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COVID Cats—Local 24 in Memphis, Tenn., reports that a house cat in Arkansas and a tiger at a refuge in Minnesota recently tested positive...
Rapper Turned Cat Lover

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Shelter Cats Helping Autistic Kids—A study from the University of Missouri looked at the social benefits of shelter cats visiting with children with autism....

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Smart Fundraiser—Feline-rescue volunteers offered nail trims for cats and kittens for a donation of $10 per cat in order to raise funds to care...

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No, Thank you—A rare two-headed southern black racer snake was recently found at a home in Palm Harbor, Fla., reports WFTS in Tampa Bay....

CatWatch Earns Awards for Writing

CatWatch writers Kate Basedow LVT and Deb Eldredge DVM earned eight Certificates of Excellence for their contributions to CatWatch at the annual Cat Writers...

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Technology Pet Sales Are Up—Pet Product News reports that sales of “smart” pet products—those using Bluetooth, GPS, or radio-frequency identification (RFID), or able to...

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One Cat at a Time—Missy Pruitt Chastain gets to know homeless cats, learns their likes and dislikes, then finds them a good home with...

Five Feline Fun Facts 

Darwin was a cat fancier. He attended the first cat show in 1871 and was particularly interested in polydactyl (extra toes) cats. Tortoiseshell color...

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What a Ride—A cat was rescued after climbing into a car engine bay and going on a four-mile 70 mile-per-hour trip along a dual...
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Cats Are Minor Species

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised population estimates for drugs for “minor species use” in cats. Using numbers from 2014 and 2018 American...

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Second Chance: According to wwlp.com, 23-pound Buddy the cat was unable to defecate. All options had been tried,  and euthanasia was being considered to...
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Rest in Peace—CC (for Copy Cat or Carbon Copy), the first successfully cloned cat, was born in 2001 and died March 2, 2020, according...