Cats

It's raining cats and dogs

Julie Power Australia is officially pet crazy, with about 2 million more pets than people. A new report - a state of the pet nation - also found owners trust their pets more than their friends.

Cool cats rule, but being aloof comes down to a lack of breeding

The AgeNews10/06/2012photo Justin McManus.Australian Cat Federation National Show.Show cats.Name, Optimus Prime Breed-Sphynx

Jasper Copping By reputation, they are aloof and solitary creatures, only displaying affection grudgingly and judiciously.

Jury is in on feral cats caught red-pawed in rat bloodbath

rat

Nicky Phillips THE rats never stood a chance.

Cats out of the bag

A Sumatran tiger cub is seen on display at Taronga Zoo

Three Sumatran tiger cubs have made their long-awaited debut at Taronga Zoo.

Interstate 70 gets wild: wolves, bears and big cats escape farm after owner found dead

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz

Dozens of animals have escaped from an exotic farm that houses bears, big cats and other beasts, and the owner was later found dead there.

Fur flies over plan to shoot feral cats

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Elise Snashall-Woodhams A plan to allow people to shoot cats found on public land has raised the ire of a Bendigo animal welfare group.

Stress can make cats ill: study

Researchers hope cat owners and vets will look at a sick cat's environment before deciding on euthanasia.

Cats and dogs flown out of Yasi's path

Jessica Marszalek About 100 cats and dogs will board flights to safety on Tuesday as the RSPCA moves animals out of the destructive path of Tropical Cyclone Yasi.

Bill calls for ban on pet shops selling cats, dogs

Should animals be banned from pet stores?

Lisa Cox The sale of cats and dogs in Canberra pet shops could be banned, following a second attempt by the ACT Greens to make changes to animal welfare legislation.

In age-old rivalry of cats and dogs Sally nose best

Feral cat.

Nicky Phillips ''SHE'S got him.'' Sarah Legge cannot see her dog among the waist-high grass tufts characteristic of the central Kimberley, but the conservation scientist runs towards the distinctive bark the mutt...

Cats, guinea pigs and pigs get Hendra test

Queensland horse owners who have had a Hendra outbreak on their property will have to submit any dogs, cats, guinea pigs and pigs for testing.

Financial crisis hits Perth's cats

Roz Robinson fears the global credit crunch will harm more cats such as Ellie and  Maggie.

Aja Styles Perth's moggies are the latest victims of the global credit crunch.

Do you discriminate against black dogs?

Wanted less than other dogs? A black labrador retriever looks on.

Katy Waldman Just when you were hoping there were no new ways to be racist, it turns out people may be racist against dogs.

Feral pigs' appetite for mayhem turns properties into sties

Feral pigs

Colin Cosier They aren't quite flying, but feral pigs are crossing major roads and even swimming through rivers as they invade Sydney's suburbs.

'Curiosity': the cat-killing bait to protect native species

Proponents say curiosity can reduce feral cat numbers by 80 per cent.

Tom Arup and Nicky Phillips A lethal bait called "curiosity" designed to kill feral cats will be the initial focus of a new national commissioner to save threatened species.

Foreign predators threaten bilbies

Bibly

Inga Ting If meeting the royal family - including two future kings - is not enough to boost your public profile and help save your species from extinction, who knows what is?

Sick puppy: the photo that sparked an online backlash against Westfield

Dog

Amanda Hoh It's the pitiful photo that launched an online backlash against Westfield. But there's more to the situation than the photo would suggest.

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'Catastrophic' decline in numbers of small native animals

The southern brown bandicoot.

Peter Hannam Small native animals are facing “an extraordinary decline” across the northern third of Australia, with the spread of feral cats largely to blame, a leading ecologist said.

Cat curfew redefined as containment in Canberra

Mr Rattenbury introduced a bill on Wednesday changing the word

The ACT government has sought to redefine feline freedom in the capital territory.

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The secret language of dogs at play

Time to play ... beneath the seemingly frivolous fun lies a hidden language of honesty and deceit, empathy and perhaps even a humanlike morality.

David Grimm But decades of research on dogs playing together suggest that beneath the apparently frivolous fun lies a hidden language of honesty and deceit, empathy and perhaps even a humanlike morality.