According to a poll of over 10,000 households, conducted by the charity Cats Protection , the majority of cat owners see their pets as “great companions".The first annual Cats and their Stats (CATS) report, described by the charity as “the first comprehensive picture of owned cats in the UK”, delved into a range of aspects of cat ownership, from the benefits to owners, to the health of cats and popular names.
Guardian’s sister was found dead but the Catahoula mix continued to try to protect her when officials from Kingsville-Kleberg Health Department Animal Control & Care Center arrived at the ‘heart wrenching’ scene.
The virus has also shown itself capable of spreading to pets, with a third animal, a cat belonging to a Belgian owner, being diagnosed with Covid-19 on Friday night.(Picture: Getty Images)Belgium’s National Council for Animal Protection has stressed that there is ‘no reason to abandon your animal’ over coronavirus fears.
Evie the cat has moved up in the the Cabinet Office to be the new face of the Equalities Unit. The corridors of Whitehall might hold nothing more menacing for Evie than a large mouse or Chris Grayling, but in the time of the Pharoahs, cats could be relied upon to protect their humans from poisonous serpents.
The Cat Population Control Group (CPCG) – made up of a number of animal welfare groups, including the RSPCA, Cats Protection, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, Blue Cross, PDSA and Vets 4 Pets, believes having kittens spayed when they reach four months of age rather than at the traditional six months stage will help reduce these figures.
A regional council in New Zealand has proposed banning all domestic cats in an attempt to protect native animals. The South Island council’s new “pest plan” calls for all domestic cats in the Omaui region to be neutered, microchipped and registered.