The mewing pleas of a frightened kitten were answered Thursday after volunteers safely coaxed the feline from out a storm drain it spent over a week trapped in.
A Silicon Valley animal shelter is making the last days of an ailing pet into some of the most heartwarming and gratifying days for its caregiver.
Foster parents provide daily care and medication to the cats along with lots of TLC. They must also bring the cats in for regular medical appointments.
Their movie stars spend their time off set licking themselves, chasing their tails, or napping for hours. They eat kibble instead of caviar, and their hair stylists use a water hose, but these actors may be more captivating than anything Hollywood can dish out. The Humane Society Silicon Valley harnesses the ubiquitous online fascination with kitten and puppy videos by using volunteer producers to create a successful Internet marketing plan for adoptions.
A judge recently ruled that pet “foster parents” can tax deduct expenses such as food and medicine.
An animal rescue group is trying to help an orphaned bobcat kitten with a problem: She’s too nice.
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter spokesman Todd Stosuy said the cat was probably looking to curl up someplace warm to sleep when it lodged itself inside the engine compartment of a van parked outside a Mill Valley McDonalds at 600 Redwood Highway.