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Cat hit by car, left for dead gets new life and home

Jan. 15, 2022 09:12 AM EST

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — It was a Christmas miracle. Just more than a week after dragging himself to a nearby house on Dec. 16 after being hit by a car, a 1-year-old cat got life-changing surgery and a safe, loving home in Pittsylvania County. Thanks to more than $2,000...

Hurt serval cat found in Boston to go to Minnesota sanctuary

Jan. 12, 2022 16:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An African serval cat found injured in a Boston suburb last week will go to a wild cat sanctuary in Minnesota if an amputation proceeds as anticipated. The male cat, dubbed Bruno, will go to The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minnesota, where he will join 15 other...

Special rescues help ailing owners find pets' next home

Jan. 11, 2022 12:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Who will take your pet when you die? The question often doesn't have an easy answer, especially for ill or older people headed to residential nursing care or assisted living. During the pandemic, specialized rescue, advocacy and adoption services run by volunteers...

Some still don't know fate of pets after Colorado wildfire

Jan. 06, 2022 13:05 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — When Lisa Young evacuated her home as a fast-moving Colorado wildfire burned, it looked like firefighters were going to be able to stop what appeared then to just be a grass fire in a field behind her home. She just took her purse, turned off her slow cooker and television and made...

Kentucky shelter working to locate pet owners post-tornado

Jan. 01, 2022 18:48 PM EST

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky animal shelter has been doing its part to help with recovery from last month's tornadoes by reuniting pets lost in the storm with their owners. The Hopkins County Animal shelter has taken in about 90 dogs and about 120 cats from the hard-hit...

Bidens welcome new puppy and cat; Major to stay with friends

Dec. 20, 2021 20:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday introduced the newest member of his family, a purebred German shepherd puppy named Commander, while the first lady's office said the cat she promised more than a year ago to bring to the White House will finally join them in January. ...

Giving Pledge adds 14 billionaires to philanthropist list

Dec. 14, 2021 10:03 AM EST

The Giving Pledge announced Tuesday that 14 more billionaires, including the CEOs of DoorDash and Pinterest, had promised in 2021 to donate more than half their fortunes, raising the total to 231 philanthropists from 28 countries. Founded in 2010 by Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates...

Caddo OKs requirement to spay or neuter pet cats and dogs

Dec. 10, 2021 15:54 PM EST

SHREVEPORT (AP) — Residents of a northwest Louisiana parish will have to spay or neuter their pet dogs and cats, starting next summer. The Caddo Parish Commission voted 10-1 for the two-year ordinance Thursday night, and it will take effect July 1, news outlets reported. ...

Accidental shooting leads police to home with over 70 cats

Dec. 10, 2021 15:41 PM EST

KENSINGTON, N.H. (AP) — An accidental shooting led police in New Hampshire to a house that was overrun with more than 70 cats and was declared uninhabitable because it was covered with feline feces and urine. Police in Kensington got a call from a hospital on Wednesday that a man...

Pet insurance can help keep costs for your furbaby in check

Dec. 09, 2021 09:27 AM EST

You might be thinking of adding a furry friend to the family during the holidays. And you’ll be in good company: 70% of U.S. households have a pet, according to the 2021-2022 American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey. As cute as pets are, they’re a financial...