Cat Friendly—The American Association of Feline Practitioners has enacted a policy that elective onychectomy (declawing) procedures will no longer be permitted at designated Cat Friendly Practices (CFPs).
Name Change—The Winn Feline Foundation changed its name to the EveryCat Health Foundation. The organization has contributed over $7.6 million to fund feline research.
Buttons—WCVB-TV, Boston, says a 7-month-old kitten was saved by a smart Angell Animal Medical Center surgeon. The kitten suffered a badly broken jaw due to a dog attack. The veterinarian sutured in four plastic buttons to hold everything in place while kitty healed.