Friday, July 31, 2009

all cats are tigers in their own way

escaped tiger was found in a backyard garden. probably hunting wabbitses.

word travels fast when maddie's fund grants shelter a no kill grant. what a perfect opportunity to get the ball moving and start saving lives.

do you speak their language? tail ticks and whisker twitches may mean more than you think.

crazy kitty antics are on disiplay in this slideshow. who doesn't love a cat in a sink?

surfing dogs!? what will they think of next?! jetskiing cats? actually, that'd be pretty cool.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

invisible lollipop

as detroit auto plants go under, the feral cats, who call them home, are finding themselves in a new predicament.

this dog's future is so bright he's gotta wear shades.

uk kitty goes green with his transportation - he takes the bus!

the new doggielovedol
l aims to replace old standbys like, pillows, couch cushions and human legs. also strives to be creepiest dog toy on the market.

chicagoland begins the steady trek toward no kill by embracing t-n-r:

"Pina remembers trapping cats in a Pilsen alley one summer night last year when a pair of menacing-looking young men approached her and fellow cat advocate Anna Morrison-Ricordati.

The men left the women alone only after the women promised not to take the cats to a shelter. The toughs said they didn't want to see the cats killed.

"It was very cute," Morrison-Ricordati said.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

everything is treatable with no kill

a paraplegic cat learns to walk for the first a no kill cat sanctuary. right on!

local man arrested for stealing his brother's bike back spends night in jail worrying about his cat. poor luka is still missing. aren't police supposed to help people?

interesting idea for t-n-r, call the exterminator! don't worry, it's a friendly "green" exterminator.

here's a slideshow on animals having fun. we all know how cats have fun - pushing things off of counter tops!

Monday, July 27, 2009

leesha can haz hom now?

happy cats, leesha and mr. d,j., are still hanging out, looking for new homes. what are you waiting for?

update: d.j. has just been adopted! good luck in your new life, buddy!

ghost update! if you missed the news friday night don't worry, the piece is up on channel 3000's website. we spoke with happy cat today, where ghost is in foster care, and it sounds like he's doing much better. his initial checkup put him at near 7 weeks old, dehydrated and under-nourished. it appears he had been surviving off of bird seeds and whatever water he could get from rain. today, he's running around like any kitten would: playing and jumping and without a care in the world. it will be a few weeks more until he reaches two pounds and can be neutered and after that he'll be up for adoption. stay tuned for more updates on the famous little guy!

any time you surrender a cat to a kill shelter there is no guarantee it will be adopted. likewise, adding a pet to your family means you are responsible for its health. sad story all around.

now, time for a joke - "the story of adam and eve's pets"

Friday, July 24, 2009

surprise! it's a ghost!

here's a no kill story that involves community, rescue, and a couple thousand miles.

while we don't normally do this (we're not a shelter), we took in a teeny tiny white kitten this morning who had been living inside the engine block of car for a week - a car that just happened to be traveling 1,400 miles.   apparently the little guy had crawled up into the car at a grocery store and was finally discovered this morning when the car was brought in for an oil change.  a good samaritan then brought him to us and we named the little guy 'ghost' because he was so tiny and white - a real ghost of a cat.  after a hearty breakfast of turkey and liver (yummmm!) he warmed right up to us and spent a good amount of time riding shoulders and receiving lots of love. the good folks at happy cat have stepped up to foster him until he is big enough for adoption. look for a story on ghost to air tonight on channel 3000 news and check back here for updates on the little guy.   

also in happy cat news, we have a new kitty up for adoption at our mineral point road store. his name is d.j. and he's a gorgeous orange and white tabby with the loving personality that comes with his looks. if you want to come in and meet him prepare for a few kisses 'cause this guy likes to lick fingers rub noses. for adoption info, please contact the cool people over at happy cat.

have a good weekend, everyone!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

ink blot cat makes them think you're crazy

kitti grafitti does right and turns cute kittens into the fierce, crazy cats they really are.

another "accident" in a kill shelter leaves a family without a cat. tragedies like this can be avoided - it's called no kill.

kitty hiding and not cleaning herself? she's probably not feeling very well.

man trades fingers for family dog (video). the gator probably wasn't too thrilled about the exchange.

remember the "play him off keyboard cat"? well now you can own a doubly ironic t-shirt that plays off of this original gem and have three times the keyboard cat!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

yo quiero fooooood

the beloved taco bell mascot, chihuahua "gidget", has sadly passed on. we hope she gets to eat all the tacos she wants up in heaven.

