Short Takes

June 2009 Issue

Do You Live in a Cat-Friendly City?

According to the CATalyst Council, this ranking is based on the love and care that the cats receive. A coalition of the veterinary community, academia, nonprofits, industry and animal welfare organizations, the CATalyst Council hopes to raise the stature of our favorite companion animal. The cities include Tampa, Phoenix, San Francisco, Portland (Ore.), Denver, Boston, Seattle, San Diego, Atlanta and Minneapolis. The list was compiled after reviewing the top 25 metropolitan areas for such information as cat ownership per capita, the level of veterinary care, microchipping and cat-friendly local ordinances. The CATalyst Council hopes to include shelter data in the 2010 list of cat-friendly cities.

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