Petition To Include Pet Food In Food Stamps Gathers Over 90k Signatures

Pet parents consider their companions to be family, so what happens when they fall on hard times, gaining assistance to feed the household – but get no help for their pets? This question was posed in a petition that has gone viral. When Edward B Johnston Jr. encountered a rough patch and enrolled in his local Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), he learned that the food stamps did not include food for his beloved dog. He wrote in the petition: “Unfortunately, … Read more

Rescue Denies Adoption To Candidates Who Will Declaw Cats

The Regina Cat Rescue in Canada is serious about its stance against declawing. In fact, they’re so adamant about the issue, they’re going to start refusing potential adopters from taking home a feline friend if they plan on having the procedure performed. According to CBC News, part of the mandatory adoption application asks candidates whether they will have the cat declawed. The story explains:  “If they mark ‘yes,’ volunteers will inform people of the dangers of declawing. If they don’t change their mind, … Read more

Cat Decides It Has A New Home & A Custody Battle Ensues

Some people say that cats choose the humans they want to be with. So when a person adopts a cat, but the kitty decides to start spending time in a new home, who’s the rightful owner? According to The Telegraph, an incident like this recently occurred in Italy and lead two neighbors to court. The 4-year-old black and white cat named Fiocco was living with a woman in Genoa and after two years, it began spending more and more time at a neighbor’s house. … Read more

Woman Accuses United Of Kicking Her Off A Flight Due To Cat Allergy

United Airlines just can’t seem to stay out of the news. Its most recent public complaint is from Donna Wiegel, a woman who was flying from Baltimore to Chicago. When Wiegal noticed a passenger with a cat at the gate, she says she approached an agent and asked for them to make sure her seat was far from the pet.   “I have a lot of respiratory problems and asthma,” she said in a story by NBC Chicago. “And cats are a … Read more

Police Officer Faces Punishment For Removing Scared Kitten From Drug User’s Home

Police officers take oaths to “serve and protect” all lives, big and small. One Toronto-based officer may receive punishment for trying to do did just that. According to CTV News, Constable Beth Richardson was charged with “discreditable conduct” for removing a terrified kitten from a drug user’s home without their consent. The kitten, who reportedly smelled like smoke and had runny eyes, appeared to have been neglected while its owner was on a three-day meth binge. Richardson took the kitten to the … Read more