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Caracal cat owner ticketed, ordered to find them new home

Oct. 15, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman has been ordered to find another home for her four African caracals after one of the wild cats spent hours on the loose after escaping its enclosure earlier this week. Royal Oak police have issued Elaine Westfall five...

Large African cat captured after escape in Detroit suburb

Oct. 14, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A large cat native to Africa that escaped from its suburban Detroit home was captured after spending several hours on the lam, according to an animal recovery group. News of the capture of the caracal came at about 11 p.m....

Large African cat escapes owner, prowls Detroit suburb

Oct. 13, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A large cat native to Africa is on the loose in a suburb north of Detroit after escaping from its owner. The caracal was reported missing around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Royal Oak, authorities said. The cat's weight is...

Zoo in New Orleans vaccinating apes against COVID-19

Oct. 13, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The zoo in New Orleans is vaccinating great apes against COVID-19, and plans to vaccinate cats, otters and animals related to otters. The Audubon Zoo recently received enough of the two-dose animal vaccine for its four gorillas and four orangutans,...

Northwest Indiana towns pass policies aimed at puppy mills

Oct. 11, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

DYER, Ind. (AP) — Communities across Northwest Indiana are considering humane pet store policies that ban the sale of pets raised at puppy and kitten mills. The towns of Dyer and Highland passed similar ordinances recently which at their core prohibit the sale of puppy...

Florida town starts neuter program to limit feral cat spread

Oct. 10, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida town has begun a new program aimed at curbing the spread of a growing feral cat population. The city of Delray Beach recently earmarked $25,000 to neuter and vaccinate cats that freely roam the area. Officials estimate there are...

Recreational climber rescues Mississippi cats from trees

Oct. 09, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — When retired Mississippi State University professor Bob Reese got a call in mid-September from a cat owner in Caledonia on a Friday afternoon, he was there within an hour. Nelly, an 8-month-old black cat was perched roughly 50 feet up on a branch....

China kills 3 housecats that tested positive for COVID-19

Sep. 29, 2021 06:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A city in northern China has killed three housecats after they tested positive for COVID-19, according to a local media report Wednesday, as the country takes increasingly strict measures to contain new outbreaks. The authorities in Harbin, where 75...

Alaska officials euthanize 3 lynx in Anchorage

Sep. 23, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three lynx kittens that were seen around Anchorage were euthanized after their mother was killed and permanent placement for the animals could not be found, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported Thursday. The mother and kittens had...

Exotic cats recaptured after escaping home, roaming Alabama

Sep. 23, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Two African Servals that escaped captivity from a north Alabama business last week have been found and recaptured. Both cats were found Wednesday and are now back home at 256Exotics in Huntsville, cuddling together in an enclosure, WHNT-TV...