:00 PM EDT

If you catch the latest Garfield movie, you might not expect to find the famous orange feline at one point running from bad guys on the top of a speeding train. Lasagna eating? Sure. But any sort of cardio? Then prepare for “The Garfield Movie,” a curious new animated attempt to...

A college puts the 'cat' into 'education' by giving Max an honorary 'doctor of litter-ature' degree

May. 17, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont university has bestowed the honorary degree of “doctor of litter-ature” on Max the cat, a beloved member of its community, ahead of students' graduation on Saturday. Vermont State University’s Castleton campus is honoring the feline not for...

Pennsylvania will make the animal sedative xylazine a controlled substance

May. 08, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro will sign legislation to criminalize the misuse of a powerful animal tranquilizer called xylazine that is showing up in supplies of illicit drugs and contributing to a growing number of human overdose deaths, his office said Wednesday. ...

Utah cat with a fondness for cardboard takes surprise trip to California in an Amazon box

May. 01, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

Galena, a 6-year-old house cat from Utah, likes hiding and playing with cardboard. Earlier this month, the combination of the two made for a stressful trip in an Amazon package, a feverish search, a California rescue and a tearful reunion. Her family is still waiting...

A new declaration in Mexico gives 19 cats roaming the presidential palace food and care fur-ever

Apr. 07, 2024 03:26 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — They prowl through palace gardens stalking pigeons and make cameos on televised press briefings. Some greet tourists at the doors, while others take a sneaky lick of ice cream from staff. Nineteen feral cats have free rein of Mexico's National Palace, long...

Activists sue US National Park Service over plan to remove Puerto Rico's famous stray cats

Mar. 28, 2024 20:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A nonprofit organization said Thursday that it sued the U.S. National Park Service over a plan to remove Puerto Rico’s famous stray cats from a historic district in the U.S. territory. The lawsuit filed by Maryland-based Alley Cat Allies comes four...

Jill Biden wrote children's book about her White House cat, Willow, that will be published in June

Mar. 27, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

Jill Biden has written a children's picture book about her White House cat, Willow, that will be published in June. Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that “Willow the White House Cat” tells the story of how the short-haired tabby ended up at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. ...