Feline Issues

Cats: “There Oughta Be a Law ...”

By Anna Sadler | Published: 01/11/2012

In order for cities and towns to get a handle on solving any perceived problems with cats, they must first recognize that there are different types of cats. Perhaps the most foolish laws being entered on the books of cities and…

Trap, Neuter, Return Plans Provide a Practical Solution to Feral Cat Population Growth

By Bryan Kortis | Published: 01/11/2012

The growing population of feral cats is fast becoming one of the top issues today in animal control and welfare. Estimates on their numbers run into the tens of millions in the US alone, and community after community now has to…

SFSPCA: Mandatory Cat Licensing:  Ill-conceived and Ill-advised

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/10/2012

The report begins with an indictment of the latest fad in animal control laws: The San Francisco SPCA has considered the various claims made for mandatory cat licensing legislation and has found little in the way of evidence - or…


By Patti Strand | Published: 12/8/2002

More than two years ago, Congress passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2000 that directed the Federal Aviation Administration to write rules for a reporting system to be used by airlines when animals escaped, were injured, or died…

Is Russia the New Czar of Kitten and Puppy Mills??

By Marva Marrow | Published: 01/8/2001

Val, a friend of mine, is a photographer’s representative for a celebrity photographer. She was recently on a photo shoot, and while chatting to the actor who was being photographed, he mentioned that he had an Oriental Shorthair…

Dogs Will Be Dogs… But Cats Won’t

By Anna Sadler | Published: 06/10/1996

Laws being proposed, and in some cases passed, throughout the country are lumping cat and dog issues together, and are no more appropriate than attempting to put that square peg into the round hole. These pets are two different…