Pets and COVID: What research shows about infection, spread
In the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic there were sporadic reports of a dog or cat testing positive for the coronavirus -- SARS-CoV-2. However, there was very little focus on how often it happened, which pets were at risk or if animals could spread the virus to humans.
Why do cats knead with their paws?
A behavior from kittenhood persists in many adult cats. Byron Chin/flickr, CC BY-NC-SA Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Why do cats like to pat their paws on a soft blanket? – Anonymous Do you ever see your cat shifting his front paws back and forth just before settling down for a nap? Have you heard some cat lovers talk about their feline friends “making biscuits” or “kneadingnews.yahoo.com
Watch full special here: ‘All 4 Pets’ special with feral cats, foxes, new Spokespets
All the animal cuteness you need right now was packed into our new All 4 Pets Special. Go inside a fox sanctuary, meet our brand new spokespets, match famous athletes with their dogs, and a man who helps feral cats survive the winter. Watch part 1 belowWatch part 2 belowWatch part 3 belowWatch part 4 below📱 Psst! To keep up to date with the local pet community, sign up for the All 4 Pets newsletter here. 📺 Should YOUR pet be next to star in an All 4 Pets promo?
Meet the man helping cats survive tough Michigan weather
A Michigan man helps free-roaming community cats survive tough Michigan winters. Alex is the most frequent visitor, but cats named Bailey and Charlie also stop by regularly. “These feral cats, or what some people call free-roaming or free-ranging cats can be considered by many nuisance animals. Wolkin and his wife bought shelters for the cats a couple of years ago. Click here if you think your pet has what it takes to be in the next All 4 Pets special.
How to ease pets back into regular life after the pandemic
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, people have been home a lot more than usual. Pets are loving all the quality time, but if life returns to as it was before the pandemic it will be a big adjustment for pets. A behavior expert at Michigan Humane shares the best way to ease pets back into it. If you have a pet who’s gotten really attached, now is the time to start practicing being apart. Click here if you think your pet has what it takes to be in the next All 4 Pets special.
Watch tonight: ‘All 4 Pets’ special with feral cats, foxes, new Spokespets
All the animal cuteness you need right now will be packed into our new All 4 Pets Special, this Thursday at 8:30p.m. Go inside a fox sanctuary, meet our brand new spokespets, match famous athletes with their dogs, and a man who helps feral cats survive the winter. Pet lovers, join us by following All 4 Pets on Facebook and Instagram. To keep up to date with the local pet community, sign up for the All 4 Pets newsletter here. 📺 Should YOUR pet be next to star in an All 4 Pets promo?
33 cats rescued from Monroe home after mail carrier notices some on roof
Tiger Sox (left) and Billy (right) -- two of the 33 cats rescued from a Monroe home. MONROE, Mich. – Officials rescued 33 cats from what appeared to be an abandoned home in Monroe after a mail carrier noticed some of them on the roof. Penny Bly, the shelter director of Friends of Companion Animals, said a mail carrier called Monroe County Animal Control after seeing cats on the roof of the home. In total, 33 cats were rescued from the home and are being held at the Friends of Companion Animals location in Monroe. “FOCA’s main priority from the start is caring for the cats,” Bly said.
Support Ann Arbor’s SafeHouse Center with this pet photo contest
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Make your pet a star and support Ann Arbor’s SafeHouse Center at the same time through the Jelly Bean Jump Up pet photo contest. Until 11 p.m. on Friday, March 5, pet parents around Ann Arbor can submit photos of their favorite furry companion. Submit your favorite pet photo. Pet names will be displayed with their photos, and pet parents can also leave a small blurb about their pet. Submissions are free but community members can help their favorite pet move up in the ranks by buying votes.
Zingerman’s 6th annual fundraiser to benefit SafeHouse goes virtual amid pandemic
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Zingerman’s Community of Businesses is hosting a virtual dinner Tuesday night to wrap up a month-long fundraiser benefiting SafeHouse Center. The sixth annual Jelly Bean Jump Up will feature a three course meal from Zingerman’s Roadhouse, which participants can order online and pick up before the event. The Jelly Bean Jump Up will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funds raised from Jelly Bean Jump Up will benefit Ann Arbor’s SafeHouse Center, who serves domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in Washtenaw County. Click here to reserve your spot at the sixth annual Jelly Bean Jump Up dinner.
Humane Society of Huron Valley investigator named ‘local hero’ by Humane Society of the United States
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) cruelty and rescue supervisor Melinda Szabelski has been named a “local hero” for her work fighting for animals. Szabelski is one of 14 people in the United States to receive the annual award, which is given by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Stop Puppy Mills Campaign. “Hundreds of animals are living better lives now because of the response of Melinda and her colleagues. Melinda is the Cruelty and Rescue Supervisor at the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor, MI and has been working... Posted by The Humane Society of the United States - Puppy Mills Campaign on Friday, February 12, 2021In 2020, Szabelski was the lead investigator during a raid of Ypsilanti Township pet store, Pet City Pets. “There are still 10,000 puppy mills operating in the United States.
UK’s chief mouser celebrates 10 years on the prowl
Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of rescue cat Larry becoming Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office in a bid to deal with a rat problem at 10 Downing Street. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)LONDON – Larry the cat, a four-legged inhabitant of London’s 10 Downing St., is marking a decade as Britain’s mouse-catcher in chief on Monday. The former stray, adopted from London’s Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, was given the title Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, an unofficial pest control post. However, despite the prime minister moving Jack Russell cross Dilyn into Downing Street, Larry remained in office. Larry became known for his occasional scraps with neighboring cats -- especially Palmerston, chief mouser to the Foreign Office across the street -- and fondness for sleep.
DONATE: Michigan Humane Day of Giving Telethon
The Day of Giving for Michigan Humane on Thursday, February 11, was a big success thanks to you! There’s still time to donate and there’s a TRIPLE MATCH. The funds raised during the Day of Giving Telethon are crucial in supporting the lifesaving programs that homeless animals in our communities depend on. It’s because of your donations that these animals are able to find new families as we prepare them for adoption. You also keep families together through our Judith Caplan Phillips Pet Pantry, providing pet food and supplies to families in need.
Critics find 'Cats' to be an 'obscene,' 'garish' and 'overtly sexual' adaptation of the hit Broadway show
"Cats" seemed to have it all a stellar cast, memorable music from a Tony Award-winning Broadway show and the careful guidance of acclaimed director Tom Hooper. "Oh God, my eyes," Ty Burr, a writer for the Boston Globe, wrote in his review of the film. "You've heard of the 'uncanny valley' effect?" The digital era has given us many examples of the uncanny valley, but 'Cats' is the first movie to entirely set up shop there." Currently, the film holds a 17% "Rotten" score on review site Rotten Tomatoes from 101 reviews, as of midday Thursday.cnbc.com
Monroe cat rescue to hold cat yoga sessions
The beginners' yoga class begins July 10 and runs from 6 to 7 p.m.Friends of Companion Animals, 2532 N. Dixie Hwy., Monroe Countys only all-cat rescue, recently launched ticket sales for their Cat Yoga class. For $15 students can sign up for this beginners yoga class, which starts July 10 and takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the shelter. Proceeds from this program will go to benefit the kittens and cats at the rescue shelter. We wanted to create a beginner program so people who love cats, but have no experience with yoga, will have a good time. For those who are at a higher yoga level, its a way to keep your skills sharp while doing something youve never done before yoga with cats, yoga instructor Jen Kushner said.monroenews.com