shockingly, we agree with peta on this - why animals don't belong at the circus. imgaine the press and praise a cruelty-free big top would get.

fraud in the name of rescue? how dare she. as if rescues don't have a hard enough time already.

interesting lost-dog story; "thanks to a search effort that involved the metlife blimp, a pizza delivery car, a cell phone call to utah and the 61 drive-in in maquoketa, this story has a happy ending."

prepare yourself for a dose of adorable - asian bear cats!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

meet leesha!

we have a new adoptable cat at monroe st., miss leesha. she enjoys going outside, having her coat brushed and the company of other kitties. contact happy cat for more details.

the crazy pair of dogs who wandered into the mineral point store the other day have been picked up from the shelter. let's hope they don't go on any more journeys.

animal freak shows are still in existence? who would even go to one of those?

this is so sad. please be careful when bringing a new baby home - our pets don't innately understand babies.

Monday, July 20, 2009

stella's mustache is a little tipsy

good news! after nearly 3 months at our monroe st. store happy cat pepper has been adopted! we'll miss ya, big guy!

so two dogs walk into a store.... no, really. two dogs walked into our west-side store yesterday. if you are missing this guy or this guy please check with the humane society.

when the cat's out of the bag, and by bag we mean house, don't panic. instead, think like a cat! (who knew pet detectives really exist?)

michael vick has completed his sentence for dog fighting. we'll see if any team is willing to hire him.

remember the church who wanted to shut down the t-n-r program on its grounds? well alley cat allies has stepped in and saved the day! hip hip hooray!

Friday, July 17, 2009

morty surveys his kingdom from atop his wooden throne

this church vs. t-n-r story exemplifies the need for a little more patience and a lot more faith.

this is one tenacious, and lucky, chihauhau. poor little guy - no more barbecues for him.

eye contacts for animals - soon the pigs will be walking!

this sicko cat-killer is only 17 and already way beyond redemption.

let's get the weekend started with some cute kittens and baby squirrels. you can never go wrong with kittens and baby squirrels. never.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

wall cat is watching you

"pet owner not bothering to neuter loser cat" - leave it to the onion to make irresponsible pet ownership hilarious.

cats nursing dogs? dogs nursing pandas? what are these crazy critters going to nurse next?

dogs may understand pointing, but do they really understand the philosophical meaning of the old surfer dude "hang loose" motion? yeah, i thought so too.

a new documentary seeks to shed light on hurricane katrina victims and their struggle to relocate their pets. this one is sure to be a tear-jerker.

here's some heart-warming tales of furry survivalists to brighten your day.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

dottie iz serious cat. this is serious bizness.

follow up to the kind-hearted cat-napper story from monday - the good news, almost all of those cats have been adopted. the bad news - "since wednesday, at least 25 more cats have been brought to the shelter, Nagy said. and today more will be euthanized." sad. looks like that shelter needs a crash course on no kill and to have more faith in their community.

the first-ever all-pet airline had its first flight this week. hope no one needed a bark bag!

caged, filthy dogs and organic milk - an unlikely pairing. interesting article on how puppy mills are intertwined with other industries.

"you have a great organization. we owe you a great deal of gratitude."
what every local t-n-r group wants to hear from the city who had wanted to kill its feral cat population.

but if we hide the litter box how will we know when our furry deities have left us a magical gift?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

historic dog fighting bust

as we first reported last week, there was a huge dog fighting bust that resulted in the seizure of 400 dogs. this was not one large fighting ring, but multiple operations across 7 states. the size of the bust makes it the largest known raid on the torture sport in u.s. history.

good news, "rescuers are 'seeing a lot of tail wags.'"

26 people have been charged. "under the law, each of the counts could result in a maximum of five years imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000."

united animal nations - one of the awesome groups who were involved with the raid. these guys are great!

hsus' dog-fighting fact sheet.

pit bull terrier breed history - remember petey from lil' rascals?

wisconsin independent pit bull rescue - save a life, help to end the stereotypes, and make a new best friend.

Monday, July 13, 2009

pepper and the cat charmer - he's doing it wrong

paws for thought: a man is facing two felony charges for saving 3 dozen cats from death at a county shelter. what do you think? should the charges be dropped?

a new study confirms what we've suspected all along - cats do control us....but we like it.

once again, san francisco proves itself to be a cat-loving city with a new proposal to ban de-clawing.

