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Cat Video to Watch: The TV show “America’s Got Talent” included a mind-boggling cat act, with some amazing tricks by very happy cats. You can seee it here at: https://youtu.be/8e0z3-iZ_TY.

Declawing Bill: NJ.com reported that New Jersey state lawmakers are moving on a bill to ban declawing. If passed, it will penalize anyone in the state who declaws or has a cat declawed, with fines up to $3,000 and up to six months in jail.The proposal, approved by the state Senate Economic Growth Committee, would make an exception if a veterinarian deems it necessary for the cat’s health and well-being.

Veterinarian Offers Reward: Dr. Inayat Kathio, of Luzerne County, Pa., is offering a $1,000 reward to find out who shot Pandora, according to Fox43 WNEP. The pregnant cat is now recovering, thanks to Dr. Kathio. However, it’s not the first recent shooting in the county.

“(The) bullet…fractured the cat’s long bone and a tendon and cut some blood vessels,” Dr. Kathio explained. “It was infected, too, and if I didn’t perform surgery, gangrene would’ve set in and the cat would have lost its leg and ultimately lost its life.” Dr. Kathio has treated six cats suffering from gunshot wounds this year. He hopes the reward will lead to justice for Pandora and the other cats.

Oldest Cat in the World: According to FoxNews, a 30-year-old British cat named Rubble is now the oldest living cat in the world. The oldest cat ever, says the report, is Creme Puff who lived 38 years and three days. Creme Puff died in 2005.