Highlighting the Plight of Black Cats

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-15-2020) #0015: Susanna Finn from Black Cat Rescue in Boston MA talks about how black cats are the last to be adopted from shelters — partly because people cannot actually “see” them. She discusses how grateful she is for the huge national and international following for […]

Is This Dog Dangerous? Shelters Struggle with Testing “Aggressive” Dogs

Is This Dog Dangerous? Shelters Struggle with Testing “Aggressive” Dogs For decades, animal shelters have evaluated whether a dog was dangerously aggressive by poking a rubber hand attached to a pole into a dog’s food bowl while he was eating — then pulling the bowl away from him. If the dog lunged or bit at […]

CATS RULE! Announcing Launch of NY Cat Film Festival!

CATS RULE! Announcing the launch of the NY CAT FILM FESTIVAL! The day has finally come when all you patient, pleasantly persistent feline advocates, who have been asking “But what about the kitties up on the big screen?” are going to get your very own NY Cat Film Festival! This new festival embraces films that […]

Senior Dog’s Reason to Give Thanks

One Senior Springer Spaniel has Reason to Give Hearty Thanks This Thanksgiving Imagine what it feels like to be a 6-year-old doggy past the prime of life, whose owner got old, too, and couldn’t take care of you anymore? Think how lucky you would be if you were a breed of dog that happened to […]

Leptospirosis, Water-Borne Disease

Dog Talk (10-10-2015) #442: Dr .Sarah Tasse discusses the water-borne disease leptospirosis — how dogs anywhere can pick it up, and the new Idexx SNAP test that can tell a vet right in the clinic if a dog has been exposed; Clea Simon discusses the inspiration behind her feline-themed thriller Kittens Can Kill; Fred Levy […]

Everybody was a Winner at the Oscars, thanks to Halo, Purely for Pets

Everybody was a Winner at the Oscars, thanks to Halo, Purely for Pets I loved watching the Oscars this past Sunday — along with about a billion other movie fans around the world! — even though it was typically too long. One of the high tension moments at the Oscars that makes me feel uncomfortable […]