Pets http://www.kplu.org en Behind cute face, a cold-blooded killer: Study finds cats kill billions of animals http://www.kplu.org/post/behind-cute-face-cold-blooded-killer-study-finds-cats-kill-billions-animals Maybe that <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/24/170191917/new-zealand-environmentalist-wants-to-eliminate-cats-to-save-birds">New Zealand environmentalist we told you about</a> — the one who wanted to rid the country of cats because of all the birds they kill — was on to something: A new study published in journal <em>Nature Communications</em> found that cats are some of the most efficient and successful killers.<p>In all, the study found, cats kill a median of 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion mammals a year.<p>Here's how <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/science Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:01:59 +0000 7675 at http://www.kplu.org Behind cute face, a cold-blooded killer: Study finds cats kill billions of animals Survey says: We're pet people in the Northwest http://www.kplu.org/post/survey-says-were-pet-people-northwest-0 People in the Northwest are among the most likely in the nation to have pets. That's according to a new survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Washington, Oregon and Idaho rank in the top 10 for pet-owning households – with Oregon at No. 4, Washington at No. 6 and Idaho at No. 9.<p>Tom Meyer is a veterinarian in Vancouver, Wash. and sits on the board of the national vet group. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:53:27 +0000 Jessica Robinson 7592 at http://www.kplu.org Survey says: We're pet people in the Northwest Seattle Animal Shelter opens rabbit spay and neuter service http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-animal-shelter-opens-rabbit-spay-and-neuter-service <p></p><p>Though well known for their amorous natures, pet rabbits still aren’t fixed as often as they should be. To help curb the problem, the <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/">Seattle Animal Shelter</a> will open its rabbit spay and neuter service to the public in January.</p><p>Shelter veterinarian Mary Ellen Zoulas says a common cause of unexpected pregnancy in rabbits has to do with folks mistaking Peter Cottontail for a female.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:01:00 +0000 KPLU News Staff 7314 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Animal Shelter opens rabbit spay and neuter service Auburn 'Camper Cats' are now available for adoption http://www.kplu.org/post/auburn-camper-cats-are-now-available-adoption <p>Remember the <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/thats-lot-cats-74-one-camper">74 cats (and one dog) </a>found living in a cramped, filthy camper near the Auburn Regional Medical Center a couple of weeks ago?</p><p>The first batch of rescued felines is going up for adoption today at the <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/regionalAnimalServices/AdoptaPet.aspx">King County Pet Adoption Center</a> in Kent.</p><p>The plight of the kitties tugged at the heartstrings of many of us. Fortunately, says Regional Animal Services interim director Glynis Frederikson, this story will have a happy ending.</p><blockquote><p><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&ldquo;People have been calling and visiting almost every day, wondering when the Camper Cats would be available for adoption, so we know that these will find wonderful homes.&rdquo;</span> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:05:23 +0000 Dave Meyer 4110 at http://www.kplu.org Auburn 'Camper Cats' are now available for adoption Dog Electrocuted on Seattle Sidewalk http://www.kplu.org/post/dog-electrocuted-seattle-sidewalk <p>Seattle City Light is apologizing to a Queen Anne neighborhood family whose dog was electrocuted Thanksgiving Day while on a walk along a city sidewalk.&nbsp;Lisa McKibben <a href="http://www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-an-afternoon-walk-turns-deadly-112810,0,5291316.story">tells KCPQ-TV </a>she wasn't sure what had happened at first:</p><blockquote><p>“I couldn't tell because he was just convulsing so much and just screeching I didn't know what was happening and I was screaming for someone to help me,” said McKibbin.</p> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:25:39 +0000 Gary Davis 237 at http://www.kplu.org Dog Electrocuted on Seattle Sidewalk