Friday, June 24, 2005
UF professor named top woman veterinarian
Gainesville Sun, FL
University of Florida professor Julie Levy has been named Outstanding Woman Veterinarian for 2005 by the National Association for Women Veterinarians.Levy earned the award because of her research at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine into cat contraception and infectious diseases, and her community involvement through Operation Catnip and No More Homeless Pets.
10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription), AR
... dawn to dusk today and Saturday at 520 N. Cedar St., Little Rock, will feature programs on humanely trapping feral cats, along with a few cats needing homes. ...
Nine Lives needs volunteers
Norton Mirror, MA
... homeless kitties of Norton. Nine Lives has a trap, spay/neuter, release program for the feral cats of Norton. This program is design ...
Local SPCA concerned with cat overcrowding
Capital News 9, NY
Toni Weil has worked at the Montgomery County SPCA for four years, taking care of wild or feral cats, and cats no one wants anymore, but now there's a problem. ...
The Animal Center: A Shelter Without Walls
Newtown Bee, CT
... the single most important source of cat overpopulation in Connecticut, Operation FELIX is working locally to reduce the numbers of feral cats through a trap ...
The state of animal welfare in Singapore
Radio Singapore International, Singapore
... But we often hear humane stories of how regular Singaporeans embrace these stray cats and bring them into their own homes. Dawn ...
Battle Creek Enquirer, MI
... Domestic cats are not tamed "killers," as he suggests, but they do have survival ... who have fed the deer, the squirrel, the lovely birds, the stray starving cat ...
Wilmington's animal lovers form new group
Brattleboro Reformer, VT
... member Dana Consolino said last year there were 49 complaints of stray dogs, and ... WILMINGTON -- Local animal lovers are concerned about the cats and dogs in town ...
County to boost budget
North County Times, CA
... for 14 new animal control positions, including a veterinary surgeon and several adoption counselors who would focus on finding homes for stray cats and dogs. ...
Battle Creek Enquirer, MI
... for ecology and the meadow lark that prompted David Byrdak's recent letter ("What do you mean, poor cats?" June 13) or was it a harsh dislike for felines? ...
Elderly woman charged with killing neighbors two cats in Madison
Duluth News Tribune, MN
MADISON, Wis. - A 78-year-old woman was charged Thursday with two felonies for poisoning to death her neighbor's two cats because they were attacking birds. ...
Woman mentally fit for trial in cat neglect case
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI
Waukesha - A woman charged with hoarding more than 250 cats in squalor in a house in Ottawa is mentally fit to take part in court proceedings, according to the ...
Group Offers Clinics for Cats
Harvard Post, MA
The Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare will offer a discount spay and neuter clinic for cats in Harvard Saturday, June 25. No income restrictions apply. ...
Animal rescuer reopens cat shelter in Sussex Borough
New Jersey Herald, NJ
... Those adopting must sign a contract, agreeing to find a veterenarian for the cat, generally take good care of the animal, to spay or neuter and not declaw. ...
Claws Cat Rescue & Adoption Shelter of Sussex County is located behind Walsh's home.
The borough originally granted permission in April 2004 for the shelter.
But Walsh had to close the shelter seven months ago after she received a letter from the Sussex County Board of Health threatening fines and penalties if she continued to operate her shelter. The letter stated that Walsh needed to obtain an operating permit of approval from the borough. Presently, such a permit does not exist, because unlike Wantage, Sussex Borough does not prohibit cat shelters on residential property.
The local animal rescuer was recently granted a license to operate the shelter.
"I'm very pleased this problem has been solved finally," Mayor Kathy Little said. "She has been doing a great service to the Borough of Sussex."
The furry animals reside in either of the two air-conditioned buildings or play in an attached screened house. Each section, or a pre-fabricated shed is above ground.
"We take in strays, abandoned cats and ferals," Walsh said.
Her goal is to achieve a non-profit status so she can apply for grants to help fund the shelter.
"I'm also proceeding with my board of health inspections and abiding by all regulations," she said on Wednesday.