Archive for October, 2010

Minnesota Cat Shooter Convicted

October 25, 2010 Leave a comment

On October the 18th, 2010, Ajalon Corcoran was convicted of felony animal cruelty for shooting a cat.

Corcoran shot an 11 year old neighbour’s cat called Sauki, Corcoran claimed he thought the cat was a stray. The defense argued that admitting to the crime preculded a felony conviction.

The Minnesota court agreed that it is indeed animal cruelty to shoot a cat whether or not the defendant thought it was a pet or stray.

This ruling is extremely important for the protection of owned animals. Assistant County Attorny O’Laughlin stated, “Pets are members of people’s families. If the court had held that prosecutors were required to prove that an accused knew the animal was a pet in order for there to be felony consequences, it would have been very difficult to obtain justice in certain
pet-killing cases.”

For more information the full article can be found on the human society’s website.

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After nearly 12 years, a cat at the Kansas Humane Society has a new home

October 22, 2010 Leave a comment
Michelle - a cat from the Humane Society

Michelle - at the Humane Society

Nearly 12 years ago, a tuxedo cat named Nikki was abandoned at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. On Tuesday the 19th of October, Nikki, renamed Michelle, was finally adopted into a forever home. Her extraordinary extended stay meant Michelle outlasted tens of thousands of other cats in the shelter. After some time at the shelter, she stopped ‘buttering up’ potential adopters. This loss of interest concerned Humane Society workers as first impressions are everything when it comes to animal adoptions.

Dona Corben, her new owner, was instantly drawn to her because she seemed quiet and delicate. She showed no interest in the playful kittens as they were ‘cute’ but she wanted an older cat. Before Michelle left, the Humane Society let volunteers and employees bid the feline a bittersweet farewell. We wish Dona and Michelle all the best.

If you could offer an animal a loving, forever home please go to the Human society for more information.

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Pet Med Spotlight – Capstar

October 18, 2010 Leave a comment
Capstar for dogs and cats

Capstar for dogs and cats

Capstar – Product information

Flea infestations are a common problem for pet owners and can prove to be a nightmare, no matter how minor.  Left untreated, fleas can multiply rapidly to infect both your pet and your household, so it’s worth treating your pets as soon as possible to get rid of these pesky parasites.

Capstar Chew Tab is a fantastic product that helps to protect your dog from fleas. Capstar does not give off any odor, and there is no messy application. The active ingredient, nitenpyram, kills fleas and prevents them from laying more eggs, making it the ideal treatment against external parasites.

Unlike topical flea treatments, which can take up to 12 hours to kill fleas on your pet, Capstar treatment starts killing fleas in as little as 30 minutes. Within just 4-6 hours, over 90% of all the adult fleas on the animal will be eliminated. Capstar can be given to dogs and cats, as well as kittens and puppies from age 4 weeks and body weight 2 lbs and over.

Capstar – directions for use

Administered as an oral tablet, a single dose can be given with or without food at any time of the day. Please note that it is important for all animals in the household to be treated to control and protect against flea infestations.

Where to buy Capstar

Budget Pet Care’s online store is the best place to buy Capstar for dogs and to buy Capstar for cats with huge savings to be made!

Fur-Ever Home: The Animal Rescue Game

October 4, 2010 Leave a comment

A brand new board game featuring Meatball the dog and Spaghetti the cat has been launched that helps to teach children about animal rescue and adoption.

Fur-Ever Home: The Animal Rescue Game is played by landing on spaces on the board and operating a pet rescue center, teaching kids about the aspects required to run and operate an animal and pet rescue center.

A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of each board game will be given back to animal rescue groups.
Carianne Burnley, who developed the game is familiar with running a pet rescue center – she is on the board (excuse the pun!) of her local humane society in Ohio, and has a long history in working with rescued animals, and usefully, also has a background in business and marketing.

Commenting on the board game, Carianne said, “I want people to learn more about animal rescue. So, my goal would be to get at least a small percentage of people out there to choose animal rescue the next time they go get a pet”.

For more information about Fur-Ever Home: The Animal Rescue Game, see

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ASPCA $100k Challenge

October 4, 2010 Leave a comment
ASPCA Photo Competition

ASPCA Photo Competition

The ASPCA have recently announced a huge $100k Photograph Challenge on their website.  They’re asking animal fosterers to submit a photo and brief overview of their experience of adopting or fostering an animal from one of their contestant shelters during their challenge to help their local shelter win a $1,000 grant.

Anyone who has adopted, fostered, volunteered or reclaimed an animal at a Challenge shelter during August, September or October 2010 is eligible to enter, with the deadline being November 14th at midnight EST.

The ASPCA jury will select 20 finalists from the photographs submiteed, and the public will vote for six grand prize winners.  The participating Challenge shelters of the six winners will each win a $1,000 grant.  So, what are you waiting for?  Get snapping and submit your photographs.

More information about this fantastic competition at