Pets can provide multiple health benefits
Humans are the complete social being. Like many animals, humans live in our own packs and strive to form a connection with other living things.

In 10,000 B.C., dogs, thought to be the first domesticated animal, were found buried...

Humane Pennsylvania holding Halloween-themed cat adoption promotion
The animal rescue group has reduced fees for black and orange cats.

Pet cat alerts woman to fire
MELBA, Idaho - A woman's pet cat pawed her face and woke her during a trailer fire in Melba that killed her dog.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports Murphy-Reynolds-Wilson Fire...

Cats enjoy luxury digs
LOS ANGELES - When Boris and Anastasia vacation, they prefer to stay in a deluxe three-story suite, dine on tuna mackerel and lobster consomme and spend their time on an iPad.

The Russian blue cats spend a few days to a couple of...

Humane Society of Berks County to waive adoption fees Sept. 11 to Sept. 13, 2015
Adoption fees for all pets will be waived at the Humane Society of Berks County from September 11 to September 13, 2015 during the organization’s “People & Pets – Beautiful Inside & Out” adoption special.
To date, fee-waived...

122 cats, kittens discovered in flith, flea-invested home
Officials with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals say 122 cats and kittens living in filth were removed Thursday from a Henryville, Monroe County, home on Tahoe Lane.

The PSPCA was tipped off to...

Oldest living cat is named Corduroy and lives in Oregon.
We deserve cat news. Here it is:

Say hello to Corduroy. He lives in Oregon with Ashley Reed Okura, and, at 26 years old, he's the oldest documented living cat in the world, Guinness World Records officials confirmed this week.

Fee-waived adoptions July 17-19 at Humane Society of Berks County

The adoptions fee for all dogs, cats and small animals are waived July 17 through July 19 at the Humane Society of Berks County: 1801 N. 11th St., Reading. The Let Your Heart Soar event is...

Everything you need to know about feral cats
Vet explains how to stop overpopulation

Huge feral cat population in Reading a problem
Best ways to control number of wild felines are neutering and not feeding, experts say

Reading firefighters, others answer the bell for lost kitten outside station
A wayward kitten was discovered Tuesday afternoon and, thanks to a stranger, a pair of Reading Parking Authority officers and Reading firefighters, eventually reunited with its owner.

Firefighter Robert Schmale responded...

Kittanning teen raising funds for shelter's special needs account
A Karns City High School senior with aspirations of becoming a veterinarian is organizing a fundraiser to help shelter animals in need of medical care.

Abigail Drumm chose to focus on the needs of sick and injured shelter...

Arizona governor OKs modifying holding period for impounded cats
PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill exempting cats caught in trap, neuter, return programs from animal shelter 72-hour holding periods.

Proponents say the bill relieves the burden on shelters neutering and spaying...

Cats chat with us
LOS ANGELES - When it comes to cats, those meows mean well, a lot of things.

With each purr, yowl or even blink, felines are saying, "Hello," "Let's snuggle" or "Beat it, Mom." For the increasing number of pet owners who want to...

Pet Tales: Animal Advocates saves cats and dogs
Smithers is a gray tabby cat who seems to be happy with his current life. He has things to climb and his choice of lounging and sleeping spots in two rooms and a sun porch. Smithers has places to play and places to hide when he wants some time away...

Oregon police investigate cat poisonings
SALEM, Ore. - Police in Salem, Ore., say they've interviewed a person of interest in a case of suspected anti-freeze poisoning that has killed at least eight cats.

Lt. Steve Birr says the first cat began showing signs of...

Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause
LOS ANGELES - From brain-devouring zombies in "The Walking Dead" to crime-scene bloodshed on "CSI," special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore to television viewers. But he says nothing has personally affected him...

Pet grief groups grow as society sees the animals as family members
BALTIMORE - Their names were Bandar and Pixel. When they died, Bandar in 2013 and Pixel in 2014, Linda Schenk as shaken. She had owned both cats for 15 years. They'd been with her through a move to California and back home to Baltimore and a...

Cat cafe is catnip for feline fans
OAKLAND, Calif. - Cat lovers in Northern California are pouncing at the chance of spending time with feline company at a new cat cafe in Oakland.

Cat Town Cafe is giving dozens of visitors a chance to mingle with furry friends...

Ontelaunee Twp. man rescues cat roaming Reading roofs for days

Roofer Chadd Gandert had never used his bare hands to grab a frightened cat that was crouched three stories high in a rain gutter.

But he did firmly tap...