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Black Friday is a great time to raise awareness about black cats.  Did you know that
black cats are the least likely to be adopted?

Here are some silly reasons to adopt a black cat:
1. They will look adorable in your Halloween photos
2. They like to dress up and wear ties (see Nibbles above)
3. They have the finest tastes
4. You can impress your friends by naming your cat something non-traditional or post-modern, like Sparkles, Snow, or Spot.  Or


Cities and communities have struggled to find humane and effective ways to control the ever-increasing number of community cats.   Previous solutions to the cat overpopulation problem have been ineffective at reducing or eliminating community cats.

Trap and Remove: With this solution cats


Meet Lefty: The Story of a once Feral Cat

Where’s the rest of my left ear?  Admit it, you were thinking it… I get it all the time.  Well, my name is Lefty and I was living on the streets.  A feral cat community caretaker found me at a feral cat colony and assumed I was feral too!  They took me to the clinic to have me neutered so that I wouldn’t be part of the problem of unwanted kittens.  After my TNR (trap,


Summer is a great time to explore adding to your family with an adopted cat.  When visiting shelters or adoption events keep these things in mind:

The staff and volunteers in shelters make the cats’ health and safety a priority.  This includes making sure the cats do not become overly stressed from visitors.  This is particularly important at an adoption event where the noise, chaos, and setting will be


Prompted by a question from Modern Cat Magazine reader, Emily, I’ve compiled a short list of tips for cats that meow at the door.

1. Don’t respond to his meowing by clapping, shouting, moving him away, or other negative reactions.  While you might feel like you are at the end of your patience with cat that meows excessively, negative responses like these teach your cat to fear you, and not the behaviour they are engaged in.  This is an ineffective response because it doesn’t


Some of the most frustrating behaviours that a cat owner might encounter are those associated with the litter box.  Or more accurately, those associated with not using the litter box.  A cat not using the litter box is a huge source of stress and sometimes resentment.  It’s easy to slip into the trap of thinking that your cat is behaving in a particular way to annoy you.  It’s important to realize that cats don’t have the cognitive architecture to plan to use negative behaviours in a way to

Cat and Mouse

When cats start chewing on non-food items in the house it can be annoyingly destructive, but also dangerous for the cat.  In my experience cats go straight for those expensive Apple computer and iPhone cords.  I’m not sure I can count how many of these I’ve replaced in the 6 years I’ve had my two cats.  If your cat suddenly starts chewing on non-food items you’ll first want to take them to your vet to make sure there aren’t any deficiencies in your cat’s diet that might cause them to seek


Cat of the Week!

Meet: Mr No Ears