Cat News by Kitten-World | December 2020


Cape Coral Animal Shelter decided to bring Christmas to all their animals in the shelter this year.
Staff and volunteers handed out presents to each cat and dog in the shelter, they gave them special treats and showered them with lots of love. They even had a visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, played by the shelter facilities manager Miguel Medina and his wife Rachel McGowen. 
Cape Coral Animal Shelter has a mission to forge a special bond between people and animals by means of adoption services, medical care, education, and training for the prevention of cruelty and abandonment. They provide a safe place where animals will remain in their care until they are placed in qualified, forever homes.

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On December 10th, Devin James Burgers, a 21-year-old man was out walking his cat when he got arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
Burgers was observed stumbling around, while chasing a cat, says the deputy.
The Deputy asked Burgers what he was doing, he responded that he was walking his cat. The deputy noticed Burgers had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech and the odor of an alcoholic.
The Deputy told Burgers that he had enough to drink and needed to go home, but a few moments later, Burgers observed walking around away from his home, drinking from a Budweiser bottle.
The Deputy was able to gently and persistently persuade Burgers and the cat into his patrol vehicle, placing Burgers under arrest.

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At a Louisville Zoo, 3 Snow Leopards have started developing symptoms of Coronavirus, coughing and wheezing.  Just like the big cats from the Bronx Zoo, that had tested positive back in April, the Kentucky zoo expected a speedy recovery the Snow Leopards.
One female Snow Leopards, NeeCee, and two males, Kimti and Meru, tested positive.
The Louisville Zoo sent fecal samples to the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, where all 3 Snow Leopards showed positive results. The samples were then forwarded to the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, which confirmed NeeCee was positive, but are still awaiting the results for Kimti and Meru.
Domestic cats, dogs and minks have also been infected with the virus. Cats and minks can transmit the virus to other animals, but minks are the only animals so far known to transmit the virus back to humans.
Denmark has order up to 17 million mink killed because of worries about mutations in the virus affecting potential vaccine efficacy.

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Miles is a cat found and named by RSPCA staff in an alleyway in North London.
Miles was found stuck to four glue traps, his back legs being stuck together, his tail damaged, and a large infectious wound on his legs. Parts of his fur were also ripped off and they think Miles ingested some of the glue, trying to free himself.
Miles was in a lot pain and was very frightened.  It has been one of the worst glue traps incidents that RSPCA has seen or dealt with.
The cat was taken to the RSPCA Harmsworth Hospital to be treated, but his condition deteriorated significantly, and Miles sadly had to be euthanized.
RSPCA strongly oppose of the manufacture, sale and use of all glue traps. These traps catch animals gluing their limbs to a board, inflicting pain and distress. The group is asking people to contact them if they see glue traps on sale, so they can ask the retailer to withdraw stock.

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Asik went missing for 42 days after a destructive earthquake in the western province of Izmir in Turkey.
He was found trapped inside a narrow gap between 2 buildings in the Karsiyaka district, where locals had noticed a constant meowing coming from the structure. They tried to rescue Asik but without any luck, so they called for the firefighters. A search and rescue team drilled a hole in one of the two walls, the cat was trapped between, and were able to pull him to safety after an hour of work.
Asik was taken to a veterinary clinic and is doing well, Yasemin Saymaz was very emotional once she was reunited with her cat Asik.
Ms. Saymaz was not at home when the 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck, she had another cat who made it through the earthquake, but she thinks Asik was on the balcony during the earthquake and jumped, since Asik was found in a building nearby.

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Grace, an 8-year-old cat who has lived her entire life in the cat house at Colonial Capital Humane Society’s shelter, has now won $10,000 for her shelter and given a chance for a forever home.
Arm & Hammer’s Purrfectly Impurrfect Cat contest had over 2,000 entries.  The other winners, along with Grace, are a New York cat named JR, who needs surgery to remove his severely damaged ears and a Michigan cat whose, “clearly been through a lot.”
The company has taken a shine to homeless cats and has set up a, “Feline Generous” website whose purpose is to connect people to a network of shelters across the country, increase adoptions and donations, and focus on cats who tend to be overlooked due age, illness, appearance or misunderstood personalities.
Grace came to the shelter as a kitten and is a favorite.  She can be very picky about which humans she chooses to let into her world, but she shows her softer side with the most timid and scared cats, taking them under her wing until they feel safe and secure. Grace recently had surgery for a tumor, coming through like the strong female feline she is.
Rhonda Heath, the board director, saw an advertisement for the contest on a Facebook ad and decide to enter Grace in the hope of her finding a new forever home.

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A family in Kennewick Washington is devasted after finding their cat tortured and spray-painted in their south Kennewick neighborhood in Washington?
Harry the cat was found recently covered in black spray paint and the family has taken their cat to the veterinarian for treatment.
Harry’s owner plan to file a police report, but if you any information is urged to call police at 508-628-03333.
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A cat in the city of Ulyanovsk, Russia was rescued from a conveyor belt in a trash plant.
Employee Mikhail Tukash, whose job is to open close bags to check inside for metals, found a black and white cat inside a tied bag, once he realized the inside of the bag was soft, he gently opened the bag and removed the cat holding him.
The Ministry of Environment not only honored Tukash with a letter of appreciation, but also adopted the cat and bestowed upon him the honorary title of Deputy of Environment.
The cat now is in good health and appears to be well-fed, but to think this kitty almost end up in the trash separator if it was not for Tukash help.

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