There is no secret that I hate zoos. Seeing wild birds and animals, born to be free, locked in cages is not only depressing – it is incredibly cruel.
Hot spots are most often self-induced by the excessive licking and scratching of the irritated sight on the animal’s body.
I first heard of “de-clawing the cat” as a medical procedure many years ago in Canada – I truly thought it referred to clipping an animal’s nails, like you would do for human or a dog.
Pit Bulls as a breed have been at the center of debate among the pet community, breeders, animal welfare activists and of course, the general public.
Last week, a young woman came into our clinic with her eight-month old cat. She was concerned that her cat has suddenly become unfriendly, aggressive and restless over the past two weeks.
As I started doing animal rescue work – first unofficially eight years ago and then more systematically, through Animal Mama Center – I faced my share of emotional battles.
Yesterday we had to say goodbye to one of our most memorable rescues, a cat called MC, who was adopted by two roommates – Jamie and Taylor – about a year ago.