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.

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 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

feral cat

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.

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.

Rare tiger quoll filmed in Grampians

Tiger quoll

Bridie Smith An endangered tiger quoll has been filmed in the Grampians National Park in Victoria just weeks after bushfires devastated a third of the park.

Leopard on loose in Indian city triggers panic

leopard

A leopard sparked panic in a north Indian city when it strayed inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block while evading captors.

What about me?

Dogs Gods Pets & Divorce

When a relationship ends, the division of assets begins. But who gets to keep the cat? Peter Munro reports on the increasingly common – and sometimes messy – custody disputes involving pets.

Ticks hitch a ride from bush to coast

Kim Arlington Even ticks like harbour views.

Unwanted kitten population surges after hot spring

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Alexia Attwood It is one unexpected effect of the unseasonably hot spring: litters of unwanted kittens.

Blue Mountains panther spotted again

panther

Eamonn Duff Weeks after the government declared the Blue Mountains big cat file closed, a Sydney father has spoken of a terrifying encounter with a panther-like creature outside his home.

Drug trial offers hope for decimated devil population

Tasmanian Devil

Lawrence Money There is fresh hope for Tasmanian devils, with a new drug treatment showing dramatic improvements in facial tumours that are destroying the marsupials' population.

Olinguito, new mammal species, discovered

An olinguito

Meeri Kim Amid the misty treetops and giant tomato-size figs in the Andean cloud forests, the researchers spotted the animal the first night.