Cat must leave Michigan library
LYONS, Mich. - Officials in a central Michigan community have said no to allowing a cat to stay in the public library.

The Sentinel-Standard of Ionia reports the Lyons Township District Library Board of Directors recently...

Firefighters rescue injured cat from icy river in Wichita, Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. - Firefighters have rescued an injured cat from an icy river in downtown Wichita after the animal apparently was thrown off an overpass.

The Wichita Eagle reports that a motorist spotted the black cat Thursday...

Berks ARL needs volunteers, fosters, donations for no-kill plan
The Animal Rescue League of Berks County kicked off a series of town hall meetings Friday to discuss plans to become a no-kill shelter with a bold goal of conversion by some point in 2019.

Tom Hubric, interim executive director of...

Animal Rescue League of Berks County considers becoming a no-kill shelter
First it was Violet, meeting an untimely death in October. Then it was Sir Didymus, killed the following month.

Both had loving homes - Violet in Exeter Township and "Diddy" in Fleetwood - and neither should have been put down....

Swap coat or pet food for a cat at Humane Society of Berks County
A cat for a coat or pet food is an even trade for the next week.

The Humane Society of Berks County and the Humane League of Lancaster County are experiencing an overflow of cats.

So, to help ease the strain, the shelters...

Ask the vet's pets: Outdoor cats benefit from raised shelters lined with straw
Dear Christopher Cat: I have indoor pet cats, but I feel sorry for the feral cats outside that don't have such comfortable lodgings. Many of them live in the woods around my home, and I worry about them during the cold winter...

Driver with cat in her lap collides with school bus
NEW CANADA, Maine - Maine State Police say a driver with a cat on her lap got distracted and collided with a school bus carrying 58 students, injuring some of them and the bus driver.

Police said 19-year-old Alicia Fiordellisi...

Letter: Animal Rescue League must change its ways

I was heartbroken when I read that the Animal Rescue League of Berks County had euthanized another pet without giving it a chance ("Couple find missing cat dead at ARL," Reading Eagle, Nov. 15).

Do the people...

Animal Rescue League of Berks County makes more changes in wake of 2 cats' deaths
The Animal Rescue League of Berks County says it is implementing new procedures after two family pets were euthanized.

"The following is what we have done and what we are working on to prevent an additional incident from...

Fleetwood couple find pet cat dead at Animal Rescue League
Euthanization follows similar incident at shelter in October

Ornery shelter cats get a second chance
PHILADELPHIA - Gary wasn't used to being around people. He didn't like being touched, or even looked at. If anyone came too close, he'd lash out.

He was perfect for the job. Because at the "Working Cats" program, no manners is no...

Pet serial killer could be on the loose in Britain
Scooter slipped out her home on the south coast of England one night in the summer, BBC News reported, and turned up the next morning on a nearby lawn - sliced down the length of her belly, entrails pulled out and piled up beside her, laid there...

Berks ARL euthanizes girl's pet cat
Animal Rescue League worker ignored policies

A move is underway to make declawing cats a crime
A move is underway to make declawing cats a crime, saying it is cruel to the animals.

Humane Pennsylvania offering free adoptions at Berks and Lancaster shelters
Humane Pennsylvania, which operates the Humane Society of Berks County and

Tech recommends avoiding pets' names as passwords.
Internet security and homeless animals might seem to have little in common. But they come together quite adorably in Skallagrimsson, a boxer mix puppy who is available for adoption in New York City.

Skalla, as his temporary...

Cat spraypainted, suffers burns in Reading
For the second time this month, a cat involved in a vicious abuse incident in Reading is on the mend, and investigators are searching for the perpetrators of the latest attack of a feline.

Churchill the cat was dropped off at the...

Maisy the cat recovering in foster home

Miracle Maisy is on the mend.

Less than a week after she was found soaked with gasoline and crammed into a trash bag in Reading, Maisy the cat has recovered enough to find a temporary home.

Mary Keller, marketing...

Miracle Maisy on the mend
Miracle Maisy is living up to her nickname.

The young cat that was found Tuesday afternoon doused in gasoline and stuffed into a trash bag in the city was getting acclimated to her new surroundings at the Humane Veterinary...

Shelter pets are worthy animals waiting for a second chance
The ice-breaker question, "Do you have a dog?" is almost always followed by, "What kind is it?"

While some people have an immediate answer of "Golden Retriever" or "Labradoodle," I'm never quite sure what to say.