Boss Cats

Categories: Behavior & Training
We have a boss cat. Do you? Not clear on the concept? Here are some key questions to consider: Does everyone in your household adjust their routine for the cat? Can your cat stop your dog in his tracks with a glance? Are your neighbors’ cat-focused dogs afraid of your cat? Do your friends who …

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Penny and Georgie and Me

Categories: Behavior & Training
I have never had a cat of my own – a failure that I lament today.   People say it’s not too late, but it is unrealistic for me to adopt a cat now because my two dogs would never tolerate such a sin.  Cats and birds, especially turkey buzzards, are their unforgivable enemies.  They …

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Creature Feature: Piper

Categories: Blog, Featured Creature, Lives Made Happy
Piper – ADOPTED! Piper may not have a magic flute, but she’s so pretty, we’d follow her anywhere! This sweet and stunning 6-year-old may start out slightly cautious but it won’t take her long to get comfy and get down to biscuit-making once you give her some attention. Piper hasn’t had it easy. She’s been …

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21 cats dropped off at Marin Humane Society

Categories: Blog, Special Cases
In the cold hours before dawn on Monday, November 25, a silver SUV drove up to the Marin Humane Society’s night kennel and dropped off several cardboard boxes. When our Animal Services Officer on duty discovered the boxes, he heard a chorus of meows. Inside the boxes were 21 cats. The 12 adults and 9 …

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Moose, the 32 lb cat

Categories: Blog, Special Cases
Moose arrived at MHS weighing a hefty 32 lbs. His guardian had been hospitalized and was unable to care for him. In addition to his weight-related issues, Moose also developed a severe upper respiratory infection. He became very sick, very fast, and soon began going into liver failure. To save his life, we surgically inserted …

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