"it's nothing new for the eight-year old standard who's also been turned into a dragon, a Ninja Turtle and a peacock by her owner sandy hartness." say what?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

while you slept in....

kitty got himself some breakfast.

Friday, July 10, 2009

dats or cogs?

hold on to your cat, we're in for a ruff flight! pets on airplanes - it's the wave of the future. pretty soon, "dogs in space!"

"police take barking dog into custody" - producing the only mugshot that makes people say "awwwww."

now, don't use this as an excuse to go putting your scent all over the place just for fun.

this little kitty is really going places. literally!

big cat spotlight - the fishing cat! these crazy kitties love water and love fish even more!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

frisking felines!

"suspects attempt to evade police foiled by curious cat" - i can see the rash of buddy cat-n-cop movies now, "turner and purrs", "feline cop" and "police academy: 9 lives."

no-kill nation is getting national attention on major news site. "White firmly believes in giving every animal a chance at a home." yesssssss!

this is what true compassion looks like - foster hospice care. san fran, you rock!

ugh. another dog-fighting ring has been busted. no one will suffer more punishment than those poor dogs.

just for the fun of a weird story - a goat got stuck in a tree.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

everyday is hump day for some dogs

some litter box issues are easy to explain - it's like a port-a-potty so of course they want it be as clean and tidy as possible. if only they could figure out how to do the hover maneuver.

cats like toys that move and mimic prey. "of all the (cat) toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself." see, they love to play....with you! mwahahaha.

a drunk badger holding up traffic is an everyday occurrence here in madtown.

a new way to get kids into reading - story time for dogs! i wonder if they'd like dewey the library cat?

gotta love those big mickey-mouse hands!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

krystal ball luk in2 sez "moar food!"

the pet communicators will be first to know when it is time to reinstate feline dominion over earth. also, when the food bowl is empty.

why was she taking her cat to the beach to begin with? please don't leave your pets in the car. they hate the heat even more than we do and fall victim to it much quicker.

another study tries to subvert our feline worship and fails. big time. "their actual utility is debatable, even as mousers." pshyeah, right!

the accused sicko has pleaded not guilty
, still most likely a psychopath.

Monday, July 6, 2009

even more fun with robotic cats!

yume neko smile has been upgraded to yume neko "dream cat." no word yet on when exactly these robotic cats will attempt total domination of earth, but you can bet it'll be dreamy.

the beverly hills solution to urban feral cats - jail the woman trapping, neutering and adopting them out on her own dime.

ghost cat or orange fuzz? tell us what you think!

accused cat killer my be a sociopath. no disagreement here.

a dog and his duck - friends 4-ever!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 3rd of July!

hip hip hooray! it's time to celebrate our nation's independence! in honor of all things patriotic, like, barbecues, fireworks and lawn chairs, we'll be closing at 4:00pm tomorrow. So come in early for your frozen yogurt and catnip rockets!

the oregonian woman, who is obsessed with rabbits, really needs to check out this site to see just how disappointed they are with her.

former presidential cat, the beloved socks, has been laid to rest back at the arkansas governor's mansion. now he can lounge on the back porch and wander the flower gardens he loved.

yay! "throughout New Jersey, forward thinking town officials are increasingly seeking to develop TNR programs to manage feral cats." 'nuff said.

this amazing dog
may have lost two legs, but his heart is twice as big. now we have to stop the puppy mills to ensure this never happens again!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

it don't matter if she's black or white, or orange, or tabby

mj wasn't the only one who could moon walk. check out these crazy, dancing animals doing their salute to the king of pop.

a warrant has been issued for the seizure of a dog-attacking cat. i wonder how long "hoppy" will out-hop the cops.

just because a cat lives outside and is terrified when trapped in a cage doesn't mean it's dangerously feral. thank goodness the regulations here are being updated. "i just want cats treated the same as dogs: equal protection under the law for cats - i guess." hear, hear!

another cat was looking for his fifteen-minutes of fame. time to up the security for live tv studios!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

grease monkey gets a much cuter meaning

these little sisters must have been up to something to end up with names like "grease" and "monkey".

even prisoners are getting involved with cat rescue! this is exactly the "outside of the box" thinking it takes to achieve a no kill community and it's coming from people literally trapped inside a box-like structure!

another new virus, this time its dog flu. at least it has a cuter name.

a bloodhound's nose being called into question? i smell trouble.

now for a dose of "sure, why not?" this time it's a cat playing in a tree accompanied by the music of german composer, robert schumann. sure, why not?