Short Takes

May 2019 Issue

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Pet Week - May is a big month for our feline friends. The 35th Annual National Pet Week is May 6–11.

Distracted Driving - The Florida state Senate is considering adding interaction with pets while driving in your car to the current distracted-driving law.

Animal Cruelty Law - Virginia is close to a signed law that makes any type of animal cruelty a penalty. As we go to print, it has passed both the Virginia House and Senate.

Subscriptions - Did you know that you can subscribe to CatWatch for 40 percent less if you go online to

New Travel Rules - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has made some changes to its APHIS Pet Travel website (, which includes more simple travel rules about required tests and country-specific regulations, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.