Cat News: Cat Stew May Have Poisoned Chinese Billionaire; Your Cat Can Tweet LOL’s All Day Long

Check out these links stories that cover everything from a Chinese billionaire  tycoon possibly being poisoned by cat stew, to tweeting your favorite feline all day, to some fancy cats strutting their stuff in Sacaramento, Calif.

Some are fun, and some are tragic. There’s even a big stink over cat litter. Some things just don’t change.

Death By Cat Meat: Chinese Billionaire Poisoned
ABC News (blog)
Chinese police are investigating whether local billionaire tycoon Long Liyuan was killed by a poison-spiked batch of cat stew in the southern province of Guangdong. The 49-year-old Long died suddenly on Dec. 23 of cardiac arrest after diving into a

Big stink over cat litter
New York Daily News
By Robert Gearty / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A MANHATTAN Federal Court judge stepped into a legal cat fight Wednesday over kitty litter. A TV ad that claims cats prefer Clorox’s Fresh Step cat litter over Arm & Hammer’s Super Scoop was put on hold after a

 The case against declawing cats
NJ.com
By Pat Summers/New Jersey pets SumspixThis lovely cat is actually the one who was the object of a girl’s desire — and her consideration of declawing. Luckily, she decided against adopting. Shouldn’t those who foster and shelter cats protect them from

 Your cat can now tweet you personal LOLs all day
DVICE
There are some among us who are so in love with our cats that sometimes leaving the house can be painful. What do they do all day? Did they eat? Are they watching the neighborhood squirrel? The reality is they are probably sleeping, but just in case

Cat survives two euthanasia attempts, has new home
Examiner.com
The main character in the tale is a cat named Andrea, who proved twice over that cats have multiple lives. Andrea, a stray at West Valley City’s animal shelter, was sent to the gas chamber in October after failing to be adopted within the 30-day window

 Clinics, volunteers join forces to save cats
Daily News – Galveston County
By Christopher Smith Gonzalez TEXAS CITY — Cages with cats lined the hallways and the multipurpose room Wednesday at the Galveston County Animal Resource Center. Volunteers and employees of the resource center hurried up and down the halls carrying

 Cat survives gas chamber euthanasia– twice
ABC 4
WEST VALLEY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A group of citizens is speaking out tonight for a cat who survive the gas chamber in West Valley’s animal shelter. She was put into a small chamber and gassed with Carbon Monoxide. She didn’t die so she was gassed again .

 Cats blamed for inferno that ripped through family home and gutted neighbour’s
Daily Mail
Fire investigators believe the tabby cats, Jesse and Dora, may have walked across a touch-sensitive hob in the kitchen – turning it on. The cats‘ owners, Reina and Andrew Ainscough, were visiting relatives for New Year with their young twins when the

 Cat-sitting opens eyes of dog lover
NewsOK.com
If Oklahoman columnist Carrie Coppernoll has learned anything during the holiday season, it’s that cats hate her. Serving as cat-sitter for friends dinged her self-esteem. BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Columnist ccoppernoll@opubco.com Leave a comment My friend

 Cat saves family from house fire
abc27
By Myles Snyder – email Three people sleeping in a home without a working smoke detector were alerted to a fire early Wednesday when a cat woke up one of the owners, officials said. The residents safely escaped the burning home in the 100 block of

 ‘Gutless’ cat dumpers told to stay away from property
Stuff.co.nz
NO CAT LADY: Wairio resident Val Ellis is angry that cats are being dumped near her home. She has trapped and killed at least eight cats in the past six months and is fed up with having to defend her own cat and chickens from them. ..

Mill Valley boarding center is the cat’s meow
Marin Independent-Journal
By Rob Rogers Kitty Charm School owner Sarah Haynes records a video to be sent to the owner of a cat staying at her cat boarding facility in Mill Valley. (IJ photo/Alan Dep) “We’ve had a cat who would only drink out of the toilet, and only if you

 Willow the cat sits under the bed back at home in Princetown, Devon
The Guardian
The owners of a cat that went missing four years ago got a late surprise Christmas present when they were reunited with her the day after Boxing Day. Willow, who is now 10 years old, disappeared after being let out to play from her home in Princetown,

 Safety of 7 cats in shelter raises concern
Worcester Telegram
By Ellie Oleson CORRESPONDENT OXFORD — Placing the town’s animal control officer on paid administrative leave and changing the lock on the old animal shelter the week before Christmas left volunteers concerned for the safety of the seven cats that had

 Caring for the feral cats lowers the risk for pets
Las Cruces Sun-News
By Andi Murphy / Healthy U Michelle Carela feeds a female dilute tortoiseshell cat on the New Mexico State University campus. The cat is a part of the feral cat colony that lives on the campus. Carela explains that this is another alternative to having

 Sixteen cats, kittens abandoned on New Hampshire street
My Fox Boston
MANCHESTER, NH (FOX 25) – Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty in New Hampshire after they discovered 16 cats and kittens insides two small crates in Manchester. Police say the animals were found last week on the side of South Beach Street

 Cat shelters join efforts
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Aerial is a spayed tortoiseshell cat who has been at the shelter over a year. She is very friendly and good with kids and other cats. She is one of the most social cats at the shelter and loves to play with toys and have her ears rubbed.

 Cuts to pet population control programs worry advocates
Kansas City Star
Jackson County is defunding a spay and neuter program that has reduced the number of dogs and cats brought to the shelters since the program began. Animal welfare advocates were stunned when Jackson County recently defunded an aggressive, ..

Fight over cats due back in court Jan. 3
Stratford Star
Marion Perreira, 90, and her son, Bill, 56, want the town to return cats it seized, alleging that they were not being properly cared for and that the Frash Road house in which they all lived was unhealthy. The town is seeking custody of the four cats,

 Northwest News: It’s 2012; microchipped cat, mistaken for feral, euthanized in
OregonLive.com
It is also shining light on the problem of feral cats. Priscilla Ferrel’s 4-year-old cat, Max, went missing from her southeast Medford home in mid-December. As she searched for the orange, male cat in her gated community, Ferrel was unaware her

Cats in distress rescued from animal sanctuary
Cats in distress rescued from animal sanctuary HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2012 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 01:42 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Authorities found 12 dead cats and hundreds of others in distress at a private animal shelter in Texas City Tuesday morning. The facility’s website states …
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Cats-in-distress-rescued.

Cats rescued at abandoned home
WARREN – Animal control officers took two cats from an abandoned northeast side home Wednesday. They believe the cats survived by eating the remains of deceased cats in the house.

Decapitated cats turn up at Clearfield park
Police say several cats have been found decapitated at a municipal park in Clearfield.

Sacramento shelter cats strut their stuff at fancy show this weekend
Homeless cats from the Sacramento city animal shelter will be competing for their own honors this weekend at the prestigious Jazzy Cats International Cat Show at the DoubleTree Hotel in the capital city.

Mighty Arms Helped Extinct Cats Keep a Mouthful of Fanged Teeth
Sabertooth cats and other super-toothy predators apparently possessed mighty arms that they used to help them kill.
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BJ Bangs is an established journalist, photographer, and an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including writing about them.

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