Articles: cats

Big Cat Show, Big Dog Show – Both Feature on the Big 89-WLS

Beverly Frenzel of the Lincoln State Cat Club talks about their upcoming show on Steve Dale’s Pet World, tomorrow (Saturday, February 20) 6 am cst on WLS (890-AM). We’ll talk about rare cat breeds you may never have heard of, and what a cat show is all about. A portion of the proceeds of the…

Dog Training Symposium – First of It's Kind, Cesar Millan and American Humane Convene the Event

Let me begin by saying ‘yes’ I do have something to do with this dog training symposium, to include Cesar Millan as well as many who historically disagree with his methods, a symposium sponsored by American Humane with Cesar Millan – also hopefully a who’s who in animal behavior and dog training. Many emails asking…

Two Thousand Year-Old Temple for Cats Discovered in Egpyt

Archeologists in Egypt discover a temple for cats that’s 2,000 years old. The discovery confirms three facts: The Greek Dynasty of Egyptians continued the worship of ancient animal deities. Many more ruins lie preserved, yet to be unearthed. At 2,000 years – cats have been around longer than Larry King.

A Valentine for the Hearts of All Cats

In 2002, I lost a friend…one of my best friends ever – Ricky, my cat. He died of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It’s a very common cause of death in cats. Too common. Ricky was quite talented, truly illustrating cats can rock ‘n roll too. He was socialized and went places with me, and enjoyed…

Sex and the Kitty

In recognition of National Spay/Neuter month, Tree House Humane Society celebrates with Sex and Kitty. Tree House is offering free free and discounted spay/neuter all month. What a way to celebrate Valentines Day! Free and discounted services (two per household) include: Free spay/neuter surgeries for the cats of low-income families Free feral cat packages $10…

Cold Weather Safety for Pets

The weather outside can still be frightful. Here are 12 tips to keep your pets safe in the cold, and the snow.

Two of My Favorite Susans, Give All Cats a Valentine on WLS-AM

Give a Valentine to all cats by giving to the Ricky Fund. Dr. Susan Little, past president of the Winn Feline Foundation will explain at 2 p.m. cst tomorrow (February 12) on WLS-AM ( Dr. Susan Little, feline veterinarian and lizard lover Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is sadly common in adult cats, maybe the most common…

West Hollywood Bans Pet Store Sales of Dogs and Cats

The West Hollywood City Council passed legislation that would ban the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores within the West Hollywood area. The law allows for shelter and rescue animals to be adopted from stores, however (and that is good). On the surface, this is a good thing since about dogs and cats…

Stephen Huneck, a Great Artist Lost to the World

I promised the story on Stephen Huneck, based on interviews over the years.  I only knew him by phone, but he was genuinely such a nice man. I will forever treasure the gift he generously sent me framed and autographed.                                                                         His work was simple, to the heart of what dogs are friendship…

They've Stopped Killing Cats In Evanston: A Personal Rant About TNR

When residents complain about feral cats, and volunteers offer trap/neuter/return (TNR), that is now the preferred option – by law in Cook County (as long as the TNR is administered by a sanctioned TNR sponsor). However, in Evanston the response by city officials was to trap and kill. Not only were these officials there not…

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