Short Takes

September 2019 Issue




Happening Now...

Pet Limits - The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the Canton City (Ohio) Council approved an amendment to the city’s ordinance limiting residents to owning five dogs and/or cats. A lawsuit is underway. (www.ohio.com)

Cats Movie - Vulture magazine says the movie adaption of the musical Cats is underway. Actor Idris Elba plays Macavity the Mystery Cat, basing his performance in the movie on actor Jack Nicholson. Taylor Swift has apparently accepted the role of Bombalurina (a female cat) and alledgedly went to “cat school” for her role. Also in the cast are James Codin, Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Rebel Wilson, and Jason Derulo. Set to release in December. (www.vulture.com)

New Species - According to SmartBrief, a “cat-like fox” new species has been identified in France. It’s larger than a domestic cat with “ ‘highly developed’ canine teeth, large ears, and a ringed tail with a black tip.” More than a dozen have been found on the French island of Corsica, and DNA analysis suggests it may be distinct from the European wildcat and the African forest cat. (www.smartbrief.com